Portland Cello Project (PCP) is an interlocking mass of classical and indie rock music that will make you stop and ponder just what else cellos are capable of when in the hands of incredibly talented and stylistically brave musicians.
The band also knows how to team up and collaborate with other impressive musical innovators, as it proved when it joined forces to create The Thao and Justin Power Sessions with said artists. The laundry list of PCP collaborators reads like a who’s who of eclectic pacesetters — Peter Yarrow, The Dandy Warhols, Mirah, just to namedrop a few.
Maybe it’s because PCP has toured all over and with a vast range of different music acts from punk rockers to metalheads, or perhaps it’s just what you get when you listen to a band that has more than 800 pieces of unique music to showcase, but PCP is a group that lives up to its hype and then some. Oh, and as if you needed another reason to go see a show that can only be described as epic, PCP will be gigging with guest singer-songwriter Israel Nebecker from Blind Pilot — try finding something better to do; you will fail.
Portland Cello Project with Israel Nebecker of Blind Pilot play 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 19, at WOW Hall; $15 adv., $18 door.