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Photo recap of our Hott Summer Nights Party

  Now in full recovery from last week, things are finally settling back to normal.  With MusicFest NW now behind us, we're able to reflect and comprehend what actually happened the last couple of days.

In our deepest gratitude, we want to thank everyone who came out to our Hott Summer Nights Party last Thursday.  It was an incredible way to christen our new headquarters and to celebrate our local creativity as well as supporting bands coming into town.  It was humbling to be able to host so many bands including the likes of Surfer Blood, Love Language, Radiation City, John Vanderslice, Shy Girls and many others. 

We couldn't of done it without all of the support from our sponsers and partners like MFNW and Mailchimp, and of course to all of the volunteers who pitched in and helped the event.  We definitely feel the love, Portland.

Enjoy these photos that were taken by our pals Amina Moreau and Daniel Cole last Thursday.

Thank you.

Kathy and Hutch from The Thermals are playing a DJ set at our party and you should see it

Finally, our MusicFest NW Hott Summer Nights party is happening tomorrow.  From 2:00 to 9:00 we'll be hosting a whole day of great music including the rare chances to see intimate shows from Surfer Blood, The Love Language, John Vanderslice and Radiation City.  Need more than music? Bunk Bar will be slinging Bulleit Bourbon and their signature sandwiches to your hearts content.  While imbibing all of the finely crafted food, drink and music, you can challenge your skills at games like corn hole and ping pong.

From 2:00 - 3:00 Salt & Straw will be offering free ice cream.  What could be a better pairing with a set from Sonny & The Sunsets ?

What do you need to do to enjoy all of this?  You can either come brandishing your MFNW VIP and/or TechFest NW Wristband or by simply filling out the RSVP form below.  With the time of festivities fast approaching, so is the need to make yourself known.  This is a 21+ show, but if your not of drinking age, do not fear.  There will be an underage viewing area so all can enjoy the music.


Over the last couple of days we've been talking about all of the awesome bands that will performing, and with the show right around the corner, we want to mention one more great performance in addition to the already incredible festival of music (see the full lineup HERE).  We're pleased to announce that there will be a DJ Set by Kathy and Hutch of The Thermals to close out the night.  Since 2002, both Kathy Foster and Hutch Harris have been playing in front of large audiences around the globe with their energetic indie-rock, and in this rare occasion, they'll be performing in the intimate setting of our humble headquarters.  They'll be presenting a DJ set that can only be as fun and engaging as their personalities. 

So there you have it.  Tomorrow we'll be opening our doors in celebration of creative expression and community.  We're excited to share this experience with you and to most importantly having an awesome time. See you soon.

Surfer Blood + Love Language are coming to our party and so should you

With Musicfest Northwest (MFNW) fast approaching, we can't wait to host the 3rd installment of our Hott Summer Nights party this Thursday.  In collaboration with MFNW and Mailchimp, we have an amazing lineup of music planned;  we're honored to be hosting bands such as national acts Surfer Blood and The Love Language in such an intimate environment this year, making this one of the most exciting events we've hosted.

Surfer Blood


Hailing from Florida, Surfer Blood plays catchy guitar-driven fuzz rock brimming with surf-pop tendencies.  Their electrifying, engaging melodies and composition are juxtaposed with crooning vocals making their sound complete and unique.  Drawing from the moody skies of their state, their music is summery and colored with light hues, yet has a somber tinge creating interesting stories and emotions with their songs.  This is a band on the rise and not to miss.

The Love Language


The innovative indie-pop music of Stuart McLamb (aka The Love Language) is many things, from piano driven love letter ballads, to bouncy guitar-rock that remains in anthemic glory.  The many moods and elements of McLamb's music lay bare and complete in strong songwriting and raw emotion.  Residing in Raleigh, NC, The Love Language present vibrant rock songs to sing and revel in. 

What goes well with a party, you ask? Booze.  Bunk Bar will be in full effect and Bulleit Bourbon will flow like a river.  What goes well with booze? Food and Games.  We'll have games like cornhole with a super secret taco truck to fulfill your hunger.  Too young to get into this 21+ event?  There's an underage viewing area in the parking lot so everyone can appreciate all of the music

With all of this great music and merriment taking place, all that's missing is your awesome self.  Since there is a set capacity to the party, there are two ways to get in; either with a MFNW VIP and/or TechFest NW wristband, or by filling out the RSVP Form below.  For more schedule and lineup info, check out our online poster HERE.

Some Like It Hott - Official MFNW Party

With the end of summer now in view, we find ourselves fast approaching the fall which can mean one thing: MusicFest Northwest is coming. MFNW is one of our favorite festivals,  and it's right in our backyard.  For one week, venues across the city are taken over by an onslaught of incredible performances.  Each year, we've loved going to the shows, and now we're honored to now be a part of it. 

We're excited to announce the third installment of our Hott Summer Nights event which will also be an official MFNW Party in collaboration with MailChimp.  On September 5th, we'll be hosting a whole evening of great music + an open house of brand new office.  We've curated an evening with the likes of the immensely talented John Vanderslice, Shy Girls, Surfer Blood and Love Language.

With a whole night of music planned, all you need to do is bring your awesome self.  Come and share this special evening of music, free booze and celebration with us.

Please fill out the form below to RSVP. The first 50 people that RSVP to this will get a free copy of our "Side By Side" vinyl.

Check out what we have in store below.

2:00 - 3:30 Pre Funk With Secret Special Guests

4:00 The Family Crest

4:30 Shy Girls

5:00 John Vanderslice

5:30 Love Language

6:00 Eric D. Johnson (of The Fruit Bats) 

6:30 Radiation City

7:00 Daniel Blue of Motopony

7:30 Surfer Blood

8:15 Kathy B. Hutch DJ Set