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On Friday night , the 4th of March 2022, they were fixin’ to have a triple threat hootenanny party show at Portland, Oregon’s The Fixin To Pub. The show was headlined by Portland’s, The Sellwoods. Opening were Portland’s One Drink and Other Lies followed by The Real Gone Trio up from Eugene, Oregon.

The Sellwoods

The show’s headliners were Portland’s The Sellwoods. The Sellwoods play a straight-ahead and no fooling around style of in-your-face Garage Rock. It’s a loud, hammering assault that takes the listener by the throat and shakes them into submission. The Sellwoods have four releases to their credit with the most recent being 2019. The Sellwoods present a different look on stage with their bass player and lead guitarist in stripped prison shirts, leather jackets and World War One German Stalhelm helmets with a spike on the top. Their line-up includes a drummer, keyboard player, bass player and lead guitarist. All four players share vocal duties, both lead and backing. You can see more of The Sellwoods at their Facebook page:


The show started with the One Drink And Other Lies band. They are a four piece straight-ahead rock band. They play it loud with a no-nonsense musical attack. Their dual guitar configuration lit it up with driving and hammering solos with the bass and drums locking in while building a groove for the guitar solos to shine and reach out to the listener. You can see more of The One Drink And Other Lies Band on their Facebook page:


Following was The Real Gone Trio from Eugene, Oregon. They are a true Rockabilly/Psychobilly band complete with a real acoustic upright bass. The bass is a 1/2 size bass (easier to haul around). Matched with that is the guitarist with a Gretsch hollow-body guitar. The lead singer, of course, was singing into a Shure 55 blues and jazz stage mic and not a regular handheld. These guys are the real deal in the vein of The Reverend Horton Heat. they hammered and lured the listeners in with upright slap bass using a mesmerizing groove locking in with the drummer’s tight and incessant beats. To top it all off, was that phat , hollow body Gretsch guitar’s screaming leads and Shure 55’s warm, thick vocal tones over lying everything. And with that you got Psychobilly in all it’s harsh musical truth! You can see more of The Real Gone Trio at their Facebook page:


The Fixin To Pub is a popular neighborhood live music venue in North Portland’s St. Johns area. It features an indoor stage and dance floor along with an outdoor seating patio with a gas fire pit to relax around. You can see more of upcoming shows and events at The Fixin To Pub at their website:

I am an entertainment, show, band, concert and festival photographer experienced in shooting events of all sizes and genres. I am located in Portland, Oregon and am retired and no longer do any shooting or writing on a commercial basis. I am a contributing writer and photographer for POW Magazine. My past photo-journalism experiences since 2003 have been with a number of local Portland and Seattle entertainment magazines. These include Portland's Positively Entertainment and Dining Magazine, the Portland Music Review, the Cascade Blues Association Blues Notes Magazine, Northwest Karaoke and Live Music Review Magazine, and with the independent blues label, Delta Groove Productions in Los Angeles (9 yrs). For three years (2016-2019), I was a a writer/photographer for the ezine in New York. I also send occasional Karaoke feature articles to KaraokeScene magazine in Los Angeles. In addition, I publish my own Karaoke blog, West Coast Karaoke Review on Facebook where I write and photograph feature articles on regional Karaoke bars. I got my start shooting and publishing articles while in the Navy on my final ship the U.S.S. Halyburton, FFG-40, where one of my assigned duties was as the ship’s Public Affairs Officer. This included submitting articles to local Charleston, SC newspapers along with the U.S. Naval Base Bowhook newspaper for two years until 1991. My goal with joining POW Magazine is two-fold, one, to shoot in as many new venues, events and festivals that I haven’t visited before and two, to hopefully benefit the bands that I cover and help them by providing strong photographic, journalistic and video coverage of their shows. POW Magazine’s Founder Dennis Gonzalez and POW's Editor Sheena Moore have trained me in video and photo editing skills along with article construction on Wordpress in a Photo Assistant capacity. I also have been assigned in the temporary capacity as Acting Editor while Sheena was on vacation. and remain available for that function as needed. This includes creating and posting content to Youtube, editing videos, editing photos and arranging show access. I feel fortunate to be provided the opportunity to expand my media horizon and be a member of the POW Magazine Team!!