Author: Lanny Lieu

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From two childhood best friends recording a lofi self-released album via GarageBand to being a full-fledged “triumphant synth rock band” signed to Neon Gold Records & Columbia, Magic Man has come a long way since 2010. Originally consisting of Alex Caplow (vocals) and Sam Lee (guitar), Magic Man now includes Justine Bowe (synth/keys), Joey Sulkowski […]

As a leading college station in Portland with its own soon to be FM dial, I believe that one of KPSU’s primary focuses should be geared towards the local music scene and its burgeoning talents. One of my friends, Ashley K., recently reached out to me about a project her friend, Blake Baxter, and a […]

[img=] In two weeks, HOLYCHILD, a “brat pop” duo from Washington, DC by-the-way of Los Angeles, consisting of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller, will be back in Portland, Oregon for another show. This time at the Roseland Theatre, opening for Fitz and the Tantrums. The last time they were in Portland, they actually stopped by […]

Two Wednesdays ago, I was fortunate enough to speak with Timothy Heller and Jared Maldonado of Portland indie pop duo, Dresses. Along with an interview, they graciously agreed to perform a song for us right outside Portland State’s Smith Memorial Student Union. Captivated by the harmony of the duo’s vocals, students stopped to watch the […]

Last Friday, I spoke to Alex Caplow, lead singer of Magic Man on the phone. Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties with recording the phone interview so the rest of the world will be unable to hear our conversation. I, however, still have the interview questions and I remember some of the responses so here […]

Last Tuesday, February 25th, New Politics and Magic Man took the stage at the Aladdin Theatre. Magic Man was the opening act and it was their first time in Portland. They have been described as a “triumphant synth rock band” from Boston, Massachusetts and this description could not be any more accurate. As an up-and-coming […]

Last night at the Hawthorne Theatre, there were three opening acts for the headliner, Lydia. I will admit I was and am still not familiar with a majority of those acts. I went to last night’s show solely to see Rags & Ribbons. Before I say anything more about this band, I have to tell […]

Hello, hello! Here’s what’s charting at KPSU this week. KPSU Radio 200: 1 SURFER BLOOD Pythons Warner Brothers 2 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia 3 PORTUGAL. THE MAN Evil Friends Atlantic 4 SUN ANGLE Diamond Junk New Moss 5 !!! Thr!!!er Warp 6 NATIONAL Trouble Will Find Me 4AD 7 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Modern Vampires […]

Hello! Here’s what’s charting at KPSU this week: KPSU Radio 200 (6/4) 1 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia 2 MIKAL CRONIN MCII Merge 3 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Modern Vampires Of The City XL 4 FLAMING LIPS The Terror Warner Brothers 5 IRON AND WINE Ghost On Ghost Nonesuch 6 PASTELS Slow Summits Domino 7 THEE […]

Hello! Here’s what’s charting at KPSU this week. KPSU Radio 200 5/28 1 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia 2 MIKAL CRONIN MCII Merge 3 DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. Patterns [EP] Warner Brothers 4 AKRON/FAMILY Sub Verses Dead Oceans 5 NO JOY Wait To Pleasure Mexican Summer 6 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Modern Vampires Of The City […]


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