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MusicFestNW 2006

Posted by September 7th, 2006 No Comments »

The finest piece of art ever to grace our front page.In what is promising to be the most impressive succession of festivals
in the arts and music industry this year, Portland’s younger, hipper
Music Fest Northwest returns this year with an impressive array of
talent. This year’s festival (Sept. 7-9) follows Bumbershoot’s stellar
Labor Day weekend long extravaganza with an impressive array of talent,
culled from the wet woods of the Northwest and lands beyond.

While
Bumbershoot has the arts festival market cornered for diversity and
grandeur (this year’s lineup is an impressive return to form), Music
Fest NW is boasting the kind of pound for pound ‘music for the money’
that a festival the size of Bumbershoot can’t dream to accommodate. If
Bumbershoot simply hasn’t sated your festival needs, or has simply
gotten far too mind-blowingly beyond scope in all it encompasses – just
hop on I-5 and head southward for a relentless tour-de-force of
intimate performances and stellar venues.


We weren't kidding.In what is promising to be the most impressive succession of festivals
in the arts and music industry this year, Portland’s younger, hipper
Music Fest Northwest returns this year with an impressive array of
talent. This year’s festival (Sept. 7-9) follows Bumbershoot’s stellar
Labor Day weekend long extravaganza with an impressive array of talent,
culled from the wet woods of the Northwest and lands beyond.

While
Bumbershoot has the arts festival market cornered for diversity and
grandeur (this year’s lineup is an impressive return to form), Music
Fest NW is boasting the kind of pound for pound ‘music for the money’
that a festival the size of Bumbershoot can’t dream to accommodate. If
Bumbershoot simply hasn’t sated your festival needs, or has simply
gotten far too mind-blowingly beyond scope in all it encompasses – just
hop on I-5 and head southward for a relentless tour-de-force of
intimate performances and stellar venues.

Nationally renowned
acts such as The Black Keys, The Dandy Warhols, and Brian Jonestown
Massacre will be on hand to kick start festivities on Thursday evening.
On Friday, September 8, in what promises to be the marquee triple
threat of the festival, the innovative and critically acclaimed
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will charm the audience at the
Crystal Ballroom before Stephen Malkmus co-headlines with soul mates
The Silver Jews. Saturday in the same venue, Britt Daniel, fresh off
Spoon’s performance at Bumbershoot, will ply his songs sans band in
what should be an intriguing solo set, followed by local powerhouse
Helio Sequence. Up and coming Portland group Antlerand will take the
stage Saturday at Midnight at The Fez Ballroom, along with bands
Hypatia Lake, Mountain Corn, Blitzen Trapper, and Climber.

All
told, the festival will feature 156 acts spread over 3 days at 17
different venues. If you can’t find something for your money’s worth in
this lineup then your money ain’t worth the paper it’s printed on. A
mere $35 gets you a wrist band for all three days and access to all
events. Tickets are also available on a show by show basis for
individual venues. Check the listings and venues for tickets to
individual shows.

The ever-fashionable Portland publication Willamette Week is yet again spearheading organization and sponsorship.

Nada
Mucho is sending part time Nada-scribes Dominic Aulisio and Dan Lurie
(both singer/songwriters of Seattle band Solyoni) to the festival this
year to fraternize, chit chat, yick yack, glad hand, press palm, high
five, hobnob, rub elbow, buddy up, shuck and jive, truck with,
coalesce, mix it up, gadabout, mingle, and schmoose with some of the
bigger success stories of the Northwest Music scene.

Among
the artists confirmed are: The Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre
(The Dandys and BJM will be playing on the same night at The Crystal
Ballroom on September 7th), The Black Keys, Dead Moon, Helio Sequence,
Britt Daniel of Spoon, The Silver Jews, Stephen Malkmus (The Silver
Jews and Stephen Malkmus will be playing on the same night at The
Crystal Ballroom on September 8th), The Melvins, Sunset Valley,
Lifesavas, Little Brother, M-1 of Dead Prez, Viva Voce, Jeremy Enigk,
Centro-Matic, Eric Bachmann, Kristin Hersh, Fall of Troy, Talkdemonic,
Stars of Track and Field, Crosstide, Swords (last show), and Little
Steven’s Underground Garage Tour with The Zombies, The Woggles, The
Mooney Suzuzki, and Phantom Planet. Please keep checking back to our
website as we will be updating it with bands that are confirmed for the
festival. Wristbands are on sale at Ticketswest, Music Millennium,
Jackpot Records, Ozone Records, 360 Vinyl, and at The Willamette Week
offices. Wristbands are $35 and will gain entry into all events with
capacity permitting.

For further info, including a full
lineup listing, venue maps, and schedule, not to mention
amusing/disturbing You Tube clips of Tanya Harding and Rowdy Roddy
Piper, visit:

www.musicfestnw.com/2006

Just monkey around on the sidebar a bit. You’ll find all the pertinent info.


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