HORSE FEATHERS, WEINLAND, PETOSKEY
Y LA BAMBA, RAVENNA WOODS, DEATH SONGS
SOUL'D OUT MUSIC FESTIVAL: WANDA JACKSON, SALLIE FORD AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE, LARRY AND HIS FLASK
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) 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. COURTNEY FERGUSON
RECORD STORE DAY
(Everyday Music, 1313 W Burnside & 1931 NE Sandy; Jackpot Records, 203 SW 9th & 3574 SE Hawthorne; Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside) There are ONE BILLION performances, DJ sets, and special records floating around for you on Record Store Day. Will you check out Everyday Music's performances by the Lower 48 and DJ sets from the Thermals to Radiation City, or SE Hawthorne's Jackpot Records' "Vinyl Clairvoyant?" Renew your vinyl vows with your special record store! SUZETTE SMITH
RECORD STORE DAY: THE HOODED HAGS, ORCA TEAM, THE SHIVAS, SURFS DRUGS, Y LA BAMBA, DEATH SONGS, NATHAN BAUMGARTNER, DJ TED, DJ BOB HAM, LISTEN LADY, MY HOLY SHOES, HERO WORSHIP
(Record Room, 8 NE Killingsworth) 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. MARANDA BISH
PILLOWTALK, ALGA RHYTHMS COLLECTIVE, ONUINU
(Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th) Pillowtalk is coming to Portland at the perfect time. Their brand of soulful, organic house music is exactly the kind of thing you want to hear when everything around you is in full bloom and you can actually think about leaving your hoodie at home for the day while you head to the park to fall asleep in the sun. The San Francisco-based trio has releases out on Visionquest and Wolf + Lamb, two very fashionable record labels that are home to the slowed-down, R&B- and disco-inspired sounds that are taking over the hippest sectors of the underground dance music scene. While a lot of folks are jumping onboard with this trend, Pillowtalk stands apart. They have a variety of interesting influences (both modern and older) and a genuine musicality that results in a sound that's placidly retro in a current kind of way. AVA HEGEDUS
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