Set your calendars, folks: The 2010 PDX Pop Now! festival
is coming in a short seven weeks. Today the free, all-local, all-ages festival announced the lineup for this year's fest—set to take place July 30-August 1—and it's predictably great. Au
! Parenthetical Girls
! Cloudy October
! But even with the bigger names, this fest has always been about discovery, about seeing a band you've never heard or of that one elusive rapper you've been meaning to catch for months. So without further ado, the whole lineup:
Aan, AgesAndAges, AndAndAnd, Asss, Atriarch, AU, Autistic Youth, Ben Darwish, Billygoat, Blue Cranes, Blue Horns, Brainstorm, Cloudy October, Da'Rel Junior, Defect Defect, Eternal Tapestry, Fear No Music, Get Hustle, Grey Anne, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hockey, Hosannas, I Can Lick Any Son of A Bitch In The House, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Joey Casio, Joggers, Krebsic Orkestar, Kung Pao Chickens, Kusikia, Lewi Longmire, Luck One, Michael The Blind, Operative, Parenthetical Girls, Please Step Out of The Vehicle, Reporter, Rollerball, Shoeshine Blue, Skeletron, Soup Purse, SubArachnoid Space, Tiny Knives, Tu Fawning, The Tumblers, Typhoon, Wampire, Why I Must Be Careful, and Ylang Ylang.
As usual, the lineup is a pretty damn diverse for a music festival. Where else can you see the pulsing noise-techno of Operative along with classical compositions (Fear No Music) and hip-hop (Luck One)? One quick clarification: the festival lineup has nothing to do from the PPN! compilation CD, which is compiled by a different committee. Anyone you think is missing from the list? Who are you guys stoked to watch? I'll see everyone at the end of July!
PDX Pop Now!
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