First couple days ripped!! Today’s schedule!
4:00 - Animal Eyes V.S. The Hague
4:45 - Brownish Black V.S. Suicide Notes
5:30 - The Morals V.S. AAN
6:15 - Thanks V.S. Eidolons
7:00 - TxE V.S. Vultures in the Sky
"It’s not March, but Rigsketball is certainly madness. Now in its third year, the makeshift local-music basketball tournament, organized by the boozy punk army known as And And And and played at various locations around town on a hoop affixed to its tour van, is nearly as much of a Portland summer tradition as PDX Pop Now, the Adult Soapbox Derby and complaining about the heat.
That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to make areal game out of it, for you, the fan of ultra-amateur athletic competition. LocalCut is excited to announce RIGSKETBALL RIDICULOUSNESS 2013!
Before reading the details, you might want to press play on the video below, for maximum effect.
1) Download the NCAA tournament-style bracket here.
2) Fill out your predictions by clicking on the corresponding lines for each round. (We know it looks a bit janky, but then, that’s keeping with the spirit of Rigsketball itself.) Be sure to add your prediction for the championship game’s final score. We’ll use that as a potential tiebreaker. Games are best two out of three and played up to 21 points. Above the area on the PDF that says “SCORE,” write your prediction for number of games, with the final score for the deciding game. Example: “2 games, 21-15.”
3) Save the file and email it to email@example.com 12 pm next Friday, July 19. Write RIGSKETBALL in the subject line, and include your name and contact info. Do not enter send more than one bracket.Also, if you are in a band participating in the tournament, you are ineligible to enter.
— First Place: A massive prize package featuring merchandise from all 32 bands participating in the tournament. We’re talking records, tapes, CDs and digital downloads. We’re talking T-shirts. We’re talking stickers. We’re talking at least one hand-made sloth mask. Seriously.
Here’s the full list of bands you’ll be getting stuff from:
Typhoon, Aan, The We Shared Milk, And And And, TxE, Animal Eyes, Trick Sensei, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Mannequinhead, Ed and the Red Reds, Fanno Creek, Soul Ipsum, Hustle & Drone, Bevelers, Sort Ultra, Rio Grands, Mr. Tang, The Morals, Souvenir Driver, Thanks, Otis Heat, The Hague, Skip Roxy, Eidolons, Vultures in the Sky, Brownish Black, A Happy Death, Charts, Con Bro Chill, The Suicide Notes, The Ex-Girlfriends Club, DoublePlusGood.
We’re happy to announce that Rigsketball registration will officially open June 1st!
We’ve changed some stuff, made some new friends, and are busting ass to make sure that this is the most ripper year of Rigsketball yet.
HOW REGISTRATION WORKS: This year, we’re letting bands sign up, first-come-first-serve. Starting on June 1st, you can simply go to www.rigsketball.com, scroll over the open spots, and click on the one that you want to sign your band up for—each spot will have the dates and times for ALL of your matches throughout the entire tournament so make sure that your band can make it happen as far as scheduling goes, for not only the first match because your schedule will be set for the second, third, and so on.
We’re stoked on everything about this year’s tournament. Here’s a few of the things that rip extra hard!
-This year we’ll have games on everyday from July 19th, to the 24th—which will be the semifinals, finals, and a big free show at Holocene.
-The first round of tournament play will take place at PDX POP NOW!
-We’ll have unlimited Red Bull for all you thirsty, tired, rippers!
-We’ll be putting out another comp of songs from all the bands that play in Rigsketball 2013 and this year, our comp will be curated by Tender Loving Empire, and the physical tapes will be manufactured by Citrus Tapes!
So much more… We’ll get the word out about the show/shows we’re putting together this year—free at Holocene, a million bands, close 10th St. right in front? Let’s rip! More on all that rips soon!
So head over to Rigsketball.com on June 1st to claim your band’s spot in this year’s tourney, it will rip!
Coming soon! Our first-come-first-pick interactive bracket! This way, you’ll be able to sign your band up for the times that work best for ya, plus you’ll know your full tournament schedule when you first sign up and can pick from the bands that are already signed up!
We’ll be announcing when this thing goes live so keep your eyes peeled to be sure you can get the slot you want.