Polyamorous Brazilian AtheistSounds like: A vacuum cleaner and a carnival procession with a woman speaking barely audible gibberish in the background.
Alien vs. Predator vs. Brown vs. the Board of
In Baltimore art-rock act Ponytail, guitarist Dustin Wong contributes to a lot of joyful noise. By himself, Wong makes music of a more reserved—though no less radiant—nature. He's been called the one-man Battles, and that's not far off. On his solo albums, loops and layers of spindly, needling guitar interlock a...
Always offer me sex.I’m pretty sure most people would love to have sex with me, but I’m not a mind reader. Also, it’s the polite thing to do.
Always get consent.Nobody likes surprises. The love
So much music, so little page space. Here are a few shows we missed in this week's print edition.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20Run-On Sentence, Pancake Breakfast [FOLK] Bid adieu to the deceptively childlike sing-along folk machine Pancake Breakfast. Leader Mike Midlo recently moved to Eastern Oregon and is giving the project its "beauty sleep," which is a typically quir...
As widely respected Portland-via-Seattle punk label
Dirtnap Records prepares to celebrate its 14th year, we asked founder
Ken Cheppaikode to reminisce about its first release, a 7-inch record
MusicfestNW is done, as you've no doubt noticed. And we swear we're going to stop talking about it for the next year. (Trust me, even those of us in the office don't want to hear the letters "MFNW" spoken in sequential order for at least the next eight months.) Before we go, though, here's one last roundup of highlights from our intrepid—and no doubt still recovering—staff of writers and...
Around Day 4 of MFNW, everything turns into a blur, in more ways than one. It becomes an unending string of bands, one right after the other, with brief gaps that may be sleep or just a memory wipe. In that spirit, here's how we wrapped up this year's magnificent bastard of a festival, in one massive, three-day post. (Contributing writers, in order of appearance: Matthew P. Singer, Arya Imi...More
Navigating MusicfestNW can leave even lifelong Portlanders looking like common tourists, standing dazed on a street corner, trying to figure out which direction to head. Every night is a treacherous journey in which one bad decision can ruin the entire evening. Don't worry, though: WW is here to help. Plotting the perfect schedule can be overwhelming, but it's not impossible. Each n...
Welcome to MusicfestNW 2013, a.k.a. Woodstock '94.
Sometimes it snows in April, and sometimes, MFNW gets rained on. Not that often, or ever—not in the last five years, anyway—but it happened last night, as a torrential downpour drenched the city just as the inaugural Pioneer Square show was kicking off. What can you say? Welcome to Portland, bitches. (Contributing writers, in order of appearance: Matthew P. Singer, Robert Ham, Arya Imig, Jo...More