Returning to AudioCinema for the fourth consecutive year, the 14th annual edition of Portland’s premier all-ages, free music festival—which features only PDX-based acts—will once again be a yearly snapshot of our scene’s sights and sounds. With a reputation for offering a diversity of genres back to back, each year the three-day fest features an amazing array of up-and-coming talent—some of which go on to national acclaim while others, who may have sounded equally impressive on that July afternoon, fizzle out and return two years down the line in a different band. That’s the beauty of the regenerative musical process on display at PDX Pop Now! Plus, the band-versus-band basketball tournament, Rigsketball, will return to the concrete concert grounds again in '17. Best known for this fest and its annual compilation, the volunteer-run nonprofit also supports music education in schools and access to live performances for fans of all ages.
Small Million: 'Saintly' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Jul 18, 2019
Soak up this "moody gothic pop prayer," a "meditation on the idea that salvation doesn't come from another person." And then hear more new music from the synth pop duo before the Portland Pickles'...
Artist to Watch: Need Some Help Taking Out Your Rage?Ryan J. Prado - Jul 12, 2019
Made up of scene stalwarts, Help is here to do just that. Do not miss their angry, stress-relieving energy at PDX Pop Now! on July 20 or at their EP release show at Rontoms on August 25.
Watch Burn Money Music's Bridge City Cypher feat. Bocha, YoungShirtMayne, Danny Sky and Donte Thomas [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Jul 11, 2019
Never failing to deliver freshness from Portland's hip-hop scene, watch the latest cypher now and then don't miss Danny Sky rocking a set at PDX Pop Now! on July 20.
Artist to Watch: Rasheed Jamal Is Ready to Reign SupremeMac Smiff - Jul 5, 2019
With the dramatically named 'Messiah Complex' on the horizon, one of Portland's most skilled rappers is ready to make his mark. And while you'll have to wait for its release later this summer,...
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