“Thing Rating: 5. If you could see how crazy everyone around here gets whenever the PCP cello-izes a new hip-hop or pop hit (which is a lot), you’d understand why their Thing is the best Thing going in Portland.”
—IFC Portlandia blog “Portland’s Five Thingiest Bands”
“An ace group of rotating cellists who take on everything from Britney’s ‘Toxic’ to the Dandy Warhols and postmodern Estonian composer Arvo Part in their one-off performances.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“This indie orchestra gives classical music a jolt of energy.” — Spin Magazine
“A group of cello-wielding maniacs.” — Spacelab Magazine
We love lit mags and so can you! Come by to pick up a copy of some of our favorites from recent events, including Agriculture Reader, The Coffin Factory (who will be back on June 27!), 6x6, and Fiction.
It must have been 1971, and I must have been nine years old, because that’s the year the song was released: Sly and the Family Stone’s Family Affair. The bass and drum machine punched the speaker grille before it was ever an accepted production aesthetic, and it sounded like Sly was laughing as he was singing. Something about the music’s low, stoned and calmly buoyant pulse pulled the tension out of us.