MFNW Diaries: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

It's all over but the exhaustion.


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 Imig, Grace ...   More
Monday, September 9, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Diaries: Tuesday

Joey is Bada$$, Redd Kross rocks and Black Bananas

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It begins.MusicfestNW is here, and at six days long, it’s an even more ungainly beast than usual. Thankfully, we were still allowed to ease into it slowly, with only two shows happening directly across the street from one another. Here’s our report from Night 1. (Contributing writers, in order of appearance: Joe Donovan, Matthew P. Singer, Mitch Lillie, Robert Ham, Arya Imig, Brandon Widder.)10 ...   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Diaries: Wednesday

Deerhunter is noisy-great, Chvrches is bouncy-great, Justin Townes Earl is weirdly great, and one KGW reporter is just greatly angry.

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Two days in and MusicfestNW hasn’t even really started. Technically, Tuesday was the kickoff, but Wednesday is traditionally the prelude to the wall-to-wall music that runs through the rest of the week. But if this is just the beginning...whoo, boy. (Contributing writers, in order of appearance: Matthew P. Singer, Arya Imig, Matthew Korfhage, Grace Stainback, Joe Donovan, Mark A. Stock, Emilee Booher, ...   More
Thursday, September 5, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Diaries: Thursday

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, Joe Donovan, ...   More
Friday, September 6, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW Diaries: Sunday with Spike

End of the line, Jack. We're all danced out and now we just wanna listen to some dad rock and chill the hell out. That okay by you? Alright, then away we go for a few last diary entries from Shane Danaher, Ruth Brown, Aaron Mesh and myself, Casey Jarman. (All photos by Inger Klekacz) Pioneer Courthouse Square, 4:30 pm. Talkdemonic is playing to a standing audience of a couple hundred on the ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 Local Cut


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