Portland in Paris


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Parisians are about to kick off a lengthy celebration of Portland and they are doing it in a magnifique way.    Starting today and extending till the end of the month, four different cultural institutions will be celebrating our music, our DIY culture, and what the French are calling(the English translation is bit rough), "a village full of 21st century hippies."  Le Monde recently ...   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Willamette Week is Holding a... Tech Festival?

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Yup, WW announced this week that it is launching a "sister" event to MusicfestNW called Portland Digital eXperience or PDX. That's all I know; they don't tell me nothin' around here, so here's the press release:Willamette Week today announced that MusicFestNW (MFNW), the internationally acclaimed music festival held in downtown Portland, will be expanding its format in 2012 to include an event ...   More
 
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Ruth Brown

MusicfestNW is Back!

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The greatest music festival on the planet*, MusicfestNW, returns for 2012 on September 5-9. Those crazy cats a few cubicles over from mine have just launched a sexy new website, with art by talented WW designer Adam Krueger. They've also put together a highlights video of MFNW 2011 to remind you how awesome it was/how much you missed out on:Go and check out the new digs, and while you're at it, go ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Top Five Local Festivals To Plan Your 2012 By


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Soul’d Out Music Festival, April 12-25We’re excited about: Dr. Lonnie Smith, who absolutely killed last year’s fest; the mighty Maze; French electro-geniuses Justice.Waterfront Blues Festival, J   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Friday

Teens take the Roseland.

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Day three of our five-day MFNW blog, and we're finally getting into the thick of things: big acts, big crowds, and, inevitably today, big hangovers.--- Today’s contributors, in order of appearance: Chris Stamm, Matthew P Singer, Ruth Brown, Arya Imig, Maggie Summers, Robert Ham, Nathan Carson, Mark Stock, Reed Jackson, Nikki Volpicelli, Devan Cook.10:30 am @ Doug Fir A rather long line for this ...   More
 
Saturday, September 10, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Saturday and Sunday

Bleeding ears and bouncing asses

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And so that was Musicfest. As we come down hard from our music-induced highs on this sad, silent Monday, join us in reliving the final glorious days of summer fun.--- Today's bloggers, in order of appearance: Nikki Volpicelli, Arya Imig, Chris Stamm, Matthew P. Singer, Robert Ham, Mark Stock, Nathan Carson, Casey Jarman.SATURDAY12:10 pm @ Doug Fir The line is past all Jupiter Hotel rooms and people ...   More
 
Monday, September 12, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Thursday

Puke, Pancakes, and butthole sinkers

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The fun continues in day two of our epic, five-day MFNW blogging.--- Today’s contributors, in order of appearance: Matthew Singer, Robert Ham, Devan Cook, Casey Jarman, Arya Imig, Mark Stock, Nathan Carson, Nikki Volpicelli, Ruth Brown. 10:50 am @ Doug Fir Woke up late and just made it to Doug Fir in time to catch half a song from Little Dragon’s mini-show for awesome Seattle radio station KEXP. ...   More
 
Friday, September 9, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Wednesday

A slow, sweaty start.

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We start slow. We start slow because MusicfestNW would literally kill us if all five days were as packed as, say, Saturday.--- Yesterday’s lineup only included four venues (and a kick-off party with food from a bunch of fancy local chefs and an appearance from the Ice Cream Man), but that’s what we needed. A slow start. Stay tuned, as there will be daily MFNW updates to come—and they’ll get ...   More
 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Scoop: New Bars, New Carts and a Gotta-Have App

Gossip That Draws Faces In Latte Foam.


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FUTURE DRINKING: Prost! owner Dan Hart is teaming up with Tasty n Sons and Toro Bravo chef John Gorham and prolific restaurant investment firm Chefstable (whose portfolio includes Ping, St. Jack, Gr   More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WW Culture Staff

MusicfestNW Posts Full Schedule

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I'm not great at planning. Forgetting birthdays and missing meetings is kind of "my thing." But when it comes to Willamette Week's own MFNW, I like to plan my weekend down to the hour. (Then I get drunk and miss half the shows on my schedule—but that's not the point.) Anyway, if you're anything like me, this handy-dandy online MFNW schedule is going to blow your socks off. It comes complete ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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