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Live from MFNW, Day 3: Milo Greene

Milo Greene is a booking agent who represents a band from Los Angeles, California. He’s also not a real person, and after using him to help set up shows for some time, the americana-indie group decided to adopt his name as their own. Recording in Seattle, the band released their self-titled debut earlier this yearRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 3: Dinosaur Jr.

As DJ Cheryl Waters said, Dinosaur Jr. is a band that needs absolutely no introduction. Kicking off our final day of broadcast live from the Doug Fir Lounge, at MFNW, the legendary alt-rock group reunited in all their former glory gave the small audience a preview of tonight’s show at the Roseland Theater, featuring DinosaurRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 2: Black Mountain

Black Mountain began at a time when the music scene in their hometown of Vancouver, BC was, according to guitarist and lead singer Stephen McBean, “near the end of a musical honeymoon.” Being born into the beginning of an end is part of what gives Black Mountain their truly unique and arresting sound because asRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 2: Lost Lander

Portland’s own Lost Lander released their debut album, DRRT, earlier this year amidst a whirlpool of hype. Produced by former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who plays in the band Ramona Falls with Lost Lander lead singer Matt Sheehy, the album is a masterfully crafted work of studio engineering disguised in a perfect indie-rock album. PackedRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 2: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Since their inception in 2007, New York indie-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been bringing back everything beautiful from the 80s with their My Bloody Valentine-esque balance of melancholy fuzz and nostalgia accompanied with absolutely gorgeous lyrics. With their 2011 release Belong, the band let British producers Alan Moulder and Flood,Read more…

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Friday Music News

The Dirty Projectors are the latest group to release a short film, although their video isn’t actually that short. Frontman David Longstreth, who directed and stars in the film, described the 20-minute-long Hi Custodian as being “made out of a dream.” According to Pitchfork, who helped produce the movie, it’s a “surreal narrative about spiritualRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 1: Purity Ring

Purity Ring put out their first track a year and a half before their debut album Shrines was released on 4AD records. The enormous following the Canadian duo garnered during that time is a testament to the band’s powerful songwriting as each subsequent track earned them more and more praise. Shrines seems to straddle theRead more…

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Live from MFNW, Day 1: Radiation City

Fresh off their sophomore release, Portland quintet Radiation City kicks off our live from MFNW broadcast at the Doug Fir Lounge with a smooth and sultry bang. After releasing The Hands That Shake You in 2011, the group steadily rose to local fame, growing from a duo to a trio before eventually adding an additionalRead more…

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MusicfestNW begins!

Barely a day after the end of Seattle’s Bumbershoot it’s time to head south to the wonderful city of Portland, OR for their own annual Musicfest Northwest. Beginning yesterday evening with performances from Passion Pit, Against Me, and The Hot Snakes, the festival, which takes place across the entire city, features over 170 bands acrossRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Mount Eerie released their second video in six weeks yesterday, which doesn’t sound that remarkable until you consider it’s only Phil Elvrum’s second video ever. “Ocean Roar,” the title track off the new album, features a bunch of blurry kaleidoscope-looking landscapes and faces, basically a perfect visual representation of of the distant yet familiar song.Read more…

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