PDX Pop Now!, a not-for-profit which advocates Portland's local music scene, has announced the line-up for its sixth annual festival (July 24 - 26 at Rotture, 320 SE 2nd Ave), which is free, all-ages and will feature sets from lots of local Portland bands, listed below. Another free and all-ages show is planned for July 16 on the steps of City Hall at 1221 SW 4th Avenue from 5:30 - 8:00, and Y La Bamba, Point Juncture WA and YACHT are booked to perform. Last on the PDX Pop Now! front is the release of their sixth compilation which is available now. On it, you will hear music from M. Ward, the Thermals, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Starfucker, and Sandpeople as well as rare or previously unreleased tracks by Grouper, The Mint Chicks, Ethan Rose & Laura Gibson, Dykeritz, Explode Into Colors and Thrones. If you don't live in Portland, we suggest moping and listening to this album, starting with the song we've posted. That's what we'll be doing.
PDX Pop Now! Festival Line-Up:
Ah Holly Fam'ly, Animal Farm, Au, Autistic Youth, Benoit Pioulard, Breakfast Mountain, Chamber of Commerce (Blue Cranes + Paxselin Quartet), Church, Cull, Daniel Menche, DASH!, Deelay Ceelay, Don Hellions, Explode Into Colors, Fear No Music, Fist Fite, Grouper, Guidance Counselor, Inside Voices, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Laura Gibson, Lightheaded, Luck-One, Magic Johnson, Menomena, Morning Teleportation, MY-G, Nice Nice, Nucular Aminals, Nurses, Peter Broderick, Pierced Arrows, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Red Fang, Rob Walmart, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Strength, Tara Jane O'Neil, Teeath, The Andrew Oliver Sextet, The Estranged, The Mint Chicks, The Minus 5, The Old Believers, The Quick & Easy Boys, The Shaky Hands, Thrones and White Hinterland.