In addition to all the comic nerds in town (Stumptown Comicsfest) and now that everyone in Portland is a comedian this weekend (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) - a little record store-label known as Jackpot! is throwing their annual rock and roll film festival. Usually full of obscure, recently unearthed or remastered gems from underground performers and shows.
Two I wanna see: The underground 80s Chicago punk scene - and 60s garage pop The Nightcrawlers.
Runs through next week at the Hollywood Theater 7 PM are showtimes.
From their site:
MONDAY, APRIL 26
YOU WEREN’T THERE: A HISTORY OF CHICAGO PUNK 1977-1984 is a rare glimpse into a truly one-of-a-kind American underground music scene that documents the impact that the punk movement had on the Windy City.
TUESDAY, APRIL 27TH
Cracking the Egg: The Untold Story Of The Nightcrawlers (40 min)
CRACKING THE EGG de-scrambles the story of 60s garage upstarts The Nightcrawlers and their circuitous road to cementing a spot in rock ‘n roll history. Setting them apart from the many requisite high-energy R&B cover acts of the day, this Daytona Beach five-piece injected their sets with catchy originals. Amongst many notable tunes was a lightly cast number called “Little Black Egg”. This song, with modest chart success, would go on to be covered and recorded by a wide spectrum of bands from the 60s up to today.