“In Portland, Oregon, in the year 2012, the medium of the vinyl record continues to reign. There is a viable economy surrounding the buying and selling of LPs both classic and contemporary, and records are the format of choice for local bands—paralleled only, perhaps, by the cassette tape. An ever-growing body of recordings that chronicle the sounds of this time and place are available to us on vinyl, thanks in part to efforts from today’s event participants. But because of dedicated labels like Stankhouse, whose founder Nick Capello will play in the Hooded Hags, talented technicians like Robert Comitz, whose Frawg Pound recording studio is responsible for a plethora of recent releases, and shops like the Record Room that has fused business, bar, and venue, Portland doesn’t need Record Store Day. That in and of itself is a cause for celebration.” By MARANDA BISH from the Portland Mercury (here)
Where: Record Room | 8 NE Killingsworth
When: Sat, April 21th, 12pm.
Phone: 971 544-7685
“Oh my, isn’t this a delightful pairing! Bad-girl legend Wanda Jackson and the Dusty 45s meet the charmingly brassy Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside for a rousing good time at the ol’ Roseland. You bet your Fujiyama Mama, this is going to be a swinging set from some good-time gals”. By COURTNEY FERGUSON from the Portland Mercury (here)
“It’s impossible not to love Wanda Jackson. The sweet lady with the nasty voice has been in the game for well over half a century, with rockabilly, country, and gospel songs making up a very lengthy catalog. She’s a living legend, pure and simple, and there’s no excuse for missing her—particularly when she’s sharing the bill with local heroes Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. Ford’s brassy voice and retro charm makes this a perfect double header”. By NED LANNAMANN from the Portland Mercury (here)
Where: Roseland | 8 NW 6th
When: Sat., April 21, 8pm | $20 – 30.