August 2, 2013 11:08 am

Directed by Mike Elliott.
Camera by Chris Cantino, Skot Coatsworth, Mike Elliott, Lymay Iwasaki and Andrew Barrick.
Produced by Bim Ditson.
Edited by Skot Coatsworth.
Music by Hustle and Drone.

July 21, 2013 12:46 pm

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

Let’s rip!

July 17, 2013 1:43 pm
GO FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET TO WIN RIPPER PRIZES! 
"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.

THE RULES
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 rigsketball@wweek.com by 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.
4) Winners will be determined via a scoring system a la March Madness. We will keep you abreast of the results here at wweek.com as the rounds progress. The winners will be announced after the final game, which takes place at Holocene on Wednesday, July 24.
THE PRIZES
— 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.
—Second Place: A pair of tickets to an upcoming concert of your choice at either Holocene,Doug Fir or Mississippi Studios.
—Third Place: A schwag-bag of utter randomness, courtesy of Willamette Week.
THE SCHEDULE
ROUND ONE @ PDX POP NOW! (SE Water Ave & SE Taylor St.)FRIDAY July 19TH: 5PM-8PM SATURDAY July 20TH: 3PM-8PM SUNDAY July 21ST: 4PM-8PM.MONDAY JULY 22ND @ N Missouri & N FreemontGAMES 4PM-8:30PMTUESDAY JULY 23RD @ SE MLK & SE Taylor St.GAMES 4PM-8PMPMSEMIFINALS + FINALS + FREE SHOW! @ Holocene https://www.facebook.com/events/552778681429878/WEDNESDAY JULY 24THGAMES 6PM-8PMSHOW 8PM-RIP
THE PREDICTIONS
Need some help getting started on your bracket? We asked And And And drummer and Rigsketball organizer Bim Ditson for his expert first-round predictions:
Bevelers vs. Mannequinhead 

Winner: Mannequinhead. Probably the most entertaining band to watch play Rigsketball, duder has the bumper-dunk on lock.
Sorta Ultra vs. Soul Ipsum 
Winner: Sorta Ultra. This especially, is an educated guess.
Trick Sensei vs. Souvenir Driver 
Winner: Trick Sensei. Name sounds athletic.
Charts vs. DoublePlusGood 
Winner: Everybody. Charts always play in the tournament, Andrew always ends up bloodied and grinning.
And And And vs. Fanno Creek 
Winner: Fanno Creek. I am assuming that my band will lose.
Con Bro Chill vs. Ed & the Red Reds 
Winner: Con Bro Chill. Lead guy’s chosen music instead of a professional lacrosse career. Rigsketball is not quite as ridiculous as lacrosse, should translate though.
Rio Grands vs. Otis Heat 
Winner: Otis Heat. And they’ll be super nice while doing it.
Skip Roxy vs. Typhoon 
Winner: Typhoon. Pieter is really tall.
The Ex-Girlfriends Club vs. Hustle & Drone 
Winner: Hustle & Drone. With a name like that…
Wooden Indian Burial Ground vs. A Happy Death 
Winner: Wooden Indian Burial Ground. Toss up, maybe.
The We Shared Milk vs. Mister Tang 
Winner: The We Shared Milk. I’ve seen Boone hoop, and I’ve seen Eric sleep in some strange positions. They do have a cop in their band.
Animal Eyes vs. The Hague 
Winner: Animal Eyes. Practice, practice, hit that.
Brownish Black vs. Suicide Notes 
Winner: Brownish Black. Deep bench.
The Morals vs. Aan 
Winner: Aan. Bud “Iverson” Wilson.
Thanks vs. Eidolons 
Winner: Thanks. Underdogs? Maybe in the second round, maybe.
TxE vs. Vultures In The Sky 

Winner: TxE. Reigning world Rigsketball champs! It will get physical.
Got all that? One last thing: Rigsketball also has a compilation album, featuring the following exclusive Grandparents track, which you can download here. 


And with that, we say…GAME ON!”

GO FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET TO WIN RIPPER PRIZES! 

"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 Nowthe 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.

THE RULES

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 rigsketball@wweek.com by 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.

4) Winners will be determined via a scoring system a la March Madness. We will keep you abreast of the results here at wweek.com as the rounds progress. The winners will be announced after the final game, which takes place at Holocene on Wednesday, July 24.


THE PRIZES

— First Place: 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.

—Second Place: A pair of tickets to an upcoming concert of your choice at either Holocene,Doug Fir or Mississippi Studios.

—Third Place: A schwag-bag of utter randomness, courtesy of Willamette Week.


THE SCHEDULE

ROUND ONE @ PDX POP NOW! (SE Water Ave & SE Taylor St.)
FRIDAY July 19TH: 5PM-8PM 
SATURDAY July 20TH: 3PM-8PM 
SUNDAY July 21ST: 4PM-8PM.

MONDAY JULY 22ND @ N Missouri & N Freemont
GAMES 4PM-8:30PM

TUESDAY JULY 23RD @ SE MLK & SE Taylor St.
GAMES 4PM-8PMPM

SEMIFINALS + FINALS + FREE SHOW! @ Holocene https://www.facebook.com/events/552778681429878/
WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH
GAMES 6PM-8PM
SHOW 8PM-RIP


THE PREDICTIONS

Need some help getting started on your bracket? We asked And And And drummer and Rigsketball organizer Bim Ditson for his expert first-round predictions:

Bevelers vs. Mannequinhead 

Winner: Mannequinhead. Probably the most entertaining band to watch play Rigsketball, duder has the bumper-dunk on lock.

Sorta Ultra vs. Soul Ipsum 

Winner: Sorta Ultra. This especially, is an educated guess.

Trick Sensei vs. Souvenir Driver 

Winner: Trick Sensei. Name sounds athletic.

Charts vs. DoublePlusGood 

Winner: Everybody. Charts always play in the tournament, Andrew always ends up bloodied and grinning.

And And And vs. Fanno Creek 

Winner: Fanno Creek. I am assuming that my band will lose.

Con Bro Chill vs. Ed & the Red Reds 

Winner: Con Bro Chill. Lead guy’s chosen music instead of a professional lacrosse career. Rigsketball is not quite as ridiculous as lacrosse, should translate though.

Rio Grands vs. Otis Heat 

Winner: Otis Heat. And they’ll be super nice while doing it.

Skip Roxy vs. Typhoon 

Winner: Typhoon. Pieter is really tall.

The Ex-Girlfriends Club vs. Hustle & Drone 

Winner: Hustle & Drone. With a name like that…

Wooden Indian Burial Ground vs. A Happy Death 

Winner: Wooden Indian Burial Ground. Toss up, maybe.

The We Shared Milk vs. Mister Tang 

Winner: The We Shared Milk. I’ve seen Boone hoop, and I’ve seen Eric sleep in some strange positions. They do have a cop in their band.

Animal Eyes vs. The Hague 

Winner: Animal Eyes. Practice, practice, hit that.

Brownish Black vs. Suicide Notes 

Winner: Brownish Black. Deep bench.

The Morals vs. Aan 

Winner: Aan. Bud “Iverson” Wilson.

Thanks vs. Eidolons 

Winner: Thanks. Underdogs? Maybe in the second round, maybe.

TxE vs. Vultures In The Sky 

Winner: TxE. Reigning world Rigsketball champs! It will get physical.


Got all that? One last thing: Rigsketball also has a compilation album, featuring the following exclusive Grandparents track, which you can download here


And with that, we say…GAME ON!”
June 18, 2013 5:41 pm
THE OFFICIAL ROSTER FOR RIGSKETBALL 2013! 
Fanno Creek
<a href=”http://fannocreek.bandcamp.com/album/green-houses” data-mce-href=”http://fannocreek.bandcamp.com/album/green-houses”>Green Houses by Fanno Creek</a>

Sorta Ultra
<a href=”http://sortaultra.bandcamp.com/album/power-slop” data-mce-href=”http://sortaultra.bandcamp.com/album/power-slop”>Power Slop by Sorta Ultra</a>

Mister Tang
<a href=”http://mistertang.bandcamp.com/album/rat-king-demo” data-mce-href=”http://mistertang.bandcamp.com/album/rat-king-demo”>RAT KING DEMO by Mister Tang</a>

The Morals
<a href=”http://store.bananastandmedia.com/album/the-morals-live-from-the-banana-stand-preview” data-mce-href=”http://store.bananastandmedia.com/album/the-morals-live-from-the-banana-stand-preview”>The Morals - Live from the Banana Stand Preview by The Morals</a>

The Ex-Girlfriends Club
<a href=”http://exgirlfriendsclub.bandcamp.com/album/boo-hoo-hoo” data-mce-href=”http://exgirlfriendsclub.bandcamp.com/album/boo-hoo-hoo”>Boo Hoo Hoo by The Ex-Girlfriends Club</a>

Eidolons
<a href=”http://eidolons.bandcamp.com/album/skyhook” data-mce-href=”http://eidolons.bandcamp.com/album/skyhook”>Skyhook by Eidolons</a>

Rio Grands
(Oh no! We couldn’t find a song streaming! Click their name for the Facebook)

TxE
<a href=”http://txemusic.bandcamp.com/album/tetherball” data-mce-href=”http://txemusic.bandcamp.com/album/tetherball”>TETHERBALL by TxE</a>

Charts
<a href=”http://charts.bandcamp.com/album/vacation” data-mce-href=”http://charts.bandcamp.com/album/vacation”>Vacation by Charts</a>

Skip Roxy
<a href=”http://skiproxy.bandcamp.com/album/sub-atomic-particles-unreleased-materials” data-mce-href=”http://skiproxy.bandcamp.com/album/sub-atomic-particles-unreleased-materials”>Sub-Atomic Particles: Unreleased Materials by Skip Roxy</a>

Brownish Black
<a href=”http://brownishblack.bandcamp.com/album/dancefloor” data-mce-href=”http://brownishblack.bandcamp.com/album/dancefloor”>Dancefloor by Brownish Black</a>

Otis Heat
<a href=”http://otisheat.bandcamp.com/album/the-ugly-ep” data-mce-href=”http://otisheat.bandcamp.com/album/the-ugly-ep”>The Ugly EP by Otis Heat</a>

Animal Eyes
<a href=”http://store.bananastandmedia.com/album/animal-eyes-live-from-the-banana-stand” data-mce-href=”http://store.bananastandmedia.com/album/animal-eyes-live-from-the-banana-stand”>Animal Eyes - Live from the Banana Stand by Animal Eyes</a>

Trick Sensei
<a href=”http://tricksensei.bandcamp.com/album/lives-of-angels-10th-anniversary-re-issue” data-mce-href=”http://tricksensei.bandcamp.com/album/lives-of-angels-10th-anniversary-re-issue”>Lives of Angels * 10th Anniversary Re-Issue * by trick sensei</a>

Aan
<a href=”http://weareaan.bandcamp.com/album/mystery-life-7” data-mce-href=”http://weareaan.bandcamp.com/album/mystery-life-7”>Mystery Life 7” by Aan</a>

Hustle and Drone
<a href=”http://hustleanddrone.bandcamp.com/album/hustle-and-drone” data-mce-href=”http://hustleanddrone.bandcamp.com/album/hustle-and-drone”>Hustle and Drone by Hustle and Drone</a>

DoublePlusGood
<a href=”http://doubleplusgoodnews.bandcamp.com/album/king-for-a-day-ep” data-mce-href=”http://doubleplusgoodnews.bandcamp.com/album/king-for-a-day-ep”>King For A Day EP by DoublePlusGood</a>

Vultures In The Sky 
<a href=”http://vulturesintheskypdx.bandcamp.com/track/lead-me-astray” data-mce-href=”http://vulturesintheskypdx.bandcamp.com/track/lead-me-astray”>Lead Me Astray by Vultures In The Sky</a>

And And And
<a href=”http://thingthingthing.bandcamp.com/album/and-and-and-no-party-7” data-mce-href=”http://thingthingthing.bandcamp.com/album/and-and-and-no-party-7”>And And And - No Party 7” by And And And</a>

Ed & The Red Reds
<a href=”http://redreds.bandcamp.com/album/weight-ep-free-download” data-mce-href=”http://redreds.bandcamp.com/album/weight-ep-free-download”>Weight EP - Free Download by Ed & The Red Reds</a>

Typhoon
<a href=”http://tenderlovingempire.bandcamp.com/track/typhoon-the-honest-truth-radio-edit” data-mce-href=”http://tenderlovingempire.bandcamp.com/track/typhoon-the-honest-truth-radio-edit”>Typhoon - The Honest Truth (Radio Edit) by Typhoon</a>

Bevelers
<a href=”http://bevelers.bandcamp.com/album/be-your-own-creature” data-mce-href=”http://bevelers.bandcamp.com/album/be-your-own-creature”>Be Your Own Creature by Bevelers</a>

The We Shared Milk
<a href=”http://thewesharedmilk.bandcamp.com/album/lame-sunset” data-mce-href=”http://thewesharedmilk.bandcamp.com/album/lame-sunset”>Lame Sunset by The We Shared Milk</a>

The Hague
<a href=”http://thehague.bandcamp.com/album/black-rabbit” data-mce-href=”http://thehague.bandcamp.com/album/black-rabbit”>Black Rabbit by The Hague</a>

wooden indian burial ground
<a href=”http://woodenindianburialground.bandcamp.com/album/wooden-indian-burial-ground-3” data-mce-href=”http://woodenindianburialground.bandcamp.com/album/wooden-indian-burial-ground-3”>Wooden Indian Burial Ground by wooden indian burial ground</a>

Suicide Notes
<a href=”http://thesuicidenotes.bandcamp.com/track/boy” data-mce-href=”http://thesuicidenotes.bandcamp.com/track/boy”>BOY by The Suicide Notes</a>

Mannequinhead


A Happy Death
<a href=”http://myhappydeath.com/album/a-happy-death-ep” data-mce-href=”http://myhappydeath.com/album/a-happy-death-ep”>A Happy Death EP by A Happy Death</a>

Soul Ipsum
<a href=”http://soulipsum.bandcamp.com/album/botanicals” data-mce-href=”http://soulipsum.bandcamp.com/album/botanicals”>Botanicals by Soul Ipsum</a>

Souvenir Driver
<a href=”http://souvenirdriver.bandcamp.com/album/lifts-the-curse” data-mce-href=”http://souvenirdriver.bandcamp.com/album/lifts-the-curse”>Lifts the Curse by Souvenir Driver</a>

Thanks
<a href=”http://thanksthanks.bandcamp.com/album/silver-scars-will-be-our-constellations” data-mce-href=”http://thanksthanks.bandcamp.com/album/silver-scars-will-be-our-constellations”>Silver Scars Will Be Our Constellations by Thanks</a>

Con Bro Chill

THE OFFICIAL ROSTER FOR RIGSKETBALL 2013! 

Fanno Creek


Sorta Ultra


Mister Tang


The Morals


The Ex-Girlfriends Club


Eidolons


Rio Grands

(Oh no! We couldn’t find a song streaming! Click their name for the Facebook)


TxE


Charts


Skip Roxy


Brownish Black


Otis Heat


Animal Eyes


Trick Sensei


Aan


Hustle and Drone


DoublePlusGood


Vultures In The Sky 


And And And


Ed & The Red Reds


Typhoon


Bevelers


The We Shared Milk


The Hague


wooden indian burial ground


Suicide Notes


Mannequinhead


A Happy Death


Soul Ipsum


Souvenir Driver


Thanks


Con Bro Chill

May 21, 2013 1:49 pm

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!

May 15, 2013 5:41 pm
Yay! We made special Rigsketball 2013 shirts, and of course they’ve got a big-ol’ “THIS RIPS” on the back! Plus, if you donate $15, or more, you get one! GET YOURS

Yay! We made special Rigsketball 2013 shirts, and of course they’ve got a big-ol’ “THIS RIPS” on the back! Plus, if you donate $15, or more, you get one! GET YOURS

April 12, 2013 12:18 pm
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.
THIS RIPS!

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.

THIS RIPS!

August 7, 2012 12:23 pm

TxE playing against Radiation City was the best matchup we saw so far in the tournament. So no shit we took a bunch of video and Bim edited it into this ripping coverage for your eyes and ears! 

Enjoy and don’t miss the semifinals, finals, and our final free show/after-party this Wednesday Aug 8th!

-Sky Hook

August 4, 2012 5:57 pm
Wednesday August 8th! Semifinals, slam dunk competition, finals, and a rad free show at Bunk Bar: Monarques, Genders, My Autumn’s Done Come
Fuck yeah! We’ve got so much rad stuff for this thing! My Autumn’s Done Come, Sean Flinn & The Royal We, and Nick Jaina are in the final four! (TxE VS Radiation City had to push to Monday to ball because they’re playing Pickathon and Warped Tour) but one of those two killer bands will round out the final four! We’ll have the semifinals, a dunk competition, and then the FINALS. And right when that’s done everybody hops into Bunk Bar, we crown the champs and give the final four their prizes and get down with this rad FREE SHOW! Rips no?

Wednesday August 8th! Semifinals, slam dunk competition, finals, and a rad free show at Bunk Bar: Monarques, Genders, My Autumn’s Done Come

Fuck yeah! We’ve got so much rad stuff for this thing! My Autumn’s Done ComeSean Flinn & The Royal We, and Nick Jaina are in the final four! (TxE VS Radiation City had to push to Monday to ball because they’re playing Pickathon and Warped Tour) but one of those two killer bands will round out the final four! We’ll have the semifinals, a dunk competition, and then the FINALS. And right when that’s done everybody hops into Bunk Bar, we crown the champs and give the final four their prizes and get down with this rad FREE SHOW! Rips no?

July 27, 2012 10:09 pm

Day two was off the chain!

Here’s your winners for the day!

-And And And

-Pegasus Dream

-Log Across The Washer

-Sorta Ultra

-Genders