Jackpot Records Bio:
Jackpot Records began in 1997 in Portland, Oregon's Hawthorne neighborhood as an independent retailer set on getting music into the hands and ears of the people who love it. Opened by owner Isaac Slusarenko, Jackpot Records is founded on the idea that the music matters, offering a wide selection of both new and used CDs, LPs, DVDs and other collectibles. In 2001, Slusarenko opened a second location in Portland's bustling downtown, spanning the Willamette River to bring the unique experience that is Jackpot Records to both east and west Portland. In addition to providing both a brick-and-mortar location as well as an internet presence, Jackpot Records enjoys giving back to the community that supports it by offering free, all ages in-store performances, signings and meet-n-greets, as well as an annual film festival that centers on music-related cinema.
In 2004, an independent record label of the same name was born into the Jackpot Records family. In its current conception, Jackpot Records operates as a reissue label featuring albums and bands that have been seminal within their respective genres. To date, Jackpot Records has reissued works from The Wipers, Beauregarde, Jandek, The New Dawn and MIJ, with more on the way. Care is paid to giving each album the most authentic and true-to-form representation, with all recordings taken from the original master tapes whenever possible.