OLCC All-Ages Vote Thursday Morning
This is it! The exciting conclusion to our all-ages reform campaign! Show up to the OLCC vote Thursday and make your support for all-ages music known!
The OLCC commissioners will be convening at 9am on Thursday, December 13 to vote on the proposed changes to the Minor Postings rules. The vote is open to the public and will take place at OLCC Headquarters (9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222-7355).
If you need a ride to the vote, a carpool will be meeting and leaving at 8:30am at the Musicians Union (325 NE 20th Portland, OR 97232). We would love to have a strong showing to demonstrate our enthusiasm and support for these changes.
If approved, these changes will make more all-ages music venues in Oregon viable by allowing minors and alcohol in the same establishment, provided proper control and regulation are in place to keep liquor out of kids’ hands. This would have a profoundly positive effect on all aspects of our state’s youth and music communities.
Let’s fix this nonsense together!
Thursday, December 13
9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Portland, OR 97222-7355
Carpool from Musicians Union
325 NE 20th
Portland, OR 97232
DEADLINE: OLCC All-Ages Reform
Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 13 at 5pm is the deadline for submitting feedback to the OLCC about their proposed rule changes that would allow music venues and other art spaces to admit minors and still sell alcohol (i.e. stay in business). Send your emails in support of the changes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on this issue, or to see a sample email, check out www.pdxpopnow.com/olcc
Opening more music and cultural events to people under 21 is the right thing to do for young people, local musicians, venues, and our community as a whole.
These emails will play an absolutely critical role in the OLCC’s ultimate decision to adopt or reject the proposed changes, so take a minute to write in today.
Additionally, in an effort to provide the young people of Portland with an opportunity to speak for themselves on this matter, the Multnomah Youth Commission is holding a public forum to accept testimony on the proposed OLCC changes
on Monday, November 12
at Portland City Hall in Council Chambers (1221 SW 4th Ave.).
All are welcome to attend, but priority will be given to those under 21.
Spread the word!
Support The OLCC's All-Ages Music Reforms
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is currently considering making changes to its rules that would allow music venues and other art spaces to both admit minors and sell alcohol. This would greatly increase access to live music for people under 21—a tremendously positive development for Oregon’s music communities, benefitting kids, bands, businesses and the public welfare alike.
Let’s take a stand for all-ages music in Oregon!
2007 Blog, Video, and Photo Coverage
Thanks to all the bands, volunteers, sponsors, and, above all, everyone who came out to see some great Portland music for making this the best PDX Pop Now! yet! Below, you’ll find links to the Urban Honking live blogging coverage of the festival.
Courtesty of Tables Turned and PRA, you can also subscribe to a feed of audio from all PDX Pop Now! 2007 sets to download. We should have video coming soon as well. In the meantime, you can see some of the action captured on YouTube and in our Flickr group.
- Setup underway for PDX Pop Now! 2007
- Officially underway: Typhoon on stage!
- High Violets done, Hooliganship setting up
- The Home Version: PRA Streaming the festival live!
- Hooliganship takes PDX Pop Now! 3D!
- Pocket Parade under the bridge in the sun
- The Beauty at the golden hour
- Wow, there are a lot of you!
- Firday Night wrap-up: March Fourth
- Pink Snowlakes provide a tasty treat
- Also, last night’s audio is online and video is on its way
- Hurrah Hurrah
- Dragging an Ox through Water and The Vonneguts
- Corrina Repp and Joe
- AristeiA brings the classic shoegazer
- The Soda Pop Kids
- An afternoon of favorites: Point Juncture, WA, Per Se, Ethan Rose, and Starfucker
- Swim Swam Swum
- Hungry Mob and The Ocean Floor
- Black Elk
- Copy and The Snuggle Ups
- Ebeth’s ode to The Snuggle Ups
- First ever PDX Pop Now! open mic!
- Here Comes a Big Black Cloud!
- Bright Red Paper
- Kele Goodwin
- Ape Shape
- Blue Cranes
- The Robot Ate Me?
- Laura Gibson
- Nice Boys and a gorilla set from Rainbow and the Kittens!
- Ebeth on Dat’r
- Evolutionary Jass Band
- Yellow Swans!
- Ain’t no people like Sandpeople!
- Blitzen Trapper brings PDX Pop Now! 2007 to a close!
The Home Stretch
This is it, the third and final day of PDX Pop Now! 2007 (noon – 1 am at AudioCinema), so get yourself down to the festival and check out the nearly 20 incredible acts we’ve got on the lineup.
DAY 3: Sunday, August 5