Every couple months, my KPSU radio show Six Degrees of Rockination has a theme. In September 2018, that theme was “Instrumentals.” An entire hour of great songs with no singing. What songs did I play? The Darkness – “Bareback” This is a British band eager to bring back the ’80s, with spandex and big hair […]
Mandy (2018) has garnered both critical and popular acclaim, solidifying its place as one of the most memorable movies to be released this year. I hope they put out a commercial on television since I had to find out about this after watching a two-review episode of Half in the Bag in which they […]
Dance-pop duo Joyeur is set to release their new EP Life Eater October 5th. Joyeur’s Life Eater is a fun upbeat danceable rollick through 5 tracks. If you’re looking for new tunes to update your work out mix this EP will be right up your alley. There are a couple of super pop-y and while […]
The House of Sarcasm #18 – Portland Punk and Portland Queercore with Guest DJ Tangereen Velveteen On Friday, August 24, I was honored to be joined in the booth by guest DJ Tangereen Velveteen, who grew up in Portland, attended Cleveland High School, and graduated from the University of Portland with degrees in physics […]
The Smashing Pumpkins first tour in nearly 20 years made their Portland appearance on Saturday August 25th. Heavily touring in the early 90s through the first part of 2000s they have a seamless stadium show that lasts over 3 hours. Guitarist James Iha debuting a fabulous pimp worthy white suit warned the audience of the […]
Rapper TOPE drops the track “Never Told You” on Wednesday the 22nd The popping rhythm and tight lyric spitting on TOPE’s “Never Told You” reminds me a bit of Childish Gambino. Unlike Childish Gambino or even M.I.A. who use effects samples like guns cocking or cash registers, TOPE opts to have a soft keyboard sound […]
Smashing Pumpkins first tour in nearly 20 years is happening now. They’ll be at Portland’s Moda center this Saturday August 25th. The Smashing Pumpkins album Siamese Dream was in heavy rotation during my tween angsty phase of not full-blown teenage hating everything but just hating most things. Re-listening to the album after the 2012 sound […]
The House of Sarcasm #17 – Live in the Studio with Stumblebum + Interview w/ Volume Bomb Records On Friday, August 10 we had a live performance in the KPSU studio from local punk three-piece Stumblebum. After they tore up the sub-basement, I interviewed lead singer and guitarist Jason Rocksmore, and Sean Farrell of the […]
On this episode of IHAQ, I bring my long time friend Jasmine (aka DJ Jazzy J) on the show. Of course we have fun things to talk about like how life is going, the fun of people watching, the “scooter problem” and other crazy things!
On this episode of IHAQ, I have my good friend Dr.Meeks on the show! We discuss a range of topics from growing up, living in Portland, music, Multicultural Centers, comics and other in-depth issues.