PDX Pop Now! Festival Schedule


PDX Pop Now! Festival is a nice, free weekend thing that’s beginning to shape up as a showcase for the best Portland has to offer, music-wise.  Is it too early to call the festival a city insituition?  Even if you wouldn’t, it’s definitely on the same level as the Willamette Week’s NW MusicFest, given it’s DIY ‘tude, the limitations of only having local bands and keeping the cost free. 

Over a stretch from July 24 – 26, beginning Friday afternoon and ending early Monday morning, nearly 50 local bands will decend on Rotture for what looks like a rowdy weekend.  One band at a time, both inside and outside stages. 

Things kick off with the Dirty Mittens on Friday and end with Menomena the vampiric hours of Monday.  In between you’ll hear the likes of The Shaky Hands, Au, Laura Gibson, Nurses, Explode into Colors, Red Fang, Ah Holly Fam’ly, The Mint Chicks, The Old Believers, and on and on and on. 

What’s amazing to me is that even looking over the list of bands, I could still name another 20 or so PDXers that do the city’s music scene proud.  It’s insane.  Full lineup and schedule after the jump. 

Friday July 24

6:00-6:30 Dirty Mittens
6:40-7:10 The Estranged
7:25-7:55 Chamber of Commerce (Blue Cranes + Paxselin Quartet)
8:05-8:35 Don Hellions
8:50-9:20 Fear No Music
9:30-10:00 Peter Broderick
10:10-10:40 The Mint Chicks
10:55-11:25 Animal Farm
11:35-12:05 Explode Into Colors
12:15-12:45 The Minus 5

Saturday July 25

12:00-12:30 Teeath
12:40-1:10 White Hinterland
1:20-1:50 Morning Teleportation
2:05-2:35 Magic Johnson
2:45-3:15 Rob Walmart
3:25-3:55 Fist Fite
4:10-4:40 Benoit Pioulard
4:50-5:20 Breakfast Mountain
5:30-6:00 Nucular Aminals
6:15-6:45 Luck-One
6:55-7:25 Inside Voices
7:35-8:05 Red Fang
8:20-8:50 Church
9:00-9:30 Tara Jane O’Neil
9:40-10:10 Deelay Ceelay
10:25-10:55 Laura Gibson
11:05-11:35 Nice Nice
11:45-12:15 Pierced Arrows
12:25-12:55 Strength

Sunday, July 26

12:00-12:30 Ah Holly Fam’ly
12:40-1:10 DASH!
1:20-1:50 Guidance Counselor
2:05-2:35 The Andrew Oliver Sextet
2:45-3:15 The Quick & Easy Boys
3:25-3:55 Purple Rhinestone Eagle
4:10-4:40 Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
4:50-5:20 Daniel Menche
5:30-6:00 Jeffrey Jerusalem
6:15-6:45 The Old Believers
6:55-7:25 MY-G
7:35-8:05 Cull
8:20-8:50 Grouper
9:00-9:30 Nurses
9:40-10:10 Thrones
10:25-10:55 The Shaky Hands
11:05-11:35 Lightheaded
11:45-12:15 Au
12:25-12:55 Menomena

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