Neil Gust's Post-Heatmiser Band, No. 2, Gets Reissued By Jackpot Records

Check out the teaser video, featuring Elliott Smith...and his underwear.

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In the classic '90s Portland band Heatmiser, Neil Gust was the Mick Jones to Elliott Smith's Joe Strummer—the one with the more enhanced pop sensibility and less severe demeanor.  After the band broke up following 1996's Mic City Sons, Smith went on to sign with a major label, get nominated for an Oscar and become one of indie rock's most treasured songwriters. Gust, meanwhile, formed another ...   More
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Jackpot Records is Closing Its Downtown Location

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Jackpot Records has announced it will be closing its downtown location effective June 30. According to a statement from owner Isaac Slusarenko, the decision to shutter the longstanding Portland record store, which opened in 1997, is less about economics than it is "a move that will help us focus more energy and resources on other pursuits," into the store's in-house record label. Jackpot's ...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Jackpot Records May Have Ruined DeSean Jackson's NFL Career*

* OK, not really. But still.

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Bear with us, as this takes some explaining.As NFL fans know, last Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson—a surprising move, considering he's coming off the best season of his career. Several theories have been floated as to why the organization decided to sever ties with a three-time Pro Bowler, but the one that's stuck as a national talking point is Jackson's alleged ...   More
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

The Top Selling Albums in Portland for Jan. 2-8


Whilst putting together our 2011 end-of-year round-up of Portland facts and figures, which included the city's best-selling albums, most rented DVDs, and top viewed movies, it occured to us that reading about what you people read, watch, listen to and eat is really freaking interesting. So we've decided to make the top selling albums in Portland a weekly event. This week we're including both Jackpot ...   More
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Prepare to Celebrate Record Store Day! In Portland! Again!


Nerds like me have trouble choosing a favorite holiday: Halloween is the weirdest, New Year's is the drunkest (though also the douchiest) and Record Store Day...well, Record Store day is the holiday made for music geeks like me. Portland's Record Store Day calendar is coming together slowly—isn't that just like Portland?—but here are some awesome things you can check out on Saturday, April 16. ...   More
Thursday, April 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

The Cribs Honor the City of Roses

UK lads the Cribs are set to release a special limited-region boxset in Yorkshire, Lancashire and...Portland?!?. Jackpot Records will exclusively stock a limited run of "The Roses Edition" of the band's third album, Ignore the Ignorant, when it's released on September 7th. Housed in a fancy black box, the edition includes a copy of the album, a "Making Of" documentary DVD, and an audio version of ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

Jackpot Records to Release Dave Depper's RAM Project, Ylang Ylang, Crock

It looks like Jackpot Records label—hitherto popular for its reissues from classic area bands like punk legends the Wipers, vaguely religious rockers A New Dawn as well as cult groups like Boston Spaceships and experimental music god Jandek—is stepping up its label game a bit. The label, run by Isaac Slusarenko, who also runs two lovely brick-and-mortar Portland record stores of the same ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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