The Chicharones

Haters gon' hate, but this newly expanded live hip-hop band completely killed it, creating a sea of dancers out of the PDX Pop crowd.

Radiation City

This new Tender Loving Empire signee's mix of tender and abrasive space-pop worked despite the fact that its atmospheric tunes are more suited to midnight than mid-afternoon.


I only caught the shimmering final song of Blouse's set (I blame tacos). It still made my list. I can't believe how pro this young band sounds.

Dusu Mali

This exciting local afro-pop band generally plays low-key spots like the Goodfoot, and I can't wait to see it in that kind of intimate setting.

Wizard Rifle

Just an insanely fun metal set with some really awesome guitar faces.