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Location 
(New! As of April 2014)
2530 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220
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Across 82nd in lot next to Madison High School Track
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OCTOBER
WED 29th BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM 8:30pm



THU 30th NO WAY HOME REUNION
CINDY LOU BANKS  9pm
Award Winning Country Band No Way 
Home Reunites to Benefit Cause
No Way Home reunion to benefit Pit Bull rescue organization
PORTLAND, ORE. October 11, 2014: Portland 
Music Association’s Outstanding Country Act of 
1991 and 1992 will reunite after 20 years on Thursday, 
October 30, 2014 at Duff’s Garage Bar and Grill to 
once again make music and build awareness for Born 
Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR). BAPBR is the longest 
standing registered non-profit rescue in the Portland Metro area “dedicated to giving Pit Bull Terriers the lives they deserve.” Their last public performance was in 1994. 
Showtime is 9:00pm. Tough Lovepyle is the opener at 7PM. 


About No Way Home
No Way Home was founded in 1990 by singer/songwriter Cindy Lou Banks and guitarist/singer Garry Valentine. The other members included Steve Gation, drums and vocals; Clem Houg, bass guitar; and Julie Bonaduce, vocals and percussion. The band was awarded the Portland Music Association's Crystal Award for Outstanding Country Act two years running and was probably the only band in history to play the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Satyricon AND the Pendelton Round Up, a tribute to their universal appeal. No Way Home is often credited with starting the momentum behind Portland's "alternative" country scene by pioneering a following in downtown rock clubs as well as country bars. Drawing on many elements while remaining firmly rooted in the country music tradition. Their CD, Gone, was critically acclaimed and was picked up by alternative label Tim/Kerr Records. Download CD “GONE”: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55500571/No%20Way%20Home%20Band.zip

THU 30th TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) FREE 7pm

FRI 31st BIG MONTI 9pm
BIG MONTI'S HALLOWEEN PARTY!
with very special guests KEVIN SELFE and PETER DAMMANN
$10 Cover DUFF'S GARAGE
$50 Cash Prize for Best Costume at Midnight!

DUFF'S GARAGE has a truly scary line-up for you this year on HALLOWEEN! Northwest guitar monsters, BIG MONTI, KEVIN SELFE and PETER DAMMANN will have you howling at the moon! International recording artist and sometimes vampire, BOYD SMALL will be on drums and "Killer" KELLY DUNN will be on bass. If that weren't enough, at midnight there's also a $50 PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME! Music starts at 9 PM. $10 cover
His name is Monti Amundson but most people call him Big Monti. Not just because of the man’s physical appearance, but also because of his obvious talent and sheer presence. When Big Monti takes the stage, it’s clear that there’s more going on than the usual extended guitar solos – the man plays and sings larger than life.When Monti gets compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan or Johnny Winter he just says “thank you.” The fact is, the big man has his own style. “I’m a blues guitar player in a band that plays rock n’ roll,” is how Monti explains it. He doesn’t so much as straddle the line between the genres as bend it, ignore it, or race back and forth across it until both sides go up in flames. The blues of Big Monti comes straight from the heart, cuts through your soul and is as real as it gets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Xgl33LkBs Big Monti Amundson 'Broke Down Car'

NOVEMBER 

SAT 1st - SOUL VACCINATION $12 8pm
The hottest Dance Band in the Pacific Northwest
is coming to Duff's Garage - SOUL VACCINATION!
Funk, Soul and R&B for your dancing pleasure!
Soul Vaccination is 'THE' Hottest Funk and Dance 
Band in the Pacific Northwest! They have been a
fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 15 years,
bringing you tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder,
Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power.
One thing's for sure when you see Soul Vaccination..
the Dance Floor will be PACKED!
SOUNDS LIKE: Rufus, Sly & the Family Stone, Aretha Franklin, 
Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power.

SUN 2nd - RHYTHM RENEGADES - FREE 7:30pm - swing/jazz
Our main influence is the great Belgian/French Gypsy 
guitarist Django Reinhardt, who together with Stephane Grappeli formed 
the famous “Hot club of France” in 1934, and based on their collaborations 
and the Gypsy guitar styling’s of Django, a whole new style of Jazz was 
developed….called Le jazz hot .

Django Reinhardt has astounded and thrilled numerous generations of 
guitar players and jazz lovers with his amazing command of the guitar
 and his influence is evident even today.

This music has an infectious driving rhythm and incorporates most of the 
standard pop and jazz tunes of the 20′s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s …. 
As well as many modern day compositions. 

The Djangophiles, in keeping with the tradition of the music use acoustic instruments, and sound reinforcement only when necessary….The result is a comfortable listening level that is never too loud or intrusive.



MON 3rd Comedy 9pm THE REAL COMEDY SPOT, featuring The Real Hyjinx.
Doors at 6:30pm, Comedy 9pm, FREE

TUE 4th - WINGTIPS 8:45pm
An All-Star Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing 9pm $3

WED 5th - SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM (blues) $2 8:30pm
WED 5th - Woodlander 6-8pm free

THU 6th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock) 7pm free
​THU 6th - Jame's Grants DETOUR 9:15pm
James Grant is a one of a kind guitarist and his style compared by critics to Eric Johnson, Satriani, Gary Moore and Pink Floyd. His band Blues Mythology is a Funky Modern Blues Rock Band.
James is a well respected guitarist and composer who has worked with and is thought highly of by some of the best in West Coast music. He is dedicated and has devoted his life to composing and playing. As well as being a world-class guitarist, James is also an exceptional songwriter, and engineer as well.

FRI 7th RADIO GIANTS 9pm

SAT 8th -RAE GORDON / STACY JONES 9pm

SUN 9th - DJANGOPHILES - FREE 7:30pm

MON 10th Comedy 9pm

TUE 11th - WINGTIPS (jump swing blues) 8:45pm $3
TUE 11th - SHARKSKIN REVUE (jump swing blues) 6-8pm

WED 12th - BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM 8:30pm
WED 12th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm - FREE

THU 13th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free
THU 13th JAMES GRANT'S DETOUR 9:15pm
​James Grant is a one of a kind guitarist and his style compared by critics to Eric Johnson, Satriani, Gary Moore and Pink Floyd. His band Blues Mythology is a Funky Modern Blues Rock Band.
James is a well respected guitarist and composer who has worked with and is thought highly of by some of the best in West Coast music. He is dedicated and has devoted his life to composing and playing. As well as being a world-class guitarist, James is also an exceptional songwriter, and engineer as well.

FRI 14th ELLEN WHYTE-BIG BAND 9pm
ELLEN WHYTE and her Plus Sized Big Band
10 piece Band with 4 pc Horn section!
$10 Cover 21+



"Ellen’s voice, as always, defies belief. With a strong vocal ability she is capable of causing your nerves to tingle in excitement, while at the same time, she can come across with a gentle touch as a kitten nuzzling your cheek. From your first listen to Ellen’s breathy vocals on “The Blues Walked Through My Door” right through every spin culminating with “Thanks For The Ride,” with its Memphis Horns-styled energy, you’re going to want to take this trip with Ellen Whyte over and over again.”
- Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fdTwaR392Y - Ellen Whyte's Plus Sized Big Band promo video

One thing about multi-Grammy nominated vocalist ELLEN WHYTE you can count on is that you can never categorize her as a one trick pony. This native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida who has fronted bands for over 30 years melds her rich influences of jazz, blues, rock, gospel and Americana into every performance. Whether it is a trio, her 6 piece combo or her 10 piece big band, traces of all of these influences can be masterfully heard. 
Never is it more on display, however, then with the blistering hot 10 piece Ellen Whyte and the Plus Sized Band.  
Armed with a powerhouse 4 piece horn section and one of the tightest rhythm sections in Portland, a night with “Ellen Whyte and the Plus Sized Band” is an experience not to be missed (nor forgotten).
"This band is like family,” Ellen continues. We just go out and have a blast. Audiences see and hear it in our performances and really get involved! Our repertoire is truly unique with this band, explains Ellen. You won’t hear the typical ‘horn dance band’ song list. There are several songs of mine that you will only hear with the Plus Sized Band. We also take covers (some recognized, others undiscovered gems) and put our own original stamp to them. The result is truly amazing.”

FRI 14th - JAWBONE FLATS - 6pm - FREE

SAT 15th LLOYD JONES- 9pm

SUN 16th DJANGOPHILES 7:30pm Free 

MON 17th Comedy 9pm

TUE 18th - JOSH HOYER’S Shadowboxers 8:30pm
​Sounds like: Dr. John meets Al Green backed by Booker T and the MGs

R&B and Soul music from Lincoln, Nebraska 
JOSH HOYER & The Shadowboxers 
Tuesday 11/18 8:30pm 
$10 21+ *Discount for Cascade Blues Association members

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-24n_7_IepQ - 'Make Time for Love' Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers

JOSH HOYER and The Shadowboxers is a project formed in late 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. For the last 15 years, Hoyer has been very in demand as a performer in his previous bands, as a solo artist behind the piano and as a session musician and arranger. Spending much of his time booking and promoting in Lincoln at the legendary Zoo Bar and beyond, Hoyer is an influential part of the funk, soul and blues youth movement.
His current 9-piece Soul band includes some of the areas most revered and accomplished musicians, many of whom have toured nationally and internationally, teach music and are asked to back up bands live and in the studio. The band’s sound and passion come from their deep respect, knowledge of and passion for blues, Americana, soul, funk, and many other styles of music.
2013 was a highly successful first year for the band in which they played dozens of festivals, cultivated a large following in a 3-state area, represented NE in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and were named 2013’s Best Soul/R&B at the Omaha Entertainment Awards.
In January 2014, they released their self-titled debut album to a raucous crowd of 700 at the Bourbon Theatre. Borrowing from Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the album blends the classic sounds of Soul and R&B, yet has a vibe and sound that is fresh and unique. Each of the 8 songs has a great groove, exceptional lyrical, vocal and instrumental performance, artful arrangement and challenges to be stacked up to many of the best songs in any Soul catalog.
WED 19th BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM - 8:30pm
WED 19th - Woodlander 6-8pm free

THU 20th - TOM BERGERON BRASIL BAND 9:15pm $6
The Tom Bergeron Brasil Band plays an eclectic mix of Brazilian 
genres, including the virtuosic instrumental choro that was 
popular in the early 20th Century, the romantic song-samba 
from the 1930s & 1940s, the sultry bossa nova, contemporary 
popular hits, original compositions, and the shake-your-booty-
style samba that is popular today in Rio’s trendy Lapa district.
THU 20th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free

FRI 21st - AL HENDRIX / LEVI DEXTER / SHUGGIE B GOODE
FRI 22nd - Alicin Rice’s Singer/Songwriter hour 6-8pm Free

SAT 22nd The DK Stewart Sextet
$10 Cover 8pm- midnight

The Rose City's award winning ensemble breaks out more 
tasty and sophisticated gems from the age when blues was 
jazz and both performed in seamless style. "Johnny Guitar 
Watson" hits blended with "Charles Brown" tunes merge 
seamlessly into the N.O Funk of "Earl King" and blues poetry 
of "Percy Mayfield" materials. With DANCE as the priority 
and strong GROOVEs leading the way, blues lovers can unite to celebrate "Buddy Guy" and "T-Bone Walker" screamers featuring the precision horn work of Chris Mercer on sax and Joe McCarthy on the Trumpet. 

Peter Dammann nails the "Otis Rush" guitar gems and Joseph Conrad thumbs the precision bass as though it was Jerry Jamont's own instrument. With a flare for genre-specific dynamics, both Stewart and drummer Ed Pierce muscle the rhythm section charts like fine athletes. It's music for ears that appreciate the times and vocals that soulfully emote the blues of an era in it's hey day. Catch an audio ride from Chicago to New Orleans - with a sprinkle of two-beat stride piano at its core that’s sure to leave you wanting more on that last Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

Bring a friend or family member to dance or a date or loved one to romance in style at Portland's new premier hot spot for music on 82nd and NE Russell. Great seating - secure parking, large dance floor with a fine stage and audio system that presents the power of the band without overcoming conversations at the strategically placed tables. 8pm until midnight. Fine liquor - great company and happy faces abound... Don't miss this RARE appearance of a legendary Portland dance and concert band in these fine surroundings.


SUN 23rd - DJANGOPHILES - 7:30pm Free

MON 24th Comedy 9pm

TUE 25th - WINGTIPS (Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing) 8:45 pm $3

WED 26th - BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM 8:30pm
WED 26th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm - FREE

THU 27th CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING.

FRI 28TH CHUCK BERRY TRIBUTE 9pm 

SAT 29th MAC & DUB 9pm

SUN 30th DJANGOPHILES - 7:30pm Free




Hours
Sat-Mon: 6:30pm
Tue-Fri: 3pm

​Contact Us
General Inquiries: 
        (503) 234-BEER
duffsgarage@gmail.com
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Booking Inquiries:
Jon Wallace - duffsgarage@gmail.com
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