synth pop

London born synth/electronic pioneer Gary Numan performed on October 3rd at the Roseland Theater. As a KPSU DJ, I was able to snag a ticket to see this Synth-pop/New Wave legend live!   The opening act was the powerful female-fronted three-piece: Nightmare Air who’s smokey back-lit performance featured heavy drums (Jimmy Lucido), atmospheric guitar riffs, and the […]

An incredible mix sent in by French ex-KPSU DJ, Prudence Vibration (Norman Gervais) who has since moved back to Paris to immerse himself in the world-class music scene that thrives there. Before we even finished listening to this mix, we knew it was monumental by the reaction in the studio and outstanding reception from listeners tuning […]

    Episode 14 brings you the sounds of a rainy night in becoming a rainy night out: cool lounge vibes, behind-the-wheel dis/orientation, shimmering sidewalk struts, and beats for the body. A descent from window-gazing pop into gritty synths, aerobic disco, punchy house, &c.  

Austra’s Future Politics tour was in Portland this past Monday at Holocene! Katie Stelmanis (Austra) took some time to sit down on Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) for a special KPSU feature interview. We had a chance to discuss some stories of Austra’s formative years and all about her new ‘Future Politics’ […]

Time to chill out after an exhausting week of finals~~

(This piece was originally published in the Portland State Vanguard on July 20th, 2016. You can also read this article on the Vanguard’s website right here) On what will hopefully be a perfect, sunny weekend, the 13th annual PDX Pop Now! Festival will be held July 22–24 underneath the Hawthorne Bridge at Audiocinema (226 SE […]

today’s riveting installment covers: the ever-present reality of the difficulties inherent in our system of pair-bonding; trying to find love despite being a human disco-ball; rectifying overwhelming feelings with trying to be an aloof cutie-person; being uncertain whether love exists while also desperately wanting to be loved. it’s a bit of a mess, but such […]

Riding solo in the whip on this episode, enjoy this preview of Teen Suicide’s latest record It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot and choice tracks by Portland locals Lubec and Alien Boy.

Listen to a special edition of Cascadian Radio featuring Ben Relampagos of Dowager. We discuss sleeping in dog food, adopting shelter animals, recording with Jack Shirley, burritos that require two naps, and tacos.

photo: Ethan Converse “If people want to see pictures of us swimming and hanging out in hot tubs, they can follow our hashtag #swimacrosstheworld on Instagram… Our long term goal is to transition out of music and into a pool-centered travel blog.” – Ethan Converse, KPSU Q&A with Rose Quartz In the spring of 2015, Maureen Ochs […]


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