The House of Sarcasm

The House of Sarcasm #19 – Various Artists from Portland, Oregon Today I’ve played a few numbers that were found on compilation records, such as A Compilation of Portland Music Volume 2, To: Elliott From: Portland, Portland Cream Volume 1, I-5 Killers, vol. 3, and Comp 175: A Benefit for Queer Programs & Services in the Pacific Northwest.  Some […]

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 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 […]

The House of Sarcasm #16 – More Local Tunes Including the Famous Bands! KPSU has been having a lot of technical issues lately, which is why I am so late in posting this show from July 27. It seems so long ago now! If you have been trying to listen to the station, you may […]

The House of Sarcasm #15 – Old Portland ’80s/’90s Grunge/Punk/Rock Today I played a bunch of old-school Portland punk, rock, grunge, and alternative type stuff, in honor of tonight’s sold-out Melvins show!  Bands that influenced the Melvins, such as the Wipers, and bands they may have influenced, such as…lots of bands! Here are some events […]

On today’s edition of the House of Sarcasm, we checked out some songs that have been selected by Multnomah County Library for its new Library Music Project.   From their website: “Multnomah County Library’s Library Music Project is an online platform that showcases and shares current local music for free. The goal of the Library Music […]

Today I talked with musician Sarah Lane, formerly of The Late Great, and Amanda Ives, Development Manager for Raphael House of Portland, about an upcoming benefit show. Sarah Lane, Dr. Something, and Adrienne Seely of Autopilot is for Lovers will be playing on Thursday, June 28 at Kelly’s Olympian. All proceeds will go to Raphael […]

This is my 12th show!  Today we are “reviewing for finals.”  We looked back on some of the bands I’ve played on this show: some newly discovered, some old friends. Here are some upcoming events where you can check out local bands that have been featured on the House of Sarcasm:   Mine the Fold […]

The House of Sarcasm #11 – For the About-to-Be-Grads – Local Rock from Portland, OR   I still have another year before I graduate, but I’ve been thinking about everyone who will be graduating in a few short weeks.  Lots of mixed feelings there.  Today’s playlist is dedicated to the grads, with songs for all […]

The House of Sarcasm #10 – Live In-Studio with The Reverberations! Nuggets Night Special! Local Rock from Portland, OR. Today we had a LIVE performance in the KPSU Studio with the Reverberations, featuring PSU’s own statistics professor, Dr. Bob Fountain, on keyboards. I also interviewed the band about Nuggets Night.  This groovy fundraiser features a ton […]


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