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Give the Gift of PDX Music this Holiday!

11:23PM on Thursday December 07, 2006

Just a suggestion for those with some Christmas shopping left to do: the PDX Pop Now! 2006 music compilation and PDX Popped! – a DVD of nine electrifying performances from the 2005 festival – make the perfect (and cheap!) stocking stuffers for the music lovers on your list.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Luciana Lopez, music editor for the Oregonian, has to say about the comp, one of her top picks in the recent “Wired Gift Guide” from the Oregonian A&E:

“The notes to this double disc [comp], celebrating the annual music festival, read like a Who’s Who of Portland music. Colin Meloy of Decembersists fame does his version of folk ballad “Barbara Allen,” while The Blow chip in the spare electro-pop “Babay (Eat a Critter, Feel Its Wrath).” Hip-hop is well represented, with Vursatyl of the Lifesavas, Ms. Su’ad and Cool Nutz. Though the wide range of contributors means the discs don’t have much of a unifying aesthetic, what is consistent is the quality throughout.”

Produced by local DIY filmmakers Skratch Films, PDX Popped! captures Viva Voce, Nice Nice, The Blow, Talkdemonic, and five other acts tearing up the Loveland’s stage at the Second Annual PDX Pop Now! Music Festival and makes an ideal companion gift to the compilation.

PDX Pop Now! 2006 retails for a mere $7, while PDX Popped! goes for $8-$9. Both are available at local independent record stores and select retail outlets including:

Everyday Music (Downtown, Eastside, and Beaverton)
Music Millenium (Northwest and Eastside)
Jackpot Records (Downtown and Hawthorne)
Ozone Records 03
Q is for Choir
Reverb Music
Infringement Records
Stumptown Coffee (Downtown)
Hot Lips Pizza