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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 3: The Dodos

Midway through The Dodos KEXP session, a chant emerged from the packed audience at the Doug Fir Lounge, eliciting embarrassed grins from the Bay Area trio: “You’re our favorite threesome!” Formed in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber, The Dodos have recruited Portland’s own Joe Haege (of Tu Fawning, 31Knots, and Menomena)Read more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 3: Titus Andronicus

text by Jacob Webb and Anna McClain Punk rock met punctual this afternoon during KEXP’s live broadcast at MusicFest NW. Only in Portland will you find hoards of people lined up to descend into the cave that is the Doug Fir on a rare beautiful day. As fans were still filtering in, New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus tookRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013: Day 3 begins!

We end our broadcast during Musicfest NW today with another great lineup at the Doug Fir in Portland. Tune in today starting at noon for four great bands performing live on air starting with New Jersey indie punks Titus Andronicus, followed by melodic Bay Area folk-pop duo The Dodos, Portland’s own politically fiery trio TheRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: The Love Language

Some artists come out of their bedroom studios only to return to the comfort of their four-tracks, and some emerge from the loft and never go back. Stuart McLamb, the creative force behind North Carolina’s The Love Language, clearly falls into the latter category. Even when he was technologically limited, McLamb’s indie pop has alwaysRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: Beat Connection

Seattle’s Beat Connection seem to evolve with grace. As is the case with most young bands, they’ve had plenty of that evolution in the last three years. Their journey from the early house-driven days of 2010′s Surf Noir to the vast, green sound of their 2012 debut LP Palace Garden and even through the presentRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: Washed Out

“I know it’s still early, but we can still rock a little bit,” grinned Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, to a packed house from our MusicFestNW broadcast. While most people think of Washed Out as an electronic artist, he’s recently been touring with a full band that commanded the stage this afternoon at the DougRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: The Shivas

text by Anna McClain and Janice Headley It’s perfect that The Shivas borrow their name from the Hindu god of destruction and restoration since they totally destroyed it this morning from our MusicFestNW broadcast at the Doug Fir Lounge. Kicking off the morning with a scream (literally!), this Portland, OR band tore through tracks fromRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 1: Austra

Led by Toronto veteran Katie Stelmanis, Austra’s emotionally expressive brand of dance-driven pop has taken the band from the Canadian art-rock scene onto an international stage. Emotionally commanding but never diva-esque, Stelmanis’ classically-trained voice is a Corin Tucker-like siren that she wields across four-on-the-floor beats with ease. Although the group began as a bedroom project,Read more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 1: !!!

text by Anna McClain and Janice Headley With his boundless energy and novelty shorts, Nic Offer of !!! may very well be the Richard Simmons of the dance-punk revival scene. From our MusicFestNW broadcast, he led the packed crowd at the Doug Fir Lounge into a series of disco-aerobics: there were handclaps, jazz hands, andRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013, Day 1: The Baseball Project

We knew The Baseball Project would be a hit at our MusicFestNW broadcast, especially with this line-up of ringers. Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Mike Mills, and Linda Pitmon brought their A-game to the Doug Fir Lounge with an exuberant lunchtime session. What began as a fun side project by baseball fans McCaughey and Wynn inRead more...

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