Hello everyone! I finally had to break down and buy a wristband for this year's Musicfest NW. It was a hard decision, but having the opportunity to check out a lot of great bands won out in the end. For those of you who are wondering what shows I'll be checking out, please see my planned out schedule below. Come on! You know you want to see the man behind Eclectic Grooves!
I plan on featuring a full story on my experience at this year's Musicfest, that will probably take place after the festival ends on Saturday. I wanted to feature this coverage last year, but I couldn't find the time or energy to make it happen. So, let's cross our fingers.
I tentatively planned to check out the Scottish instrumental rock band Mogwai, but I couldn't get motivated to leave the house last night. Today, I plan on being more committed to checking out the bands I've outlined below. If you are curious, I'll be the guy wearing a brown Minutemen "Econo" shirt with jeans. Hope to see some of you at the shows throughout the week.
The following is my suggested itinerary for getting the most out of Musicfest NW. Those of you who like what you see posted on here will most likely dig the bands I have selected in this itinerary. Some of the bands have time slots that are conflicting with other bands. So, I will be making a snap decision on those shows. For the most part, though, I plan on following the itinerary closely.
5:30- Wonder Ballroom- No Age
7:00- Wonder Ballroom- Battles
8:00- Holocene- Silver Summit
9:00- Doug Fir- Hungry Ghost
10:00- Crystal Ballroom- M. Ward
11:00- Roseland- Del the Funky Homosapien
12:00- Holocene- Deerhunter
1:00- Doug Fir-Steel Pole Bath Tub
5:30- Wonder Ballroom-Britt Daniel from Spoon
7:00- Wonder Ballroom- Built to Spill
9:00- Satyricon- Eat Skull
10:00- Towne Lounge- Andy Combs and the Moth
10:00- Jimmy Maks- Trio Subtonic
11:00- Berbati's- Alela Diane
11:00- Satyricon- Old Time Relijun
12:00- Jimmy Maks- Rupa and the April Fishes
1:00- Rotture- Explode Into Colors
1:00- Mission Theater- Gits movie
7:00- Wonder Ballroom- Les Savy Fav
8:00- Satyricon- The Strange Boys
9:00- Satyricon- Crystal Antlers
9:00- Crystal Ballroom- Blitzen Trapper
10:00- The Towne Lounge- Atole
10:00- Berbati's Pan- The Joggers
11:00- Backspace- Mirah
11:00- Berbati's Pan- Trans Am
11:00- Slabtown- Hillstomp
12:00- Berbati's- Polvo
1:00- Ash Street- Flipper
1:00- Mission Theater- Beautiful Losers- documentary
Make sure that you get there early for the Wonder Ballroom shows as they are first-come first-serve. Hope you guys enjoy some of my picks for this years Musicfest. See you soon.