Star Theater Downtown
Fri., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. 2016 21+
Over the course of just five years, Fluff and Gravy Records have built one of the most solid rosters in Portland music. The recording studio and label—helmed and curated by Vacilando’s John Shepski—celebrates their wood anniversary with four shows over three days, featuring 13 bands and musicians who are either on or friends with the label. Local luminary Mike Coykendall, gut-bucket blues band Hillstomp, and Oregon Music Hall of Famer Fernando Viciconte share stages with the next generation of accomplished songwriters, from Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis, to singer/composer and Oregon Book Awards finalist Nick Jaina, to grievous balladeer Jeffrey Martin. This may also be the last chance to catch the great Richmond Fontaine before they hang up their hats for good. You could pop into any one of these shows and leave satisfied, but with a weekend pass you’ll also walk away with 5 Years of Gravy, a compilation disc of five years’ worth of unreleased tracks by the label’s artists. SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY
3-day passes, which include a compilation cd feauting unreleased tracks from Fluff and Gravy artists, can be purchased here.