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.
Sounds of the Black Lives Matter MovementAndré Middleton - Jan 12, 2021
Through the pandemic, police violence and racial injustice, Black music remains resilient.
50 Great Albums by Portland Artists in 2020Aaron Colter - Dec 22, 2020
To close out the year, Banana Stand Media co-founder and #PDXmusic maven Aaron Colter lists off 50 great albums by Portland artists in 2020.
Save Our StagesChris Young - May 6, 2020
We need numerous independently owned venues and festivals to sustain our robust music ecosystem in Oregon. As the first to close but the last to reopen, these incubators of artistry are vital to...
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'...
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