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 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: https://www.facebook.com/TheSellwoods
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: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-band/One-Drink-And-Other-Lies-1004004293094850/
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: https://www.facebook.com/therealgonetrio/
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: https://www.thefixinto.com/