Portland’s newest festival returns to Zidell Yards for the second year in a row, and it looks to be as strong as the first. (Read a review of day one of the inaugural edition of Project Pabst and day two here.) With a solid, varied lineup, the festival is geared towards millennials and Gen Xers. And for those who don’t feel comfortable partying with children around, this festival is for you—it’s 21 and up.
Standout acts include Portland’s own Wampire, Run The Jewels, Thee Oh Sees, TV On The Radio, Alvvays, Passion Pit, Weezer, and yes... Blondie. And for all of you OG punk fans, Buzzcocks will be there—that’s right, the influential ‘70s British band lives on in-person, not just on The Vern’s jukebox.
In addition to a more-than-decent lineup, the festival will again feature the PBRcade—a large air-conditioned tent with a bar and free ‘80s arcade games. So for all of you who love Ground Kontrol, this is also your festival.
And again, Project Pabst attempts to fill the void left by MusicfestNW by also having shows at eight venues around town, such as Mississippi Studios, Star Theater, and Portland’s newest venue, Revolution Hall. But the club show that you’ll most want to catch is BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah performing their new collab album Sour Soul (listen below) at the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, July 18 alongside Del the Funky Homosapien.
The festival lineup at Zidell Yards features:
Saturday, July 18
Sunday, July 19
Terry & Louie