Rigsketball Season Is Upon Us!

Registration for the annual local-band makeshift basketball tournament is now open.


They say basketball never stops, but that's kind of bullshit. It clearly stopped last night, with the Golden State Warriors besting the Cleveland LeBrons in six games to win the NBA Finals. Sure, hoops heads will spend the next five months occupying their time with the draft, free agency and Summer League. But where can the fiending hardwood junkie go between now and late October if they want to ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness Update: The Final Results!

rio grands

After six days of blood, sweat and bumper dunks, there is a new Rigsketball champion, and their name is Rio Grands! The swingin' lounge-pop newcomers (formerly known as Rocky and the Proms) defeated electro-poppers (and Portugal the Man affiliates) Hustle and Drone in two hard-fought, grind-it-out games of street ball. Congrats to the winners, and also to the winners of our Rigsketball Ridiculousness ...   More
Thursday, July 25, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness Update: The Final Four!


Shock! Awe! Chaos! Bedlam! Turmoil! Entropy! Tumult! Pandemonium! Bedlam! Did I say that one already? Whatever other synonyms you can think of that generally mean "Holy crap, I didn't see that coming" can be applied to this year's Rigsketball tournament.Two key upsets have essentially blown up the brackets: First, party-rock goofballs Con Bro Chill, whose team featured an actual pro athlete in ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness 2013!

Like basketball? Like bands? Like winning stuff? Then this is the contest for you!


It's not March, but Rigsketball is certainly madness. Now in its third year, the makeshift local-music basketball tournament, organized by the boozy punk army known as And And And and played at various locations around town on a hoop affixed to its tour van, is nearly as much of a Portland summer tradition as PDX Pop Now, the Adult Soapbox Derby and complaining about the heat.That's ...   More
Monday, July 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Tortillas at Ten Paces

Gossip boardin’ dirty down Southwest Fairview.

ZUKIN VS. ARELLENO: Powell’s Books has confirmed a faceoff between Portland restaurateur Nick Zukin (of Mi Mero Mole) and California food critic Gustavo Arellano (of OC Weekly) for Oct. 10. The even   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Culture Staff


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