Food and Drink Near MusicfestNW

MusicfestNW allows re-entry. Here’s how to use this privilege.


Food Reviews & Stories
Did you eat at past editions of MusicfestNW? It’s hard to remember. Maybe, while scurrying between venues, you were able to stuff a burrito down your gullet. Maybe you waited until the house l   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KATHERINE MARRONE

My Top Five MFNW Dream Bookings—Alive Or Dead

by Trevor Solomon


Top 5
The ReplacementsIt just didn’t work out this year. But I saw them in ’91. “I Will Dare” was the first song, and they played 2½ hours. I have “Unsatisfied” tattooed on my arm. Hüsk   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: Eight Awesome Things About MFNW—That Aren’t Music

The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands.


MFNW 2014
It might seem counterintuitive, but MusicfestNW isn’t only about watching a bunch of bands. There’s also breakfast sandwiches to eat, local art to admire and humanitarians to support. It’s   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

MusicfestNW 2014: Phantogram

Hearing voices, seeing visions, making big beats.


MFNW 2014
The members of Phantogram used to make music for the movies playing in their heads. Now they write songs for actual movie stars. “Bill Murray,” from the electro-pop duo’s lavish new album, V   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: EMA

Erika M. Anderson fills the void of the internet era with noise—and fake palm trees.


MFNW 2014
Considering her predilection for unironic lyrics about “the innerwebz,” one would think the harsh binary static that opens The Future’s Void is Erika M. Anderson’s nihilistic anti-statemen   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: Fucked Up

How punk’s most progressive band brought itself back to life—at least for now.


MFNW 2014
Rumors of Fucked Up’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, most of all by the members of Fucked Up. Coming off the road for its most ambitious achievement, the 2011 double album David Comes to    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: Run the Jewels

Hip-hop’s most dynamic duo fights the power.


MFNW 2014
Maybe hip-hop duo Run the Jewels are like the new Avengers, marauding to improve civilization. Or maybe it’s just a couple of guys who get along really well.  Either way, they’re a fo   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Exit Interview: Trevor Solomon

After nine years, MFNW's Executive Director is stepping down.

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Music
If you’ve ever had a blast at MusicfestNW, you have Trevor Solomon to thank. He’s acted as the festival’s executive director since 2006, and his sense for booking strong, diverse lineups has helped grow MFNW into not just Portland’s biggest music festival but one of the great annual events in the entire Pacific Northwest.  This year’s MFNW, happening Aug. 16-17 at Tom McCall Waterfront ...   More
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Girl Talk Vs. Spoon in the NYT: Who Ya Got?

Which MusicfestNW headliner does the New York Times love more?

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Music
It's no secret that the New York Times loves pretty much everything concerning the city of Portland—foofy whiskeybar with a ladder? NYTOnIt!—but it's still interesting to see just how much the paper of record loves the headliners of Portland's largest music festival, MusicfestNW.This Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine contains a 3,000-word profile of Sunday headliner Spoon, headlined ...   More
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

TechfestNW: It's Embarrassing How Good This Is

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What do Intel Social Scientist Genevieve Bell, Mike "Dollar Shave Club" Dubin, Nike chief technical officer Chris Satchell, Portland start-up founders Mara Zepeda, Nat Parker and Sam Blackman, tech journalist Kara Swisher, Vox guru Trei Brundrett and Drone master Tad McGeer have in common?  They all will be speaking, along with a number of other luminaries of the start-up and tech scene, at TechfestNW, ...   More
 
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