TechfestNW: It's Embarrassing How Good This Is

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What do Intel Social Scientist Genevieve Bell, Mike "Dollar Shave Club" Dubin, Nike chief technical officer Chris Satchell, Portland start-up founders Mara Zepeda, Nat Parker and Sam Blackman, tech journalist Kara Swisher, Vox guru Trei Brundrett and Drone master Tad McGeer have in common?  They all will be speaking, along with a number of other luminaries of the start-up and tech scene, at TechfestNW, ...   More
 
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Future Islands Wails on the Waterfront

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The viciously heartwarming growl of a musical warrior pretty much defines a Future Islands performance. Samuel T. Herring’s stage uniform: black t-shirt, belt and slacks, dark eyes & gentle rage. The Baltimore-born band also includes keyboardist Gerrit Welmers and guitarist William Cashion. After their extrodinary performance on David Letterman in March, their highly anticipated fourth album ...   More
 
Friday, June 6, 2014 MADELEINE ZUSMAN

Hear the Voices of Phantogram on the Waterfront at MusicfestNW!

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Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter transcend musical realms with beautifully interwoven instrumentals and progressive beats. The duo’s composed and striking presence onstage parallels their clean, intentional tracks. Charming the stage, Barthel parades around donning tight pants and an a-line bob, frequently masking her eyes and enhancing the band’s mystique. Their fresh, modern ...   More
 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 MADELEINE ZUSMAN

MusicfestNW: Sister Act 3, Back in the Haim

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The beautiful 3-headed beast that is Haim (rhymes with time) will let their hair down at MusicfestNW this year. Sisters Este Arielle, Danielle Sari, and Alana Mychal Haim are a flawless musical trio full of delicate glamour, punchy vocals, and smooth, beat-pulsing harmonies. Growing up in L.A., the girls played in their family band Rockinhaim, giving them ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MADELEINE ZUSMAN

The MusicfestNW 2014 Lineup Is Here!

Girl Talk, Spoon, Haim, Future Islands and more play Waterfront Park, Aug. 16-17

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Here it is: The MusicfestNW 2014 lineup.  As previously announced, it's got way less bands than usual, because the festival has shrunken down to two days and will be held exclusively in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. But you know what they say: quality over quantity. And the bill's got quality all over it. Start at the top for both days: Mash-up wizard and MFNW vet Girl Talk headlines Saturday, while ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Musicfest Is Coming!

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Friday, April 18, 2014 Promotions

Show Preview: MusicfestNW Presents: Icona Pop, K. Flay, Sirah


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[POP TRIUMPHALISM] Banging into the global consciousness in 2012 with summer jam nonpareil “I Love It,” 20-something Swedes Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have finally released a debut album pro   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 JAY HORTON

MFNW By The Hour: A Guide to Saturday and Sunday Night

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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 night of ...   More
 
Saturday, September 7, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Willamette Weekend: 12 Things to do in Portland September 6 - 8

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Friday, September 6 Nighthawks [THEATER] Push Leg’s last production was Mr. Darcy Dreamboat, a delightful and emotionally rich celebration of literary crushes. Now comes the company’s second performance, an original ensemble work inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper that merges physical theater, clowning and dance. Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery St., 274-1717. ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 WW Culture Staff

MFNW By The Hour: A Guide to Friday Night

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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 night of ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

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