The PDX Pop Now! Superlatives

From Wampire's pancakes to Myke Bogan's spliff, our favorite moments from this year's all-Portland music festival.

tre redeau with vinnie dewayne 4 mps

I’ll admit it: After last Friday night, I was preparing to write PDX Pop Now’s obituary. Or at least a lengthy think-piece about the shifting tides of Portland youth culture. The all-ages local music festival was created 11 years ago to galvanize a flourishing music community and engage a demographic often shut out of the scene, and it’s been one of the city’s most anticipated annual traditions ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Here's the PDX Pop Now! Schedule


If you ask me, you don't really need to read the PDX Pop Now schedule. This is a festival that places a greater premium on discovery than just about any other. And there's no overlap, negating any potential conflicts. Really, the best thing to do, if you're a total newbie to the current Portland music scene, is to hang out and jump between stages. If you've got the stamina, it's actually possible ...   More
Monday, July 14, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Pop Now! Yearbook, 2012

Getting all sentimental over this year’s eclectic PDX pop crop.

Music Stories
Every year, the PDX Pop Now! festival offers a glimpse into the music that’s moving Portland. And despite this city’s recent reputation as a haven for confessional, tattooed singer-songwriters   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Local Festivals To Plan Your 2012 By

Top 5
Soul’d Out Music Festival, April 12-25We’re excited about: Dr. Lonnie Smith, who absolutely killed last year’s fest; the mighty Maze; French electro-geniuses Justice.Waterfront Blues Festival, J   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Let it Rain

Portland artists cover classic Portland songs for PDX Pop Now!

Album Reviews
[PORTLAND MUSIC] Why shouldn’t the navel-gazingest city in the country have a compilation of its current bands covering important bands from its past? We’ve got our own TV show, after all.&nbs   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

PDX Pop Now! Seeks Submissions For 2012 Comp. + Who We Want To Be On It


When the new year begins we here at WW's Music Bunker (located 5,000 feet below the Earth's crust, and directly beneath the former location of Satyricon) begin our countdown, waiting calmly for the next installment of the PDX Pop Now! Festival. We scour the Internet, breathlessly looking for any signs of life in the PDX Pop camp and praying for any scrap of information about the fest. Well, you can ...   More
Friday, January 6, 2012 ROBERT HAM

PDX Pop Now! Announces Make It Pop Lineup


A little late, we know, but it deserves the publicity regardless. The lineup for this year's edition of Make It Pop, PDX Pop Now's annual fundraising concert, was announced earlier today, and keeping in the tradition of past editions--which have featured performances by Colin Meloy, Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper and the Shins' James Mercer--it's a doozy. Behold: Laura VeirsEric Earley (of ...   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Pop Now! Is For the Children


PDX Pop Now! isn't just Portland's biggest and best annual all-ages music event. For the folks who volunteer with and operate PPN, the notion of "all-ages" extends far beyond creating a free, inclusionary event that allows kids not old enough to enter clubs to experience the power of live music up close -- it's a philosophy that also includes children who might not even be old enough ...   More
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Pop Now! 2011 Details


It's that time of year again -- the time when the details surrounding everyone's favorite free local-music-spotlighting festival, PDX Pop Now!, start to reveal themselves. No information about the lineup yet, but we do know the where and when: The eighth annual installment of the three-day summertime spectacular is scheduled for July 22-24 at Refuge PDX. That gives you five months to stock up on cutoff ...   More
Thursday, February 10, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

What PDX Pop Now 2011 Will Look Like...and why

Each year there are more treats in the lead-up to the PDX Pop Now! festival. Benefit shows, gigs at City Hall, concerts in Portland public schools and of course the annual compilation discs and lineup announcements. But one of my favorite PDX Pop-related joys is seeing the artwork for the first time. This year, that job has been given to Corvallis artist Santiago Uceda. He's gone with an animal theme, ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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