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Sallie Ford, Crooked Fingers 

When: Thu., Nov. 6, 9 p.m. 2014
Portland's Sallie Ford hasn't given up her insouciance and sass on her latest album, Slap Back (Vanguard). Based on the song "Workin' the Job," her appreciation for carnal pleasures remains unchanged: "Why can't you skip work today / Some days we are broke, we're paid / I don't care how much you make / You don't need money to get laid." On her previous two albums that brashness has been delivered with an appealingly loose, liquid phrasing that seemed to borrow more from Blossom Dearie (or Erin McKeown) than Kathleen Hanna, creating a nice tension with her band's scrappy garage rock and rockabilly grooves. Continue reading >>
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