PDX Pop Now! 2014

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:59pm

 About PDX Pop Now!:

In 2004, a group of members from the PDX-POP listserv organized the first PDX Pop Now! music festival to “make a big deal” out of Portland’s vibrant music community.

The early, conscious decisions of these organizers helped shape the festival, and now shape our organization. In dedication to the large number of underage music fans, the festival is an all-ages affair. To this tune, the first installment was held at Meow Meow, a now-defunct, all-ages music venue on Portland’s industrial east side.

To prevent any barriers to entry, we also make similar commitments to keep the festival free of charge and located centrally—at venues close to public transportation routes. Both are heavily credited for growing the festival each year, and bringing in new voices to the music scene.

The all-access philosophy is furthered through a democratic booking process that empowers fans with the right to nominate which artists best represent Portland music. After collecting nominations, the board hand-picks a 15 member booking committee that best represents a cross-section of the Portland music scene—including a variety of ages and backgrounds. This committee then takes ownership of what’s to become the city’s festival by selecting their favorites from the “equal-opportunity” list of nominees.

The PDX Pop Now! festival established itself as a spin-off from the PDX-POP listserv, and continues to serve as our signature event to this day. The multi-day festival brings scores of Portland artists and residents together in their own, urban backyard.

Every July, the festival, which showcases up to 50 of Portland’s finest bands, draws audiences in the thousands. Since 2004, the fests have collectively stimulated interest, expanded participation, introduced new bands into the fold, inspired collaborations and represented every goal related to Portland music that our organization set out to accomplish.

Friday – 7/19 Stage One:

6:00:     Like a Villain   
6:40:     Blue Skies for Black Hearts      
7:20:     Genders   
Friday – 7/19 Stage Two:
8:05:     The We Shared Milk   
8:45:     Youthbitch    
9:25:     WL   

Friday – 7/19 Stage One:
10:10:     PWRHAUS        
10:50:     Ramona Falls    
11:30:     Wooden Indian Burial Ground  
12:10:     Sons of Huns 

Saturday – 7/20 Stage Two:
12:00:     Mojave Bird   
12:40:     Fanno Creek     

Saturday – 7/20 Stage One:
1:25:     Grammies
2:05:     Dusu Mali        
2:45:     Palo Verde  
Saturday – 7/20 Stage Two:
3:30:     Billions & Billions      
4:10:     Mattress      
4:50:     Ancient Heat   

Saturday – 7/20 Stage One:
5:35:     Minden   
6:10:     Y La Bamba    
7:00:     Richmond Fontaine  
Saturday – 7/20 Stage Two:
7:45:     Orquestra Pacifico Tropical  
8:25:     Portland Cello Project       
9:05:     Woolen Men   

Saturday – 7/20 Stage One:
9:50:     Hausu     
10:30:     Natasha Kmeto     
11:10:     Luck One       
11:50:     Magic Mouth    

Sunday – 7/21 Stage One:
12:00:     Hot Victory      
12:40:     Trio Subtonic      
1:20:     Satin Chaps   
Sunday – 7/21 Stage Two:
2:05:     Warm Hands     
2:45:     Ghost Ease    
3:25:     Unkle Funkle      

Sunday – 7/21 Stage One:
4:10:     Gaytheist      
4:50:     Vice Device   
5:30:     Sun Angle     
Sunday – 7/21 Stage Two:
6:15:     Litanic Mask        
6:55:     Witch Mountain     
7:35:     The Memories  

Sunday – 7/21 Stage One:
8:20:     Cassow         
9:00:     Dangerous Boys Club     
9:40:     Magic Fades    
10:20:     Slimkid3 ft. Doo Doo Funk AllStars    
11:00:     Shy Girls    
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