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

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

MFNW Logo Hostage Crisis: Day 1

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Friday, August 8, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

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

Dino-mite! Lil' Beijing Blinger Walks Away with Gold

OK, so we first featured this way back in WW's 2007 Gimme Guide. But after watching all the drama and over all weirdness coming out China right now, we thought now would be another good time to share this little Bejing blingy thing that is...well..."unique." A repurposed dinosaur doll, this hybrid dino-dragon we got last fall at Cargo (380 NW 13th Ave., 209-8349) features a handmade costume ...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2008 Byron Beck

MFNW DIARY: Better Late Than Never Edition--Kaia

Friday, September 5th, Someday Lounge. Post-Team Dresch, Post-Butchies melodic punk star Kaia Wilson trots out a new band (affectionately referred to as "The Gayng,") and a new album's worth of country-influenced songs about her recently deceased pets. Best lyric of the night, from a song devoted to Kaia's dearly departed dog: "Let's go down, down to the river, we won't bring Monkey or Mr. Sliver, ...   More
Friday, September 12, 2008 MARY CHRISTMAS

Today Is Your Last Chance To Get $10 Off Your MFNW Wristband

Today is your last chance to get $10 off your wristband for MusicfestNW, Willamette Week's massive music festival Sept. 16-20. What's better than five days of music for $60? The same, but $10 cheaper. Nab a coupon at the Heineken displays at a local Jacksons convenience store—they're the ones at Shell stations—and bring it to our office to get the discount. The offer's only good through ...   More
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE


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