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MFNW Preview: Twin Shadow

The shape-shifting sounds of George Lewis Jr.


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The music of George Lewis Jr. can be described in many terms, but “subtle” is not one of them. While contemporaries like Future Islands and Toro y Moi have parlayed a fetish for    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: The Tallest Man on Earth

A solitary songwriter finally enlists a little help from his friends—and makes his richest album yet.


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The beauty of Kristian Matsson’s music is that it’s never needed polish. The Swedish singer-songwriter has spent the better part of a decade crafting songs under the Tallest Man on Earth moniker w   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 BRANDON WIDDER

MFNW Preview: Strand of Oaks

Timothy Showalter jams the pain away.


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For a guy who writes heart-wrenching folk anthems with titles like “Shut In” and “Sleeping Pills,” Timothy Showalter is actually a pretty upbeat dude. As a matter of fact, his latest record un   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Lady Lamb

Aly Spaltro dreams a little dream, then puts it on record.


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Aly Spaltro has the ability to make anything seem lovely—even getting torn to shreds by a pack of wolves. On “Sunday Shoes,” a song from After, her second album as Lady Lamb, t   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 SHANNON GORMLEY

MFNW Preview: Locals Only

The Portland contingent chimes in on its favorite MFNW memories.


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Lost Lander [EPIC POP] Lost Lander hit the ground running in 2012 with its excellent first album, DRRT, pairing orchestral rock with rich vocal harmonies and a Sufjan Stevens-like dos   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WW Culture Staff

MFNW Preview: And the Rest!

Eight bands worth getting to the waterfront early for.


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Milo Greene [FOLK POPPED] Whether it was their intention to create a festival-ready powerhouse or not, the four college friends who comprise Milo Greene are most definitely bound for    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Eight Cool Things at MFNW — That Aren’t Music

Free haircuts, populist liquor and all the water you can drink.


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MusicfestNW isn’t just a concert. It’s an experience, of which music is only one part. The biggest part, sure. But man does not subsist on bands alone. Waterfront Park is going to be your home for   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AMY WOLFE

Welcome to Turdlania

A guide to Isaac Brock's Portland.


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Isaac Brock has what you might call a “conflicted relationship” with Portland. In an interview with Polish television in June, Modest Mouse’s head rodent described his adopted hometown as “a c   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Clasp Your Hands Say Death

Prayers’ Rafael Reyes talks gangs, cholo goth and finding God in nature.


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When Rafael Reyes goes on tour with his band, his concerns run a bit deeper than lodging, food and acoustics. “I’m from Southern California, so sometimes when I play other cities, like San Franc   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

MFNW, Red Bull Sound Select and Kill Rock Stars Present Fucked Up, Wimps, And And And


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[THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME] Hardcore has never been a genre open to experimentation. Anti-establishment and hyper-political, sure, but the music coming out of the D.C. and L.A. punk scenes in the ’8   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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