You'd think that the all-local, all-ages, all-awesome PDX Pop Now! would perhaps talk to the supportive local media—us, WW, Asian Reporter—when leaking what bands they have on the docket for this year's festival.
Once again, it seems as if all music news must go through Pitchfork. Take it away, Brooklyn/Chicago website:
PDX Pop Now!, on the other hand, consists entirely of local acts. The free, all-ages fest comes to Rotture July 30 - August 1. The lineup includes Jackie-O Motherfucker, Parenthetical Girls, Hockey, Joggers, AU, Get Hustle, and I Can Lick Any Son of a Bitch in the House. Many more Portland bands, including Menomena, Blitzen Trapper, Laura Veirs, and Nice Nice have also contributed to PDX Pop Now!'s benefit compilation.
Here is the full list.
Aan, AgesAndAges, AndAndAnd, Asss, Atriarch, AU, Autistic Youth, Ben Darwish, Billygoat, Blue Cranes, Blue Horns, Brainstorm, Cloudy October, Da'Rel Junior, Defect Defect, Eternal Tapestry, Fear No Music, Get Hustle, Grey Anne, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hockey, Hosannas, I Can Lick Any Son of A Bitch In The House, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Joey Casio, Joggers, Krebsic Orkestar, Kung Pao Chickens, Kusikia, Lewi Longmire, Luck One, Michael The Blind, Operative, Parenthetical Girls, Please Step Out of The Vehicle, Reporter, Rollerball, Shoeshine Blue, Skeletron, Soup Purse, SubArachnoid Space, Tiny Knives, Tu Fawning, The Tumblers, Typhoon, Wampire, Why I Must Be Careful, and Ylang Ylang.
PDX Pop Now! takes place at Rotture on July 30, 31, and August 1. As always, it's free and totally all-ages.