Sallie Ford Says It Straight

Portland-based rock act Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside has a frontwoman who tells it like it is. She writes rock ‘n’ roll music that is peppered with sarcasm and anger, innuendos and not-so-subtle confessions. “There are some naughty songs on the record,” Ford says, laughing. “Most of the time, I just end up being really blunt.” Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside play One Eyed Jacks on Sunday night.

He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister Is a Family Affair

Siblings and bandmates Rob and Rachel Kolar of L.A. gypsy-folk rock outfit He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister didn’t always agree on music. “I was into punk rock when I was younger, so I would blast bands like Rancid and The Clash,” Rob Kolar says. “Rachel would ask if we could we put on something else on, and I’d be like, ‘Well, this is my favorite band.’ She was into more mainstream music.

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