Category Archives: MFNW

Live at MFNW 2013, Day 1: CHVRCHES

We may not have understood it when angelic frontwoman Lauren Mayberry started speaking in Jawa to the eager crowd at the Doug Fir Lounge this morning, but the dreamy sounds of Scottish electro-pop band CHVRCHES transcends any language. In the last year, CHVRCHES win the award for biggest spontaneous combustion by a mile. After droppingRead more...

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Live at MFNW 2013: Day 1 begins!

The crowd is already forming as we set up for Day 1 of KEXP’s broadcast from Doug Fir during Musicfest NW. We’ve got a killer lineup today starting with the ever-charming Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES, followed by the all-star group The Baseball Project, electrifying dance-punks !!!, and the arty Canadian electronic band Austra. Tune inRead more...

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Live Video: Dinosaur Jr. at MFNW

Dinosaur Jr.‘s J. Mascis is known primarily for two things: being an alt-rock legend who helped characterize and develop an entire culture of music and being notoriously laconic and lethargic. In a nutshell, he’s a slacker guitar god. As such, it was no real surprise that the band showed up for an afternoon set atRead more...

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Live Video: The Hives at MFNW

“Tick Tick Boom” indeed -- on stage, The Hives practically explode. For years, the Swedish band’s concerts have been the stuff of legend and singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist is often touted as one of the best rock frontmen, ever! Imagine the insanity of The Hives and their fired up antics in the relatively small spaceRead more...

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Live at MFNW, Day 3: Redd Kross

Redd Kross (yes, the Redd Kross) joined us live at the Doug Fir Lounge for the final performance of our broadcast from this year’s MFNW. The punk veterans’ visit may seem untimely, but this year, Jeff and Steve McDonald drop their first album in 15 years. With Researching the Blues, Redd Kross acts their age,Read more...

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Live at MFNW, Day 3: The Hives

Everybody has a favorite song from Tyrannosaurus Hives, the more than excellent 2004 record by The Hives (mine is “No Pun Intended”). Some might even say their favorite Hives tune goes back to 2000′s Veni Vidi Vicious. Others cite their favorites from 2007′s danceable The Black and White Album. Whatever the case may be, it’sRead more...

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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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