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Seeming to spearhead a new psychedelic movement, the Shivas (true to their name) destroyed at PPN. Overheard in crowd: “That girl is an excellent drummer—or drum_ess_—whatever she wants to be called.”

Image by Inger Klekacz. More available soon at pdxpopnow.com.

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Epp of TxE briefly dismounted from the stage and disappeared into his enthusiastic crowd on Friday night. He heckled one hipster, saying, “Shave your mustache; I hate you!” And the crowd went wild.

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This couple staked out a good spot at the PDX Pop outdoor stage at Refuge PDX, and seemed to embody an eclectic mix of lifestyle elements, just like the festival itself: Note birkenstocks with businesswear, helmets that indicate they arrived via alternate transport, and the most essential accessory: love .

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Cloudy October grabbed the audience’s attention with his clever, sometimes twee rhymes on Saturday night.

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An impromptu game of the schoolyard sport “Wall Ball” was a big hit with the kids. Strict only when they needed to be, PPN security volunteers let it slide.

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Radiation City vascillated between minor, swooning songs a la Portishead, and more upbeat doo-wop numbers. They closed with a cover of jazz standard “At Last,” with singer Lizzie Ellison looking the part.

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