Another Reason to Road Trip to Portland: PDX Pop Now is This Weekend
If, like us, September is way too far away for a Portland road trip, you’re in luck! That’s because PDX Pop Now!‘s 8th annual free festival is this weekend and with a super sized sample of Portland’s best bands, it’s totally worth the drive South.
Every year we’re introduced to great Portland bands we’d never hear about without PDX Pop Now!’s annual compilation CD. This year’s comp includes 41 tracks, including stand-outs from well known Portland artists Red Fang, Viva Voce, Drew Grow and Langhorne Slim, but more excitingly tracks from bands we can’t wait to hear more from like Lovers, Grouper, Guantanamo Baywatch, Bright Archer, Death Songs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the Angry Orts, Quiet Countries, the Minders and more. The perfect excuse, Block Party or not, to hear more of these artists is PDX’s Pop Now!’s free all-ages music festival, which includes many of the artists on the Comp and other notable Portland bands including Nurses, Kelli Schaefer, Radiation City, Loch Lomond and Wilamette Weekly’s Best New Band of 2011 And And And.
And did we mention it is FREE?
See the full schedule for yourself after the jump
PDX Pop Now! is FREE, all-ages and held at Refuge in Portland OR (116 SE Yamhill St.):
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