Project Pabst Announces 2015 Club Shows: Update

Ghostface Killah, the Sonics, Roky Erickson and others to play venues across the city.


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 '90s ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Dead Moon's Fred Cole To Undergo Emergency Heart Surgery

"Our worst nightmare has come true."


Fred Cole, the Portland punk legend most known as the frontman for Dead Moon, will undergo heart bypass surgery, according to an announcement on the Web site of his current project, Pierced Arrows.Here is the full message:“Our worst nightmare has come true. Over the last couple of weeks Fred has problems with his heart. We didn't want to make any decisions until the tests were all finished ...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bimstragram, Jan. 25

See Portland through the eyes of local music's biggest fan.


Bim Ditson goes to more shows than you. Don't feel bad: He goes to more shows than just about anyone. And sometimes, he takes pictures with his cell phone. In this new column, we're letting Bim—who you might know as the drummer for garage-pop misfits And And And—show you where he's been and who he's seen this week, and tell you where to go and who to see in the week ahead. You should ...   More
Friday, January 25, 2013 by Matthew Singer

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.: Saturday, Nov. 26

Portland rock supergroup blitzes Europe behind its vinyl debut.

Music Stories
[ROCK] It’s not, to answer the most obvious question, an acronym. When Kelly Halliburton (Pierced Arrows) first asked Bradly (Weaklings, Lucky 13s) in the spring of 1999 to step in as vocalist as hi   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 JAY HORTON

Year of the Rats

A lost Portland punk outfit crawls out of the past for one last show.

Music Stories
Attempting to trace the history of Fred Cole’s musical career is like mapping the human genome, only harder. He’s played in approximately two zillion bands since the early 1960s, some of which   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER


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