Thank You, Artists and Attendees of
PDX Pop Now! 2006!
What a weekend! And it’s one that wouldn’t have been possible without the 48 Portland acts which generously donated their time and talents to the festival and the hundreds of music lovers – and the musically curious – who turned out to see them.
Want to know what you missed, you who weren’t fortunate enough to make it to this year’s fest? Check out the play-by-play action from Greg Borenstein, the PDX Pop Now! organizer who “blogged the shit out of” the event for Urban Honking. Also peep the Oregonian review, and Willamette Week’s Local Cut recap.
You’ll see that it was an almost overwhelming exhibition of PDX music, where for many of us the 30 minutes given each artist felt like too little from too many of them. But we still want to deeply thank all the artists for those 1/2 hours. Thank you for leaving us wanting more. Thank you for playing even though you had to work that day, for swapping shifts so you could play, and for even taking the day off altogether so you could play our festival. We appreciate it.
We also appreciate all the fans who turned out to lend their ears and hearts to some of the best and brightest in Portland music. We sincerely hope you had a wonderful time. We hope you danced, picked up some albums, made some new musical discoveries, and made a mental commitment to check out some of these bands again at the next available opportunity. Thank you for coming, and we were delighted to have you.
Stay tuned for updates on PDX Pop Now! 2007.