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This Friday creative agency STCK Design and variety show Brain Bang team up to present Virtual Show for Good at 5pm. Brain Bang have a history of running monthly variety shows that provide ‘entertainment with a purpose’: raising money for a different good cause through their show each month. In this challenging time for live […]

This weekend, the Pacific Northwest’s annual festival of bluegrass, indie, funk, jam roack and more is back – in safe, socially distanced manner. The eighteen year-old festival, which usually takes place in North Plains, OR, will offer three nights eclectic live streamed shows mixing archived sets from previous years as well as new and live […]

Passing Time It has been almost 4 years since singer-songwriter Maciek released his self-titled debut LP Maciek. A lot has happend since, but let’s start with the most recent news: Maciek has just released his new single “Passing time”, a heart-felt ballad on life expectations. The song copes with anxieties and fears of failure, yet […]

Olivia Awbrey’s latest album Dishonorable Harvest is a collection of electric protests songs, mixing indie-rock and singer-songwriter sounds, and combining the biting analysis of Billy Bragg with the lyrical dexterity of Courtney Barnett. Each tune is instantly catchy, but a closer examination of the lyrics reveals commentaries on surveillance, global warming, gentrification, and other issues

Review of the debut album Further Away by local favorites Cry Babe

For the Juneteenth holiday Bandcamp is donating 100% of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Many artists have special releases today, with their shares of sales going to a variety of worthy causes. Record Store Day is still awesome but today your music purchases can actually help change society.

During our gathering-free quarantine KPSU is putting together a weekly column featuring the best listening from local artists. FFO: Sonic Youth, Calamity Jane, Sleater-Kinney, Broken Social Scene Find Braille Stars on Facebook // Find Braille Stars on Instagram // Find Braille Stars on Bandcamp This week’s Local Listen for the Lockdown is the 2000 debut, […]

Find Shallou on Facebook // Find Shallou on Instagram // Find Shallou on Bandcamp // Visit Shallou’s website LA-based indie and electronic artist Shallou (AKA Joe Boston) recently released his second album, ‘Magical Thinking’. Straddling indie and more electronic and house influences, as well as integrating some pop leanings and utilizing several collaborations with other […]

While we can’t attend shows KPSU is bringing you word about the finest music from our local Portland artists to listen to at home during the lockdown in our weekly column, Local Listens for the Lockdown. FFO: Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Wye Oak Find Starover Blue on Facebook // Find Starover Blue on Instagram // […]

This is the first in a series of weekly columns that KPSU will be running called Local Listens for the Lockdown in which we highlight some of the best new music from Portland bands to make your quarantine a little more bearable. FFO: Feist, Big Thief, Bright Eyes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Soccer Mommy Find MAITA […]