PDX Pop Now! turns 10 years old this year, which means pretty soon it's going to start being interested in boys and is probably already totally embarrassed to be seen in public with you.
In related news, you are old.
But to soften the blow to those aching creaky joints of yours, there's the annual Make It Pop! benefit concert, a show to raise money for the free music festival and the associated nonprofit. This year as always, Make It Pop! takes place at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, so mark your calendar for Thursday, May 9, as the lineup is a good one. This year's performers are Kelli Schaefer, Monarques, Grandparents, Ezza Rose, and DJ Jeremy Petersen, and they'll also announce the tracklist for the 2013 PDX Pop Now! compilation album.
Tickets are $20 and there's also (via the press release) "complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Olympic Provisions, Fifty Licks, Saint Cupcake, and ¿Por Que No?, along with beverages for purchase from 10 Barrel Brewing Company and Division Winemaking Company." There's also a raffle ($5/ticket) and the general sense of well-being that comes from supporting a great local institution like PDX Pop Now.