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Portland Cello Project and related hyper-activity this weekend

by badbeard 20. August 2008 23:30

Tomorrow night, 4 of us PCPers will be playing with local indie/Celtic/postpunk faborama Amadan at the Doug Fir, show starts at 9 PM and Amadan will commence around 10:30ish.  Master fiddler Chad Marks-Fife wrote us into Pishi and Coming Home, and we'll be thrilled to rock with them

Saturday is PCP at Livewire!, playing before a live audience for future broadcast...rumor has it the Dandy Warhols are nigh....

Then the evening concert at the Gerding Theater @ 8 PM, Saturday, what a day.

'twould be excellent, since a PCP4tet will be recording with the DW's on Sunday....they're awesome.

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Portland Cello Project CD release tomorrow//"PCP Mondocello" blend to debut

by badbeard 7. August 2008 14:52

We of PCP (Portland Cello Project) have been brimming with excitement for tomorrow's (Aug 8, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland at 8 PM, doors open at 7) HUMONGOUS CD RELEASE concert.  The album is unlike anything attempted and offers a dynamic portrayal of what we and our many fine collaborating local bands can do.  Of course it would be inappropriate to not create a special java for my band, so to wit the merch table will be loaded with bags of PCP MONDOCELLO, as well as the new CD, the EP, PCP tee, and all of our collaborator merch.  PCP Mondocello is a scrumptious blend of three of my best coffees...Mexico Terruño Nayarita Altura (wet-processed gem), Terruño Nayarita Natural (dry processed, awesome orange, leather and floral notes) and Sumatra Triple Pick Lintong.  The 2 Mexican coffees are certified organic, shade-grown and direct trade.  Sales from the coffee will also benefit the Portland-based non-profit organization p:ear, as does sales from WEINMARK, the "other" band coffee I do (with Maker's Mark) for our treasured buds of WEINLAND.

Come to the concert!  If you can't make it, 8/9 afternoon the PCP/collab ensemble will be playing at the Bite of Oregon.  8/10 we'll be at the Triple Door in Seattle at 8 PM.  Seattle ppeps, be there!



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international reaction dribbles in to Portland Cello Project

by badbeard 20. July 2008 00:54

Well, we knew that they were watching...taking notice.

Here's Derek Hill's take on the show on

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Portland Cello Project EP release/show at Doug Fir

by badbeard 14. July 2008 11:31

Another AMAZING sold-out show, heralding new faces in the scene for us who added TREMENDOUSLY to the buzz and playing experience.  On a night in PDX with an incredible number of quality, must-see shows, we're so grateful to those who chose to share the night with us.  You rock!

Revelatory were Sophe Lux, Pacific UV, Blue Cranes and Point Juncture, WA, each adding a dimensionality we've not experienced before in our collaborations.  Horsefeathers, well, what can you say...j-man. you're always spectacular.  I'd go see any of our collaborators solo shows in a heartbeat. 


PCP, rocketmen and 'pobitches, awesome.  Thanks Doug Fir!!!!!


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WEINLAND end-of-tour concert in Portland at the Aladdin Theater

by Admin 30. June 2008 21:12
What a friggin' great show, credit to all the bands appearing despite veritable exhaustion and enervating hot heat in PDX all day.  There's no place like home, clearly, and the embrace of our local fokels is immense, life-giving.  A total thrill to be onstage with these bands, and thanx to all who invited our (Portland Cello Project quintet) participation and collaboration, which will be eternal.  Norfolk & Western predictably awesome, A Weather fabulous (first time hearing 'em live).  The now-legendary Shearer tour experiential rant-o-spew-arama was like a fragrant bourride of Spalding Gray, Belew's Neurotica, and Trouble from Music Man, unforgettable.  Not even Corey duBrowa's excellent review in today's Oregonian could capture the essence.  Rock on, dogs!

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Weinland Invades New York's Park Slope

by Lil Buddy 12. June 2008 13:16
WEINLAND paused midway through their 2008 U.S. tour in New York, Wed. June 11, to play an all-Portland show at Brooklyn's Union Hall in Park Slope. The intimate setting allowed a capacity crowd to bump up against the band, while frontman Adam Shearer powered through most of the songs on their new album, La Lamentor, in a fast-paced hour-long set that left the crowd begging for more. When someone shouted "play three more songs or we'll kill you" (true to New York style), Shearer immediately responded with "that's the first death threat I can actually get behind". WeinMark coffee, Badbeard's proprietary blend of select beans with a misting of Maker's Mark bourbon, was selling briskly at the swag table. Jacob Golden and The Battle Of Land & Sea were also on the roster that night.


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Weinmark and WEINLAND make the WWeek poll

by badbeard 9. May 2008 10:56

Willamette Week is SO on top of the scene, putting The Oregonian to serious shame in that department, although kudos to Luciana Lopez for her astute covering.  One of these days we'll meet, as promised mutually...but a nice stroke for us of Portland Cello Project to see a bunch (4) of our fave collaborators make WWeek's top 10 local list

I'm still amazed that Amy McCullough and gang had the foresight to arrange the video of the Weinmark coffee cupping with mbilly (scrolldown the article).  It is no surprise that Adam sold out all of the special java on their recent NW tour...what better way (outside of buying La Lamentor and other releases, of course) to take a piece of the band home....

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Weinland CD release

by badbeard 3. March 2008 11:17
Nice to see a wildly successful CD release party for a well-deserving troupe of great folks and musicos.  I'm still unsure, having played two shows at Doug Fir and seen countless more, how they can improve the sonics, but it would be nice considering the quality acts that perform there.  La Lamentor is an excellent album and so glad Adam and gang got to perform in front of such a great crowd.  Get the Molasses out and go buy the damn CD already!  And in August you'll get to hear the cover of Gold with Adam fronting us folks in Portland Cello Project.  Great job Doug Jenkins and Heather Broderick repping the heavy-bass (er, cello) set.

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