Wow. PDX Pop Now! just sent us so much information that I'm mainly going to let you dig through the press release. I've bolded what I think is the most pertinent information. But that's a lot of bolding. So for your enjoyment, here are the top five things I'm excited about now that I didn't know about a half hour ago. And so you don't forget, the festival is July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at Rotture.
5. This Colin Meloy video from last week's "Make It Pop" show:
4. New Deelay Ceelay track!?
3. New Talkdemonic track!?
2. Another PDX Pop-related show (the CD release party for the comp) June 3 with Deelay Ceelay, Tope, The Angry Orts and The Great Mundane.
1.New Menomena track!?!?!
Oh, and some lobbying: Cloudy October needs to play PDX Pop Now!. That'd be good for the fest, good for Portland hip-hop and good for everyone in attendance. It's just a perfect fit.
PDX Pop Now! -- Portland's premier DIY music festival, compilation and music advocacy organization - has announced the track listing for this year's compilation and plans for the CD Release Benefit Show.
PDX Pop Now!'s recent sold-out "Make It Pop!" fundraiser saw performances by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, The Alialujah Choir, Ah Holly Famly, Musee Mechanique, plus DJ Jeremy Petersen of OPB Music and raised $5,454 for PDX Pop Now!. A video of Colin Meloy at "Make It Pop" can be seen here and Nick Albertson photos from the event can be downloaded here. "Make It Pop!" was brought to you in part by generous sponsorships from OPB Music, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Ace Hotel Portland, Bakery Bar, Captured by Porches Brewing, Fifty Licks Ice Cream, Firehouse Restaurant, Portland Music Company and Saint Cupcake. It is due to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of all of the performers that PDX Pop Now! continues to grow and thrive.
The night also saw the debut of a video about PDX Pop Now!'s recent outreach program at Parkrose Middle School which can be seen here. PDX Pop Now! believes it's Outreach programming is vital to the fulfillment of it's mission. PDX Pop Now! strives to expand it's outreach programming through partnerships with other music-focused non profits, schools, government leaders and members of the music community. The organization's goal is to eventually make it's school programming available to schools across the region.
PDX Pop Now! is sponsoring a stage at the Willamette Valley Music Fest on May 8. Portland bands Wampire, Sean Flinn and the Royal We, Y La Bamba and the Joggers will be playing the EMU Amphitheater on the University of Oregon campus.
Portland music fans will be pleased to find out that PDX Pop Now! has announced the track listing for the sixth installment of their much heralded compilation. The 2-disc set is stacked with 40 tracks from some of Portland OR's finest musicians, including previously unreleased tracks from Menomena, Talkdemonic, Dharma Bums, Blitzen Trapper, and more. Deelay Ceelay, Tope, The Angry Orts and The Great Mundane have been tapped to perform at this year's CD Release Benefit which will be held June 3rd at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St.). The cover is $10 and that will include a copy of the 2010 PDX Pop Now! Compilation CD. PDX Pop Now! and Holocene have made special arrangements with the OLCC to allow minors into the benefit, so this show is ALL-AGES!
The 2010 PDX Pop Now! Festival will be held July 30, 31 and August 1 at Rotture 315 SE 3rd Ave Portland, OR 97214.
PDX Pop Now! is brought to you in part by OPB Music, Regional Arts and Culture Council, and vitiaminwater. To receive updates on the festival lineup, and other PDX Pop Now! happenings, sign up for PDX Pop Now! e-news at http://www.pdxpopnow.org.
PDX Pop Now! 2009 Compilation
1) The Basics - Tope & Epp ft. Illmaculate
2) No Nostalgia - AgesandAges**
3) Oooh Kill Ooooh - Nucular Aminals
4) Tange Rine - Deelay Ceelay**
5) City Morgue - Kelli Schaefer
6) Five Little Rooms - Menomena**
7) El Ranchero Tejano - paper/upper/cuts**
8) The Letters - Light for Fire**
9) The Upheaval on Titan - JonnyX & the Groadies
10) Never Again - Fruition
11) My Hip Hop Is Breathing - Beyoung, Empire, Lost Poet, Mr. Flea
12) Starting Over (Bad Habits) - Typhoon
13) bodyblood - the angry orts**
14) Bombast - Trio Subtonic
15) Let This Body Go - Death Songs
16) Steve Don't Party No More - Mean Jeans
17) Flatlands - Mike Coykendall
18) Bad Buzz - The Mint Chicks
19) Wet & Dripping - Aan
20) Patient Heart - Sean Flinn & the Royal We
1) Mercenary Days - Hockey
2) Boxcar Children - ioa
3) Dalvik Tide - Ocean Age
4) Hoop & Wire - Boy Eats Drum Machine
5) Tramm - Breakfast Mountain**
6) Sleep, Child - Nick Jaina
7) Marianne - Strength**
8) Only A Quality Lime for Eric Gruber - Andrew Oliver Sextet
9) Look My Way - Blitzen Trapper**
10) Don't Look Down on Me - MY-G
11) Pythia Misunderstood - Transient
12) Battling Giants - Brainstorm
13) Too Many Days Gone - Dharma Bums**
14) Wide-Eyed, Legless - Laura Veirs
15) Midcentury Motion - Talkdemonic**
16) Pulling Weeds - The Great Mundane**
17) Juniper - Y La Bamba**
18) Peacock Dreams - Peacock Dreams
19) See Waves - Nice Nice
20) Giant Stairs - A Weather