Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Willamette Week tells it like it is, below, and we'd like for you to also please grab and post "Wax and Wire" by clicking here and entering the password "holywow". You will be helping to blow peoples' minds.

Loch Lomond, “Wax and Wire,” Night Bats EP (Hush Records)

lochlomondTo say it’s been a good year for Loch Lomond would be an understatement. The chamber pop group—now a nice and neat septet—have toured with the Decemberists and Blitzen Trapper, played a rousing early morning set at Sasquatch, released a 7-inch and free “getting to know us” EP, and somehow managed to get tighter as a band. Nowhere is this more evident than on “Wax and Wire,” the first tease from the group’sNight Bats EP and a perfect combination of baroque orchestration and real pop songwriting.

From all indications, “Wax and Wire” is a bit of an aberration from the rest of the five song record, which skews singer Ritchie Young’s distinctive voice—which flutters between a deep baritone and lovely, fleeting, and almost androgynous falsetto—into a set of songs that recalls early-R.E.M. more than Peter, Paul and Mary. Produced by the band and mixed by buddy Tucker Martine, the song is immense both in hi-fi and with a pair of good headphones, where you can hear every delicate instrument in the mix. It also sounds like Loch Lomond have learned a thing or two from its tourmates: instead of just merely floating along on its pretty melody and tempo changes, “Wax and Wire” has a genuine build-and-pull that recalls the best work of Colin Meloy and Co. Still, this isn’t Loch Lomond rocking out or anything. It’s the work of a band that knows what it does best, only this time, it might have done it better than ever.

Photo by Alicia J. Rose


11.09.09: Pendleton, OR @ Pendleton Center For The Arts
11.10.09: Portland, OR @ The Woods
11.11.09 Eugene, OR @ University of Oregon
11.12.09: San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
11.13.09: Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's
11.14.09 Brookdale, CA @ Historic Brookdale Lodge
11.15.09: Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters
11.16.09: San Diego, CA @ UCSD/The Loft (w/Horse Feathers)
11.17.09: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (w/Horse Feathers)

Oregon Public Broadcasting Flips Its Lid Over Finn Riggins!

The notorious Zaph Mann of OPB is one of a rapidly growing fanbase for Finn Riggins (one that includes Built To Spill). Zaph's review of Finn Riggins live show and their new album, Vs. Wilderness, is an epic tale written with passion and fervor. Read more here:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Visqueen Hits The Newsstands On The Cover Of Innocent Words!

Holy crap!  Visqueen is on the cover of Innocent Words magazine for October... not only that, but our pals Screaming Females are chiming in for a spell in the issue too.  Don't miss it!

Friday, September 25, 2009


WHEREIN Rachel Flotard answers queries from readers for LimeWire from a bowl on an NYC rooftop, and WHEREIN said questions concern the timeless "Hasselhoff vs. Selleck" query, and WHEREIN Flotard shares, upon being asked for gossip re: working and touring with her super friend, Neko Case, stories about fried foods, the black market, and being a little ho in training: we give you this interview video.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quieting Syrup "Songs About A Sick Boy" Out Now!

Stephen Howard's band Quieting Syrup has a new album out now on Lovitt Records!  Preview "The Answer Lies In Drinking" from Songs About A Sick Boy.

"There are beautiful musical compositions behind the voice of Stephen Howard, whose music and voice resemble the Rentals. The tempo is like a slowing down baby mobile singing grown up lullabies." Origivation


New Don Giovanni Records signees Black Wine have just announced several East Coast dates---and now, you can hear and/or download "Couch Critics" and "Belong", two new singles off their upcoming full-length. The band, comprised of ex-Ergs guitarist Jeff Schroek and Hunchback's Miranda Taylor and J. Nixon, signed with Don Giovanni (home to Screaming Females, Shellshag, Pregnant and others) this past July, and they've been in the studio putting the finishing touches on their debut release, which is slated to be out before year's end.

You can listen to the songs here:

...or download them here and post them on the interwebs (or the webbernets, whichever you'd prefer):

PW: yayjersey

Sep 11 The Terrordome Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 18 Court Tavern New Brunswick, New Jersey
Sep 20 Don Pedro Brooklyn, New York
Sep 25 Alligator Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York
Nov 17 Court Tavern (upstairs) New Brunswick, New Jersey

...stay tuned for more Black Wine and Don Giovanni news, and get in touch for interviews, photos and more!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


CONTACT: Joan Hiller Depper, Riot Act Media (joan *at*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick launches the trailer for Some Days are Better than Others, his debut feature film.

PORTLAND, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009: At 12 noon EST on Wednesday, September 24th, 2009, Matt McCormick will launch the full trailer for his debut feature film, Some Days are Better than Others. The trailer will be viewable to the public on the film’s website,

Trailer link:

Shot primarily in Portland and the surrounding areas, Some Days are Better than Others is a poetic, character-driven independent feature film starring James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein, Renee Roman Nose, and David Wodehouse. A charmingly melancholy look at abandonment, Some Days are Better Than Others asks the question, “Why do the good times slip by so fast while the sad times seem so sticky?” The film thematically explores heartbreak, abandonment, and alternative forms of communication while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who seem to get kicked down by life time and time again. Above all else, Some Days are Better Than Others is a quirky black comedy about the disposable relics of our always-consuming society. It’s a film about growing up, growing old, and holding on to hope while looking for second chances.

More news regarding the film’s release will be announced soon.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Well, friends, we did it, and we did it good. MFNW was a super success for all Riot Act bands involved, and Nathan, Dave and I had an amazing time getting to kick it with everyone we work with who made it down here (as well as everyone we work with who already lives here).

Thursday night was a doozy! Black Whales played one of the craziest, tightest and raddest sets of all time at Ash Street. Cameras were going off, minds were being blown, jams were being jammed. Willamette Week said of the show, "The Black Whales are perfect, and that is all that needs to be said. They are a great example of how one can clean up the garage rock sound while keeping the energy and spirit of the garage tradition. If I could bottle the sound of the Black Whales set on some magical spinning disc, I would take for it a cross-country road trip."

Next, it was on to Berbati's to see the always-amazing Norfolk & Western who were, as always amazing. This time, they were also louder than ever before--on purpose. When you're opening for Dirty Three, you have to bring it, and they killed it DEAD, even bringing up friends like Weinland's Adam Shearer to amplify the already euphoric riffage. In their MFNW Spotlight feature, Basement of our Brain said of the show, "Norfolk and Western is one of those inde-rock super-groups that could only come out of Portland. Featuring band members & producers of MWard, Bright Eyes, Loch Lomond, Decemberists & more, this is truly a who's-who of inde-rock players. I can't think of a better group to truly represent Portland this MusicfestNW".

Friday, the magic continued (even though I felt super under the weather, doing Emergen-C shooters and making it happen was the name of the game; no way was I going to miss this stuff). First, it was off to see Blunt Mechanic's second show ever at the Barsuk Showcase back at Berbati's. There is nothing that can even be said to describe how awesome it is to see Ben Barnett and his stellar band rip through their upcoming full-length, "World Record" (out this January on Barsuk), front to back in order. Weinland was next at the Spectre showcase at Mississippi Studios--an always flawless band fronted by one of Portland's most enigmatic dudes. I am not sure if Weinland got out of there before the dudes from Deer Tick apparently trashed the green room and started a food fight, but I hope they did. Then, it was on to BOAT at the Local Cut showcase at Someday Lounge; holy double whoa. Accompanied by a couple of extra friends and tons of pogo-ing superfans, BOAT showed the entire f'n place a crazy time. Probably my favorite BOAT show ever, personally. Willamette Week said, "I have a total crush. And it appears I’m not the only one, some seriously dedicated followers up front are throwing confetti in the air on the big numbers. What’s the new “lately lately” one called? (ed: it's called "Lately") It’s solely responsible for red wine being all down my clothes and not in my glass. Small price to pay. Their merch is awesome too, none of the bright blue lion T-shirts left though, criminal. "

Saturday, the final day for us Riot Acters, started early when Black Whales played another amazing set at the Burnside/Rumblefish day party to kick the day off, and then Finn Riggins followed suit as one of the last bands to play what was an amazing fete. Their set was at sunset, overlooking downtown and part of Portland's industrial district on the rooftop of this HUGE building called the Olympic Mills Convention Center. Needless to say, it was gorgeous. The sound bounced off all the walls of the enormous surrounding warehouses in the greatest of ways, and loud train horns hilariously interrupted the set that Tender Loving Empire label head Jared Mees' band, Jared Mees and the Grown Children, played before Finn Riggins went on. The Finn was brilliant--Lisa sang her brains out, Eric's keyboarding science was Duke-era Genesis-rad, and Cam's steel drum-peppered percussion was dizzying. Willamette Week called Finn Riggins' "Wake (Keep This Town Alive)" "...the best single that's not even out yet", gushing "It's an uptempo, swirling affirmation of life, complete with 'wah ah ah ooh ooh' harmonies, galloping drums, and a plea to never forget your roots. The entire Tender Loving Empire set is filled with personal favorites, but nothing beats this track for pure pop fun."

Next, All Smiles gave the crowd at Mississippi Studios a gorgeous, intense performance of stuff from both this year's "Oh For The Getting and Not Letting Go" and their previous effort, "Ten Readings of a Warming". I have never heard Jim Fairchild's voice be so crazy strong and acrobatic. Everyone was mesmerized, and lucky to boot, as Fairchild, a new San Francisco resident, is in town because he's in Modest Mouse, who are playing a few shows for us this week. Finn Riggins played another incredible show after that at the Tender Loving Empire showcase at East End to close out the night at midnight, while Loch Lomond simultaneously debuted songs from their forthcoming Night Bats EP (out this November on Hush) at Mississippi Studios. All in all, it was an amazing and exhausting handful of days--Riot Act would love to thank everyone at MFNW, Willamette Week, and all the bands, label folks, booking agents, writers and photographers who put so much into this--we had a great time! Check out just-released footage of Loch Lomond playing Portland's Ace Hotel here, thanks to the nice folks at Penny Jam.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Now having survived Day One of MFNW, it is on to day two! Last night, we saw Portland Cello Project feat. Justin Power make it happen in a big way at the SPIN MFNW Party at Berbati's Pan--and we met Catherine Feeny and got to see our pal Slim Moon, as well as some bros from the Portland Mercury. We also got to witness the debut show from, no joke, the Portland Ukelele Project (aka PUP), the brainchild of Norfolk & Western drummer Rachel Blumberg. Nick Jaina and members of Loch Lomond were in full force a-strummin', and the walls of Mississippi Studios were covered with the artwork of, among others, Blumberg and Loch Lomond's very own Jason "Huckleberry" Leonard. Portland Cello Project ended their slammin' set with a cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic", sung hilariously and enthusiastically by lead cellist and all-around badass Doug Jenkins. 'Twas quite the kickoff.

On today's plate: Black Whales at 10 PM at Ash Street Saloon, then Norfolk & Western at Berbati's! The Black Whales dudes are super pumped, as their debut, ORIGINS, came out this Tuesday--and Norfolk & Western are about to jam out a month-long tour with Mirah. We'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


CONTACT: Joan Hiller Depper, Riot Act Media (, 206.890.9906


PORTLAND, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009: Catherine Feeny is embarking on an 18-date tour--her first since relocating to Portland from her former base in Norwich, Norfolk, UK—and has just announced the availability of an exclusive pre-release version of her upcoming album, “People In The Hole”, via her site, Aside from being able to purchase the album in advance directly from Feeny’s site, fans can hear a sneak peak of five streaming songs from the full-length.

Although she is American-born (she grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in a house where George Washington once slept), Feeny began garnering popular and critical acclaim in the UK early in her career with the 2003 release of her eponymous full-length debut. In 2006, as Feeny split her time between the UK and Los Angeles and was signed to EMI, her stateside following continued to grow. There, in 2006, LA-based tastemaker Nic Harcourt played her on Morning Becomes Eclectic, his KCRW radio show, and her song “Mr. Blue” off that year’s “Hurricane Glass” LP was featured in the film “Running With Scissors”. That same track reached the A-list at Britain’s most listened-to radio station, BBC Radio 2, and Feeny toured the British Isles extensively both headlining and in support of artists such as Martha Wainwright, Kelly Jones (The Stereophonics), Suzanne Vega and The Indigo Girls.

After a corporate takeover at EMI, Feeny became a dropped-artist casualty and returned to the ‘States in 2008. Back in her home country, Feeny embarked on a two-month house show tour of America, playing exclusively in peoples’ homes to intimate audiences, taking refuge in her hosts’ living spaces at night, and reveling in the joy of the open road. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Feeny is excited to undertake her first club tour since returning from the UK.

For interviews, materials, photos and more, contact Joan Hiller Depper at Riot Act Media (


9.30.09: Portland, OR @ Laurelthirst

10.02.09: Eugene, OR @ CD World

10.03.09: Arcata, CA @ Mosgo’s

10.06.09: San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Clubhouse

10.07.09: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café

10.08.09: San Diego, CA @ LeStats

10.10.09: Phoenix, AZ @ O’Brien’s Pub

10.13.09: Denver, CO @ There Bar & Lounge

10.15.09: Philadelphia, PA @ The Tin Angel

10.18.09: New York, NY @ The Living Room

10.21.09: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

10.22.09: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland

10.24.09: Lexington, KY @ Al’s

10.26.09: Nashville, TN @ The Basement

10.27.09: Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic

10.28.09: Asheville, NC @ Warren-Wilson College

10.29.09: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

11.01.09: Charleston, NC @ O’Malley’s

Tuesday, September 15, 2009



Look what the kind folks at The Buddha Den had to say this morning!

Black Whales

...while our inbox gets more and more submissions every single day, we couldn't be happier to sort through everything when it leads us to something as rewarding as Seattle outfit Black Whales. With their debut EPOrigins dropping today via the Mt Fuji imprint, Black Whales may be a band to watch in the coming months. With their recent success at the high-profile Bumbershoot festival, Black Whales are conjuring a buzz that is only further bolstered by the strength of Origins. Propelled by hooktastic melodies, the spiky jangle of their guitar work is perfectly balanced by a moody-yet-danceable rhythm section. At moments, Alex Robert delivers a potent combination of words and melodies that channels hints of The Shins' James Mercer. With repeated spins imminent, we can easily see this becoming a large part of our soundtrack of Autumn 2009...

MP3: Black Whales "Young Blood"
MP3: Black Whales "Origins"

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Monday, September 14, 2009


They just killed it at Bumbershoot, they're about to kill it at MFNW, and holy whoa, tomorrow, 9/15, Black Whales' "Origins" EP is out on Mt. Fuji! Not only that---they leave today on tour (dates below), and are on KEXP at 12 NOON PST today; you can listen to them here ( If you haven't already heard some of the amazingness, check it out on the band's MySpace page, here ( Here is some truth from some of the folks who have already heard the jams:

"They're magic. The Black Whales are magic. That's the only explanation for it."--Megan Seling, The Stranger

"It takes a lot for a new band to stand out in a top tier music city like Seattle, but the Black Whales have done just that with Origins. Can't wait for a full LP."--John B. Moore, Innocent Words

"Black Whales bring stripped-down rawness that many bands strive for."--Andrew Framsted, Synthesis

"The music emanates an optimistic sense of decisive purpose and perpetual forward motion, the songs can feel intentionally counter to lyrics which often depict the opposite feeling in real life"--Josh Lovseth, Sound on the Sound

"The Black Whales' songs teeter between the lighter and darker sides of indie music, creating a sound that is multi-faceted, textured, and playfully delivered with fervor."--John Berger, Record Dept.


09.17.09 - Portland, OR @ Ash St Saloon-MFNW

09.18.09 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (RECORD RELEASE SHOW!!!) w/ Bobby Bare Jr, Black Whales, and All Smiles!

10.09.09 - Yakiam, WA @ Yakima Sports Arena

10.10.09 - Kenewick, WA @ Red Room

10.11.09 - Spokane, WA @ Empyrean Coffee House

10.13.09 - Billings, MT @ Railyard

10.14.09 - Denver, CO @ Meadowlark

10.17.09 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/ Grand Archives

10.20.09 -10.24.09 - New York, NY @ CMJ!!!!!!

10.25.09 - Washington, D.C. @ Red and Black Bar w/ Wooden Ships

10.28.09 - Austin, TX @ Red Seven

11.03.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge

Friday, September 11, 2009

Visqueen's Rachel Flotard on-air with Nic Harcourt, KCRW this Sunday!

Rachel Flotard from Visqueen will be in LA this weekend through Wednesday for a visit with Nic Harcourt at KCRW on Sunday night from 6 - 9, a little face time at Amoeba Records on Tuesday to party down for her new album, Message To Garcia, and then back on the radio again on Tuesday night on KXLU for an appearance on Center Stage.  Tune in!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Weinland, Telegraph Canyon, Friday Mile
[DON’T BREAK IT] Wow. Even when recorded, Adam Shearer manages to murmur right in your ear and make your neck tingle. Bring on the live show. “People Like You” is a prime example of the loping, fragile songcraft Shearer's outfit Weinland deals in. Third LP Breaks in the Sun is an intimate, engrossing listen, with understated folk songs that run together perfectly without melting into homogeneity. The added draw for this show is the world premiere of the group's “I’m Sure it Helps” music video. It has a trailer and everything! Telegraph Canyon adds fittingly charmed Texicana to the mix.--JENNY BOOTH, WILLAMETTE WEEK CRITIC'S PICK

The show was gorgeous and packed, of course, and everyone was beyond blown away by the video! It hasn't premiered nationally yet, but you can catch the teaser below--and you can stay tuned for more great Weinland news soon:

Black Whales - Origins Coming Soon

As the release date for Black Whales Origins quickly approaches (9/15), reviews of the EP are starting to roll in as well as stellar photos and praise for their Bumbershoot performance over the weekend!
"It takes a lot for a new band to stand out in a top tier music city like Seattle, but the Black Whales have done just that with Origins." Innocent Words
Preview the stellar single "Young Blood" now...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rad Deal!

From now until October 10th, if you pre-order the new Finn Riggins album Vs. Wilderness from Tender Loving Empire, you'll get a FREE copy of the 2 disc, 43 band, Friends and Friend of Friends Vol. 2 Compilatio featuring tracks from Nurses, Starfucker, Tune-Yards, Kickball, Typhoon, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Y La Bamba and tons of others. Its too good to refuse right? The new Glow in the Dark Fin Riggins album, AND a rad hand silkscreened 2 disc comp, all for $14 postage paid!

New releases!

Whoa! Three new albums out today from The Race, Glorytellers and Visqueen. Mexcellent!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finn Riggins Touring All Over This Fall, with BUILT TO SPILL In November!

Whoa dudes, Finn Riggins is pretty much touring the entire western half of America in the next three months!  These Idahoans are about to blow minds when Finn Riggins vs. Wilderness comes out next month on Oct. 13th via Portland's super label Tender Loving Empire.

The raddest part about it all, fellow Idaho rockers Built To Spill picked Finn Riggins to open for them for their November tour!  Holy cow!

Dates forever:

09.19.09 - PORTLAND, OR — MFNW @ East End
09.24.09 - BEND, OR @ Silver Moon Brewery w/ Church
09.25.09 - LA GRANDE , OR @ The Crawlspace w/ Church + Yeah Great Fine
09.26.09 - GARDEN CITY (boise), ID @ Visual Arts Collective w/ Talkdemonic + Church
09.30.09 - MISSOULA, MT @ The Badlander w/ Drunken Prayer + Broken Valley Roadshow
10.01.09 - SPOKANE, WA @ The Empyrean w/ Little Teeth
10.02.09 - CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan's w/ The Murrs
10.03.09 - MOSCOW, ID @ 1912 Community Center w/ The Holiday Friends + Rhythmmemory
10.06.09 - BOISE, ID @ Record Exchange
10.07.09 - PENDLETON, OR @ Pendleton Center for the Arts
10.08.09 - MCCALL, ID @ Forester's w/ Jared Mees & The Grown Children
10.09.09 - GARDEN CITY (boise), ID @ Visual Arts Collective CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Le Fleur + Boy Eats Drum Machine + Jared Mees & The Grown Children + A Seasonal Disguise + Vagerfly
10.10.09 - PORTLAND, OR @ Berbati's Pan PDX CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Jared Mees & The Grown Children + World's Greatest Ghosts + Typhoon
10.12.09 - SALEM, OR @ The Space w/ Phantom!
10.13.09 - OLYMPIA, WA @ Kitty X House
10.14.09 - BREMERTON, WA @ The Hi-Fidelity Lounge
10.15.09 - BELLINGHAM, WA @ Whaam All Ages @ The Old Foundry w/ Go Slowpoke + Keaton Collective
10.16.09 - SEATTLE, WA @ Blue Moon w/ Doctor Doctor
10.17.09 - EUGENE, OR @ house show w/ The Daveys
10.18.09 - ASHLAND, OR @ Alex's Restaurant w/ Kites & Crows
10.19.09 - MT SHASTA, CA @ The Stage Door w/ The Lottery
10.20.09 - CHICO, CA @ Chico State University –noontime–
10.22.09 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ The Dont's + Total Hound
10.23.09 - SANTA CRUZ, CA @ The Crepe Place
10.24.09 - SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Muddy Waters Cafe w/ Verna Beware
10.26.09 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ Bar Pink
10.28.09 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
10.30.09 - TUCSON, AZ @ The Hut
10.31.09 - LAS CRUCES, NM @ halloween house show
11.01.09 - PHOENIX, AZ @ The Ruby Room
11.03.09 - PROVO, UT @ house show w/ Shark Speed
11.04.09 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Woodshed w/ Shark Speed
11.05.09 - LOGAN, UT @ Why Sound
11.06.09 - POCATELLO, ID @ Benton Street w/ Spondee
11.07.09 - REXBURG, ID @ Hogi Yogi's Attic w/ Spondee
11.11.09 - BOISE, ID @ Neurolux
11.12.09 - MOSCOW, ID @ John's Alley
11.13.09 - PORTLAND, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.14.09 - PORTLAND, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.15.09 - EUGENE, OR @ Wow Hall w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.17.09 - BELLINGHAM, WA @ The Nightlight w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.18.09 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.19.09 - SEATTLE, WA @ The Showbox w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.20.09 - SEATTLE, WA @ The Showbox w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11.21.09 - SPOKANE, WA @ Knitting Factory w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
12.02.09 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ Kilby Court
12.03.09 - VAIL, CO @ Agave
12.04.09 - DENVER, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ The Pseudo Dates + Vitamins
12.05.09 - NEDERLAND, CO @ First Street Pub

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


From the PCP site:
"The Portland Cello Project earns every penny we have from ticket sales and sales of our CD’s and Tee-Shirts. We’ve been pinching our pennies and barely paying ourselves to perform for this labor of love over the past year to ensure that this tour can happen… but we need a little more help…

We’ve come up with a way you can help out that’s NOT simply donating money to us or giving us a handout. I realized we have this massive library of unreleased recordings (since we play a completely new show for almost every big concert, and we record most of our shows), and we should start mastering those and making them available to the public, along with a bunch of other perks we’ve dreamed up.

The way we want to do this is by offering you the opportunity to become a subscribing member of the Portland Cello Project. Membership costs an annual fee, and can be purchased at various tiers. Tiers start as low as $25, and you can get all kinds of things as a subscribing member depending initially on the tier you choose, such as:

Monthly downloads of unreleased recordings
A subscriber-only, limited edition DVD of footage from all sorts of live performances
Invites to a free subscriber appreciation concert in the fall
And even chances to ride around in the new tour van with us or get private performances for your party, wedding or other event!
Subscription information and all the details on the different tiers can be found here:
Portland Cello Project Subscription Tiers

Every little bit helps. We have a fair amount of money saved towards a van already, but an extra $5,000 or so would ensure we have something that’s safe and reliable on this tour and many more to come. Thus, our goal is to raise at least $5,000 through these subscriptions by October 1st. We hope you can help us out!"

September 2009
16 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan - w/ Damien Jurado, Will Sheff
October 2009
15 - Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
21 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
22 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
23 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ The Biltmore Cabaret - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
24 - Spokane, WA @ Empyrean Coffee - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
29 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
30 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
31 - Detroit, MI @ The Cafe at the Majestic Theater - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
November 2009
1 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ El Mocambo - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
2 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Il Motore - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
3 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
4 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
5 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
6 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
7 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club Downstairs Lounge - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
9 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
11 - Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
12 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
13 - Ft Worth, TX @ Lola's - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
14 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
18 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
19 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz
20 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House - w/ Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, David Schultz

And, one last parting video: our bro Brian J. Perez of Baby Ketten Karaoke with PCP, killin' it: