Stream The Week: MFNW After-Party Edition

A playlist-assisted guide to this weekend's MusicfestNW shows beyond Waterfront Park.


Friday August 15th Dr. Martens presents MFNW Opening Party with Killer Mike, Ural Thomas & The Pain  [ATLIEN] Michael Render is not a subtle man. The Atlanta rapper- better known as Killer Mike is hard to miss, both in stature and rhetoric. His most recent solo release, 2012’s R.A.P. Music, marked the beginning of a beautiful bromance with Brooklyn beat maestro El-P (see: Run the ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: The Antlers

Peter Silberman invites the world into his bedroom.

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In 2009, Brooklyn trio the Antlers released Hospice, a sobering concept album equating a decaying relationship with terminal illness. It was a quiet, intelligent record constructed from orchestral   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARK STOCK

The MusicfestNW 2014 Lineup Is Here!

Girl Talk, Spoon, Haim, Future Islands and more play Waterfront Park, Aug. 16-17


Here it is: The MusicfestNW 2014 lineup.  As previously announced, it's got way less bands than usual, because the festival has shrunken down to two days and will be held exclusively in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. But you know what they say: quality over quantity. And the bill's got quality all over it. Start at the top for both days: Mash-up wizard and MFNW vet Girl Talk headlines Saturday, while ...   More
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Musicfest Is Coming!

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Friday, April 18, 2014 Promotions

MusicfestNW Announces 2013 Lineup

Animal Collective, Shuggie Otis, Diplo, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fred Armisen and more headline the city-wide, summer-ending blowout.


Welp, I'm already exhausted.This year's MusicfestNW lineup is out, and it's bigger than ever: Six days, 150 bands, 16 venues. As usual, Trevor Solomon has put together a stellar collection of talent (and I'm not just saying that because his office is in the same building, though this is where we remind you that WW puts on the festival), seemingly in an attempt to test the endurance of myself ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

MFNW By the Hour: A Guide to Thursday Night


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 night of the festival, ...   More
Thursday, September 6, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Ad (T)error!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 KENDRA CLUNE

Check Out The Initial Lineup For MusicfestNW 2012!!!!


Alert your friends and family! Start calling the folks in your phone tree! Send out smoke signals! Tweet! Facebook! The word is out on the street now—the initial lineup for this year's MusicfestNW is here!!!!Please accept our excitement as genuine because, even though we have a bit of an inside track on this event—WW puts the thing on every year—the lineup that organizer Trevor Solomon and his ...   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Video Round-up: Starfucker, Nurses, Wild Flag, MFNW and More

We Forgot about Music Videos During MFNW. Now we Remember!

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Howabout some ten-word reviews, huh? Let's keep it simple! Wild Flag, "Romance" (Okay, this is extra-old, but we missed it)Clock-punching superstars go on a field trip. Super fun!  Nurses, "Fever Dreams"Creepy dispatch from Portland: Minstrel-rave capital of the world.Starfucker, "Bury Us Alive"It's about time Starfucker had a great video! More blackface!?Blind Pilot, "Cecillia (Paul Simon ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

The MusicfestNW Diaries, 2011

We rocked and rolled all night. We partied every day. We even tweeted.

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MusicfestNW is growing up. The festival has gotten longer—five days in all; the wristbands are more expensive; the production values are higher (see the epic shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square);    More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 WW Staff


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