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.


Well thats Fucked up!

Ice Cream, bubblegum, skateboarding, weed & cemeteries!  What’s not to like about the latest video from the Toronto hardcore heroes?  Check out the new video for “Sun Glass” off the album “Glass Boys” out June 3 via Matador Records.

See Fucked Up in the flesh on Sunday, August 17th at MusicfestNW!



The beautiful 3-headed beast that is Haim (rhymes with time) will let their hair down at MusicfestNW this year. Sisters Este Arielle, Danielle Sari, and Alana Mychal Haim have concocted a flawless musical trio full of delicate glamour, punchy vocals, and smooth, beat-pulsing harmonies.

Growing up in L.A., the girls played in their family band Rockinhaim giving them an early taste of what their talents have now turned into: a multifaceted triad with flowing instrumental elegance and real, pure, girlish charm. Consequently, Haim has become one of the most reputable, chic bands to hit the music scene in the last year. As teenagers, the family band had an annual gig, preventing the girls from attending Coachella. These days the three twenty-somethings headlined Coachella, with stellar performances both weekends.  Back in 2013, they made the rounds from Governors Ball, to Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza and even shared a stage (on a different night) with the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury. MusicfestNW is thrilled they are stopping by the Waterfront on August 17th. See you there! Tickets on sale now!