Clasp Your Hands Say Death

Prayers’ Rafael Reyes talks gangs, cholo goth and finding God in nature.

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When Rafael Reyes goes on tour with his band, his concerns run a bit deeper than lodging, food and acoustics. “I’m from Southern California, so sometimes when I play other cities, like San Franc   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Here's Your MusicfestNW Schedule

Plus, the full slate of night shows!

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Did you know MusicfestNW is less than two weeks away? Well, it is. And just to make it all the more real, we've got the schedule. You can check out the full lineup for the main part of the festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park below, along with the slate of associated night shows, which begin next Wednesday. Get tickets here. See you there! Wednesday, Aug. 19 - MFNW & Red Bull Sound Select present ...   More
Monday, August 10, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

MFNW Preview: Beat Connection

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For Reed Juenger, music has always been an interdisciplinary pursuit. Though Beat Connection began in earnest as a party-starting DJ duo at the University of Washington, his dorm-bound project has sin   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW Teams up with Local Music Nonprofits

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What's better than dipping with Danny Brown? Or Modest Mouse playing "Coyotes"? Or falling in love again with Belle and Sebastian? What could possibly exceed the joy of experiencing these and 19 other bands in a grassy park by the Willamette River? Doing so and benefiting local music nonprofits at the same time.For the next two weeks, $10 of every MusicfestNW wristband sold will be donated ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2015 by

MusicfestNW Announces 2015 Dates

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Good news, everyone: MusicfestNW is happening again! Portland's largest music festival returns to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, where it moved last year, Aug. 21-23. Unlike last year, the weekend will kick off on Friday, with bands playing the waterfront that evening. No word on acts yet, but 2014's performers included Spoon, Girl Talk, Future Islands, Run the Jewels and Phantogram, among others. ...   More
Friday, February 13, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

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


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