Live Review: The Postal Service at Rose Garden Arena, 7/17

And don't forget Big Freedia!


How do you translate a generation-defining, deeply personal if not outright bedroom record to an arena-ready show? Up the bleeps, bloops, beats, and overall volume, for starters. Such was the case Wednesday night, when Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis—aka the Postal Service—made their intimate 2003 Sub Pop classic Give Up a pretty, pulsing, emo dance party for the millennials ...   More
Friday, July 19, 2013 AMANDA SCHURR

MFNW By the Hour: A Guide to Saturday and Sunday 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 ...   More
Saturday, September 8, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Into the Woods Videos

Top 5
Our favorite Pacific Northwest "music media" site Into the Woods:Feels LIke Home #40, Guidance Counselor The sadly defunct dance-punk group’s Ian Anderson belts the Bushwick-hipster-skewering “   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Saturday and Sunday

Bleeding ears and bouncing asses


And so that was Musicfest. As we come down hard from our music-induced highs on this sad, silent Monday, join us in reliving the final glorious days of summer fun.--- Today's bloggers, in order of appearance: Nikki Volpicelli, Arya Imig, Chris Stamm, Matthew P. Singer, Robert Ham, Mark Stock, Nathan Carson, Casey Jarman.SATURDAY12:10 pm @ Doug Fir The line is past all Jupiter Hotel rooms and people ...   More
Monday, September 12, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Video: Big Freedia at Sassy's (via Into the Woods)

The most talked about show of MFNW 2010 wasn't technically a MusicfestNW show. It was Big Freedia, New Orleans MC, dancer and Sissy Bounce artist extraordinaire, pulling up at Sassy's on Morrison with the Into the Woods crew. Seems like they would have had to filled out a ridiculous number of waivers to make this happen, so I'm not sure how they did it (every time I get out a camera at the strip club, ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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