Portland, Oregon’s MusicFest NW festival takes place Sept. 3-8, in 16 different venues, and there are a lot of great bands performing this year. Scheduled to play this year are Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deerhunter, Diplo, Youth Lagoon, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Neko Case, Dan Deacon, Washed Out, Superchunk, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Ty Segall, Shuggie Otis, Titus Andronicus, Baroness, Fred Armisen, Joey Bada$$, the Men, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Icona Pop, !!!, Bob Mould, CHVRCHES, White Lung, Austra, Mount Eerie, Earth, FIDLAR, the Dodos, the Joy Formidable, Sonny and the Sunsets, the Thermals, Ra Ra Riot, Cody ChesnuTT, Prefuse 73, Charles Bradley, and more.
Coinciding with the music festival is TechFest NW, an affiliated technology conference that will take place Sept. 6-8.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.