Stomp and Shout: The Untold Story of Northwest Rock & Roll

Fourth Plain Forward Community Commons 3101 E 4th Plain Blvd Ste.101, Vancouver, WA, United States

Northwest Rock & Roll’s historical highpoints are well documented—in the late 20th century, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and other grunge gods took the world by storm. Previously, Seattle’s Queensrÿche and Heart had ruled the heavy metal realm. And prior to that, The Wailers, The Kingsmen, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and The Sonics had all fueled local teen dances with garage-rock versions of the region’s signature song, “Louie Louie.”   Yet these iconic bands are only half the story. In this talk, join author Peter Blecha to discover the lesser-known but vitally important bands and scenes that laid the foundation for what was to come—finally connecting all the dots between the fabled Northwest era of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, and Jimmy Hendrix, and the R&B-spiked roots of a distinct regional artform: the “Original Northwest Sound.”   Peter Blecha (he/him) is the director of the Northwest Music Archives, an award-winning author, a founding curator at MoPop, and a longtime staff historian at HistoryLink.org. Blecha’s newest book, Stomp and Shout: R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock and Roll, draws on his deep knowledge as a leading expert on Pacific Northwest music history to chronicle both well-known and overlooked icons of the early Northwest […]

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CCHM Speaker Series: Orugas a Mariposas

Fourth Plain Forward Community Commons 3101 E 4th Plain Blvd Ste.101, Vancouver, WA, United States

Latino Leadership Northwest has been a vital force in Latino student education and leadership development in SW WA since 2011. Our unwavering mission empowers Latino youth to build relationships, advocate for their education, and take pride in their achievements, while also providing a safety net of resources for their families. Diana Avalos-Leos is an advocate, community leader and a champion for youth and families with a background in addressing issues of health equity and social justice. Diana is the Founder and Executive Director of Latino Leadership NW, founded in 2011, as a grassroots movement response to address the academic and leadership needs of BIPOC youth in SW Washington. LLNW continues to bring youth together to provide leadership development, elevate post-secondary education and technical career opportunities and provide culturally specific activities to first generation, priority populations and hard to reach youth. Over the years, under Diana’s leadership LLNW has become a reputable trusted organization which collaborates with cross sector partners to address the complex social needs of youth and their families. The CCHM Speaker Series season is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. This month’s presentation is co-hosted with Fourth Plain Forward and brought to you by Humanities Washington […]

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