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.
Four Portland Record Labels to Watch in 2019Robin Bacior, Robert Ham, Ryan J. Prado, Chris Young - Dec 14, 2018
Some of the strongest curatorial forces in the Rose City are not bound by the city’s limits. Far-reaching ambitions from the likes of Mama Bird Recording Co., Beacon Sound, Fresh Selects and It’s...
Dazzleships Records: 'Raised By Women' [Album Premiere]Katey Trnka - Oct 20, 2018
In an effort to promote local women artists and pay it forward, Dazzleships Records has compiled tracks from some of Portland's best for an album to benefit those in need.
Whiskey Dixie & The Big Wet Country: 'The STD Song' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Sep 17, 2018
A cast of Portland actors and musicians have created an original outlaw-country musical about a sexually frustrated cowgirl looking for a good time. Premiering at the Imago Theatre from Sept. 21...
Picklefest Brings ‘The Sounds of Portland’ on Vinyl!Chris Young - Jul 6, 2018
Does it get any better than baseball, beer and local bands? Well, yes. Add in pickle tasting and #PDXmusic on vinyl and you've got the inaugural Picklefest on July 14! Score your tix, free beer...
Related Photo Galleries
of Montreal and Reptaliens at Wonder Ballroom on Nov. 5, 2018Photos by Blake Sourisseau
November 7, 2018 9:30am
Small Million, Natasha Kmeto and Siren and the Sea at Mississippi Studios on Oct. 10, 2018Photos by Joe Duquette
October 13, 2018 11:00am
Portland Hip-Hop Day featuring DJ O.G. One, Mic Crenshaw, Karma Rivera, Cool Nutz and more at City Hall on August 26, 2018Photos by Miguel Padilla
August 30, 2018 9:30am
Jawbreaker, Swearin' and Hurry Up at the Crystal Ballroom on August 17, 2018Photos by Jeff Ryan
August 21, 2018 2:00pm