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Ural Thomas and the Pain, Y La Bamba

MATTHEW SINGER
9 pm., Sunday December 08 | Free.
Rontoms
600 E Burnside St.
 
[PORTLAND SOUL] Ural Thomas is proof that, at one time, the whitest city in America not only had soul but bred it, too. Starting out in the late 1950s singing doo-wop on Portland street corners, Thomas cut a series of hot-shit R&B 45s on his own label in the ’60s, showcasing his roughed-up, been-through-some-stuff voice. He appeared at the Apollo Theater in Harlem dozens of times, opening for the likes of Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding, and seemed poised for a national breakthrough. Then, as often happens, things derailed. By the mid-’70s he had moved back to his old North Portland neighborhood, where he’s lived ever since. But Thomas isn’t content just being an artifact. He’s got a new band, the Pain, and its powerful, energetic coming-out party at Doug Fir last month confirmed that while Thomas is a vital link to Portland’s past, he’s living in the present, and gazing toward the future. 

Where: Rontoms
Phone: 236-4536
Address: 600 E Burnside St.
Website: rontoms.net

 
 

Rontoms

600 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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