How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide


MFNW 2014
On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Stream The Week: MFNW After-Party Edition

A playlist-assisted guide to this weekend's MusicfestNW shows beyond Waterfront Park.

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Music
Friday August 15th Dr. Martens presents MFNW Opening Party with Killer Mike, Ural Thomas & The Pain  [ATLIEN] Michael Render is not a subtle man. The Atlanta rapper- better known as Killer Mike is hard to miss, both in stature and rhetoric. His most recent solo release, 2012’s R.A.P. Music, marked the beginning of a beautiful bromance with Brooklyn beat maestro El-P (see: Run the ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: Welcome to MusicfestNW

August 16-17 at Waterfront Park


MFNW 2014
Calling all yacht-rockers, Big Floaters and hobo pirates: MusicfestNW is taking it to the river. Finally. It’s a move several years in the making. The 15-year-old urban music festival—one of t   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: The Essential Spoon Playlist

The 12 most crucial songs from rock’s most consistent band.


MFNW 2014
It’s possible—and probably correct—to say that Spoon is the most consistent, if not the outright best, rock band of the last 20 years. Since forming in Austin in 1993, the group, led by si   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Food and Drink Near MusicfestNW

MusicfestNW allows re-entry. Here’s how to use this privilege.


Food Reviews & Stories
Did you eat at past editions of MusicfestNW? It’s hard to remember. Maybe, while scurrying between venues, you were able to stuff a burrito down your gullet. Maybe you waited until the house l   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, KATHERINE MARRONE

My Top Five MFNW Dream Bookings—Alive Or Dead

by Trevor Solomon


Top 5
The ReplacementsIt just didn’t work out this year. But I saw them in ’91. “I Will Dare” was the first song, and they played 2½ hours. I have “Unsatisfied” tattooed on my arm. Hüsk   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: Eight Awesome Things About MFNW—That Aren’t Music

The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands.


MFNW 2014
It might seem counterintuitive, but MusicfestNW isn’t only about watching a bunch of bands. There’s also breakfast sandwiches to eat, local art to admire and humanitarians to support. It’s   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

MusicfestNW 2014: Phantogram

Hearing voices, seeing visions, making big beats.


MFNW 2014
The members of Phantogram used to make music for the movies playing in their heads. Now they write songs for actual movie stars. “Bill Murray,” from the electro-pop duo’s lavish new album, V   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2014: EMA

Erika M. Anderson fills the void of the internet era with noise—and fake palm trees.


MFNW 2014
Considering her predilection for unironic lyrics about “the innerwebz,” one would think the harsh binary static that opens The Future’s Void is Erika M. Anderson’s nihilistic anti-statemen   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: Fucked Up

How punk’s most progressive band brought itself back to life—at least for now.


MFNW 2014
Rumors of Fucked Up’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, most of all by the members of Fucked Up. Coming off the road for its most ambitious achievement, the 2011 double album David Comes to    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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