Summer Cannibals at PDX Pop Now!

Saturday was a jam-packed day of sun, music, and Rigsketball at PDX Pop Now! The earliest bands started around noon and the night ended with Blouse playing until well past midnight, and it was a welcome addition to the venue to have the Hawthorne Bridge cutting out some of the heat. In between sets there a few things to occupy your time—like a vintage clothing bus and tables with records for sale from around a dozen local PDX labels, and of course watching people get real sweaty and push each other around for a basketball—but the space did seem perhaps a little secluded, a little lacking in foot traffic. It would be nice for this wonderful, volunteer-run fest to get even more help and attention than it does, as it deserves to draw a bigger crowd.

Summer Cannibals played at 11 pm to the rowdiest crowd of the day, and absolutely killed it. Singer and guitarist Jessica Boudreaux was met with cheers and whoops when she finally managed to plug in her second guitar after her first went out in the middle of a song. Although the issue was clear, you wouldn't have been able to tell—she kept singing without it most of the time. They always put on a great show: fast, loud, and cute as hell. Their songs are smart, self-aware, and catchy, and I love seeing strong female-fronted bands around town.

Lots more photos after the jump! Orquestra Pacifico Tropical! Thanks! Hustle & Drone! Blouse! And stay tuned for more photos from Sunday!

Zirakzigil

Zirakzigil

Zirakzigil

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Hustle & Drone

Hustle & Drone

Summer Cannibals

Summer Cannibals

Summer Cannibals

Summer Cannibals

Summer Cannibals