The lineup is finally set for Wednesday's City Hall rock orgy, which is now being called the PDX Pop Now! Kickoff Concert. And the opener is: Pseudosix. A fine choice. Matt Wright, the publicist who helped set the show up with the office of City Commissioner Sam Adams pinpoints the reasoning for the selection:
we hear those guys make totally populist rock music with riffs that are just a little bit creepy and off—pretty much perfect for this bill.
But there's more. Contrary to what was previously reported, Fourth Avenue will not be shutdown. Wright explains, in uncapitalized fashion:
we decided not to shut down the street after all—it was getting to be too much of a pain and a cozier / packed-in vibe in front of city hall will be radder anyway.
Come tomorrow at 5:30 pm, when the show starts, we'll see if the city responds with enthusiasm and embraces its artists and its central municipal building, or if it just ignores it all because there's no fry bread stand. We're hoping for the former.
The Minders: theminders.com
Photo: Pseudosix. From pseudosix.com.