Calling all yacht-rockers, Big Floaters and hobo pirates: MusicfestNW is taking it to the river. Finally.
It’s a move several
years in the making. The 15-year-old urban music festival—one of t
After nine years, MFNW's Executive Director is stepping down.
If you’ve ever had a blast at MusicfestNW, you have Trevor Solomon to thank. He’s acted as the festival’s executive director since 2006, and his sense for booking strong, diverse lineups has helped grow MFNW into not just Portland’s biggest music festival but one of the great annual events in the entire Pacific Northwest. This year’s MFNW, happening Aug. 16-17 at Tom ...More
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry also plans to protest Ted Nugent at Portland Expo Center on Tuesday.
The free Flaming Lips concert at Waterfront Park last night drew more than just fans of the psychedelic rock veterans: A small group of activists were also in attendance, protesting the band over incidents involving frontman Wayne Coyne and the appropriation of Native American iconography. Spearheaded by the national organization More
Our 50 Plates tour continues with chi-chi taco bulgogi from Korean Twist
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our More
Pickathon’s must-see artists and the best stages to see them on.
If the buzz around town is any indication, this is the
most anticipated Pickathon in a long time, maybe ever. Incidentally, it
is also perhaps the least rootsy lineup the festival has put togeth
A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.
Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after
college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa
Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where
he was studyi
From Wampire's pancakes to Myke Bogan's spliff, our favorite moments from this year's all-Portland music festival.
I’ll admit it: After last Friday night, I was preparing to write PDX Pop Now’s obituary. Or at least a lengthy think-piece about the shifting tides of Portland youth culture. The all-ages local music festival was created 11 years ago to galvanize a flourishing music community and engage a demographic often shut out of the scene, and it’s been one of the city’s most anticipated annual tradi...
[SUBURBAN ART-PUNK] Take it from someone who grew up
nearby: Nothing cool has ever come out of Agoura Hills, Calif. Sure, the
wealthy L.A. suburb has produced its share of nationally recognizable
Sounds like: A chopped-and-screwed street-corner prophet trying to reveal the secrets of the universe after taking one too many Xanax.
For fans of: Mac Dre, DJ Screw, Earl Sweatshirt, Sa-Ra Creativ