PDX's Music Hack Day

Mess with Spotify, Rumblefish, Twilio and MapQuest


Portland Digital eXperience, the new tech arm of WW's MusicfestNW, has announced an event that brings both the digital and musical realms together—and it's going to be free and open to the public.PDX's Music Hack Day will open up APIs from Spotify (music streaming), Rumblefish (soundtrack creation), MapQuest (location) and Twilio (voice and messaging) for those of you with hacker tendencies to play ...   More
Friday, August 24, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Top Five Summer Shows In Odd Places

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The Great Idea, Friday, Aug. 10, at Enchanted ForestIt’s a show in a creepy theme park for kids. And Quasi is playing. Come on, what more do you want?Pop-Up Pool Party, Sunday, Aug. 19, at Portland    More
Wednesday, August 8, 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

Scoop: Pizza Schmizza Says it Doesn't Suck Anymore

Two slices of piping-hot gossip.

SUCK IT: Pizza Schmizza founder Andre Jehan has taken down a sign that said “Schmizza doesn’t suck anymore” after complaints from his building. Jehan resumed control of the pizza joint at th   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Portland in Paris

Parisians are about to kick off a lengthy celebration of Portland and they are doing it in a magnifique way.    Starting today and extending till the end of the month, four different cultural institutions will be celebrating our music, our DIY culture, and what the French are calling(the English translation is bit rough), "a village full of 21st century hippies."  Le Monde recently ...   More
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Willamette Week is Holding a... Tech Festival?


Yup, WW announced this week that it is launching a "sister" event to MusicfestNW called Portland Digital eXperience or PDX. That's all I know; they don't tell me nothin' around here, so here's the press release:Willamette Week today announced that MusicFestNW (MFNW), the internationally acclaimed music festival held in downtown Portland, will be expanding its format in 2012 to include an event ...   More
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Ruth Brown

MusicfestNW is Back!


The greatest music festival on the planet*, MusicfestNW, returns for 2012 on September 5-9. Those crazy cats a few cubicles over from mine have just launched a sexy new website, with art by talented WW designer Adam Krueger. They've also put together a highlights video of MFNW 2011 to remind you how awesome it was/how much you missed out on:Go and check out the new digs, and while you're at it, go ...   More
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Top Five Local Festivals To Plan Your 2012 By

Top 5
Soul’d Out Music Festival, April 12-25We’re excited about: Dr. Lonnie Smith, who absolutely killed last year’s fest; the mighty Maze; French electro-geniuses Justice.Waterfront Blues Festival, J   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 WW MUSIC 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


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