Pere Ubu’s David Thomas isn’t a jerk. He’s just smarter than you.
There’s been a nasty rumor going around the last, oh, 35
years or so, that David Thomas, founder of the pioneering art-punk band
Pere Ubu, is an asshole. Like his early inspiration, Lou Reed, th
Portland indie-folk institution Norfolk & Western
is playing its first show in four years this week. Here, frontman Adam
Selzer recalls the band’s 2002 European tour with Sparklehorse.&nbs
Quasi playing a record-release show for its album, Featuring “Birds”, at Jackpot Records on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, in 1998.
“This was the start of the busiest period for Quasi
Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.
Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the
block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland
house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle
[DREAM POP] Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce had already amassed their own singer-songwriter honors (a Grammy nod and primetime soap placements, respectively) before meeting, marrying, moving to B.C. and ...
9 pm. | $6 advance, $8 day of show. | Age Classification: 21+