PDX Pop Now! also puts out a compilation CD to coincide with the festival, and the 2006 comp is ridiculous, featuring unreleased tracks from Stephen Malkmus, The Thermals, and more, including these two amazing tracks. That Menomena joint is one of the most beautiful things I've heard in a while, I can't wait for their new record:
"The PDX Pop Now! Festival is organized by a group of local Portland musicians, writers, and fans from the PDX-POP mailing list who've coalesced around the idea of organizing a free local music festival. Our mission is to celebrate not only the bands who've achieved "success", but also the amazing lesser-known bands around town. PDX Pop Now! is a local music event meant for everyone. No matter what age you are, or what type of music you listen to, our goal is to provide you one place to catch some of Portland's finest, in a safe and fun atmosphere."
Menomena Shirt mp3
Talkdemonic Ending the Orange Glow mp3