Fast on the heels of FYeahFest in Los Angeles, we spent Sept. 3-6th in beautiful Portland sharing Incase products and helping underwrite listener-powered, community radio station KEXP’s remote broadcast of the 5th annual MusicFestNW (MFNW).
By day, the Incase/KEXP Stage at the Doug Fir Lounge hosted live on-air sets by a vast array of independent artists from across the musical landscape, including Oxford Collapse, Centro-matic, Love As Laughter, Helio Sequence and Thrones among others.
And by night…well, we ran all over hell guzzling Stumptown Coffee, shooting photos of fixie bikes and catching sets by more than 200 MFNW artists playing in venues throughout the city. Highlights included TV On The Radio, Fucked Up, Past Lives, No Age, Les Savy Fav, Thrones, Triumph of Lethargy, Battles, Color Revolt, Monotonix, Akimbo, Polvo, Mogwai, The Muslims and Menomena. (Yes, it’s true—we saw every single one of those sets… plus about 40 more. Exhausting but well worth the hearing loss!)
Promoter Trevor Solomon and everyone at MFNW put on an incredible four-day festival in the heart of the city. Enjoy more photos on Flickr (shot by Arlie Carstens).