(June 24 & 25, 2016) Benefit for 95.1 KISN FM
Lineup June 25th: The Kingsmen, Paradise, The Minders, Suicide Notes, Verner Pantons, The Cool Whips, The Hauer Things, The Jim Jams, La Goon Squad, Dartgun and the Vignettes, The Mean Reds, The Sellwoods
Willamette Week says, “[MONSTER GARAGE] To benefit the recent re-birth of now-listener-supported KISN FM, the station which once premiered the cream of the oldies, this ninth Nuggets Night has expanded to a box-set of sorts, highlighting a pair of legendary artists alongside the annual event’s traditional assemblage of cover sets by local acts and one-off tributes. Friday’s slate brings the only Northwest stop for the Flamin’ Groovies, the final show of Beyond Veronica, Eyelids (as requested by the Groovies), the Pynnacles (who debuted at Nuggets Night 2012), and a Dead Moon-themed Karaoke From Hell performance. The Minders, buzzy girl-garage group the Mean Reds, and Blue Whip—a specially-formed collaboration between The Cool Whip and Blue Skies For Black Hearts—accompany Saturday headliners the Kingsmen, of “Louie Louie” fame. JAY HORTON.”
Portland Tribune reports, “Strahota [event organizer] says he wanted this year’s Nuggets shows to benefit KISN because Northwest rock ‘n’ rollers owe a historical debt to the station.” (Wednesday, 15 June 2016,
Live interview on Golden Age of Rock and Roll on House of Sound. (June 14, 2016)
Live interview on KISN FM (June 11, 2016)
Portland Mercury plugs Nuggets Night
Beer Nuts and Speed Freaks with DJ Instant Onion and Nuggets Night organizer, Luke Strahota.