Every summer for the past nine years, PDX Pop Now! has sonically saturated a July or August weekend with Portland bands. Some are big names, others have never played live before; some pluck banjos, others thrash guitars or tap laptops. At 480 acts and counting, the festival offers an annual snapshot of Portland’s ever-shifting music scene, while the concomitant compilation has become the city’s unofficial musical archive. Read our full story here.