It's been a barren summer for music festivals in the Pacific Northwest.
MusicfestNW—which is owned and produced by Willamette Week—was previously pronounced dead as well, at least for this year. But not all is lost.
As it turns out, MFNW is kinda, sorta coming back. Or, at least, a much, much smaller version of it. It won't be at Waterfront Park, nor at multiple clubs across town, but in the parking lot of the Dr. Martens store downtown.
And if you've ever attended any of the MFNW kick-off parties thrown there in the past, you know how hype that parking lot can get.
Sunday headliner Twin Peaks, meanwhile, broke out in 2014 with their sophomore album, Wild Onion, featuring standout tracks like the Beach Boys-infused "Sloop Jay D" and the gritty "Strawberry Smoothie." The band has mellowed out since then—their latest album Sweet '17 Singles encourages swaying rather than headbanging—but they remain a killer live act.