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

Scoop: New Bars, New Carts and a Gotta-Have App

Gossip That Draws Faces In Latte Foam.

FUTURE DRINKING: Prost! owner Dan Hart is teaming up with Tasty n Sons and Toro Bravo chef John Gorham and prolific restaurant investment firm Chefstable (whose portfolio includes Ping, St. Jack, Gr   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WW Culture 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

MusicfestNW Announces 2011 Lineup Version 1.0


Yup, it's that time of year again: WW's own MusicfestNW is coming together all fast and furious-like. While this first look at the still-forming 2011 lineup doesn't allow for schedule-plotting, it does give a glimpse into--- what the latest incarnation of MFNW is all about: Rock music, mostly! There's old-school indie rock (Archers of Loaf, Sebadoh, Butthole Surfers), latter-day buzz acts (Ty Segall, ...   More
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Portlandia Shooting Fake MusicfestNW at MusicfestNW

Movies & Television
If you see TV cameras while staggering between MusicfestNW venues tonight, give 'em your most disaffected sneer: Portlandia, the IFC improvisational comedy starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will be shooting incidental footage at MFNW over the next several days. At a mini-junket luncheon today at Besaw's, Armisen (the Saturday Night Live Obama impersonator) and Brownstein (the Sleater-Kinney ...   More
Thursday, September 9, 2010 AARON MESH

MusicfestNW Diaries: Sunday with Spike

End of the line, Jack. We're all danced out and now we just wanna listen to some dad rock and chill the hell out. That okay by you? Alright, then away we go for a few last diary entries from Shane Danaher, Ruth Brown, Aaron Mesh and myself, Casey Jarman. (All photos by Inger Klekacz) Pioneer Courthouse Square, 4:30 pm. Talkdemonic is playing to a standing audience of a couple hundred on the ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 Local Cut

MusicfestNW Diaries: Friday

Here we are, day four of MFNW's five-day marathon, and only slightly worse for wear. Last night had its epic moments--some of mine included the Black Lips screaming like dinosaurs; the Shaky Hands playing their last show with the current lineup; Okkervil River playing "Red"; tacos at the after-party--and a couple of disappointments, as well. Read on, if you're not already downtown getting pumped for ...   More
Saturday, September 11, 2010 Local Cut

WW's MusicfestNW announces lineup for daytime shows

MusicfestNW honcho Trevor Solomon has just announced the lineup for the Nike-sponsored daytime shows that will take place during MFNW at the Wonder Ballroom. And what a lineup it is: No Age's experimental postpunk and Battles' math rock on Thursday, Sept. 4; Spoon's Britt Daniel and Doug Martsch's Built to Spill (recreating the epic 1997 album Perfect From Now On, no less) on Friday, Sept. 5; and ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Ian Gillingham

MFNW Logo Hostage Crisis, Day 1(a): The Escalation

Shit just got real.* The latest hipsterrorist video shows the letter N meeting an untimely demise. (It is possible the letter committed suicide because of the profoundly annoying song playing in the background, but this is mere conjecture.) WW debated a proportional response—the idea of bombing a microbrewery was floated, then dismissed as counterproductive—and we came up with this: [vimeo ...   More
Friday, August 8, 2008 admin


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