Stream The Week

Our playlist of the best concerts for the week of July 16-22.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16Extra Classic, Bart Davenport [PAISLEY POP] Oakland native Bart Davenport used to play for the Loved Ones, a high-energy, pseudo-R&B act that opened for the likes of John Lee Hooker. His ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top of the Pop

Ten bands you didn’t know you need to see at PDX Pop Now.


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If you’ve suddenly developed an interest in the racket being made in your backyard, there’s no easier way to orient yourself with the Portland music scene circa right now than PDX Pop Now. Thi   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Here's The PDX Pop Now! Lineup

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The PDX Pop Now lineup is here! As usual, the annual all-ages, all-local, all-free Portland music festival presents a kind of wide-angle view of the city's music scene as it exists right at this moment. No huge, nationally recognizable names—the biggest are Wampire, Blouse and Portland Cello Project—but then, that's never been what PPN's about, anyway. It's about the band's you've probably ...   More
 
Sunday, June 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Pop Now Extends Compilation Submission Deadline

Artists have until March 10 to submit a song for consideration.

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PDX Pop Now, Portland's annual free, all-local music festival, is extending the submission deadline for its yearly compilation.Each year, PPN complements the festival with a curated two-disc album, which the organization refers to as "one-part fundraiser, one-part shameless promoter of Portland musical talents." The songs are selected by a listening panel of over 100 PPN board members and volunteers, ...   More
 
Friday, February 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Where are they (PDX Pop) now?

Revisiting the first edition of Portland’s all-ages music tradition a decade later.


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In 2004, a group of 50 musicians and aficionados, spurred by a conversation on a Web forum, met at the Lucky Lab to discuss how to better connect the community of Portland to the music being made    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Five Best Things About PDX Pop Now! 2013

Lineup! Getcha free all-ages music festival lineup here!

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At this stage in the game, it's not surprising when the lineup for PDX Pop Now—Portland's best all-local, all-ages, all-free music festival—turns out to be a wide-ranging snapshot of the Portland music scene circa right now. For the volunteer-run festival's 10th anniversary, though, the organizers have outdone themselves. It's not all-inclusive—in a scene as the broad as this, that's nearly ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Make It Pop: A Brief Report From The Annual PDX Pop Now! Fundraiser

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There was an oddly reflective mood amongst the celebrants at the 2013 Make It Pop fundraiser. Given the fervor with which PDX Pop Now!, the evening’s beneficiary, embraces the new—kids’ sitting atop their daddy’s shoulders to catch their first ever concert; hastily assembled bands nervously playing their own first shows together—the look backwards felt a bit quaint, though not exactly ...   More
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 JAY HORTON

Win Tickets to Make It Pop!

The annual PDX Pop Now! fundraiser features Kelli Schaefer, Monarques, Grandparents and Ezza Rose...and that's just the bands.

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They grow up so fast, don't they?  Of course I'm referring to free, all-ages, all-local summer music festivals. This July, PDX Pop Now!—not just Portland's best free, all-ages, all-local summer music festivals, but one of the city's best annual events, period—turns 10 years old. It seems like only yesterday when PPN was just beginning to find its footing, showcasing 40 of Stumptown's ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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