Pabst Brewing Company - makers of cheap beer swilled by hipsters everywhere - will give back to the city that helped relaunch Pabst Blue Ribbon by holding a three-day music festival in hipster capital of the world, Portland, Oregon. The first annual Project Pabst, scheduled for the last weekend in September, is centered around two outdoor shows on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 in Portland's South Waterfront District at the historic Zidell Yards. The lineup is headlined by Modest Mouse (who are based in Portland), Guided By Voices, Tears For Fears, GZA, who will be performing his 1995 seminal album Liquid Swords in full, and Milwaukee's own Violent Femmes, which seems especially fitting for a Pabst run festival.
In addition to the two outdoor shows, there will be a series of late-night club shows slated to take place at various venues throughout Portland on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. The night shows, which feature Guided By Voices, High On fire, Menomena, Surfer Blood and recently reunited Canadian indie rockers Constantines, are slated to take place at Wonder Ballroom, Crystal Ballroom, Mississippi Studios, Dante's and Ash Street Saloon.
Check out the complete line-up below:
Modest Mouse • Tears For Fears • The Violent Femmes • GZA performing Liquid Swords • Lord Huron • Rocket From the Crypt • Phosphorescent • Red Fang • Shabazz Palaces • The Thermals • Deap Vally • X Ambassadors • Speedy Ortiz • K. Flay • Guantanamo Baywatch • Grandparents
Guided By Voices • Constantines • High On Fire • Menomena • Surfer Blood • Pure Country Gold • Small Black • Craft Spells • Woolen Men • Summer Cannibals • Jacaszek • Christopher Willits • Greg Gives Peter Space • Rival Consoles • Stoneburner • Vektor • Lord Dying • Dead Conspiracy • Burials
Pabst Brewing Co. is producing the event in collaboration with Superfly, the people behind Outside Lands and Bonaroo. Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now at the Project Pabst website. One dollar from each ticket goes to the Jeremy Wilson foundation, a non-profit which aids musicians in need of medical care. Please note: separate admission tickets are required for late-night club performances. Project Pabst is a 21+ event. All ticket buyers must present a valid ID upon entry. Night shows are subject to venue capacity. Lineup subject to change without notice.
For more information, visit www.projectpabst.com.