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Must-see picks for Musicfest NW {9/5 – 9/9}

As you wind down from Bumbershoot weekend next week, don't forget that a mere 48 hours later (yep, we're talking about next Wednesday, folks) there is whole 'nother festival getting underway midweek: Portland's own Musicfest Northwest. Boasting an impressive lineup of both local and national headliners, it's difficult to decide who to see — we […]

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MFNW recap: the weekend edition — Decemberists, the Head and the Heart, Menomena

{This is part three in a series of recaps about Musicfest Northwest 2010 — make sure you check out Thursday’s and Friday’s coverage too!} The Builders and the Butchers: Saturday at MFNW was chock full o’ rad, with bands around every corner and all kinds of PDX-style awesomeness abounding. The day started off with an […]

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MFNW recap: the pre-weekend edition, part II — Okkervil River, Tallest Man On Earth, Bobby Bare Jr.

Day two at MFNW: also known as Friday, September 10th. With tons of shows all over the city to choose from, we chose to spend our imaginary day with the folks over at KEXP for a series of kick-ass in-studios, and to focus on the highly anticipated Okkervil River / Bobby Bare Jr. and Tallest […]

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MFNW recap: the pre-weekend edition, part I — David Bazan, Rocky Votolato, and more!

Musicfest, Musicfest Northwest, M-F-N-Dubs, Baby SouthBy — whatever you want to call it, this past weekend’s slew of shows down in Portland were nothing short of an absolute blast. We ran rampant through the quadrants for four days straight, shooting every show we could get our hands on, swooning exponentially more as each night passed. […]

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MusicFestNW – Mid-September Music Madness in Portland – Photo Essay

Show Date: September 17, 2009

Imaginary Chona and I tag-teamed MusicFestNW with her resident reviewer, RJ, recently. I covered the first few days and she hit the last few days due to some circumstances of her being “cursed” until Saturday. Somehow, she broke the curse and I believe has photos posted on the site. I made it down to Portland […]

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Ticket giveaway madness continues: Win more Department of Eagles prizepacks (Seattle and Portland varieties available)

***we got another couple prizepacks to giveaway since we originally posted this – see extended entry deadline below***  Department of Eagles are headed to the Pacific Northwest with Cave Singers and we are excited to have a Seattle prize pack and a Portland prize back to give away to a couple imaginary readers. This is […]

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Photo Essay: Two Mind-Blowing Nights with Feral Children and Dead Confederate

Show Date: November 18, 2008

I created the opportunity to see Feral Children and Dead Confederate at the Doug Fir in Portland Tuesday night, then saw them again Wednesday at Chop Suey. Back-to-back shows on weeknights are always grueling, but this lineup, which also included Apollo Sunshine, was more than worth it. The Doug Fir’s small Tuesday audience was not […]

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A Portland Excursion: Farewell to The Trucks (again), plus Head Like a Kite and Subtle

Show Date: November 7, 2008

I was dealt a double-blow last month when I learned The Trucks and Pleasureboaters, two of my favorite local(ish) bands were both breaking up. At least in The Trucks’ case, I was allowed a chance at closure, as they had three final shows scheduled – one each in Seattle, Portland, and home in Bellingham. Pleasureboaters […]

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Head Like A Kite to tour with Her Space Holiday

Seattle electro-rock due Head Like a Kite are going on a mini West Coast tour with new Mush Records labelmates Her Space Holiday. Exciting!! You can catch the band in the coming week in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Check out the specific dates below, and shine up your best dancing shoes… WED, […]

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