MusicFest NW's preliminary lineup has been upgraded from "amazing" to "spectacular." The festival has added another night (bringing the total to five) to accommodate the addition of Panda Bear, the solo project of Animal Collective founding member Noah Lennox. Panda Bear will headline a show Sept. 8 at Portland's Crystal Ballroom, one of only five dates he currently has scheduled this summer. And unless you'll be in Chicago, North Carolina, Norway, or Sweden sometime soon, Portland is the closest Panda Bear is coming to Seattle.
If you're not attending MNFW, you can buy a ticket for Panda Bear's show for $22. (Keep in mind, thought, it's just $65 for a wristband that gains access to all club shows during MFNW.) Tickets go on sale June 5.