MFNW Preview: Battles


Music Stories
The idea of a math-rock outfit having enough cachet to be considered a “supergroup” may be a tad silly to the uninitiated, but it may be time to finally humor your barista with the one-man looping   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 PETE COTTELL

MFNW Preview: Milo Greene


Music Stories
Whether it was their intention to create a festival-ready powerhouse or not, the four college friends who comprise Milo Greene are most definitely bound for greatness. Full-on democracy can make even    More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Isaac Brock On Portland: "What a collection of human turds."

The Modest Mouse frontman tells Poland about the dark side of weirdness.

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Music
Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse just played the Heineken-sponsored Open'er music festival in Gdynia, a little Baltic port town in Poland best known for the Heineken-sponsored Open'er music festival, which also featured Mumford & Sons, a band that is the musical equivalent of Heineken.Anyway, the Poles were super excited to know about Portland. Via Isaac Brock, this is what the people of ...   More
 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

MusicfestNW Teams up with Local Music Nonprofits

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News
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

Deep Cuts: Lady Lamb, "Ten"

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Music
Most video-store clerks aren’t writing music in the shop after hours and falling asleep in their guitar case. But Aly Spaltro isn’t most people. She was introduced to the Beatles at age 5 and had more songs to her name as a teenager than most musicians pen in a lifetime. Most of it came by the cover of night, after flipping the closed sign at Bart and Dave’s Video Explosion in Brunswick, Maine. ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2015 MARK STOCK

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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Music
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

MusicfestNW Announces 2015 Dates

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Music
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

The MusicfestNW Superlatives

The best of MFNW, from Girl Talk's trash to Future Island's dance moves to Haim's bass face to Stephen Malkmus's shorts.

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Music
Seasons change, and sometimes, so do music festivals. MusicfestNW kicked off its newer, slimmer era last weekend, going down to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and spending two blistering hot summer days next to the Willamette River. It’s hard for us to comment on the festival without seeming a little biased, but we have to say that, after all the online shouting over the new format, it was, overall, ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

How Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis went from arthouse flop to hosting the party of a generation


MFNW 2014
Gregg Gillis is used to arguing about music—just not at dinner. But the waiter at this old-school Steel City Italian restaurant insists. “Is Pittsburgh really a rap city?” the waiter ask   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Willamette Weekend: 13 Things To Do In Portland, Aug. 15-17

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Features
Friday, Aug. 15 Bad Movie Nite [MOVIES] Film nerd Scott Hammond spent his early years bathing in the glow of late-night TV. Watered-down sex, violence and schlock bombarded his young brain while Mom, sleeping nearby, remained oblivious to such basic-cable titillation. Now 32 and perfectly capable of renting films like Chopping Mall and Frankenhooker without getting grounded, Hammond dedicates ...   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 WW Culture Staff

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