PDX Pop Now: Photos and Album
Seeming to spearhead a new psychedelic movement, the Shivas (true to their name) destroyed at PPN. Overheard in crowd: “That girl is an excellent drummer—or drum_ess_—whatever she wants to be called.”
Epp of TxE briefly dismounted from the stage and disappeared into his enthusiastic crowd on Friday night. He heckled one hipster, saying, “Shave your mustache; I hate you!” And the crowd went wild.
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This couple staked out a good spot at the PDX Pop outdoor stage at Refuge PDX, and seemed to embody an eclectic mix of lifestyle elements, just like the festival itself: Note birkenstocks with busine
Cloudy October grabbed the audience’s attention with his clever, sometimes twee rhymes on Saturday night.
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An impromptu game of the schoolyard sport “Wall Ball” was a big hit with the kids. Strict only when they needed to be, PPN security volunteers let it slide.
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Radiation City vascillated between minor, swooning songs a la Portishead, and more upbeat doo-wop numbers. They closed with a cover of jazz standard “At Last,” with singer Lizzie Ellison looking the part.
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Since its inaugural release in 2004 brought the likes of the Thermals and the Decemberists into the limelight, PDX Pop Now ‘s annual compilation album has consistently served as a scrupulously curated resource for new Portland music—a compass that, if used correctly, can point you toward an iPod’s worth of new tunes and guide your next year of live show-going...