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Slabtown getting spruced up & all ages

mstrix Oct 19 2012 12:56P 4

Been hanging out at SLABTOWN in NW PDX planning a party (10/27 @ Slabtown!) and am really impressed how the new owner, Doug, is making that place SHINE!! It was always a cool space, but hard to get good dynamics due to the low ceilings and concrete everywhere - 'twas WALL OF RACKET - THIS IS ALL CHANGING. The stage area acoustics have been adjusted, and the stage has been spruced up and looks good (if you will recall, it used to be a shithole).

Furthermore, the kitchen and food look great too - in a nod to SATYRICON'S FELLINI/EAT OR DIE there is a decided Greek/Middle Eastern slant (pita bread, hummus, salads etc), and they offer hand-cut fries as well. Cheap and vegan-friendly.

Here is the kicker: Starting in November, they are preparing to do ALL AGES shows! They are fixing up the back room (which I always thought would be perfect for solo/acoustic stuff) for small DIY shows and all ages shows.

Finally, having booked there recently, I have to say that I think their payout setup is fair and reasonable for musicians - better than most local rock clubs.

It is so REFRESHING to see a bar owner put MONEY and EFFORT into making a Portland rock venue SHINE instead of letting it go to SHIT.

So I suggest: support the efforts of Slabtown's new owner and go check it out (1033 NW 16th just a block off NW Lovejoy) - buy a beer or a drink or some food. - Tell 'em ERIKA from BOO FROG sent ya.

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4 Comments

  1. danikordani

    SICK!!!! All ages!

  2. up All the Young Punks!

  3. kenric

    I agree, Doug is awesome. I wanted to go to the Election Night Pre-Riot Party and Dissident Fashion Show, but I've oddly been crashing early the past four nights. I also love his film series.

  4. show-bot!

    First ALL-AGES show is tonight!

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