Last night was PDX Pop Now!'s very first fundraiser ever, and it was an unmitigated triumph in every sense, taking place within the white, all-purpose walls of the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel. Anyone who knows anything about local music knows that PDX Pop Now! is pretty much the coolest thing ever, and every one of the more than 135 people who crammed the small Cleaners space new this. Early word is the Make it Pop! night raised over $4000 for the organization, which is incredible. Read more about last night's show over on End Hits. Next week, be sure to check End Hits for photos from the event, as well as more PDX Pop Now! news, including the tracklisting for the 2009 double-disc compilation. The PDX Pop Now! music festival takes place at Rotture on July 24-26; mark your calendars now.

End Hits: We "make it pop," all right... We make it pop hard.