August 2nd, 2010 5:33 pm | by Local Cut Music | Posted In: Columns, Live Cuts

Photo Review: PDX Pop Now!

PPN_2010_SaturdayFor the first time in three years, I missed a good half of the 48 bands (plus at least three or four guerilla acts) at this year's PDX Pop Now! festival. It was tough: I've become so accustomed to spending my entire PPN! weekend at Rotture, sweating, rocking, eating too many tacos and watching bands that I dearly love and ones I'm just hearing for the first time. But five weeks ago, during my weekly game of pickup "D League" basketball, I landed awkwardly on my knee and tore my ACL, which caused me to miss a bunch of sets throughout the weekend that I really wanted to check out. Fortunately, my friend and photographer Nick Albertson was there to document every single band that played the festival. Here are his pictures, including shots of the highlight of the fest for me: Joggers' mighty and triumphant return to the big stage, complete with a didgeridoo drummer Jake Morris borrowed from Jesse and Emily Laney of World's Greatest Ghosts and guitarist Dan Wilson's bear suit. Feel free to share your favorite bands and stories in the comment section, and let me know what band totally blew you away. - MM

PDX Pop Now!

Photos by Nick Albertson. Intro by Michael Mannheimer.
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