The Rigsketball Kickoff has evolved into quite a party, with seven bands, two stages, and pickup games on the patented Rigsketball rig outside before the show. If you're not familiar with Rigsketball, it's the pickup, portable, regulation-height basketball hoop that And And And have attached to their tour van van van. Like last year, there will be a Risketball tournament this summer with a full bracket of Portland bands to compete tooth-and-nail for victory on the court.
The Rigsketball Kickoff takes place Friday, July 6 at Plan B, and they'll announce this year's bracket, and all the bands that are competing. But that's not all: there's also an impressive bill of excellent local bands that'll be playing all night long—for free (portions of the bar sales will go to pay for the costs of putting on the tourney). Here's the schedule of bands:
7:00 - Pickup games on the rig in the patio out back 8:20 - Mojave Bird (Indoor) 9:00 - Old Age (Outdoor) 9:40 - The Woolen Men (Indoor) 10:20 - Charts (Outdoor) 11:00 - Grandparents (Indoor) 11:40 - The No Tomorrow Boys (Release show) (Outdoor) 12:20 - And And And (Indoor) 1:00 - Super secret DJ set
It's also the release show for the No Tomorrow Boys' new 7-inch, and because computers are magic, you can take a listen to the A-side right here.