honcho Trevor Solomon has just announced the lineup for the Nike-sponsored daytime shows that will take place during MFNW at the Wonder Ballroom. And what a lineup it is: No Age
's experimental postpunk and Battles
' math rock on Thursday, Sept. 4; Spoon
's Britt Daniel and Doug Martsch's Built to Spill
(recreating the epic 1997 album Perfect From Now On
, no less) on Friday, Sept. 5; and finally Ratatat
's electronica and Les Savy Fav
's absurd riot
on Saturday, Sept. 6. Admission is free with either a Nike Sportswear pass or a MFNW wristband. That's six more big reasons to pick up your wristband
already—as if the festival's evening roster
weren't already enough.
Here are the details:
WILLAMETTE WEEK's MUSICFEST NW AND NIKE SPORTSWEAR PRESENT MUSIC SERIES DURING FESTIVAL: SEPT. 4, 5, 6, 2008
(July 30, 2008) Portland, OR -- Willamette Week's Musicfest NW is partnering with NIKE SPORTSWEAR to present three extraordinary daytime shows during the 2008 MFNW festival held in Portland, OR. These special shows will take place at The Wonder Ballroom at 128 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR 97212.
Thursday September 4th, 2008 (4:30pm doors, 5:30pm show time)
No Age, Battles
Friday September 5th, 2008 (4:30pm doors, 5:30pm show time)
Britt Daniel, Built to Spill performing Perfect From Now On
Saturday September 6th, 2008 (4:30pm doors, 5:30pm show time)
Ratatat, Les Savy Fav
To gain entrance, please pick up a free Nike Sportswear pass available at either Jackpot Records locations starting at 10 am on the day of each show or be admitted with a MFNW wristband. Admission to these shows will be based on a first come first serve basis. Jackpot locations are Downtown (203 SW 9th Ave), and Southeast (3736 SE Hawthorne) in Portland, OR. Please visit [ http://musicfestnw.com/ ]http://musicfestnw.com/ for details on the other festival performers and where to purchase the $50 wristbands or $150 VIP Badges.
Nike Sportswear representative, Christian Parkes responds, "Nike Sportswear is driven by innovation and creativity. In this context, collaborating with Musicfest NW makes perfect sense as we get the opportunity to work with phenomenal artists. Being based in Beaverton, we also have long standing roots in the city of Portland. By making the shows free, we get to give something back to the local community who have supported us for the past 36 years."
MFNW organizer Trevor Solomon concludes, “After the success of the 2007 series with Nike we are so very excited to be a partnering with Nike Sportswear to present 3 daytime shows again this year. This year's 3 day showcase features some of the best bands around and each daily showcase presents such a unique combination of musical talent. Nike Sportswear's presentation of these concerts shows the devotion that Nike has to its hometown and what a strong presence and willingness to give back, that they continue to have in their own community.”