Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Closing Time

On December 23rd, 2011 Hall of Records spun it's last record. It was a magical night, filled with lots of love. We thank everyone who made our store possible and filled it with such beautiful music night after night. You will always have a very special place in our hearts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Portland Groove Collective & Open Jazz Jam

We've been doing a lot more live music lately! Tonight the Portland Groove Collective is playing. PGC is (from their website) an All Original Jazz Rock, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban-based rhythm music that derives its musicianship from across the United States to coalesce in the Pacific Northwest. Thursday, November 17th at 8PM!

Also, every Monday we're hosting a Open Jazz Jam brought to us by the Hank Hirsch Quartet! Bring your instruments or just bring your ears to listen. They're great!! Every Monday @ 8PM.

Urban Spoon just named us one of the best wine bars for live music! So nice!

Here's a pic of Chazz Funk... playing every other Sunday at 3PM!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween at the Hall!

This coming Halloween Monday we'll be hosting a KBOO Community Radio live broadcast at 2PM! Matthew from the Monday Sampler will be doing a spook-tackular show featuring Chazz Funk (Justin's Jazz band) and a kids' costume contest! We'll be open early for the show, so come on down!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2011 Winter Menu

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New Hours and more Live Music!

Hey all!!

We've been super busy lately getting ready for some changes at the store. Live Jazz with Chazz Funk every other Sunday has turned out to be a huge success! So focusing on what is working well, we've decided to add more live music! We're a small venue, so most of our live music will be mellow and jazzy.

We've done a slight remodel so we can accommodate musicians in the front window now. Our DJ booth is on wheels so we can move it out of the way and we've moved the record area over to the opposite side of the room. It might not look like a big difference, but for us it was! I needed to make more table tops (lots of sanding, staining and shellacking!), make more shelving and even lay more flooring! Our maintenance crew was a huge help to us and helped us build a lot!

Starting this Monday we're going to have the Hank Hirsch Quintet playing every Monday night at 8PM! Chazz Funk is still playing every other Sunday afternoon from 3PM - 5PM. They will also be playing a special Halloween show for KBOO Community Radio on Halloween from 2PM - 4PM. Matthew from KBOO's Monday Sampler will be in the house doing a live broadcast featuring Chazz Funk!

We'll be featuring a Jazz Trio from our friends and neighbors at Straight from New York Pizza on Sunday October 30th from 4PM - 6PM. Check out the calendar on our website soon to see more live music bookings!

With these new changes we've decided that we need a break once a week! Justin, Dameian, Katie and Crew have been working really hard and we could use one day to not worry about the store! Therefore, we're going to start closing on Tuesdays starting next week. But in exchange for this, we're opening one hour early every weekday.

So the new hours are:

Opening Wednesday - Monday at 3PM
Closed Tuesday

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Beef Stew is back!

Last winter, everyone loved our Chuck Roast Beef Stew. This morning I made the first batch of the new Fall/Winter Season! We also have some delicious Spicy Sausage Chili to warm your bones!

Our store is looking especially cozy these colder fall days.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Three Years of the Belmont Street Fair!

The Belmont Street Fair was a huge success this year! I am especially proud because I was part of a small crew that actually made it happen! As a Belmont Business Association Rep, I teamed up with Tim from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and Nancy from The Support Group to put on this years fair! We couldn't have done it without a lot of great volunteers and fellow neighbors and assocation members. It took months to plan but it came out great!!

It is my tradition on this blog to document our progress by the Street Fair:

Year 1: 2009
Justin and I got a booth and sold records! Our store was just a dream but we KNEW we were going to end up on Belmont. We met a lot of really great people that day that have become great friends and customers!

Year 2: 2010
Our store is literally two weeks old! We were GLOWING, we were so happy!

Year 3: 2011
I organized the whole Street Fair!! Justin and his friends opened the fair with a great Jazz set!! Justin's on drums, our good friend Russ is on keys, Christian plays trumpet and Dylan is on guitar. They band is called the Chazz Funk All Stars and they play every other Sunday at the Hall from 3PM to 5PM!

What a great day!!!! I'm so happy to be a part of the neighborhood!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Art from Friends

We seem to be amassing a nice collection of local art! Our friend Kipp at Northern Draw made us some sweet art out of a skateboard that is now on display above our back door.

Our friend Sean also has been experimenting with 3-D. He made us an awesome interactive Jackson 5 piece that's on our bar as well.

And to top it off, we have some new, gigantic art from our neighbors at Gallery Zero. It's huge and amazing!! Come see it!!!