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2010 PDX Pop Now! Festival

July 30 – August 1
Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave, PDX)
Click here for details!

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Get it online from CD Baby or at record stores around Portland such as Everyday Music, Jackpot Records, Music Millenium, Tender Loving Empire, and many more!

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Buy the Photo Book

This book is a collection of hundreds of photographs by 16 different photographers that visually document the tremendous variety of artists that have performed at PDX Pop Now! festivals and events during the first five years of our existence, 2004-2008. All proceeds from the book will directly benefit PDX Pop Now! so we can continue to operate and expand our reach for years to come. Thank you for your support!

OPB Music proudly supports PDX Pop Now’s year-round programming.

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 Videos

Checkout videos of PDX Pop Now! events on YouTube.

Festival Photos

Here are some photos taken at past PDX Pop Now! festivals and events. If you have some you’d like to add, please chuck them into our Flickr group.


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2010: Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis was born in Vancouver. B.C. in 1975. She was raised in suburban New York and college educated at the University of Montana in Missoula where she earned a painting degree in 1998. She’s the illustrator of many books, including New York Times bestsellers The Composer Is Dead (Lemony Snicket) and The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart). In addition to book illustration she does artwork and art direction for the band, The Decemberists. Carson lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Colin, and son, Hank.

Her work can be found here –

2009: Tiny Little Hammers

Dylan McConnell doesn’t generally like talking about himself, his work, or any of that garbage. In fact he doesn’t want to talk about it at all. He’d rather bike around, make music, go to shows, eat mexican food and hunt for delicious, delicious vinyl.

His work is can be found here –

2008: EMEK


Emek has been referred to as “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist”.
Coming from a unique family of 5 artists, Emek has made his mark creating special posters and album covers for prominent musicians for 15 years.

He was recently credited for creating some of the best rock posters of all time by Billboard Magazine…

Emek’ style thrives on attention to detail, coupled with layers of meaning in the artwork. His infusion of socio-political commentary into pop culture imagery has made his work instantly recognizable in the field. Emphasizing craftsmanship, his work is still hand-drawn in the tradition of the classic psychedelic posters from the 1960’s. Born in the 70’s Emek was also strongly influenced by the DIY punk flyers of the 80’s.

Over the last 2 decades, Emek has created hundreds of posters for some of the top alternative bands and events, like Coachella, the Decemberists, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, System of a Down, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, to name a few. As well as album covers from Neil Young and Pearl Jam to Henry Rollins and Erykah Badu. Emek’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States and Europe. He has been interviewed on CNN, and featured in dozens of magazines and books.

For more about his work, visit