MusicfestNW Announces 2015 Lineup

Modest Mouse, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Twin Shadow, Danny Brown and more coming to Waterfront Park in August.

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Well, here it is: Your MusicfestNW lineup. I know, I know: "The festival's changed, man." But while it's definitely downsized, there's still a ton to like about what's coming to Waterfront Park in August. Modest Mouse, Beirut, Foster the People and Belle and Sebastian are the big names, but as usual, the true highlights are in the undercard: Danny Brown, Battles, Lady Lamb, Beat Connection, Strand ...   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Pickathon's Full 2015 Lineup Announced: Updated

Now with Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, King Tuff , Thundercat and more.

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Last year, Pickathon, Portland's best small-scale music festival, seemed to learn a valuable lesson. After flirting with bigger-name headliners, the festival went back to a broader lineup of mostly smaller acts, interspersing Pitchfork-approved indie-rockers with the Americana artists that once made up the bulk of the weekend, and seemed to find a new audience. As I said in our report on the 2014 installment, ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Festival Review: Treefort 2015

Scenes from the fourth installment of Boise's biggest week.


For a fourth year festival, Treefort is pretty mature. Over a five-day stretch, some 400 bands play about a dozen venues throughout downtown Boise, from impromptu outdoor stages to small clubs and arcades. The lineup is strong, the organization is admirable and, perhaps most importantly, the city loves to play host. The result is a fishbowl scenario wherein bands and fans are constantly running ...   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MARK STOCK

Treefort Announces Complete Lineup

BadBadNotGood, Black Milk, the Range and more added to bill that already included TV On the Radio, Omar Souleyman, Trampled By Turtles and a ton of bands from Portland, Boise and Seattle.


Earlier this week, Sasquatch revealed its 2015 lineup. Now, we've got the full Treefort lineup. Now in its fourth year, the miniaturized South By Southwest, which takes in Boise, Idaho, a.k.a. "the Next Portland," takes a while to roll out the complete list of bands who'll be playing at venues around the city, simply because there's so damn many of them. Back in December, the festival announced ...   More
Friday, February 6, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Project Pabst Announces 2015 Dates

The second-year music festival will take place two months earlier.


In case you were wondering how the inaugural Project Pabst—the music festival sponsored and curated by the brewing company four out of five nitrous-huffing psychopaths prefer—went back in September, we now have a pretty good indication, as the festival is coming back in 2015, albeit two months earlier.  Organizers have officially announced that the next Project Pabst is scheduled to take place ...   More
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

EXCLUSIVE: Fall Into Darkness 2012 Unveils Lineup


We here at Local Cut fully cop to the fact that we had the inside track on this announcement. The organizer of the annual celebration of the dark musical arts that is Fall Into Darkness is one Nathan Carson, a regular freelancer for our music section. But let's be clear here: we would be salivating all over this news if we knew Nathan or not. Because of his connections in the worldwide metal scene, ...   More
Sunday, August 19, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Top Five Obscure Acts at Pickathon

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Petunia & the VipersA Canadian “avant-country” act with a cult following up north that’s just starting to tour the U.S. regularly. Haunting, weird stuff. Ted Jones and the Tarheel BoysOn   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Pick of the Litter

Pickathon bucks industry trends to craft the music fest of the future.

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I don’t do outdoor festivals. This has as much to do with my own pasty skin and aversion to large crowds as it does the with inherent disadvantages of seeing your favorite band’s music drift u   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Seven Secrets To Loving SXSW

Advice for wayward travelers from a four-year festival veteran.

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Every year I learn a few more what-not-to-dos at Austin’s SXSW music festival: Don’t sleep in too late or you’ll miss the free tacos; RSVP for everything, just in case; don’t make elaborat   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

This Used To Be My Playground: A Warped Tour Live Review


All photographs by Spencer Watson.For me, going to the Vans Warped Tour in 2011 is like returning to your favorite childhood playground as an adult: It's nothing like how you remember it. For one thing, it's way smaller. When my friends and I were 15 years old and would convince one of our parents to drive us into some dusty urban armpit (usually San Bernardino, Calif.) for a day at so-called “punk ...   More
Monday, August 15, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER


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