July 27th, 2006 5:33 pm | by MARK BAUMGARTEN Music | Posted In: Columns, Columns

Watch Highlights of 2005's PDX Pop Now! Festival

PDX POP NOW!Last night, the folks behind this weekend's PDX Pop Now! Festival screened PDX Popped! at Holocene. Twenty or so showed up for the reveal of the Skratch Films production, which documents nine performances from last year's pop fest. But we think more people need to see it, so we snagged almost all the footage from You Tube for you and made it available below, ranked from the best to the least best. Missing from this collection of clips is a lot of beautiful cinemetography from that sunny weekend, interviews with fans and volunteers and a performance of "Indian Angel" by Talkdemonic. But we have included a bit of bonus footage of the Thermals. If you dig what you see, pick up the DVD in between sets at this weekend's fest (available for $8). To own this DVD is to own a piece of Portland music history.

Wow & Flutter perfoming "Bringing Down the Hizzouse"

Nice Nice performing "One Hit"

The Blow performing "Knowing the Things that I Know"

Norfolk & Western performing "Porch Destruction"

Blitzen Trapper performing "Lux & Royal Shopper"

The Planet The performing "Dreams of Your Co-Workers"

Science of Yabra performing "Your Voice is the Tax"

Viva Voce performing "Alive with Pleasure"


The Thermals performing a new track that wil not be on their upcoming The Body The Blood The Machine (Sub Pop) release

Expect more of that at this year's fest, which start TOMORROW at Loveland, 320 SE 2nd Ave. 6:30 pm. Free. All Ages.

PDX Pop Now!: pdxpopnow.com
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