There are few frontmen as captivating as Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington, whose band moves from catchy indie pop to fearsome post-punk without batting an eye. Ratatat are also on hand with their fractal, guitar-based electronica; a MusicfestNW wristband will get you in the door, or you can head over to Jackpot Records (203 SW 9th or 3736 SE Hawthorne) on the day of the show to get a free pass to all the action. NL
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"