As I was posting this, I thought "Oh, I should put stars next to the stuff I'm really excited about!" Then almost everything got a star. I have since erased said stars. This is a great lineup, even if it lacks huge-name mega-groups. Who needs superstars when you've got so many rad bands?

See you at Refuge in a few weeks, homies.

Friday, July 22



6:00: Jared Mees and the Grown Children

6:40: STLS

7:20: Blood Beach



8:05: Weinland

8:45: Onuinu

9:25: Lovers



10:10: The Minders

10:50: Golden Retriever

11:30: SLIMKID3 (of the Pharcyde)

12:10: And And And





12:00: Ezza Rose

12:40: Yeah Great Fine 



1:25: Archers

2:05: Palo Verde

2:45: Lost Lander



3:30: Karen

4:10: Loch Lomond

4:50: Wild Ones



5:35: Wizard Rifle

6:20: Living Proof

7:00: ExtrAlonE



7:45: Monarques

8:25: E*Rock

9:05: Blouse



9:50: Dusu Mali

10:30: Purple & Green

11:10: Purple Rhinestone Eagle

11:50: Nurses


SUNDAY, July 24



12:00: Water Tower Bucket Boys

12:40: Cloaks

1:20: Hausu



2:05: Port St. Willow

2:45: Rollerball

3:25: Nasalrod



4:10: Radiation City

4:50: Woolen Men

5:30: Diesto



6:15: Classical Revolution PDX

6:55: The Reservations

7:35: Holy Sons



8:20: Musee Mecanique

9:00: Kelli Schaefer

9:40: Brainstorm

10:20: Guidance Counselor

And a press release

Hot off the heels of the release of their 2011 double disc compilation, PDX Pop Now! -- Portland's premier local music advocacy organization - has announced the schedule for the 8th annual festival. 


To kick off the 2011 PDX Pop Now! Festival weekend, PDX Pop Now! is partnering with RACC as the featured non-profit for the July 21st ArtSpark!  Come learn about opportunities to get involved with PDX Pop Now! throughout the year at this free, all-ages event at Backspace from 5-7pm. Take part in a Portland trivia game for the chance to win a PDX Pop Now! t-shirt or 40-track Compilation. Then stick around for rock-pop experience of Portland's own Rocky and the Proms!


PDX Pop Now! Radio - Presented by Radio23 - Listeners will be able to stream the entire festival live as it happens July 22-24 and get a taste of the past 8 years of PDX Pop Now! compilations. PDX Pop Now! Radio can be accessed through


Oregon Music News presents a PDX Pop Now! Festival Mobile Site with band bios/ photos, schedule, venue information, and more.  Look for it to go live on July 15th.  The site can be accessed at or by scanning the QR code on the PDX Pop Now! posters with your mobile device.  While your on your mobile device, make sure you tweet about the fest using the trending tag #PPN. 


Portland's favorite free all-ages music festival be will be held July 22-24 at Refuge PDX (116 SE Yamhill, Portland, OR 97214).  You can check out an online commercial for this year's fest here.  The schedule for the festival is as follows...