Category Archives: Festival Guides

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Aural Devastation: MusicfestNW Review w/ Swans, Poison Idea, Fucked Up

MusicfestNW does one of the better jobs in the festival circuit of scheduling the heavy bands. Reason being that MusicfestNW, unlike most festivals, doesn’t take place in one central location. Rather, it is scattered amongst the various venues throughout Portland, Oregon. And although normally walls might seem like a constricting measure in life, the walls...Read...
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TBA Festival 2012: Previews & Picks

Portland’s greatest interdisciplinary festival, TBA Festival, is back in 2012 with some of the most diverse and impressive programming it’s had in years. Check out our picks in dance, theatre, performance, and music for a what’s what in local talent and international ideas. Sam Green & Yo La Tengo – The Love Song Of R....Read...
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MusicfestNW 2012 Festival Preview & Picks

What some of us might call the Pacific Northwest’s best music festival — and maybe the next and more relaxed SXSW — is Musicfest NW, a multi-day spread across Portland’s best venues. Featuring diverse and exceptional booking, this year’s picks have been written by three writers, each with unique tastes, to do the festival justice....Read...
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Bumbershoot 2012: Festival Previews & Picks

Seattle’s discipline-defying Bumbershoot Festival is annually packed with everything an art-minded individual could want, from comedy and dance to art installations and music. Our festival preview for 2012 pulls from all areas, but has a minor focus on dance, as we will presenting our Motion & Movement in Music Video discussion panel this year. Read...Read...
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Tim Hecker, Daniel Menche, Lawrence English, Scanner (Substrata Festival 1.2) Live Show Review 2012

Music, just like any other art medium, beckons an emotional response. Sometimes when we get lost in beats, drum fills, guitar riffs, and lyrical dexterity, we don’t realize it. But at Substrata Festival, all those elements go out the window, and showgoers are left with an isolated core of noise as it is being created,...Read...
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Motion & Movement in Music Videos: REDEFINE Panels at Bumbershoot, MusicfestNW 2012

REDEFINE magazine has teamed up with two of the West Coast’s largest festivals, Bumbershoot and MusicfestNW, to present Motion & Movement in Music Videos, a pair of complementary panels exploring how dance and movement intersect with modern music videos. Select music videos will be screened, followed by an open community dialogue with associated dancers, directors,...Read...
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