Rigsketball Season Is Upon Us!

Registration for the annual local-band makeshift basketball tournament is now open.

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They say basketball never stops, but that's kind of bullshit. It clearly stopped last night, with the Golden State Warriors besting the Cleveland LeBrons in six games to win the NBA Finals. Sure, hoops heads will spend the next five months occupying their time with the draft, free agency and Summer League. But where can the fiending hardwood junkie go between now and late October if they want to ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Here's Your PDX Pop Now! 2015 Lineup

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Well, hey there, PDX Pop Now lineup. Fancy seeing you here. Now in its 12th year, the annual local music festival is, as always, a snapshot of the Portland music scene at this moment. It's hard to identify the headliners among this group, but it speaks to how wide-open the landscape is right now: Every act has a chance to rule the weekend.  Stylistically, there's a little bit of everything, ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

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.

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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