Dear Tape Op reader:Some folks might not know how inextricably connected Tape Op editor Larry Crane's recording studios have been to the history of Tape Op Magazine. His first home studio, Laundry Rules, was in a Portland basement at 33rd and Yamhill, and saw artists like Stephen Malkmus, Versus, Catpower and Elliott Smith record there. Tape Op began in conjunction with this space, as Larry was looking to learn more about making records, and wondered why no one interviewed the people in the kind of scene he'd been playing music in. In 1997 Larry moved into a commercial space and renamed it Jackpot! Recording Studio. Here work with Elliott continued, as well as records by Quasi, Richmond Fontaine, Sleater-Kinney, The Go-Betweens, M. Ward, The Decemberists and many more well-known artists. Now Jackpot! will be celebrating 15 years of business, in conjunction with their friends at the similarly monikered Jackpot Records. It looks to be a fun night, so come on down! Note the intimate "DJ" gig that Larry is doing a week prior as well...Thanks!

Jackpot! Recording Studio and Jackpot Records
Joint 15th Anniversary Party Celebration

The Minus 5
System and Station
Alialujah Choir
Blue Skies for Black Hearts
Perhapst (John Moen)
Dave Depper
Bagdad Theater and Pub, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
May 18, 2012  -  8 pm to Midnight -  doors at 7 pm -   21 and over
$10 - Tickets at Jackpot Records locations, Bagdad Theater, Crystal Ballroom box office, and online at Cascade Tickets 
Isaac Slusarenko (Jackpot Records) and Larry Crane (Jackpot! Recording Studio) celebrate 15 years of their Portland-based businesses and will be the hosts and MCs for the event. All artists will play short sets and there may even be surprises!
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PS: Larry Crane will be "The Fake DJ" at Al's Den, May 11th from 10:30 pm to late. X plays the Crystal that night! Come on down! Al's Den - 303 S.W. 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97205

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