We're only a few months away from MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst! Each week leading up to the festival, we'll be introducing you to one of the 18 acts on the lineup.
WHO: Corin Tucker (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Scott McCaughey (bass/keys), Kurt Bloch (guitar), Bill Rieflin (drums).
SOUNDS LIKE: A pure and potent distillation of 1990s college radio.
LATEST RELEASE: The guitar-driven single, "Any Kind Of Crowd," an alt-rock chant-along built for summer house parties.
FOR FANS OF: Sleater-Kinney, Television, Dinosaur Jr., R.E.M.
WHY YOU CARE: Supergroups are inherently interesting, but one that assembled after David Bowie’s death to honor the Thin White Duke’s discography is all the more intriguing. A year on, the all-star act—headed by Sleater-Kinney wailer Corin Tucker and jangle-guitar legend Peter Buck of R.E.M.—has penned raucous anti-Trump anthems, mastered Roxy Music covers and recorded an electrifying full-length debut in Invitation, which officially drops Project Pabst weekend. Between Buck and guitarist Kurt Bloch, there is roughly 300 years of guitar experience on stage, so sit back an enjoy extra helpings of deft indie noodling set to Tucker’s signature punk-rock howling.
SEE IT: Filthy Friends plays MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 26. Get tickets here.