Album Review: Sallie Ford

Slap Back (Vanguard)

Album Reviews
[CONFESSIONAL GARAGE ROCK] Sallie Ford’s debut solo album probably won’t earn the comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald she received with her previous band, the Sound Outside. On Slap Back, she s   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside Are Breaking Up

Final two shows are this weekend at Doug Fir Lounge.


Well, shoot. Three years after being voted Portland's Best New Band, the rough-and-tumble jazz-folk-punk grab-bag known as Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside is breaking up. Aside from its somewhat surprising BNB victory, the band's career highlights included two albums (the most recent, Untamed Beast, came out earlier this year) an appearance on David Letterman and making it big in France.This ...   More
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Peer Reviews

Four Portland artists critique each other’s new albums.

Music Stories
Everyone’s a critic—even artists, who are predisposed to hating critics. So, with several major Portland albums dropping Feb. 19, we let the artists do our jobs for us and take a shot at rev   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Local Albums to Get Excited About in Early 2013

Top 5
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II (2/5, Jagjaguwar) The mystery is gone, but Ruban Nielson’s once-enigmatic post-Mint Chicks project is still one of Portland’s singular bands. Based on the new alb   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Doug Fir, Sept. 21


Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside at Doug Fir Lounge, Sept. 21, 2012Fresh off tour and back in Portland, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside took the stage at the Doug Fir to headline a sold-out, OPB-sponsored homecoming show on Sept. 21. Arriving just after 10 pm, the band performed a set of tunes both from its debut album, Dirty Radio, and its upcoming effort, due to be released in January. ...   More
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Live Review: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside in Paris, France


There's the common phrase of "Big in Japan," which can be applied to bands who experience massive success abroad in the notoriously music-crazed Asian country. When it comes to Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, all you have to do is swap out Japan for France and the phrase will still ring true. Turn on the radio? Chances are you'll hear Ford's crooning coming from the speakers. Open up a French newspaper ...   More
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Portland's "Late Show" Invasion

typhoon letterman

We've known for a long time now that New York City is obsessed with our little town (seriously, guys, all those local media think pieces are getting a little creepy), but who knew the bookers at one of the Big Apple's greatest television programs were so in love with us as well? We all found out this week, as The Late Show with David Letterman hosted two of the Rose City's most promising musical exports ...   More
Friday, August 5, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Nick Jaina, Sallie Ford, & Future Historians, Friday, April 2 @ Doug Fir

Nick Jaina must have known he was already loved when he emerged on the Doug Fir stage to see a packed house, but that didn't stop him from bribing the audience. “They're as big as your head,” the songwriter said of the massive cookies he baked prior to the show and plopped next to the merch booth selling his new album, A Bird in the Opera House. Jaina wasn't the only one debuting ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

These Are the Days: MFNW Edition

Here we go again! MusicfestNW is back with a phenomenal five day schedule of music featuring locally and internationally renowned musical artists performing at some of Portland's finest venues. On this edition of These Are the Days, some great tracks from local bands performing at the festival, including tracks from Menomena, Reporter, the Thermals and more. Charge your phones, take your vitamins, ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 ARYA IMIG


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