When? Where?

August 3-5 at AudioCinema! As always,
Free and All Ages! Check out the schedule for more details!


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Want to be a part of PDX Pop Now! 2007? Get in touch with our volunteer coordinator here.

Our Mission

PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. As an all-volunteer organization committed to being accessible, current, and local, we provide and support live performances and recorded materials. We aspire to advance a sustainable community which values inclusivity and a high caliber of artistry to enable a creative dialogue between artist and audience.

Festival Photos

Last year’s festival took place July 28 – 30, 2006 at Loveland, and boy was it awesome. Here are some photos from the weekend. If you have some you’d like to add, please chuck them into our Flickr group.


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OLCC All-Ages Vote Thursday Morning

04:04AM on Tuesday December 11, 2007

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
OLCC Headquarters
9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Portland, OR 97222-7355

Carpool from Musicians Union
325 NE 20th
Portland, OR 97232

DEADLINE: OLCC All-Ages Reform

02:02AM on Monday November 12, 2007

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: jennifer.hunstman@state.or.us

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
from 4-5:30pm
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

03:15PM on Friday October 26, 2007

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.

Take a minute to send an email to the OLCC before November 13 expressing your support for these rule changes. All the info you need – as well as our sample email – is at our website’s new OLCC page.

Let’s take a stand for all-ages music in Oregon!

2007 Blog, Video, and Photo Coverage

02:14PM on Wednesday August 08, 2007

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.




The Home Stretch

11:11AM on Sunday August 05, 2007

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

12:00-12:30: The Sort Ofs
12:40-1:10: Libretto
1:20-1:50: Here Comes a Big Black Cloud

2:05-2:35: Bright Red Paper
2:45-3:15: Kele Goodwin
3:20-3:55: Gejius

4:10-4:40: Ape Shape
4:50-5:20: Blue Skies for Black Hearts
5:30-6:00: System and Station

6:15-6:45: Blue Cranes
6:55-7:25: The Robot Ate Me
7:35-8:05: Laura Gibson

8:20-8:50: Nice Boys
9:00-9:30: Dat’r
9:40-10:10: The Shaky Hands

10:25-10:55: Evolutionary Jass Band
11:05-11:35: Yellow Swans
11:45-12:15: Sandpeople
12:25-12:55: Blitzen Trapper