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For number 11, we highlight Cool Original and Wednesday. I wasn’t much for talking in this show. That was my impression anyway. Felt like kind of a long week with work, but these tunes snapped me out of the funk. Maybe they’ll snap you out of a funk too. Maybe you don’t even know you’re […]

FFO: Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Wye Oak On Thursday evening Portland dream-pop duo Starover Blue will take to stage for what promises to be an enthralling evening of dreamy indie music with Silver Medal and Young Elk. Starover Blue use the distinctive sounds of a Roland Juno 106, layering its output around enticing, bittersweet vocals, […]

Cry Babe 7’ Drunk Dial Release Party Preview 12th January @ The Liquor Store FFO: The Shivas, The Big Moon, Camp Cope, Pip Blom Image taken from Cry Babe’s set at the KPSU-hosted Sight & Sound last November This Sunday, local three-piece Cry Babe will release a new 7’ recorded with Drunk Dial. Drunk Dial […]

Last night the wonderful Fox and Bones joined us for an excellent in-studio performance. They also discussed the upcoming Portland’s Folk Festival at the Crystal Ballroom, which they book and play at this weekend (Friday January 10th & Saturday January 11th, 6-12pm). The live performance can be heard through the download link below. Tickets for […]

Goodbye 2019. As another year comes to a close, my yearly opportunity to play tastemaker arrives again. There’s a fantastic array of music here, 2019 was a very different year than years prior and we’ve had a wealth of great music to appreciate. I took the liberty of searching high and low for the most […]

On November 12th, we had the pleasure to welcome Black Pool at KPSU for an intimate in-studio performance. Our host Sir Helmet announced the artist on-air and got to hold a lovely interview with Black Pool after his 30-minute acoustic set. Check out the live performance above and listen to the full hour, including the […]

KPSU recently reached out to Peter Orullian to explore the new holiday rock-opera “The Bell Ringer.”

On Sunday evening at the Bunk Bar, Angelica Garcia took to the stage supporting Lola Kirke, for only her second show in Portland. Equipped with a vocal looper attached to her mic stand, a sampler to her right, and a guitar available when required to her left, she delivered a mesmerizing performance that used her […]

Preview: Angelica Garcia at Bunk Bar December 14th Today, ahead of supporting Lola Kirke at Bunk Bar, Angelica Garcia swung by KPSU to give our listeners a special in-studio performance. Angelica’s second album is due out soon, but things have been changing since her first one. This includes switch in label from one of the […]

FFO: Kid Cudi, Red Hot Chili Peppers This Tuesday December 3rd Kentucky-hailing Ian Johnson, AKA Arrested Youth, brings his catchy critiques of the corporate world and 21st century life to the Wonder Ballroom. The new-alt artist rages against the blandness of the environments so many of us have to compromise and enter in songs such […]


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