Marmoset Records hosted a MFNW party last Thursday with lots of free food, drinks, and great bands, including: a beautiful and intimate set from John Vanderslice, Radiation City, and the Love Language. It was an awesome opportunity to get around some of the pains of scheduling and see a few bands that were playing at otherwise 'difficult' times. It was definitely hard to pick what to see Thursday night, and the pouring rain didn't help.
I was so glad to step out of the rain and into the Old Church for Like a Villain and Typhoon. I think I can safely say it was one of the best shows of the entire week. It was truly magical: the perfect full and encompassing music in the perfect setting to warm us all up. I also caught Young the Giant at the Pioneer Courthouse, and Fred Armisen performing as Ian Rubbish at the Crystal. I ended the night with Bob Mould at the Doug Fir; Fred Armisen joined him on stage for the last song, and he appropriately made a few "I am not worthy" gestures when they finished.
Photos after the jump!