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PBR

Pabst Blue Ribbon, or PBR if you prefer, is throwing their first-ever music festival this year in various Portland, OR venues from September 26-28. The fest, dubbed Project Pabst, will feature Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Guided by Voices, Rocket from the Crypt, Violent Femmes, Constantines, GZA (performing Liquid Swords), High on Fire, Red Fang, Shabazz Palaces, Phosphorescent, Menomena, The Thermals, Speedy Ortiz and more, Tickets, including single-day passes, weekend passes, and individual show tickets, are on sale now. More info at the fest's site.

Full lineup below...

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Project Pabst -- 2014 Tour Dates
Modest Mouse
Tears for Fears
GZA (performing Liquid Swords)
Guided by Voices
Rocket from the Crypt
Violent Femmes
High on Fire
Shabazz Palaces
Lord Huron
Surfer Blood
Phosphorescent
Constantines
Red Fang
Menomena
K Flay
Craft Spells
Small Black
The Thermals
Summer Cannibals
Deap Vally
Grandparents
Speedy Ortiz
Vektor
Pure Country Gold
Guantanamo Baywatch
X Ambassadors
Woolen Men

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Comments (22)

Frank Booth's favorite!

Well done on the lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:33 PM

Why is Tears For Fears getting involved in this scarfmania-fest of all things?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:33 PM

Why the fuck is this not on the east coast.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:42 PM

I hope TFF plays that Gary Jules cover

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:44 PM

The Gary Jules cover sucks total ass, btw.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:51 PM

Heinekken, fuck that shit!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:56 PM

When is Sabra going to announce it's fest?!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 5:27 PM

Interesting lineup, good to see Speedy Ortiz on there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 6:54 PM

Every one of these hipster chillwave bands owes their entire career to bands like Tears for Fears. Songs from the big chair is one of the best albums of the 80s.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 7:28 PM

Gimme some beer money

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 7:40 PM

Does GZA ever NOT perform Liquid Swordz?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 10:36 PM

Portland just kicks Brooklyn's ass...in just about every way. Even inaugural music festivals! WE GET PLACEBO. Ahhh, for fuck's sake.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 11:22 PM

top of the bill tells me everything i need to know.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 8:54 AM

Put a bird on it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 9:22 AM

Wow - so I wonder if any of the hip indie artists on the bill are aware they're now contributing to Republican funding? Millercoors is the contract brewer for PBR, and take a look at the political contributions of millercoors LLC: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2014&cmte=C00457697

Man, now only if bands were smarter, they'd realize they should do research on companies before playing a Republican fundraising convention, basically. This is the breakdown of MillerCoors contributions:
House
Total to Democrats: $21,000
Total to Republicans: $69,500

Good going guys!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:31 AM

Begone you political vulture

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:56 AM

10:56 - what's the matter - are you too stupid to comprehend this?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 11:42 AM

Interesting stuff 10:31, is it possible some of these bands' members are republicans, or do you think they don't even look into this stuff? That also doesn't seem like a lot of money for a megacorporation like Millercoors, what is the practical effect of that amount of donating?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:22 PM

Gordon Gano is only playing this for the free beer undoubtedly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:27 PM

12:22, here's my attempt to answer your questions:

Is it possible some of these bands' members are republicans

Sure, but given the marketing of the event and the attendees, not very likely. It's disconcerting when you consider the bigger donations on that specific ledger - $15,000 to John Boehner, 10k to Mitch McConnell. There are limitations on the amounts that a company can donate to a single candidate, but yeah - I'm pretty confident that the artists above wouldn't be willing to play a benefit knowing that's where the money would end up going.

Do you think they don't even look into this stuff? Nope

That also doesn't seem like a lot of money for a megacorporation like Millercoors, what is the practical effect of that amount of donating?

See above, that's only for a specific time-period. Since 2008 as a company, they've donated a ton of money to Republican candidates. My only point here, if artists are going to get together to play a festival for PBR which is marketed as a hipster-beer (all well and good), it's worth researching who's profiting off of the sales, and where that money goes. My gut says 95% of these artists don't support Republican politics, so it'll be interesting to see if any of them jump into the fray here to say something about it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 2:04 PM

You idiots that think there is a difference between democrats and republicans are ignorant.

We have a two party dictatorship.

Obama not only followed Bush's agenda, but expanded upon them.
(See NSA, Guantanamo Bay, Bank bailouts, etc.)

The only 2016 candidate that's worth looking into is Rand Paul.
But I imagine most of you Brkln progressive liberals are too easily fooled by main stream media to pay attention.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 2:37 PM

Rand Paul might make an OK VP, but as the Chief Executive I would have reservations around some of his views, especially relating to foreign policy. I think fiscally he is right on - especially relating to downsizing the leviathan federal gov't and auditing the Fed. But to think that our manner of living will just continue on without repercussions if we adopt an isolationist policy is just unrealistic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 3:09 PM

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