Today we’re happy to serve up a North West smorgasbord. However, unless you can get to the Portland area within the next 48 hours or so, this post won’t do you much good. There are the MP3s. Have at ‘em. That’s the reason why you’re here ain’t it? This year marks the fifth time the good people of Portland have put their collective musicheads together for a weekend of free live music. The fantastic thing about the aforementioned people of Portland is that they’re doing this all out of the goodness of their hearts. Bands, businesses, and residents all volunteer their time to put on this grassroots festival which has spawned action packed compilations that help raise money and awareness for the festival. I wouldn’t mind it a bit if I were actually there this weekend enjoying the music, the weather, the wonderful city, and of course a healthy Powell’s browse would top things off nicely. If only… Included are songs from a few bands playing this weekend. And if your attendance is more than my pipe dream, here’s the link to the schedule.
The Shaky Hands – We Are Young [MP3, 3.1MB, 178kbps]
Menomena – Wet & Rusting [MP3, 4.9MB, 192kbps]
Explode Into Colors – Paper (Hot Sax version) [MP3, 3.5MB, 192kbps]
Jared Mees & The Grown Children – The Tallest Building in Hell [MP3, 7MB, 192kbps]
Ethan Rose and Laura Gibson – Sun [MP3, 4.4MB, 192kbps]
Nice Nice – Cold Sweat Part XVI
[MP3, 2.4MB, 128kbps]