Music Fest NW is the perfect way to learn Portland. For five nights, bands from the fest’s insane lineup perform in venues spread across town, the city quickly becoming a seamless blend of cabs, lines and lights. One minute you’re dancing to Flying Lotus in Nike’s Wonder Ballroom, the next, you’re making your way across the river to catch a hit of Swans. Close your eyes, then you’re front row for Tanlines, then suddenly it’s 2AM, and you’re ending your night sipping a tall boy with Portland’s own Blouse as your closing soundtrack. Read our full review of this year’s festival here, and check out interviews with A-Trak, Nosaj Thing and Jacques Greene, plus live highlights from Chelsea Wolfe, Dinosaur Jr., Wild Nothing and more above.
POSTED September 24, 2012 11:30AM IN LIVE