Win 2010 MusicFest NW Tickets | Two Full Passes ($65 Each!)

This year there will be no time to rest after your Portland Labor Day fun, because MusicFest NW starts two days later. We have two general admission wristbands ($65 each!) to give away (wristband info). With the wristband, you can apparently get into several of the sold out shows according to info below and on their website (“if capacity allows”). NICE. Got an iPhone? They got an app.

To win, comment below on WHICH BAND(S) you are looking forward to seeing (and why). Schedule here. Winners will be drawn & emailed on Tuesday, September 7th at 3PM.

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From MusicFest NW:

Here are the schedules for the Crystal Ballroom, Roseland Theater and Saturday night at the Wonder Ballroom:

Panda Bear, and guests 9/8/10 at Crystal Ballroom. 8pm doors, 9pm show. All Ages. Entry with $22 advance ticket from Ticketswest or MFNW Wristband. >>PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKET

The Thermals, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Past Lives 9/9/10 at Crystal Ballroom. 7pm doors, 8pm show. All Ages. Entry with $16 advance ticket from Ticketswest or MFNW Wristband. >>PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKET

Okkervil River, Bobby Bare Jr, and Dan Mangan 9/10/10 at Crystal Ballroom. 8pm doors, 9pm show. All Ages. Entry with $20 advance ticket from Ticketswest or MFNW Wristband. >>PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKET

Menomena, Akron/Family, Tu Fawning 9/11/10 at Crystal Ballroom. 8pm doors, 9pm show. All Ages. Entry with $18 advance ticket from Ticketswest or MFNW Wristband. >>PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKET

Major Lazer, Big Freedia, and Deelay Ceelay 9/9/10 at Roseland Theater. 8pm doors, 9pm show. All Ages. Entry with $20 advance ticket from Ticketswest or MFNW Wristband.  >>PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKET

Wiz Khalifa, Grieves w/ Budo, and Animal Farm 9/10/10 at Roseland Theater. 7pm doors, 8pm show. All Ages. INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!!! ENTRY STILL AVAILABLE WITH MFNW WRISTBAND (if capacity allows).>>PURCHASE WRISTBAND

Sleep performing Holy Mountain, Scott Kelly, YOB 9/11/10 at Roseland Theater. 8pm doors, 9pm show. All Ages. INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!!! ENTRY STILL AVAILABLE WITH MFNW WRISTBAND (if capacity allows).>>PURCHASE WRISTBAND

The Smashing Pumpkins, and Bad City 9/11/10 at Wonder Ballroom. 8pm doors, 9pm show. All Ages. INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!!! ENTRY STILL AVAILABLE WITH MFNW WRISTBAND (if capacity allows). >>PURCHASE WRISTBAND

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161 Responses to Win 2010 MusicFest NW Tickets | Two Full Passes ($65 Each!)

  1. Vivian August 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Panda Bear, so I can finally have a reason to wear my homemade paper mache panda head.

  2. Ryan Herron August 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    you know who I’d like to see? Major Lazer, that’d be nice.

  3. Lisa August 31, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Menamena bop beeee bedeeebeeee bedeeebeee bedeeebee bedeeebeedeebedeee dee deeeeeee dee
    Because they are amazing LIVE!

  4. Tara Dublin August 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    The National, oh the National. They’ve been my personal soundtrack for months now. “Boxer”, especially, has helped me through these last shitty 16 months of unemployment. To stand in our beautiful Pioneer Courthouse Square and listen to that music would be a perfect way to escape the I-Can’t-Get-A-Job-To-Save-My-Life blahs.

  5. Schuyler August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    MAJOR LAZOR!!! Cause I want to rock my shit Pon De Floor and treat womens’ asses like turntables.

  6. AC August 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    I want to see Wiz Khalifa soooo bad. I didn’t get to see him when he came to North Carolina when I was there and now the Portland show is sold out…

  7. AC August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    And Grieves! I did see him in North Carolina when opening for Atmosphere, awesome show. I can’t wait to see him again.

  8. Rachel N. August 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Seeing Rocky Votolato and David Bazan would be *really* awesome. So would seeing The Decemberists, The Walkmen, AND The National?! SO MANY THEs!!!!

  9. Nico August 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    The National…because they are one of my fiance’s favorite bands and would love to surprise him with tickets!

  10. Matthew s August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Smashing pumpkins. Almost every mix I have includes them.

    Also, I’m really looking forward to finding new music, been over a year since I’ve been to a live show.

  11. Suzan August 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Menomena!!! And maybe Smashing Pumpkins… but Menomena!!

  12. Blanca Villalobos August 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Panda Bear, Jeff the Brotherhood, Major Lazer, and the Smashing Pumpkins. WHY? I wassn’t born in time to see the full band rock out with Billy Corgan, Major Lazer will probably be the sweatiest show I will have to endure (with pleasure), the two brothers from Jeff know how to play some damn good rock from Nashville, and Panda Bear…I don’t have enough space on here to show my love for that man.

  13. Hayley Scheubrein August 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Smashing Pumpkins–when my sister & I started liking music & we’d like to celebrate this weekend–she just got a job as a TEACHER!!
    Menomena–nuff’ said.


  14. E August 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    I’m stoked to see many of the bands listed. The National is a big one. I love that band, have since their first record, and they hold a lot of sentiment for me.
    Okkervil River for similar reasons. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists because I have never, ever, been successful in trying to catch one of their shows. They love to play the same nigh as other great bands or night’s I’m working.
    Laura Viers because she’s talented and can play a kick-ass banjo.
    I could go on… and you could give me the tickets…

  15. Carina August 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    The Tallest Man on Earth because he was so incredible at Sasquatch!

  16. C.A. August 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    The Thermals of course, because they are the dogs bollocks.

  17. Rubio August 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Big Freedia & Majahhhh Lazaahhh! These are ‘the’ two acts that will crush the crowd with their wild high NRG on the stage and dance floor. I badly want into the show to hear those bass bins bang and get down with all the booty bumpers who come out for this kinda show. I hope everyone gets an earful of this music.

  18. Andy Creger August 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Menomena and Smashing Pumpkins because they rock shit

  19. eric V August 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    im looking forward to seeing Death By Stereo, not a fan of their music, but an old friend is with the band and i have not seen them in years.

  20. Derek August 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    1.Major Lazer (because they send me into convulsions) 2. Panda Bear (becuase Merriweather Post Pavilion was the best album of ’09, and I’m interested on what he sounds like alone)

  21. Sarah August 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    The National – because my best friend and her boyfriend just broke up, and it’s her favorite band, so I’d like to take her to cheer her up.

  22. Sarah August 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    The Dodos so I can croon along to “Undeclared” and Helio Sequence for the drummer who sort of reminds me of Ren and Stimpy (yes, both characters).

  23. mayola August 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    the decemberists because it is september. and they kix

  24. heathre August 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    the national – just because they are my most favorite band. ever. really.

  25. Hollie August 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Sleep. They broke up. What fan would not want to see them actually play Holy Mountain? What are the chances that they’d actually be in the Northwest again? I say very slim. Seeing this show would be the highlight of my year, considering I’ve had a rather craptastic one thus far.

  26. Jeremy August 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I would do anything (just short of killing someone) to score a wristband! I am a music whore, and I have the weekend off work… It’s just meant to be!

    Here is who I want to see, and why…

    Panda Bear – They are a perfectly chill way to start MFNW

    Major Lazer – Diplo and Switch… I don’t think I even need to explain why

    The Black Lips – Because they are raw, loud and in your face rock!

    Y La Bamba – Because I haven’t seen Elena in years, and their music is kick ass!

    The Gories – Come on… Legendary garage rock

    Smashing Pumpkins, The Decemberists, Helio Sequence, The National!!!!

  27. Stephen August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    If anybody is having trouble thinking of a reason to go see the Smashing Pumpkins, you need to re-evaluate life.

  28. Brian August 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    I’m dying to get into the Smashing Pumpkins show. They’ve been my favorite band since I was like 10 years old and I’ve never been able to see them live. I’d love to get hooked up with a wrist band.

  29. sarah August 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Ok. So maybe I post on here ALL the time to get free tickets and stuff, but if I were to win just one set of tickets from you this would be AWESOME. I would LOVE to see
    The National: havent seen them yet and thats not ok.

    The Decemberist: saw them when they were a small opening band way back when no one knew who they were and have been hooked since)

    The Thermals: have only heard good things about them

    do I have to go on?? All I have to say is there is more then just a few bands I want to see!

  30. Justin August 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    The Alialujah Choir (my sweet friend Alia), Major Lazer, Surfer Blood, The Zeros (Mexican Ramones?), People Under The Stairs or Sleep (haven’t decided which one yet since they are both at the same time), Smashing Pumpkins (nostalgia), Shabazz Palaces (loves me some hip hop)

  31. panoptican August 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    Sleep performing Holy Mountain just seems absurd. How does that kind of show happen? I guess music festivals make anything possible.

  32. Nicole Sakai August 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    The Builders and The Butchers, because we went to their show at Mississippi Studios for new years eve and they were amazing! Super rad guys! Smashing Pumpkins, for nostalgia reasons. Thanks!

  33. Ken August 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    There are an assload of bands I want to see on at MusicFest NW. You don’t want to read the why of all of them, so here’s two.

    Smashing Pumpkins because I haven’t seen them live since before Billy Corgan shaved his head and had a misguided relationship with batshit insane Courtney Love.

    Menomena for many reasons, including their many shows with John Vanderslice, the general awesomeness of almost anyone on Barsuk Records, and for the line “All those opposed can rot in hell.”

  34. Brooke August 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    Laura Viers is so ethereal AND spunky. Best combination. And the Decemberists in Pioneer Square. Portland to the 9th degree. Rocked out big time last year at MFNW -You wont’ regret giving me the wristband that much I can promise.

  35. Alec August 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Im really looking forward to all the local folks (Menomena, The Thermals, Helio Sequence, Sallie Ford, Decemberists) for total incestuous Portland love. Justin Townes Earl is a legend who isnt a legend yet, so Im pretty excited for him. Also, the children’s variety show with The Thermals might be the most endearing idea Ive ever heard, so that one as well.

  36. Kyle August 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    Major Lazer – because I wanna see a dude jump from a ladder to hump another dancer

  37. brian August 31, 2010 at 3:50 pm #


    I’d love to see Talkdemonic, Ra Ra Riot, Laura Veirs, Thee Oh See’s, The Tallest Man on Earth, DEATH BY STEREO (LOL oh my god wtf), The Black Lips, and Washed Out… Mazor Lazer would probably be pretty magical, and all the portland crew bands like the thermals and decemberists


  38. Tamara August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    To see a band like the Smashing Pumpkins at a venue like the Wonder Ballroom….makes my head spin with joy! Two great tastes that taste great together! Please hook me up with a wristband pass!!!

  39. Kate August 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    BIG Freeedia!!!! So I can bounce my booty. New Orleans too far to go to see her.

    Oh and the National cause they rock.
    Smashing pumpkins.. Cause I miss them.
    Mosley Wotta- cause he’s so cute and his music rocks.

  40. Don Juan DeLa Nooch August 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Besides the obvious blow-out performance the Decemberists will put on, and the sweet Laura Veirs, I would be most excited to see David Bazan. There just isn’t anyone else who comes to mind that is quite like him. I’ve been listening to him for years, and unfortunately have never seen him live. I’m sure it will be an incredible show, especially with a full backing band. I’m currently unemployed like so many others here in this great city. Any chance to see some or all of NFMW would be good for the spirit. Music makes life all the better!

  41. mark August 31, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    okkervil river- they will have the cowd singing every word
    menomena- dancing all over the crystal ballroom
    the Tender loving empire showcase-every band on the label is great
    boat- fun band
    the national in pioneer square? are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!

    mfnw always makes every show epic!
    would love to go

  42. Danielle Roe August 31, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    I would LOVE to see Wiz Khalifa because he’s amazing and I love his music.


  43. Eves Like Us August 31, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Major Lazer, Smashing Pumpkins, The National…
    would love to be able to see just one even! Live! Swoon~
    p.s. I have a friend visiting from Tokyo, planning to relocate to the States…need help convincing her why Portland is so great! This just tops it off and might be just the thing! I ♥ MFNW ~ PDX ~ the NW!

  44. shawn August 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    okkervil river, because i was too drunk to enjoy them at sasquatch yet i wasn’t too drunk to order a jalepeno sandwich from subway and burn all the feeling from my anus the next morning

  45. Rb. August 31, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    I’m dying to see The Tallest Man On Earth & Mynabirds (and many others). Fingers crossed!

  46. Jen D. September 1, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    I’m in a tizzy over bands playing at the same time I want to see. Sleep + menomena+ Portland Cello Project, will require a decision! The Dodos or Crooked Fingers will require a decision. At least Sunday is easy, Talkdemonic and the National on the same day would be incredibly fun.

  47. kate September 1, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    Would love, love, love to go see The Builders & The Butchers! I’ve been hooked since I saw them play with Portland Cello Project a few years ago and they just keep getting better.

    And of course The Decemberists (haven’t seen live since 2005), The National, The Thermals, and…

  48. Sumer Gregg September 1, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    Walkmen! The National! Panda Bear! Black Lips, Guidance Counselor, Morning Teleportation, Menomena, Helio Sequence, and many many more.. must save pennies.. wrist band win would rock my socks off! Already took these days off from work.. just need the tools to make it happen! GREAT contest.. crossing fingers! Holding breath.. hurry sept 6th, I’m turning blue!

  49. Mike Fuselier September 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Ok, ok… Firstly, The Gories on Sat.! I’ve been a huge fan since the 90’s. They are quintessential sleezy garage rock at it’s best! Nextly, Thee Oh Sees on Friday!! Not quite as long in the tooth – but they still have a nice bite. I can’t wait!! Winning tix would be huge as I’m unemployed right now.


  50. Lorelei September 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Major Lazer!!! I hear their live shows are amazing, and I would love to see them!

  51. Danny September 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Winning wristbands would be awesome, me and my friend are so excited to see Major Lazer, Pon de Floor has been on repeat at my house for a while, and how could I not be excited for Menomena, their new album Mines rules. I want this so badly, and I can’t afford to go otherwise, and The Helio Sequence plus the Nationals, I can’t beleive I have the chance to see them, can you guys hep make it a reality!

    (sorry i listed 4, i can have that list go on for a lot more)

  52. sito September 2, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Akron/Family, The Dodos, and Japandroids! It’ll be so nice to see the bands that I’ve been following but never seen the live shows.

  53. Kevin September 2, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Where do I start? This year’s lineup is incredible! Let’s go in chronological order:
    Wednesday it has to be Panda Bear – I got hooked on Animal Collective last year with their crazy live show at the Roseland and would love to check out what he’s doing solo.

    Thursday: A bit of a toss up between Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Ra Ra Riot with the tiebreaker going to Ra Ra Riot as I’ve been into them for a while and missed their last Portland show.

    Friday: Without a doubt the one show I would go to if I could only see one show this weekend – The Tallest Man on Earth with The Cave Singers opening at the Doug Fir. Heard TTME put on an amazing show at the Mission earlier this year and his style of Dylan inspired folk couldn’t find a better stage than the Doug Fir and saw The Cave Singers get the crowd stomping when they opened for Dr. Dog at the Wonderland last year – would love to see them again in a more intimate setting.

    Saturday: I’d double dip with The Decemberists and then Menomena at the Crystal. I’ve seen the Decemberists a few times but they are so good I wouldn’t miss the chance to see them again and just discovered Menomena recently – Mines is fantastic as is their last album – would be epic to wrap up MFNW watching them tear up the Crystal with 1000+ other hometown fans.

    Needless to say, I’d be ecstatic to win these tix. Would have purchased a pair long ago if I wasn’t a broke grad student…

  54. Rose September 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday than donning my angst-scribbled Doc Martens from 8th grade and going to see the Smashing Pumpkins again.

  55. Dani September 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    The Dodo’s, Panda Bear, The Cave Singers… All of them! Me and my boyfriend just moved to Portland and I want to take him to see this for our 2 1/2 year anniversary. Music runs through his veins, he has been taking about going but we cant afford it. This would be perfect.

  56. mark fields September 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    All the amazing music and Pumpkins for desert,BRING IT ON!

  57. Tiffany September 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm #


  58. emma September 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Okkervil River of course would be AWESOME

  59. Lauren September 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    I want to see The National! Menomena! Typhoon!

    I’m poor!

  60. Brendan Smith September 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    I am super stoked to see Major Lazer, and Okkervil River, but I absolutely NEED to see Smashing Pumpkins…and they are SOLD OUT!!!

  61. Hillary September 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Panda Bear would be pretty cool to see!

  62. Tonya Nikitin September 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    smashing pumpkins because i want to relive my high school days!

  63. Craig Yantzer September 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    I would love to see major lazer and lazer sword. I guess I just have a thing for getting freaky in the atmosphere of lazer themed musical artists. Don’t judge! :) haha. Seriously though, this is going to be my last hurrah before school starts and I would really appreciate the opportunity to catch some good beats while the gettins good. Thanks!

  64. Stacy September 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    The Decemberists- cause now that I live in Portland, I am embarrassed to not have seen them. Smashing Pumpkins- because Rhinocerous was the first non-radio fave song I ever had. So so so many others!

  65. Chadwick September 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    I’d love to witness the ridiculousness of major lazer live!

  66. Charles Doerrie September 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    I would love to win wristbands for MFNW because I have never seen Titus Andronicus live and I love his music as I have been recently exposed to it. I would also very much enjoy the opportuniity to see The Decemberists again. Their music just speaks to me in ways that no other band does. I don’t have the money for wristbands this year and I would hate that to stop me from seeing so many awsome bands live.

  67. Diana!!! September 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    I will be totally and completely dedicated to enjoying the fullness of the MFNW experience-by making my my way to any and every show this little wristband will get me into

    At the top of my list-
    Black Prairie
    Y La Bamba
    Laura Veirs
    The National
    Okkervil River
    The Tallest Man on Earth
    Major Lazer
    Wiz Khalifa
    Titus Andronicus
    The Builders and the Butchers

    SERIOUSLY! I will stand in any line, I will eat nothing but food from convenience stores or go without meals all together, I will go long periods of time without sleep, or a change of clothes, I will forget my worldly responsibilities, I will not stop going to shows until it’s over!

  68. Helen September 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Would love to see Sleep. They’ve been a summer staple around my house, relaxing in the sunny backyard. Would love to hear them play Holy Mountain in its entirety!

  69. benji c raghead September 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    I got too much dancing bottled up in me, I gotsta see the Walkmen!

  70. Melanie P September 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    the walkmen and the national!

  71. Megan September 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    WIZ KHALIFA! ’cause he spits rhymes like he’s got a mouth full-a loose teeth

  72. Nick Diaz September 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Sleep performing HOLY MOUNTAIN. I need some more Matt Pike in my life!

  73. Vanessa September 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I would love to win wristbands…so many choices and places I want to go that I can’t choose just one! I’m dying to see ManMan, as much for the people watching as the music, the National because they’re the National, PCP cause I’d like to join them one day, Panda Bear, The Thermals, Menomena because I’ve loved the music for ages, but have never been to one of their shows. The list goes on, but I’ll spare ya :-)

  74. Justin September 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    So many awesome bands! The National, Japandroids, Smashing Pumpkins, Major Lazer, Ra Ra Riot…I could go on. *fingers crossed*

  75. Amber Pfaff September 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    I want to see Black Lips, first and foremost because individual tickets are not available for that show, I can’t afford the full shebang wristband and they are one of my favorite bands that I’ve never gotten to see. In fact, I can’t afford to go to any of the MFNW shows unless I win these tickets.

    I also want to see The Walkmen because they are the soundtrack to my life in my home town that I just moved from a year and a half ago, The Dodos because they put on a magical performance that blows your mind and I’d LOVE to experience that again, Shonen Knife because I’ve loved them for going on 20 years and never thought I’d get the chance to see them, Thee Oh sees because I have never had as much fun watching a band as I did when I saw them a few years ago and I’d die to do it again and I’ll be working during their free daytime show, And And And because who wouldn’t want to see such a great band in a small intimate environment like Backspace, Jeff The Brotherhood because they are yet another band that I adore but have never gotten the chance to see and also, any other band that might be wonderful that I don’t already know about.

  76. ann September 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    finally! will be in town for this event – want to see as many as possible.

  77. Sandra C September 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    The Thermals because they live across the street from me and practice loud. Sallie Ford because one of her band members’ was my student in high school. The Decemberists because they rock. Portland Cello Project because they make me happy.

  78. Logan September 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Bands I would like to see: japandroids, builders and the butchers, titus andronicus, menamena, shally ford and the sound outside, panda bear, surfer blood, deelay ceelay, portland cello project, wampire, the national, the walkmen, major lazor. I want to see them all and be drunk on live music. Drunk as a skunk.

  79. Anna September 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I wanna see Smashing Pumpkins!

  80. Vaughn September 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Panda Bear. Because I love Noah!

    And Major Lazer for obvious reasons.

  81. Melissa September 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    I need to see Sleep like I need a long, slow, deep hump session. I imagine that it will glittered rainbows shooting out of my vagina.

  82. John September 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    It’s been 20 years since my mind was warped by the words “This here’s the Gories from Detroit, hot off the press. It’s gonna jump on you baby and its gonna stain your dress”. as far as I’m concerned no other band at this years MFNW is as must see as The Gories. I’ve never even had the chance to see them, and odds are good that they won’t ever make it back this way. Missing this is equal to losing a kidney.

  83. Raquel September 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    I would be sooo excited to see Smashing Pumpkins, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and The Tallest Man on Earth! But I am especially stoked to see Ra Ra Riot…I went to college with them and used to listen to them play at waffle parties in old college basements!

  84. jade September 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    The National!
    because i feel so overwhelmingly patriotic when i hear that band’s sweet music.

  85. Tyler September 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I am looking forward to seeing as many local bands as I can. MFNW is a great way to see my local heroes mixed in with some great national acts. I am most looking forward to The Decemberists, Weinland, Mbilly, The Thermals. Everyone!

  86. Eric September 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    The Smashing Pumpkins because I thought D’Arcy made a bad first impression back in ’93 with her pre-emo, bleached-fried-blonde, bedhead, deadhead hairdo. Is Chamberlain off smack yet?

  87. Michelle September 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    i want to see the national because it fits my sad unemployed situation.

  88. Emily September 2, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    I’m excited to see a number of bands at MFNW… Perhaps the ones that first come to mind are The National and The Decemberists, because I’ve always loved their albums but have never been able to get out to see them.

  89. Teneka September 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    I’m absolutely dying to see Menomena & Panda Bear!…just moved to Portland & what better of a welcoming gift than those 2 awesome show is there? ;)

  90. Sharon September 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    So many choices!Decemberists for sure and Panda Bear.I’d be happy to see any of the music-so impressed with this year’s line up.

  91. Morgan September 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    I want to see The National… Bloodbuzz Ohio is my favorite new song!

  92. daVe September 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    the national, because of lines like ‘it’s a common fetish, for a doting man, to ballerina on a coffee table, cock in hand.’ brilliant (and right). there are also some bands i want to discover based on friends’ recommendations, like cold cave, discovered courtesy my buddy in australia, corey! and then there are bands like the helio sequence, a band i’ve listened to only slightly, but because the fest is just around the bend, i’ve discovered them and totally dig em…yeah!

  93. Matt September 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    Smashing Pumpkins because they remind me of when I was cool in highschool and Panda Bear because Panda Bears are awesome.

  94. Leann September 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    Please, oh please, wristband for me… So much music to see, menomena, tu fawning, y la bamba, my head just begins to spins when I think about all the fantastic music experiences to be had.

  95. M September 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Who WOULDN’T I want to see?

    Pumpkins – to feel like I’m in high school again
    Tallest Man on Earth – to support the swede
    The National – because I have never seen them before

    The list could go on…

  96. Rachel September 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    I’m looking forward to seeing the Decemberists, one of my favourite bands, as well as seeing The Builders and the Butchers and Menomena for the first time.

  97. Alison September 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm #


  98. Stacey September 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Menomena, because I hear they put on a swell live show. And I’d love to see Sleep. Getting tix to a sold out show would be all kinds of awesome.

  99. Cassandra September 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Smashing Pumpkins! They got me through lots of high school angst. Also, I want to meet up with a boy I know at the fest – he’s cute, pretty please!

  100. alexis September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    I am SO looking forward to seeing Major Lazer! Now only is it booty shaking, but I was surprised to find out it was two white dudes with a sense of rhythm. Rock on!

  101. Jason B September 3, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    I’m Really having a Crappy week. You know how bad things come in threes?? Well it seems like bad things in my life come by the 3 Dozen. My dad having a stroke, Losing my job, my car getting broken into, my bike stolen. Yea those type of weeks. This would really make my week even if I can escape into music bliss for a couple of days. Hope to get this one.

  102. eric fuentes September 3, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    Smashing Pumpkins because it would be a great Portland welcome to this anxiety ridden boy from down south.

  103. Jamie Jones September 3, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    Last time I saw the Pumpkins was is South Bend Indiana.
    This was way before the made it big time. Would love to see them again. :)

  104. Benny Asher September 3, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    I want ,want,wan to see the Smashing Pumpkins. I love em so. I must must must see them. Hook me up Please!!!!!

  105. Holly September 3, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Major Lazer (tag) because of their mention in the intro video on the MFNW site which is hilarious.
    The Helio Sequence because they are a fantastic local band and The Thermals because they are amazing as well and Hutch was kind enough to reply to a charity gig request even though they were unable to play. Nice to see bands not ignore fans and people who contact them. =)

  106. Yi-Hsuan Wu September 3, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    Smashing Pumpkins. I don’t know much about the band. But my husband and friends like them. I want to experience what all the other people are feeling when they listen live.

  107. Anne September 3, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    I would like to see Helio Sequence. I saw them once in a bar in Seattle many years ago…….since then, I have always been out of town or working when they’ve played. They are my “miss” band. I’d def like to end this pattern with a wristband! Thx!

  108. free September 3, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    i’m looking forward to seeing okkerville river and major lazer so i can get my fix of sweet songs and booty shakin’.

  109. Ericb September 3, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Major lazer and so much more

  110. Dylan Kasprzyk September 3, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    At MFNW I am most excited about seeing Morning Teleportation. I went to Sasquatch this year and saw a ton of big name bands and performers but local band Morning Teleportation blew my effing mind. We are so lucky to have amazing bands like them coming out of the NW. They are going to be BIG and I do not want to miss the opportunity to see them at intimate locations like the hawthorne theatre during MFNW before they blow up.



  111. kenzi September 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    menomena and the national.

  112. Tina September 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    There are tons of bands playing I want to see, but my top 2 listed here are the Thermals and (of course) The Pumpkins! Once upon a time I was heavily in to music, and went to concerts (almost)weekly….and in the past 2 years that stopped and I’m in a live music drought! I’m giddy just thinking about all the bands I would see!

  113. Jhon September 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    Other than the fact that I have been jobless for the past several months in this terrible economy and without the funds to fully support the AWESOME Portland music scene that I love and rep so much, I would love to be able to lift the spirits of my girlfriend who lost everything she owned in a housefire( a couple weeks ago that nearly killed us both.
    Aside from the fact that we would both thoroughly enjoy ourselves seeing as many of the bands as we could the entire weekend, I know she would love most to hear the blurred and woozingly evocative synthpop sounds of Washed Out. Not to mention I am a big PUTS fan and would love to see them and especially support my fellow Peruvian, Thes One.
    Regardless of whether we get the wristbands or not, I’m gonna get her to the show and make sure to spread the love so everyone can feel it all around.

  114. Kelly September 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    I would so rock that wristband(s) every which way ~ I want to see the Thermals so so so bad; love, adore, waist shaking, high fives and back slaps!
    Pure Country Gold; love & respect our local boyz.
    Dirty Mittens & Japandroids; meow meow meow!

  115. Pat M September 4, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    For me it is all about the smashing pumpkins… The first album I ever received was melancholy and the infinite sadnes, when I was 12 years old. That album was so amazing that to this day, almost two decades later, it’s one of my all time favorite. Problem is, I have never seen them live… I missed the first line up with Jimmy chamberln, Iha and Darcy, had tickets to three other shows that never worked out( two were canceled and another I blew out three tires on the way) now they are back but I’m too broke to afford the tux. Keeping my fingers crossed though :-)

  116. Brittany O September 4, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    The National of course.

  117. Josh O September 4, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    The national is who I’d love to see. So please pick me!

  118. Nan September 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Smashing Pumpkins! Old School, and I love it.

  119. Evelyn September 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    I lovveee the Decemberists!!!

  120. Michael Adkins September 4, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    I want to see Menomena and Black Prairie, and I would like to see how Mike is doing in Smashing Pumpkins

  121. Colleen Cole September 5, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Y La Bamba! Smashing Pumpkins! The National! Decemberists! Love love love the line up! :) I’d be a happy little lady to see these bands!

  122. laura September 5, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    I’m really excited about the Nationals/Walkmen/Helio Sequence line up – I listen to all 3 all the time – so cool they’ll be playing on the same bill. it’s going to be a shoe-gazing fest of the highest order

  123. Linda W September 5, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    The National! They have one of the best albums of the year and I want to hear it live!

  124. Sheri Holan September 5, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    Oops, posted in the wrong place the first time. My husband was just talking about this and was going to get tickets but he thought it was next week – I told him it was this coming week. It would be great to surprise him!

  125. Rebecca Sander September 5, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    I’m way excited about The Thermals. I dig the Decemberists, I love local, but there is something about seeing a smaller (and by smaller I mean less mainstream) quirkier act that you can relate to. As in – they could totally live next door and you’d feel comfy hanging out.

  126. Mary Lohnes September 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    In addition to The Decemberists, I would really like to see the Minus 5 play again. I got to see them play at the Doug Fir this spring and they gave an amazing performance that showcased each of the rotating members talents. It is nice seeing a band that remembers that music is, and should be, a collaborative effort.

  127. Shely September 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    This would be my first MFNW…more meaningful than losing my virginity. So many bands I haven’t seen before. Can’t wait for The National, Panda Bear, Black Lips, Pumpkins, Man Man…I want them all to have my baby.

  128. Kale September 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    umm. live music. and if it is something i could afford like free. I would see as much as i could (starting with panda bear) because i have all the time in the world but none of its money.

  129. Tracy September 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Who don’t I want to see?! Seriously though, I’m looking forward to seeing Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Blue Giant, Mbilly, The Shaky Hands, Y La Bamba, Richie Young, Dirty Mittens and The Walkmen…to name a few. There is just so much great music coming through town. Can’t wait to be around all that talent.

  130. Julia September 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    I was devastated to find out that Wiz was sold out! I’m a huge fan and missed his show last time around too. I also really want to introduce a friend to that Khalifa magic. She “say she never been, never been!”

  131. Maddie September 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Laura Veirs, because she sings about the Pacific Northwest (its plants, its skies, its pirates) like no one else.
    I redesigned the cover art of “Carbon Glacier” for thesis in college and STILL haven’t gotten to see her live!

  132. Katie September 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    A special poem for you at PDX Pipeline…

    Well I imagine my favorite act will be Dave Bazan
    His genuine, emotional lyrics and beard just turn me on.
    Also excited for Sara Jackson Holman, from Bend
    She went to college with me and is my friend!
    The National is epic, Helio Sequence is a joy
    Sunday will be great, boy oh boy.
    I love Rocky Votolato, he puts on a great show
    And RaRaRiot will rock the place, we all know.
    Can’t forget the Tallest Man on Earth! (What a claim)
    I love his voice and guitar, though I don’t believe his name
    Music Fest Northwest will be such a great time…
    I hope PDX Pipeline will make these tickets mine!

  133. Nathan September 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    Well pdx’s very own The Thermals!!!! Fresh off a new album, surrounded by some heavy hitters would be a sight to see. I’ve always wanted to see if Billy Corgan would recieve and/ore reciprocate a fist pound or high five. I’m assuming he wouldn’t but I may never know… the Decemberists…well sadly I always feel like I need to be on a fishing boat heading out of port when I listen to them and I’m curious to see if live they inspire a more landlocked mental imagery. Holy surprise…People Under the Stairs will provide some hip hopery. Looking forward to that. I actually own a couple of their CDs. Yes those round shiny things…anyways I have never actually been to a multi days music festival and am …well….pooor. So…… smiley face!!!!

  134. Suzy-Q September 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Man Man: This show is going to be amazing! These guys are nuts. First of all, they go by stage names:
    – Honus Honus
    – Sergei Sogay
    – Pow Pow
    – Critter Crat (formerly known as “Cougar”)
    – and Chang Wang

    That’s ridiculous. Secondly, they have a video with Fred Armisen in it. Please, oh please, give me a wristband so I can check them out!

  135. Sarah September 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    Oh man, so many, The National, Panda Bear, Surfer Blood, too friggen many!! Pick me!!!

  136. Roddy jasa September 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

    Local band Morning Teleportation is gonna tear it up as usual. They are better than 90% of the bands on MFNW this year. I would love to cheer them on

  137. Rob September 6, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    I canNOT WAIT to see The Thermals! Every time they’ve played, I seem to be working. And now… well, I’m unemployed so the long held dream finally comes true. Ha!

  138. Zee September 6, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    Major Lazer. Why? Two words: Skerrit boy

  139. Carl Stewart September 6, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    The bands I MUST see are many, so here it goes!

    Talkdemonic- Lisa plays the Viola with the same passion I have for my cooking.
    Smashing Pumpkins- They inspired my sculptures!
    Laura Veirs- She is on my wife’s list of artists to see.
    The Helio Sequence- Benjamin Weikel, need I say more?
    The Decemberists- We’ve missed every concert due to work- we can make this one without conflict!
    Fractal Quintet- They were part of the line-up at our wedding. Why not seal the deal and see them live?
    The National- Afraid of everyone must be seen live.

  140. Rachel September 6, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    i want to be laura veirs when i grow up. i might explode with joy if i actually got to see her live.

  141. chad September 6, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Many Many Bands to see. Okkervil river cuz i missed them at the Jack daniels Party, i had to work. Decembrists cuz they are pretty darn good plus i hadn’t seen the piano player since she played in Calobo. Menomena cuz i like the name, Ted leo and the pharmacists. Aren’t they Canadian?
    I like music. lotsa music. pick me.

  142. Alex September 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    The National…because they keep making incredible music which I’ve never seen live. The time has come…

  143. Nathaniel September 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    It’s my birthday tomorrow, and I can’t imagine a greater gift than getting tickets to MFNW and the National show. Please?

  144. Chad Snow September 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    i’m sad because i can’t see all of them!

  145. Jack September 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    i have to see SLEEP with yob and scott kelly on the 11th. sleep is one of those bands you regret being too young to see live…until the reunion happens 13 years later and you’re too broke to buy the ticket. auuuuuugh.

  146. Heidi September 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    The Gories!!!

  147. Kate C. September 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Wiz kalifa because I was planning on celebrating my birthday at the show, but it sold out before I could buy tickets. Also, smashing pumpkins because I’ve been a long time fan and missed every opportunity to see them live.

  148. Mike M. September 6, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    I can’t wait to see Blue Giant once again because Anita Robinson is a bad-ass guitar player and seeing the Dodos at Dante’s because I missed their set a few months ago at the Crystal Ballroom.

  149. Olivia September 7, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Ra Ra Riot because they are lovely, lovely, lovely (and killed it at Bumbershoot). The Thermals & Washed Out – haven’t seen them yet!

  150. Carlson September 7, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    I have been wanting to see the Portland band Reporter since i heard them more then a year ago, and they don’t play that often. Can’t wait.

  151. Rob September 7, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    Sleep for one because Chris has put me on the VIP list at every PDX venue they have played. I haven’t made one. I swear Chris I had to work or be out of town every time. Modern English Reunion. My band opened for them at the Jungle Room in LA once. I want to be transported back to a more innocent drug and alcohol infused time for a night. A few groupies wouldn’t be bad either. My apologies to my forever groupie my wife.

  152. kimberleigh September 7, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    TED LEO! It’s all ages & my 2 daughters (ages 7 & 15) are dying to see him! The three of us have never all been able to see TL&Rx together, & they’ve been playing his albums all week in anticipation. They’re VERY excited!

  153. Jennifer September 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    I want to see ALL of them! And I’m unemployed, so if I win tix I can!! Most interested in Panda Bear, Major Lazer and Smashing Pumpkins, but the bands off my radar are likely to be the ones to see. Yeah… all of them!

  154. Daniel September 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh, how I’d love to see The Smashing Pumpkins!

    I didn’t even know they were coming and now they’re sold out?

  155. JS Martin September 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    The Thermals and Menomena because local tastes better

  156. Matthew Flook September 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Would LOVE to see the Smashing Pumpkins, as I was too lame to catch them in years past! Regrets…

  157. Jessica September 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Menamena!!!!!! na nah na nah….
    Been wanting and waiting to see them live. I cannot wait to give away my second pass to surprise an unsuspecting soul. heehee

  158. Martin September 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    My top two are Okkervil River and The National, but it would be fun to hear some new bands too.

  159. Ronnie Harper September 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    I would absolutely die to see the Pumpkins, my favorite rock band since I was a teenager. I’ve tried to get tickets on Craigslist to no avail. It’s fantastic they are performing here this weekend, someone make a video of it!

  160. ptermclean September 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    LAST! do i win?

  161. Guinevere September 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    I’d like to see Smashing Pumpkins, because I haven’t seen them since their tour in 1997, and the Decemberists, because Colin’s new look is… um… different.

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