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Future Islands Wails on the Waterfront


The viciously heartwarming growl of a musical warrior pretty much defines a Future Islands performance. Samuel T. Herring’s stage uniform: black t-shirt, belt and slacks, dark eyes & gentle rage. The Baltimore-born band also includes keyboardist Gerrit Welmers and guitarist William Cashion. After their extrodinary performance on David Letterman in March, their highly anticipated fourth ...   More
Friday, June 6, 2014 by MADELEINE ZUSMAN

Hear the Voices of Phantogram on the Waterfront at MusicfestNW!


Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter transcend musical realms with beautifully interwoven instrumentals and progressive beats. The duo’s composed and striking presence onstage parallels their clean, intentional tracks. Charming the stage, Barthel parades around donning tight pants and an a-line bob, frequently masking her eyes and enhancing the band’s mystique. Their fresh, modern...   More
Thursday, May 29, 2014 by MADELEINE ZUSMAN

MusicfestNW: Sister Act 3, Back in the Haim


The beautiful 3-headed beast that is Haim (rhymes with time) will let their hair down at MusicfestNW this year. Sisters Este Arielle, Danielle Sari, and Alana Mychal Haim are a flawless musical trio full of delicate glamour, punchy vocals, and smooth, beat-pulsing harmonies. Growing up in L.A., the girl...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by MADELEINE ZUSMAN

On the Waterfront: Musicfest 2014


Welcome to MusicfestNW 2014 on the Waterfront! This year will mark the beginning of some exciting new features for Portland’s annual music festival. Bands and fans alike will congregate down at Tom McCall Waterfront Par...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by MADELEINE ZUSMAN
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