Portland's Musicfest NW Lineup Announced

Sept. 3-6 w/TV On The Radio, Vampire
Weekend, Mogwai, Menomena and more.

By Jamie
Gadette

 

Good
news for anyone counting down the days to South by Southwest (that’s eight
months, to be approximately exact)—Willamette
Week
‘s Musicfest NW lineup is up and boy does it look good. This year’s festival,
to be held at various venues around the Portland, OR metropolitan area
September 3-6, features a mix of homegrown favorites and nationally renowned
acts including TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, The Murder City Devils,
Mogwai, Del the Funky Homosapien, Xavier Rudd, The Cool Kids, The Helio
Sequence, Menomena, Death Vessel, The Builders and The Butchers, Starfucker,
Deerhunter and many more.  Wristbands
good for the entire four-day event are a cool $50—cheaper than a tank of SUV
gas! Shows are first-come, first-served. Visit MusicFestNW.com for complete
details.

Following
the most successful MFNW to date—2007 organizers really pulled out all of the
stops with appearances by Wolf Parade, Spoon, Rilo Kiley, Aesop Rock, Viva
Voce—the 2008 festival arrives with great expectations for a bigger, better,
faster, stronger showcase of diverse talent. If you can’t afford a wristband
and/or misplaced your neon Ray-Bans, tune in to Seattle’s KEXP radio, broadcasting live from
the Doug Fir Lounge September 4-6, with live performances by featured artists.

2008 MFNW CONFIRMED
LINE-UP

TV on the Radio

Vampire Weekend

The Murder
City Devils

Mogwai

M Ward

Del the Funky Homosapien

Xavier Rudd

The Helio Sequence

Menomena

Polvo

Nada Surf

The Builders and The Butchers

Trans Am

Old 97’s

The Cool Kids

The Night Marchers

The Whigs 

Seaweed

Steel Pole Bath
Tub

Deerhunter  

Centro-Matic

Crooked Fingers

Bobby Bare Jr.

Death Vessel

Blitzen Trapper

Dan Deacon

John Vanderslice

Jedi Mind Tricks

Monotonix

Old Time Relijun

Mirah

Matt and Kim

Fucked Up

Poison Idea

Witchcraft

Supernova

The Joggers

Forro in the Dark

Rupa and The April Fishes

These Arms Are Snakes

U.S.E.

Walter Meego

Port O?Brien

Oxford Collapse

Nebula

Totimoshi

Shaky Hands

Calvin Johnson

Pseudosix

Starfucker

Akimbo

Danava

Colour Revolt

Bodies of Water

Throw Me From The Statue

Past Lives

The Devin Phillips Band

School of Seven Bells

Space Cookie

The Muslims

Silver Summit

Blue Giant

Pierced Arrows

The Blakes

Micah Blue Smaldone

Pwrfl Power

And many other bands…..

 

[Pictured: Menomena, by
Alicia J. Rose]

 

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