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Preview: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside @ Lincoln Hall 3/29

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside is a group that developed together from opposite ends of the country; seemingly minute decisions in their lives allowed them to locate one another in this big world coming together from Oregon to Alaska, and create a rocking, retro sound that's sure to only become bigger and bolder with time. From Portland, Oregon, the group combines Ford's bold, brassy, lounge-soul vocals with a stellar blues-infused backing.

While the group's debut album Dirty Radio is a brilliant introduction into their unique sound - recalling images of crowded dive bars, huddled around the group and toe-tapping in unison as sound rattles the building's frame, this year's release, however, titled Untamed Beast, couples sound with a vengeance; Sallie Ford's voice packs even more of a punch, the rhythms are tighter, and that rockabilly feel is more cultivated. It's no surprise that this group went on tour with The Avett Brothers, a group who also has a sound that is simply unable to be replicated. Ford is able to effortlessly reconcile scintillating riffs with a powerhouse voice and attitude that simply screams rebellion.

The group's dynamic personality comes to life in their video for "Party Kids," a sassy ballad featuring a bar outing that turns into a bit of a brawl. Watch below for yourself, and catch Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside at Lincoln Hall this Friday evening.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside play Lincoln Hall on Friday, 3/29, opening for Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. The 21+ show begins at 10pm, for $15. This show is currently sold out. Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Avenue, (773) 525-2501.

 
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