MFNW By the Hour: A Guide to Thursday 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 festival, ...   More
Thursday, September 6, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Ad (T)error!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 KENDRA CLUNE

Check Out The Initial Lineup For MusicfestNW 2012!!!!


Alert your friends and family! Start calling the folks in your phone tree! Send out smoke signals! Tweet! Facebook! The word is out on the street now—the initial lineup for this year's MusicfestNW is here!!!!Please accept our excitement as genuine because, even though we have a bit of an inside track on this event—WW puts the thing on every year—the lineup that organizer Trevor Solomon and his ...   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Video Round-up: Starfucker, Nurses, Wild Flag, MFNW and More

We Forgot about Music Videos During MFNW. Now we Remember!

nurses still

Howabout some ten-word reviews, huh? Let's keep it simple! Wild Flag, "Romance" (Okay, this is extra-old, but we missed it)Clock-punching superstars go on a field trip. Super fun!  Nurses, "Fever Dreams"Creepy dispatch from Portland: Minstrel-rave capital of the world.Starfucker, "Bury Us Alive"It's about time Starfucker had a great video! More blackface!?Blind Pilot, "Cecillia (Paul Simon ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

The MusicfestNW Diaries, 2011

We rocked and rolled all night. We partied every day. We even tweeted.

Music Stories
MusicfestNW is growing up. The festival has gotten longer—five days in all; the wristbands are more expensive; the production values are higher (see the epic shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square);    More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 WW Staff

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Friday

Teens take the Roseland.


Day three of our five-day MFNW blog, and we're finally getting into the thick of things: big acts, big crowds, and, inevitably today, big hangovers.--- Today’s contributors, in order of appearance: Chris Stamm, Matthew P Singer, Ruth Brown, Arya Imig, Maggie Summers, Robert Ham, Nathan Carson, Mark Stock, Reed Jackson, Nikki Volpicelli, Devan Cook.10:30 am @ Doug Fir A rather long line for this ...   More
Saturday, September 10, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

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

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Thursday

Puke, Pancakes, and butthole sinkers


The fun continues in day two of our epic, five-day MFNW blogging.--- Today’s contributors, in order of appearance: Matthew Singer, Robert Ham, Devan Cook, Casey Jarman, Arya Imig, Mark Stock, Nathan Carson, Nikki Volpicelli, Ruth Brown. 10:50 am @ Doug Fir Woke up late and just made it to Doug Fir in time to catch half a song from Little Dragon’s mini-show for awesome Seattle radio station KEXP. ...   More
Friday, September 9, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Wednesday

A slow, sweaty start.


We start slow. We start slow because MusicfestNW would literally kill us if all five days were as packed as, say, Saturday.--- Yesterday’s lineup only included four venues (and a kick-off party with food from a bunch of fancy local chefs and an appearance from the Ice Cream Man), but that’s what we needed. A slow start. Stay tuned, as there will be daily MFNW updates to come—and they’ll get ...   More
Thursday, September 8, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW Posts Full Schedule


I'm not great at planning. Forgetting birthdays and missing meetings is kind of "my thing." But when it comes to Willamette Week's own MFNW, I like to plan my weekend down to the hour. (Then I get drunk and miss half the shows on my schedule—but that's not the point.) Anyway, if you're anything like me, this handy-dandy online MFNW schedule is going to blow your socks off. It comes complete ...   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN


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