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It's Our Party!

It’s almost MusicFest NW time again, everyone, which means it’s almost time for our annual PDX/Rx Day Party at Mississippi Studios! September 7th will mark the fourth consecutive year we’ve thrown our little to-do, which we’re proud to say is once again well-stocked with free music and libations (meant to take the edge off of the previous night’s festivities— we don’t call this a prescription for nothing). So save the date and join us from 11 to 4 (given this lineup, we think you’ll want to be there for the duration)

To reserve a spot by sending your RSVP to: or signing up through the Facebook event page. We just need your first and last name and whether it’s for 1 or 2 tickets. Deadline to get on the list is Wednesday September 4th at 5pm.

Without further ado, then: the players…

TIBURONES: the newly-formed project from the core duo of Luz Elena Mendoza (Y La Bamba) and Nick Delffs (Death Songs, Shaky Hands).

AAN: accurately self-described as a “fearless experiemental pop band,” they’re readying the release of their debut full-length Amor Ad Nauseum for later in the year. Revisit their January 2013 session below and in its entirety here.


THE PARSON RED HEADS: an Oregon band once again (three years running now) after their return from a five-year stint in L.A., the Parsons release their next album, the Scott McCaughey-produced Orb Weaver in October. Here’s a version of a cut that will be included.


MAGIC MOUTH: a name and a sound that have a lot of people talking, the band wowed earlier this summer with their PDX Pop Now headlining set. Their new EP Devil May Care comes out in September.


RADIATION CITY: still basking in the summer glow of their new album Animals in the Median (and rightly so), the band graces our party just before heading back out on the road for a long tour. Revisit their stunning session recorded this past May below and in its entirety here (as well as an earlier visit from 2011 here).


So there you have it! Five bands we love (and we know you do, too), and a worthy lineup addition to a party that’s featured the likes of The Thermals, Menomena, Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Deep Sea Diver, AgesandAges, The Minders, Nurses, Point Juncture WA and more in the past.

You’re invited! Just remember we need your name(s) for the guest list if you’re planning to come, so send your RSVP to: We’ll need your first and last names and to know whether you’re bringing a guest.  OR you can sign up through our Facebook event page. Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, September 4th at 5pm.

See you on September 7th, with just one caveat: this one always fills up. We’d suggest getting there sooner rather than later!

WHAT: 4th annual opbmusic PDX/Rx MusicFest NW Day Party feat. Radiation City, Magic Mouth, Parson  Red Heads, Aan, and Tiburones 
WHERE: Mississippi Studios (3939 N. Mississippi)
WHEN: Saturday, September 7th. 11am-4pm
WHO: You, if you’re 21+

PDX Rx MFNW 2013 video

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