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.
Boone Howard Plants the Seeds for New Move Studios' Collaborative 'Paradise Hotel' [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Jun 13, 2019
Jesse Bettis of New Move has a new, long-time-coming comp stacked with Portland talent out via Tender Loving Empire on July 26 and now you can hear the Boone Howard song that started it all. Then...
Cannabis Connections in #PDXmusicChris Young - Apr 14, 2019
Whether it’s 4/20 or just Friday, we’ve crowdsourced Portland’s most tokeable tunes from those with the finest taste in cannabis and music. Whether explicitly about bringing a blunt through or...
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.
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