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May 2014

Nick Jaina returns for limited June engagements

There is so much going on with Nick Jaina that it is difficult to know where to start. For one thing, he is now residing in New Orleans, but more on that in a moment. After releasing last summer’s Primary Perception, the lead single, “Don’t Come To Me”, was picked up by NPR’s Heavy Rotation and Morning Edition, and he toured the West Coast (including a stint at Folsom Prison) and Midwest
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Anna Tivel to host cd release show at The Old Church, June 12

Anna Tivel will host a record release party on June 12, at The Old Church (Portland).  She will be joined by local icon,  Mike Coykendall, and the up and coming Vacilando. Her upcoming full-length offering, Before Machines, will be her first release on Fluff and Gravy Records. The tracks range from intimate singer-songwriter performances with just Anna and her guitar, to live tracks with a full band, and everything i
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Hillstomp tour details – June/July 2014

Portland’s alt-blues/stomp outfit, Hillstomp, will spend June and July touring the West Coast, in support of their latest record, Portland, Ore. The band has spent the better part of the last decade building a name for themselves among the US and European festival and club circuits, garnering a reputation for their raucous live sets and their ability to work an audience into a fervor. They have toured with such
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Sassparilla to release DOUBLE cd set, Pasajero/Hullabaloo on June 17 – preorder now!

Sassparilla to release Pasajero/Hullabaloo, on June 17 – Preorder now! On June 17, raucous, melodic Americana outfit Sassparilla delivers Pasajero and Hullabaloo, an ambitious 19-track double disc set.  The two albums move in seemingly opposite directions; Pasajero, produced by Chet Lyster (Eels) is more akin to the band’s latest two records (2012’s The Darndest Thing and 2013’s Magpie), while
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Introducing Anna Tivel, new record Before Machines

Fluff and Gravy Records is proud to welcome Anna Tivel to the family. Raised among the ferns and the farmland of Northern Washington, Anna loved words long before they became the backbone of her music. “My sister, my mom and I would go to our little town library with a rolling suitcase and fill it to bursting,” she remembers, “we’d read in the car, in the bath, under the covers late at night, always piles of bo
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The Harmed Brothers to tour East Coast/Midwest in June

The Harmed Brothers are taking to the road in June, in support of their October 2013 Fluff and Gravy Records release, Better Days, hitting locations throughout the Southeast, East Coast, and Midwest. The shows will be a a combination of 2-piece acoustic duos and full band performances, which will include Troy Broat on bass and Josh Wienholt (ex-The Preservation) on drums.  Better Days has garnered international prais
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Hong Kong Banana

Hong Kong Banana releases Montana House video series

In the summer of 2013, Portland’s Hong Kong Banana played a now legendary show at The Montana House. Those lucky enough to be there won’t soon forget the sounds and the smells of the rock and roll assault that they laid witness to. Fortunately, for the rest of us, Jon Burbank was there to capture the show in all of it’s glory. Presented here are 4 videos from that evening. The first two (“Expl
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Drunken Prayer releases video for “On Mobile Bay”

Morgan Christopher Geer, the braintrust behind Asheville/Portland based Drunken Prayer, is on a quest. After recording the recently released House of Morgan (Nov, 2013) largely on his own, he has now taken to creating a series of videos to support the record. In keeping with the spirit of the record, all of these videos are self-produced. What began with the unsettling videos for “Hunt Me Down“, “KE
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