MusicfestNW officially announced much of the lineup for this year's three-day city-wide music festival today. And before we say anything else, we must point out that this year's festival will feature the Dandy Warhols sharing a bill with Brian Jonestown Massacre Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Crystal Ballroom. That hasn't happened since the ‘90s, and didn't seem too likely after the release of the documentary Dig
, where both bands' divisive dirty laundry was edited-for-effect and then flaunted in front of thousands of art house film fans to high acclaim.
Okay, we're not going to pretend that we didn't know this was happening. The festival is, after all, run by Willamette Week
. But we are relieved that we don't have to keep all these bands a secret anymore. I thought McCullough was gonna kill somebody she was so eager. I mean, look at this lineup so far:
Fall of Troy
M-1 of Dead Prez
The Black Keys
The Evening Episode
The Mooney Suzuki
The Silver Jews
Tractenburg Family Slideshow Players
Sure that's no SXSW (and some would say thank God for that), but, now in its sixth year, MusicfestNW is shaping up to be quite a unique and impressive festival. I mean, Sunny Day Real Estate's Jeremy Enigk solo and Silver Jews with Malkmus. That's crazy. Of course the festival is a little indie rock heavy and could stand to have a little more hip-hop and electronic music, but there is still another round of acts to be announced. So, keep ‘em crossed.
As usual, all of the festival's proceeds will go to non-profits. This year the recipients will be the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls and the Oregon Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Think about them when you're laying down your $35 for a wristband. If that doesn't work, think about standing next to wild-eyed BJM frontman Anton Newcombe as he heckles Courtney Taylor-Taylor. If that does it for you, you can get a wristband at Ticketswest, Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Ozone Records, 360 Vinyl or here at the Willamette Week offices.
MusicfestNW 2006: musicfestnw.com/2006