MFNW 2012 Lineup Announced

MFNW 2012 Lineup Announced

The annual 5-day deluge of non-stop over-lapping live-shows will be invading Portland again this year from September 4th-9th. Our feature article by Cory X on Pete Krebs was even lifted for the MFNW site. With no credit. And no link. Smells like plagiarism. Here’s some information from their site:

MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three picturesque outdoor headlining performances at Levi’s Pioneer Stage headlined by shoegazing alternative rockers Silversun Pickups (Sunday, Sept. 9), mashup superstar Girl Talk (Saturday, Sept. 8), and the world music-tinged indie folk of Beirut (Friday, Sept. 7).

Beyond the Square, MusicfestNW will once again take over the city of Portland for five days, with 150 bands playing at 16 clubs all over the city. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, electropop upstarts Passion Pit headline the Crystal Ballroom (the band also plays the next night) and reunited post-hardcore titans Hot Snakes play the Roseland Theater. The alt-country act Old 97’s playing their seminal record Too Far to Care front-to-back, the beautiful folk tunes of The Tallest Man on Earth, local atmospheric rockersThe Helio Sequence, local heroes Hazel reuniting for Cavity Search Records 20th anniversary show, rising hip-hop phenomsYelawolf and Danny BrownA-Trak DJing on the Nike Sportswear stage, and the debut of the Red Bull Common Thread series featuring guitar heroes Dinosaur Jr. with sets from the bands’ two offshoots, Sebadoh and J. Mascis. The festival also features Critics’ darlings Ceremony, Julia Holter, Lightning Bolt, The Men, Fucked Up, Trust, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will all be performing special sets of over the September weekend.


  • Cory Xander
    Posted at 18:32h, 30 May Reply

    If imitation is flattery, then I guess this is just cut-and-paste flattery. Oh well–looking forward to the festival, and especially to seeing Hazel. And–added bonus–Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings!

  • Gene
    Posted at 14:46h, 08 June Reply

    there are a lot of things to look forward to…

    Personally, I’m a big fan of The Tallest Man on Earth, would love to catch Girl Talk, Swans, Future Islands and Moonface (Spencer Krug, formerly of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown)

    What PDX lacks in the “star power” of other fests it more than makes up for with locale (So Cal desert? sweaty, in-bred South?) and accessibility…

    Bring it on!

  • janice
    Posted at 16:59h, 14 June Reply

    Saw Gene B. today and he told me about this “flattery”. Good job, Corey! I thought it was pretty lame, but as long as MFNW comes clean. 😉

    It was funny when I asked “who was the article about?” Gene said “Pete Krebs?”, like I wouldn’t know him. I’m a huge Elliott Smith fan and lifetime Portlander (pretty much)…come on!! I quickly laughed saying how Bittersweet Valentines is one of my favorites of all time. I also was a Team Dresch fan…

    I’m so impressed with you guys on Smells Like Pop!! Keep up the good work!

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