Whole lotta Portland stuff on October 17

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.

Buck Munger of Two Louies

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:
http://www.omhof.org

The official website for the Scion Garage Fest is
http://www.scion.com/garagefest

3 comments to Whole lotta Portland stuff on October 17

  • ed sullivan

    Hey Buck. Long time no see. Hows it going? Ed

  • cheryl knoll

    Thank you for Erin. She is doing so good in the hot desert of Az. And whenever I hear Tom Petty I think of you.
    I hope you are doing well

  • Ross DeWitt

    I was in a skit with Buck that we did for the USO at Ladd AFB, Fairbanks, Alaska, around 1958. He was on drums playing the song “Tequila” with two friends, Jerry Brazier and Jack Garner. Leroy Shmaus and I were there adding dubious non-musical comedic effect. A lot of water under the bridge since then, though Buck and I have touched base once or twice through the years.

    Greetings once again until the next time, Buck.

    Ross

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