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Ural Thomas & The Pain

Sunday | 9:20pm | North Stage It would be easy to lump the music of Ural Thomas and his band, The Pain, in with the soul revival movement of the…

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BlackWater HolyLight

Saturday | 11:20pm | North Stage Let these heavy psych-rock goddesses take you on a sludgy, mystic ride. Named one of Portland’s Best New Bands in Willamette Week’s annual poll…

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Donte Thomas

Sunday | 8:40pm | South Stage Donte Thomas is a man of many talents: emcee, producer, fashion designer and model. Chief among them, though, is as a lyricist. With messages…

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Lenore.

Saturday | 8:00pm | South Stage Since they formed Lenore. in 2015, Rebecca Marie Miller and Joy Pearson have quickly established the band as one of Portland’s most promising new…

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DAN DAN

Sunday | 8:00pm | North Stage Dan Dan are a synth-based psych-dance three-piece with two keyboardists and a drummer and what they deliver is nothing short of amazing. The see-sawing…

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Nick Normal

Sunday | 6:40pm | North Stage There’s a special throwback charm at play on Nick Normal’s 2017 record Variety Show Vol. 1! Steeped in a woozy world of absurdist punk…

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Dead Phone Dummiez

Sunday | 5:20pm | North Stage Representing Vancouver, Washington, five-piece hip-hop phenoms Dead Phone Dummiez are hell-bent on bridging the old school and the new. Entrenched in spooky yesteryear samples…

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Vanity Project

Sunday | 4:00pm | North Stage Vocalist/guitarist Oak Alger has been an important lynchpin in the PDX Pop Now! family since his wee teen years. He returns this year not…

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Nasalrod

Sunday | 7:20pm | South Stage Embodying the progressive, anything-goes punk rock ethos of mid-’80s bands like All, Black Flag and even Living Colour, Portland’s Nasalrod is probably the closest…

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Conditioner Disco Group

Saturday | 9:20pm | South Stage Utilizing a dizzying menagerie of instrumentation, post-punk disco freaks Conditioner Disco Group (née Conditioner) are poised to grab the entire city by its pantaloons…

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Small Skies

Saturday | 10:00pm | North Stage Heavy dollops of ethereal synth and trippy effects litter Small Skies’ aural output. Equal parts cosmic-pop mindbender and electro masterpiece, the crew’s 2017 record…

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Mr. Wrong

Saturday | 8:40pm | North Stage The amount of energy dispersed by Portland punks Mr. Wrong can catch you off guard. Armed with only the basic rock building blocks of…

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Hair Puller

Sunday | 2:40pm | North Stage Recalling the dissonant twist of yesteryear PNW touchstones like Unwound and Melvins, Portland trio Hair Puller up the ante and revel in the pushing…

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Ritual Veil

Sunday | 6:00pm | South Stage Ritual Veil just want you to get down. Their sexbeat meets post-punk sound has a throbbing beat formidable to any other dance genre. Add…

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Petite

Sunday | 2:00pm | South Stage Petite play a UK–influenced brand of street punk that hearkens back to the late ‘70s. Drawing on influences such as pub-rock, punk and glam,…

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Gardener

Saturday | 5:20pm | South Stage Upon their genesis in 2016, Gardener has risen quickly in the PDX scene as a five-piece psych rock specialty with live shows sure to…

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KayelaJ

Saturday | 2:00pm | North KayelaJ has been rapping since high school, cutting her teeth in the studio at Self Enhancement, Inc. before taking time off to earn a college…

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Psychic Rites

Saturday | 4:40pm | North Stage What do you get when Fever Ray and Robert Smith have a darkwave love child? Enter Psychic Rites, an electronic trio weaving together ominous…

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Miss Rayon

Saturday | 2:40pm | South Stage Originally a solo project helmed by songwriter Eric Sabatino (Vexations), Miss Rayon has bloomed into a formidable three-piece post-punk onslaught. Rounded out by bassist…

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Omari Jazz

Saturday | 7:20pm | North Stage Omari Jazz is an electronic artist who creates his own beats and uses an amalgamation of samples to take his listeners on a trip…

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Máscaras

Saturday | 4:00pm | South Stage Without doubt one of the most versatile musical juggernauts currently residing in Portland, Máscaras is the kind of band that can be anything it…

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Sea Moss

Saturday | 3:20pm | North Stage Sea Moss is here and they are ready to challenge your outdated concept of music. This experimental two-piece create Dada-inspired audio landscapes with their…

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Robin Bacior

Sunday | 4:40pm | South Stage Singer-songwriter Robin Bacior’s star is shining bright in 2018. Her latest release, Light It Moved Me, is due out this August. Bacior’s previous work…

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Bryson Cone

Saturday | 6:00pm | North Stage Known for his work as frontman of Fog Father and a member of Reptaliens, Bryson Cone’s solo work blends silky smooth vocals with an…

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Moorea Masa & The Mood

Saturday | 6:40pm | South Stage Moorea Masa & The Mood released their first full-length album this spring, but Masa is no stranger to Portland’s music scene, having sung with…

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Star Club

Sunday | 3:20pm | South Stage Self-proclaimed dance punkers Star Club have a simple goal: they want to make you dance! Their mesh of jangly art-pop and gritty new wave…

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Fountaine

Saturday | 10:40pm | South Stage Fountaine-Since he began recording in 2015, North Portland native Fountaine has established himself as both an accomplished producer and prolific artist, deftly mixing witty…

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2018 Compilation

Artwork: Jodie Beechem BUY IT NOW! Disc One Megan Diana - Nightride The Dumpies - Kenneth Lay Is Still Alive Denim Dreams - Bamboo Bryson the Alien & Mai Mae…

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