It’s going to be a glorious weekend for Portland’s annual all-ages, all-local music fest PDX Pop Now, and with a lineup of 44 bands over three days, you might be hard-put to figure out your priorities. Never fear: we’ve asked five of the acts performing this year to tell us who they’re most excited to see.
Jessica Boudreaux, Summer Cannibals
“I'm really looking forward to catching Cat Hoch's set because I haven't seen her live yet. Love her voice and the vibe on her recordings, so I'm excited to see how it comes out in a live setting.”
“I'd love to catch Summer Cannibals because I've done a show with them at Mississippi Studios and they were AMAZING! Another artist I'd like to catch is Maze Koroma. I'm excited for him to get this opportunity and I'm really a fan of his music and him as a person. We both come from St. Johns, so I'm rooting in that aspect as well.”
Knate Carter, 1939 Ensemble
“This year's line-up is stuffed with so many killer acts, but if I had to pick one, it'd be Disemballerina. The moods and textures they create are as engaging as they are beautiful. I'm excited to see and hear how great their live show is. Also, it doesn't hurt that they have one of the best band names in town.
“We think the Fur Coats are THE show to see this weekend. Their hypnotic melodies, growling baritone saxophone, lush keys and passionate singing makes for an insanely fun time whether you’re at a festival or sweating it out at a murky basement house show. Fur Coats will shake your ass, blow your mind, and kiss your third eye.”
Julie Bosack, Loch Lomond
"I'm excited to see Snowblind Traveler because he's got it all! Beautiful voice, captivating storytelling, interesting songwriting, and he's nice to boot."