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MFNW Preview: Lady Lamb

Aly Spaltro dreams a little dream, then puts it on record.


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Aly Spaltro has the ability to make anything seem lovely—even getting torn to shreds by a pack of wolves. On “Sunday Shoes,” a song from After, her second album as Lady Lamb, t   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 SHANNON GORMLEY

MFNW Preview: Locals Only

The Portland contingent chimes in on its favorite MFNW memories.


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Lost Lander [EPIC POP] Lost Lander hit the ground running in 2012 with its excellent first album, DRRT, pairing orchestral rock with rich vocal harmonies and a Sufjan Stevens-like dos   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WW Culture Staff

MFNW Preview: And the Rest!

Eight bands worth getting to the waterfront early for.


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Milo Greene [FOLK POPPED] Whether it was their intention to create a festival-ready powerhouse or not, the four college friends who comprise Milo Greene are most definitely bound for    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Eight Cool Things at MFNW — That Aren’t Music

Free haircuts, populist liquor and all the water you can drink.


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MusicfestNW isn’t just a concert. It’s an experience, of which music is only one part. The biggest part, sure. But man does not subsist on bands alone. Waterfront Park is going to be your home for   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AMY WOLFE

Welcome to Turdlania

A guide to Isaac Brock's Portland.


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Isaac Brock has what you might call a “conflicted relationship” with Portland. In an interview with Polish television in June, Modest Mouse’s head rodent described his adopted hometown as “a c   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Clasp Your Hands Say Death

Prayers’ Rafael Reyes talks gangs, cholo goth and finding God in nature.


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When Rafael Reyes goes on tour with his band, his concerns run a bit deeper than lodging, food and acoustics. “I’m from Southern California, so sometimes when I play other cities, like San Franc   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

MFNW, Red Bull Sound Select and Kill Rock Stars Present Fucked Up, Wimps, And And And


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[THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME] Hardcore has never been a genre open to experimentation. Anti-establishment and hyper-political, sure, but the music coming out of the D.C. and L.A. punk scenes in the ’8   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nick Waterhouse: Thursday, Aug. 20

Just don’t call him retro.


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Judging by his music, it’s easy to imagine Nick Waterhouse spending his free time holed up in some vintage-decorated apartment—cigarette in one hand, Agatha Christie in the other—with an old sou   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MARK STOCK

Nine Compliments for Foster the People


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Foster the People is playing MusicfestNW, which means there’s a chance you might see the band members hanging out in Portland this weekend. What are you going to say to them if you see them waiting    More
 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

The 21 Best Songs About Portland


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In honor of MusicfestNW, which starts Friday the 21st, we are counting down the top 21 best songs ever written about Portland. Every day until Wednesday we will reveal five more songs.    More
 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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