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  Wild weather didn’t stop Brooklyn’s finest from filling The Bell House on Monday night for a show from the second of two shows from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. The festivities kicked off with the charming Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, a Portland, Oregon band known for catchy alt-country/rockabilly jams. Sallie Ford, kick-ass lady she is, performed with an infectious energy and plenty of banter with the audience and guitarist Jeff ... Read More
Portland's own Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside made their way to the BUST offices in NYC to soothe our aching earbuds with a stripped-down version of their rockabilly love song, "Shivers." Only two of the usual quartet made it out for this intimate performance, with Ford on acoustic guitar and lead guitarist Jeff Munger on electric guitar. Munger's classic country riffs and solo matched Sallie's soulful energy with ease. As one of the few audience members, I've ... Read More
On their sophomore album, Portland-based Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside cull the best bits from music’s past eras, creating a mercurial hybrid of rockabilly, blues, country, and garage rock. Ford’s vocals have just enough of a worn edge to sound appropriately world-weary and jaded, but she’s smooth enough in her delivery to pull off sweeter, poppier tracks. Catchy “They Told Me” brings to mind the tight hooks of fellow retro rockers the Black Keys, ... Read More