I had a wonderful trip to the Pacific Northwest last month. I visited record stores in Portland, Eugene, Beaverton, Olympia, and Seattle. I found something to buy at almost every shop I checked out, and my DJ bag was stuffed when I returned home. Not only did I find some incredible things on my trip, but I came home to some VCLT from one of my YouTube buddies. The vinyl community is truly a wonderful place.
Check out the video below to see what I’ve added to my collection!
It’s almost time for my vacation in the Pacific Northwest, so I’ve been busy creating playlists of all my favorite PNW bands, and deciding what albums off my want list I’d like to look for when I visit all those amazing record shops in Portland and Seattle. I’ve had so much awesome ’90s music in my head that I thought I’d share a few of my favorites for this week’s Friday Five. Now, I could easily just lay down five Sleater-Kinney tracks, because you know they’re my favorite PNW band. But I’ll refrain. For now.
Bangs – S.O.S.
Dear Nora – You Are 26
Lois – The Trouble With Me
Team Dresch – Remember Who You Are
Beat Happening – Godsend
In this second installment of my PNW vinyl haul, I focus on my finds from the three Everyday Music stores in and around Portland, Oregon. I got some pretty awesome stuff at these shops, so check out the video below!
My Pacific Northwest vacation is so close now. I can’t wait to dig into all the record stores out there and come home with loads of vinyl. Until then, I’ve been listening to a lot of my favorite PNW bands, past and present. You all know that I have huge love for Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, and Wimps, so I figured I’d highlight some other bands this week.
Without further ado, here are some PNW bands and tunes I dig.
1. The Gossip – “Don’t (Make Waves)”
2. Beat Happening – “Indian Summer”
3. Heavens to Betsy – “Complicated”
4. Team Dresch – “She’s Amazing”
5. Excuse 17 – “Nervousness Never Fades”