Wrapping Up MusicfestNW

Our team of showgoers recaps the six-day, 150-plus-act, 16-venue sonic extravaganza. Plus, the best fest photos.

09/17/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Marco España, and Nathan Tucker

Time-Based Art Festival 2013

TBA: Nick Hallett at the Works

Day 4: The New York composer brought a scientific text to saturated sonic life in 'Rainbow Passage.'

09/16/2013 By Caitlin Feldman


Win Tickets to Lee Fields and the Expressions

The soul veteran and his killer band hit the Aladdin on Sept 16 in support of a new album and a 1979 reissue. We've got two tickets to give away.

09/10/2013 By Nathan Tucker


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 5-8

Musicfest NW invades PDX, Typhoon counter-invades the rest of the US, and Portland's theaters open their assault on your fall calendar. That is, the arts get feisty this weekend.

09/04/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


10 Under-the-Radar MusicfestNW Acts You Must See

Skip the big names for these amazing underground artists. (Plus, win tickets to a dance party!)

08/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 15-18

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby! Summer Shakespeare reaches its zenith! The Monkees reunite (and it's not just a joke)! Get summer while it's hot!

08/13/2013 Videography by Portland Monthly Staff


Pickathon Slide Show Recap

Feist makes you cry (before rocking the amp), Andrew Bird strips down, and Sharon Van Etten compares Pickathon to summer camp. We have it all in pictures.

08/12/2013 By Aaron Scott


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 8–11

Hit the bridges on your bike, feast on Oregon's finest, meet a Malaysian superstar, and collide with something beautiful this weekend.

08/07/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff


Remembering Elliott Smith

Collaborators and friends of Elliott Smith share their favorite memories and songs before a star-studded memorial show.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Pickathon Guide: 8 Bands to See

Sure, there's Feist and Andrew Bird, but we pick out 8 others you should make sure to catch this weekend as you revel at Pendarvis Farm.

07/31/2013 By Georgia Perry


Win Tickets to Band Of Horses

The beloved Seattle band plays the Crystal Ballroom on Aug 7.

07/31/2013 By Claire Gordon


Profile: Summer Cannibals

The Portland rockers release their debut album, No Makeup, on August 1 at Mississippi Studios. But mostly, we talk rock and roll, cheap beer, and side boob.

07/27/2013 By Emily Gravlin


Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 25-28

Whether it's floating down the Willamette in a tube, kicking back for rooftop cinema, or sampling new brews, this weekend offers a plethora of ways to chill out.

07/23/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon


Win Tix to Steve Martin with the Symphony

The comedian plays banjo—yes, he does that—with the Oregon Symphony and bluegrass combo Steep Canyon Rangers Oct. 3. We've got two tickets to give away.

07/22/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 18–21

Just about every music festival and artist you want to see is performing this weekend. Take a look at our picks to figure out your sonic and outdoors schedule.

07/18/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon


Bluegrass/Jam Band Name Generator (and a Sneak Peek at Northwest String Summit)

In honor of the NW String Summit this weekend and the perpetually outrageous band names, we've created a band name generator to make it easy to start your own.

07/15/2013 By Claire Gordon


2013 Outdoor Summer Concerts and Festivals Guide

Your complete guide for all the sun-soaked concerts and festivals Portland has to offer, including McMenamins Edgefield, the Oregon Zoo, Pickathon, and PDX Pop Now.

07/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff With Claire Gordon


Win Passes to the 8-Track Relay

Throw out your iPod. Portland's hottest bands play live for this 24-hour marathon. July 20–21.

07/09/2013 By Aaron Scott With Claire Gordon


Summer Free for All

Kick off a summer of free outdoor fun with Portland Parks and Recreation's All-Day Party and Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration on June 27.

06/19/2013 By Claire Gordon


PDX Pop Now Turns 10

After a decade, the all-ages, all-volunteer, all-free festival stands as a pillar of the Portland music scene.

06/14/2013 By Aaron Scott