PDX Pop Now! kicks off in Portland today

July 25, 2008  |  7:30am
As MTV proudly pointed out last week, Portland, Oregon has rain, serial killers, and, oh yes, bands! In celebration of this city’s thriving music scene, the fifth annual PDX Pop Now! festival gets underway today at Rotture.

The free, all-ages festival encompasses the weekend with a genre-bending range of local performances, including the pop-friendly trio Starfucker, garage-band thrashing White Fang, and electronic-meets-folk band Eskimo and Sons. Providing an opportunity of exposure for Portland bands on the rise, the festival, along with the accompanying compilation CD, is just one of the many ways Portland music connoisseurs stay connected and say thank-you to the artists that keep ears happy when the skies turn grey. 

Being sponsored by local businesses and citizens, PDX Pop Now! aims to promote the dynamic music community in Portland by showcasing the lesser known local talents. Having once featured the likes of Oregonian favorites Yacht, Tara Jane O'Neil and Blitzen Trapper, PDX has been steering music fans in the right direction and Portland bands in the spotlight.
 
If you don’t call the Northwest home, never fear, you can still stay up-to-date on what’s wet in Portland by purchasing your own copy of the PDX Pop Now! 2008 compilation, which covers Portland gems present at the fest as well as the absentees like Au, Pink Martini and Yacht.

All ages, all tastes, and, all black coffee drinkers welcome.

Related links:
PDXPopNow.com
PDX Pop Now 2008 Compilation
Artist of the Week: Tara Jane O'Nei

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