Music Fest NW 2009 Recap

<div> <a href="features/music_fest_nw_2009_recap/"><img src="" alt="Music Fest NW 2009 Recap" /></a> </div> <p> September 16th-20th, Portland, Oregon held Music Fest NW 2009 at venues across the city.  There were too...
Music Fest NW 2009 Recap
Music Fest NW 2009 Recap

September 16th-20th, Portland, Oregon held Music Fest NW 2009 at venues across the city.  There were too many long lines, too much running around, and some tight photo rules, but it was a great way to spend five night, soaking up as much music as you could:

Day 5 wrapped up with Modest Mouse frontman, Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace Showcase at The Crystal Ballroom.
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 Music Fest NW Day Five
Day Four of Music Fest NW was focused mostly on the youngsters – though one finely-aged vet closed out the night.
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 Music Fest NW Day Four
Music Fest NW’s Day Three saw a youngster-friendly early evening show & the reunion of pioneers later on at night.
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 Music Fest NW Day Three
Music Fest NW fully got into gear on Day Two, highlighted by wild tech & dour Scots.
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 Music Fest NW Day Two
Music Fest NW 2009 kicked off the first of five days of music in downtown Portland with a special opening night party.
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 Music Fest NW Day One

24 Bands, 467 photos:

Arctic Monkeys – Day Three, Wonder Ballroom

Avi Buffalo – Day Four, Berbati’s Pan

Bobby Bare, Jr. – Day Four

The Brunettes – Day Four, Berbati’s Pan

Fences – Day One, Berbati’s Pan

Black Francis – Day Four, Dante’s

Frightened Rabbit – Day Two, Dante’s

Girl Talk – Day Two, Roseland Theater

The Jealous Sound – Day Three

Damian Jurado – Day One, Berbati’s Pan

The Like – Day Three, Wonder Ballroom

Local Natives – Day Two

Love As Laughter – Day Five, Crystal Ballroom

Mariachi El Bronx – Day Four, Wonder Ballroom

Modest Mouse – Day Five, Crystal Ballroom

The Morning Benders – Day Four, Berbati’s Pan

Portland Cello Project – Day One, Berbati’s Pan

Say Hi – Berbati’s Pan

Will Sheff – Day One, Berbati’s Pan

Sunny Day Real Estate – Day Three

The Twilight Sad – Doug Fir (KEXP Session)

John Vanderslice – Berbati’s Pan

Rocky Votolato – Berbati’s Pan

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Day Two, Doug Fir (KEXP Session)


Best bands: Sunny Day Real Estate, Modest Mouse

Runners-up: Will Sheff, Frightened Rabbit

Best new bands: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Brunettes

Worst band: Fences


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