Hellion Gallery and The Tall Trees of Portland author, Matt Wagner, have joined forces with MusicfestNW to create an art pavilion for the annual music festival in Portland August 16-17. Spotlighting artists featured in The Tall Trees of Portland, the pavilion will feature:
- New pieces from Portland-based artists specifically for the music festival.
- Artists will create alternative album covers for featured bands. Artists include Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, Zach Johnsen, Maryanna Hoggatt, Jon Macnair, Lauren Gonsalves, Amy Ruppel, Cole Gerst, Jen Lobo, Jennifer Parks, Martin Ontiveros, Brin Levinson, Joe Shea, Keith Carter, Stella Im Hultberg, and Brett Superstar.
- A live painting event where artists will use a temporary wall to paint a mural over the two days of the festival.
- And a 3-D installation by AJ Fosik and Zach Johnsen welcoming festival attendees into the arts pavilion!
Musicfest NW drink till it’s dry, a free kegger at Bunk Bar. This Thursday, June 19th #mfnw wants to give you free beer and discounted prices on wristbands. Plus, buying a wristband during the event automatically enters you into a raffle for the chance to upgrade to VIP. This all sounds pretty nice and pretty damn cheap! Keg tapped at 6pm and it’ll be flowing till it’s gone.
Things have been very busy in the Spoon camp. Yesterday they debuted new song “Rent I Pay” live on NPR and today sees the release of the studio version of the track as well as all the details for their forthcoming album They Want My Soul. Check it all out below as we gear up to have the band at Waterfront Park on August 17th as part of MusicfestNW!
They Want My Soul:
01 Rent I Pay
02 Inside Out
03 Rainy Taxi
04 Do You
05 Knock Knock Knock
07 They Want My Soul
08 I Just Don’t Understand
09 Let Me Be Mine
10 New York Kiss
The viciously heartwarming growl of a musical warrior pretty much defines a Future Islands performance. Samuel T. Herring’s stage uniform: black t-shirt, belt and slacks, dark eyes & gentle rage. The Baltimore-born band also includes keyboardist Gerrit Welmers and guitarist William Cashion. After their extrodinary performance on David Letterman in March, their highly anticipated fourth album Singles created even more expectations. The album didn’t fall short, and now, after 11 years bouncing around under the radar, the band has broken some serious ground. Their head bopping synth-pop beats, strategically accented by interweaving harmonic keyboard, cradle Herring’s bellowing cry and, strip its listeners down, exposed as humble servants to the band. Catch them live on the Waterfront this August 16th at MusicfestNW 2014.