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Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit, Girl Talk and Beirut To Headline This Year’s Musicfest NW in Portland

May 30, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Willamette Week is thrilled to announce the lineup for MusicfestNW 2012, now in its 12th year of showcasing the finest in national and regional music in one of the most compelling urban areas in the country.

MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three picturesque outdoor headlining performances at Levi’s Pioneer Stage headlined by shoegazing alternative rockers Silversun Pickups (Sunday, Sept. 9), mashup superstar Girl Talk (Saturday, Sept. 8), and the world …

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Nite Jewel To Tour With Chairlift, New Album Out March 6th

January 11, 2012 drainu182 0


Nite Jewel is pleased to announce North American tour dates with Chairlift, followed by a headlining date at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. Her Secretly Canadian debut One Second Of Love will be available March 6th. Nite Jewel will also be playing this year’s SXSW.

Nite Jewel, aka California native Ramona Gonzalez, first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her own home in Los Angeles. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever …

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Nite Jewel Set To Release One Second of Love On March 6

December 6, 2011 drainu182 0


California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her own home in Los Angeles. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments that were available to her, she very quickly developed her own unique sound and began performing live in the L.A. area under the moniker Nite Jewel.

Later teaming up with Cole M.G.N. (formerly of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti), the Nite Jewel act became …

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Metronomy Played Check Yo Ponytail 2 Showcase At The Echo (Review)

August 4, 2011 drainu182 1

By Ace Ubas

Check Yo Ponytail 2 is a monthly music event/party hosted by Franki Chan, Danny Johnson and Zane Landreth at the Echoplex. This month, the trio looked across the pond and brought over British electro-pop sensations Metronomy to headline this month’s installment, along with local acts Sisu and Nite Jewel.

The last time Metromony played in Los Angeles was in 2009. Since then, they have gone through some changes such as adding a live drummer in …

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First Round of SXSW Acts Announced

November 2, 2010 drainu182 1

The first round of SXSW artists have been announced. Check out the list below. We already recommend The Young and Famous and Rosie and Me.

A Place To Bury Strangers
Alcoholic Faith Mission
Ancestors
Apex Manor
The Appleseed Cast
Art vs Science
Asobi Seksu
Babe Rainbow
The Bees (UK)
Beni
Black Math Horseman
Black Spiders
Bombay Bicycle Club
Braids
Brandt Brauer Frick
Brother
The Cabriolets
Calder Quartet
Candy Claws
Capsula
Cast
Chapel Club
Chico Trujillo
Chikita Violenta
Clock Opera…