July 2nd, 2008 5:33 pm | by LocalCut News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

MusicfestNW Announces Nuts Partial '08 Lineup

MFNW bannerAmong the perks of working for the same company that puts on Portland's annual MusicfestNW weekend (insomuch as Wednesday through Saturday night is a weekend) is getting to hear MFNW director Trevor Solomon randomly holler out names of awesome bands as the festival approaches (occasionally while in the midst of profanity-laced tirades). Today, though, all those individual band names look more impressive than ever, lined up as they are in the following press release. So, without further ado, here's what you'll be doing seeing during the first week of September:

MusicfestNW is pleased to announce that wristbands for this year's MFNW, which will be held September 3rd through 6th, are officially on sale. The wristband costs $50 and that will guarantee you no cover at all MFNW clubs, which will be showcasing some of music's hottest acts during the annual 4 day festivity held in Portland, Oregon. Be sure to check musicfestnw.com/tix for all the details about the wristband, tickets, as well as this year's special VIP pass.

We here at MFNW are proud to announce the following bands that will be participating in this year's festival. Be sure to keep checking musicfestnw.com for updates and additional bands as well as for the final schedule on July 31, 2008:

• Vampire Weekend
• TV on the Radio
• Mogwai
• The Murder City Devils
• Del the Funky Homosapien
• M Ward
• The Helio Sequence
• Xavier Rudd
• Old 97's
• Menomena
• Polvo
• Nada Surf
• The Cool Kids
• The Whigs
• Jedi Mind Tricks
• John Vanderslice
• Dan Deacon
• Seaweed
• The Night Marchers
• Blitzen Trapper
• The Builders and The Butchers
• Deerhunter
• Steel Pole Bath Tub
• Trans Am
• Mirah
• Fuck Buttons
• Centro-Matic
• Crooked Fingers
• Bobby Bare Jr.
• Monotonix
• Fucked Up
• Poison Idea
• Matt and Kim
• Nebula
• These Arms are Snakes
• Old Time Relijun
• Colour Revolt
• Death Vessel
• Witchcraft
• Stevie Jackson (of Belle and Sebastian)
• The Blakes
• The 1900's
• Forro in the Dark
• Bodies of Water
• Rupa and the April Fishes
• The Joggers
• Supernova
• Oxford Collapse
• Calvin Johnson
• Pierced Arrows
• U.S.E.
• Blue Giant
• Shaky Hands
• Port O'Brien
• The Mommyheads
• Totimoshi
• Sleepercar
• Akimbo
• Past Lives
• The Muslims
• Pwrfl Power
• The Devin Phillips Band
• Kaia
• Starfucker

Questions??? Call Willamette Week at 503-243-2122

The record shop nerd in me flips pretty hard over Polvo, Seaweed and Mogwai. The internet nerd in me loves Dan Deacon, TV On the Radio and the Cool Kids. In any case, I think it's turning out to be a pretty well-rounded fest, with a few of the bigger names still to be revealed. And I'm not just saying that because I work here.

Question becomes, which one of these bands' sets will be responsible for this year's "oh shit" moment? Last year, you'll remember, a lot of folks thought it was Girl Talk. Mogwai and the reunited Murder City Devils have already been discussed around here...


Photo nabbed from the MFNW site.
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