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MFNW By The Hour: A Guide to Tuesday Night


Navigating MusicfestNW can leave even lifelong Portlanders looking like common tourists, standing dazed on a street corner, trying to figure out which direction to head. Every night is a treacherous journey in which one bad decision can ruin the entire evening. Don't worry, though: WW is here to help. Plotting the perfect schedule can be overwhelming, but it's not impossible. Each nig...   More
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday

MFNW 2013
TUESDAY, 9/3 Antwon [HIP-HOP] There’s another side to hip-hop’s coin, and Antwon is making himself a contender to be its face. Dropping raw, DIY mixtapes like March’s In Dark Denim from hi   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Thursday

MFNW 2013
THURSDAY, 9/5 !!! [MUTANT DISCO] Emerging in the late ’90s from Sacramento of all places, and playing music rooted equally in the jagged funk of post-punk and the rubbery rhythms of actual f   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Friday

MFNW 2013
FRIDAY, 9/6 AgesandAges [JOY POP] Portland’s AgesandAges made an imprint in 2011 with its cheerful, quirky and harmony-filled debut, Alright You Restless. Combining infectious vocals with catchy   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Saturday and Sunday

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SATURDAY, 9/7 1939 Ensemble [POST-ROCK] A duo making instrumental music out of nothing but drums, vibraphone and ephemeral noise isn’t taking any shortcuts to success, but vibes player Jose    More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Episodes of Experimental Half-Hour

by Eva Aguila, Co-Producer

Top 5
Episode 25: “Let’s Paint TV”    Let’s Paint TV is an iconic public-access cable show from L.A. When public access ended in L.A., so did so many shows that many of us grew up wat   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Tips For Keeping a Band Together 30 Years

By Dale Crover of The Melvins

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Never have a hit song.As long as you never have a hit, you can’t be considered has-beens. We consider ourselves never-had-beens. Stay away from weasel dust.You’ve no doubt heard of bands having t   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Out of Print

So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed this week.

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Wednesday, July 31 Hovercraft Records Showcase: Hornet Leg, Charts, Cafeteria Dance Fever [LABEL PARTY] Portland punk label Hovercraft shows off two of its latest acquisitions, groovy garage-dwellers Hornet Leg and garage-y beach-dwellers Charts, along with drunken prom band and longtime label associates Cafeteria Dance Fever, who are kicking off a national tour. Club 21, 20...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Out of Print

So much music. So little page space. Here are a few shows we missed in print.


Wednesday, July 24Yak Attack, World’s Finest[ELECTRO-FUSED JAM] Goodfoot regulars Yak Attack are fresh-squeezed, organic electro of the best varietal. Rowan Cobb, Dave Dernovesk and Devin Weston pull together loops, samples and jams in a live experimental smorgasbord of smooth, danceable sound. Improvisations make every show unique, so catching two of their sets within a coup...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Backspace

Music Stories
For its first four years, Backspace was just a tiny Old Town coffee shop frequented primarily by Internet gamers. Then, in November 2007, the Thermals asked to play a free show there. We asked o   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF
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