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

 

OUTSIDE

6:00: Jared Mees and the Grown Children

6:40: STLS

7:20: Blood Beach

 

INSIDE

8:05: Weinland

8:45: Onuinu

9:25: Lovers

 

OUTSIDE

10:10: The Minders

10:50: Golden Retriever

11:30: SLIMKID3 (of the Pharcyde)

12:10: And And And

 

SATURDAY, July 23

 

INSIDE

12:00: Ezza Rose

12:40: Yeah Great Fine 

 

OUTSIDE

1:25: Archers

2:05: Palo Verde

2:45: Lost Lander

 

INSIDE

3:30: Karen

4:10: Loch Lomond

4:50: Wild Ones

 

OUTSIDE

5:35: Wizard Rifle

6:20: Living Proof

7:00: ExtrAlonE

 

INSIDE

7:45: Monarques

8:25: E*Rock

9:05: Blouse

 

OUTSIDE 

9:50: Dusu Mali

10:30: Purple & Green

11:10: Purple Rhinestone Eagle

11:50: Nurses

 

SUNDAY, July 24

 

OUTSIDE

12:00: Water Tower Bucket Boys

12:40: Cloaks

1:20: Hausu

 

INSIDE

2:05: Port St. Willow

2:45: Rollerball

3:25: Nasalrod

 

OUTSIDE

4:10: Radiation City

4:50: Woolen Men

5:30: Diesto

 

INSIDE

6:15: Classical Revolution PDX

6:55: The Reservations

7:35: Holy Sons

 

OUTSIDE

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 pdxpopnow.org

 

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 ppn.oregonmusicnews.com 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...