As the press release puts it, "In any other universe, having the similarly monikered Jackpot Records and Jackpot! Recording Studio in the same town might be a concern. But the men behind them instead shrugged their shoulders, supported the hell out of each other, and became close friends." That's a pretty marvelous story, actually, and now both Jackpots are teaming up for a 15-year anniversary party. It's going down on Friday, May 18 at the Bagdad Theater—in the neighborhood of both the studio and the SE Hawthorne record store—from 8 pm to midnight. The lineup's incredible, as you can see:
QuasiBoth Crane and Slusarenko are pillars of the Portland music scene, and the fact that both of their music-related businesses have been around—and been thriving—for 15 years is undoubtedly a cause for celebration.
The Minus 5
System and Station
Blue Skies for Black Hearts
Perhapst (John Moen)