Musicfest NW: The First Night!

Crowds gather at Audio Center for Cat Power
photo by Adam Bagerski

Updates courtesy of Dave Allen of Pampelmoose:

This festival is rocking and it’s just beginning to dawn on me how hard it is for one person to cover this much music. Adam Bagerski from Nemo Design is my sidekick in all of this. Having been in the right place at the right time he was enrolled by KEXP to be the official KEXP blog photographer. Last night kicked off with a great party at the Ace Hotel after the Cat Power show.

photo by Adam Bagerski

I spent some time chatting with Portland’s TV glamour girl Storm Large and other local luminaries before heading up to the Crystal Ballroom to catch part of Black Joe Lewis‘ set. If you haven’t come across this Austin TX-based bluesman, you are missing out. Completely amazing. Here’s the Video.

So once again, I missed Spoon. I just had to check out Portland’s new favorite hip hop sons, SandPeople. Judging by the reaction from the floor of this sold out venue, these guys are going to give Portland’s Lifesavas a run for their money. The video is grainy but worth watching.

And right after SandPeople Seattle’s Blue Scholars killed it too. Here’s video from the side of the stage and video from the audience’s POV.

Just in case you’re wondering “what’s up with all this hip hop?” Tonight is alt rock night for me – Rilo Kiley, The Upsidedown, Typhoon and Eskimo & Sons. Stay tuned…

This entry was posted in KEXP, MFNW. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories