April 27th, 2010 5:33 pm | by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER Music | Posted In: Columns, News

Tickets Still Available For PDX Pop Now! Benefit

makeitpopDo you have plans on Thursday night? I know, I know, there's this little team called the Trail Blazers. But for anyone who's not a basketball fan (or for people who really care about music and arts in this city) there's another event in town that's worth throwing your money behind. For the second year in a row, the good folks behind PDX Pop Now! are holding a benefit concert at the tiny Ace Cleaners for everyone's favorite all ages, all local, totally free music festival, and it's the best folk-pop show of the spring. The highlight is obviously a rare solo set from Colin Meloy, who always brings out his playful side when performing sans the Decemberists and hopefully will debut some new material from his band's upcoming R.E.M.-inspired record. Maybe even a R.E.M. cover, Colin? You would sound great singing on "Fall on Me." A Smiths cover would also be nice:

Meloy's not the only big name on the bill. Make It Pop! also features the recently stripped-down Ah Holly Fam'ly; chamber-folk quintet Musée Mécanique; OPB radio's Jeremy Peterson; and the Alialujah Choir, the gorgeous harmony-singing trio of Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western), Adam Shearer (Weinland) and Alia Farah. Tickets are still available now. Trust me, you don't want to end up spending your Thursday night sitting at home looking like this:


PDX Pop Now!
Colin Meloy on YouTube

Photo illustration by Tyler Kohlhoff
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