Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage: 50 Years and Independent Music from the Rose City is an 88-page book and audio CD highlighting the history of Portland’s burgeoning independent music scene, and includes contributions from: The Dill Pickle Club, Mississippi Records, Oregon Historical Music Society, PDX Pop Now!, Joe Kregal, Ural Thomas, Valerie Brown, Fred and Toody Cole, Vanessa Renwick and Erin Yanke, Calvin Johnson and Cool Nutz.

Northwest Passage charts the history of Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows, Portland soul singer Ural Thomas (the man responsible for opening many an Otis Redding concert and for providing James Brown with many of the hooks he’s so famous for), along with Beat Happening/Dub Narcotic/K Records’ Calvin Johnson, and a ton of others.

Available here from the Dill Pickle Club.