Since the 2004 launch of PDX Pop Now!, the volunteer-run, nonprofit organization has undoubtedly achieved their primary mission: exposing the public to Portland's best local acts, and catapulting those bands to national acclaim. The annual compilation is put together in a purely democratic fashion: songs are assembled through artist submissions, and then run through a rigorous blind listening panel of around 100 volunteers and board members. The result is that bands like Y La Bamba, which few had heard of before they submitted a song in 2008, rise to the top and go on to become local favorites and national touring acts.

PDX Pop Now! Compilation Release Party
June 14
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On June 14, PDX Pop Now! celebrates the release of their 10th compilation, jam-packed with some of the best music Portland has to offer. The compilation features local favorites Wampire, Typhoon, Radiation City, Y La Bamba, and many more. Artists both featured in the compliation and performing at the album release party include: Sapient, Sean Flinn, Summer Cannibals, and Wishyunu.  

In addition to supporting a good cause, you’ll also be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2013 PDX Pop Now! Festival Lineup. Watch for a story about PDX Pop's 10th anniversary in our July issue.

 Courtesy PDX Pop Now!

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