Project Pabst Announces 2015 Lineup

Weezer, Blondie, Passion Pit, TV On the Radio and more coming to Zidell Yards in July.

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Wrap your heart of glass in a sweater, Portland: Blondie and Weezer are headlining Project Pabst.  The second annual three-day music festival, put on by the brewer of Portland's favorite cheap lager, has announced the lineup for its outdoor portion, again taking place at Zidell Yards under the Ross Island bridge, on July 17-19, with the first-wave punk icons topping Saturday night and the ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Alialujah Choir and Wild Ones at Revolution Hall, Feb. 13

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To borrow a phrase inadvertently coined onstage by Alialujah Choir's Adam Shearer, last night was a "monumentous" moment in Portland music: the first ever show at the new Revolution Hall.  Sure, it was a "soft opening"—a sneak preview before the venue formally gets going in April—but after a year of what seemed like daily closures of local institutions, just being able to celebrate someplace ...   More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Stream The Week

Our picks for the seven can't-miss concerts this week, from Feb. 11-17

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Want to see some live music? Like, tonight? Below, you'll find our picks for the absolute, 100 percent, honest-to-goodness best show (in the opinion of our music staff) happening in Portland each day this week.  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11 Dengue Fever, pigWar, Hong Kong Banana [CAMBODIA ROCKS] The odd confluence of culture that works to propel Dengue Fever, a Los Angeles-based group trucking in ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Revolution Hall Announces Shows For Preview Weekend

Alialujah Choir, Wild Ones and Dan Savage to inaugurate new Southeast Portland venue in February.

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Revolution Hall isn't officially opening until April, but the new venue currently under construction inside the former Washington High School in Southeast Portland has announced a handful of shows for a "preview weekend" in mid-February, including Portland indie-folk supergroup Alialujah Choir with synth-pop favorites Wild Ones, the season premiere of LiveWire and sex columnist Dan Savage. Here ...   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Hold On We're Going Home," Wild Ones (Drake Cover)

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You can't escape Drake, no matter how hard you try! Around the time of the rap superstar's appearance at the Moda Center in early December, we ended up writing probably a tad too much about the dude. So we'll preface this by promising this is the last you'll see his name mentioned here on LocalCut for the rest of the year. (There are only, what, two weeks left? Think we can manage that.) Anyway, ...   More
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Stephen Malkmus! Wild Ones! Casey Neill! Dresses! Illmaculate!

Plus, Lake Oswego rages against the machine!

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Hey everyone! It's Friday. Here are some new videos. What a novel concept, right?! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, "Lariat" As you may have heard, Stephen Malkmus—ex-Pavement frontman, fantasy sports enthusiast, newly re-minted Portlander and casual Timbers Army troller—and his Jicks have a new album dropping in January, under the wacky-ass name Wigout at Jagbags, and based on the lead ...   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Wild Ones

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[ELECTRO DREAM POP] There’s nothing all that wild about Wild Ones. If you’re looking for truth in advertising, Keep It Safe, the title of the quartet’s debut album, is a better indicator of wh   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Jon Mooallem, Wild Ones

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The conservation of American wildlife is not a happy story. Well, not one Jon Mooallem would read his 2-year-old daughter before bedtime. His debut book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdl   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Cut of the Day: "Curse Over Me," Wild Ones

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Not sure when it was written, but the fact that Wild One’s new single is called “Curse Over Me” fits surprisingly well, considering the past year they’ve had. Last year was a little rough for the Portland-based quartet, as they experienced financial woes in light of their upcoming album release, hospital visits and the departure of a drummer Andy Parker. Despite a rocky 2012, the synth-pop ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 KAITIE TODD

LocalCut's Live Reel: Wild Ones, "Rivals"

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For LocalCut’s second Live Reel shoot, we hauled Portland’s Wild Ones and an elevator’s worth of instruments to the atrium of Noble Rot, a restaurant and wine bar on East Burnside with a mighty fine view of downtown. Playing a semi-electric set—which included a small Casio keyboard and an electric guitar hooked up to a belt amp (literally, an amplifier attached to a belt)—the band delivered ...   More
 
Friday, June 29, 2012 EMILEE BOOHER

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