Festival Review: The MusicfestNW Superlatives

All the best stuff we heard and saw through the haze at Portland's last music festival of the summer.

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Well, Portland still loves Modest Mouse, it seems.  In the waning hours of MusicfestNW—which, consequently, represented the final hours of this long, hot music festival season in general—a few thousand "human turds" collected near the Morrison Bridge for Isaac Brock and company's first local show since Brock went on Polish television to declare his adopted hometown a giant soul toilet, and ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Preview: Beirut

How a kid from Eastern Oregon helped save Zach Condon from himself—and finally got him to finish a new album.


Music Stories
When your band’s press release explains that your latest record is the byproduct of a physical and mental breakdown and your subsequent recovery, you are signing up to talk about that breakdown for    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

MusicfestNW Announces 2015 Lineup

Modest Mouse, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Twin Shadow, Danny Brown and more coming to Waterfront Park in August.

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Well, here it is: Your MusicfestNW lineup. I know, I know: "The festival's changed, man." But while it's definitely downsized, there's still a ton to like about what's coming to Waterfront Park in August. Modest Mouse, Beirut, Foster the People and Belle and Sebastian are the big names, but as usual, the true highlights are in the undercard: Danny Brown, Battles, Lady Lamb, Beat Connection, Strand ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Things I Miss About Oregon.

by Beirut's Paul Collins


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Paul Collins, bassist/multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, is from Pendleton. Sometimes he gets homesick and misses... DIY shows in PendletonNever have my artistic intentions been so pure, exciting, and   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

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