You ever notice how some things come together all at once? You go through periods where there’s nothing good on TV, and there’s nobody playing any live concerts that you feel like seeing, then all of a sudden, there’s like a TON of great stuff, all happening at the same? I get that all the time ….
Music enthusiasts of Portland, Oregon that are going have a lot to choose from on Saturday, October 17th next month.
Terry Currier of Music Millenium (one of finest record stores in the Pacific Northwest) told me about the Third Annual Annual Concert & Induction Ceremony being held by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on October 17th. The handful of inductees is quite impressive – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Terry Robb, Dan Balmer, Bruce Carter, Cool’R, Sleazy Pieces, Bobby Torres, Gary Ewing, and journalist Mikal Gilmore.
In the LOUIE universe, one of our big supporters is getting some recognition – Buck Munger is also one of the inductees.
As it states in the press release – Buck’s music career goes back almost 50 years, playing drums on multiple major label artist records, producing records for Liberty and Imperial Records, and starting the 1st national music trade publication for recording studios. He was the Artist Relations person for Sunn Amps – dealing with artists like The Who, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. Munger started “Two Louies” Magazine in 1979 to champion the Portland music scene, which he did for 26 years while he helped propel Portland music on the board of the Portland Music Association.
We’re glad to see Buck get some recognition!
Elsewhere in Portland on the very same day (??), there’s also an event called the Scion Garage Fest that’s taking place at four venues, starting at 2:30 that afternoon. Roky Erickson of 13th Floor Elevators fame is the big headliner for this event, but there’s a TON of other impressive bands- the Dirtbombs, Gino Washington, The Deadly Snakes, Black Lips, Pierced Arrow, Jay Reatard, King Khan & BBQ Show, Simply Saucer, and a whole bunch of other bands
Yup, when it rains, it pours.
Especially in Portland…..
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The official website for the Oregon Music Hall of Fame is:
The official website for the Scion Garage Fest is