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FFO: San Cisco, Ball Park Music, Two Door Cinema Club The Jungle Giants are a 4-piece indie rock/pop band from Brisbane, Australia. The band was formed in 2011 and they have released 3 LPs since: Learn to Exist (2013), Speakerzoid (2015) and Quiet Ferocity (2017). Their upbeat music has drawn the attention of a global audience, resulting in electric sets at […]

Mic Crenshaw and Quelle Chris opened the stage for main act Homeboy Sandman from NYC at Mississippi Studios on February 2nd. Mic Crenshaw was already on stage when we entered the venue. His necklace carried the outline of Africa, his words emotion and thoughts on everyday life in the US. We should stop looking at […]

FFO: Mac Miller, Open Mike Eagle, Aesop Rock Ready for some post-Superbowl entertainment!?Good news: NY rapper Homeboy Sandman is playing Mississippi Studios tonight! Homeboy Sandman is a rapper from New York City who has released his 9th full length album Dusty in 2019. When he is not on the road, he lives in Brooklyn and […]

FFO: The White Stripes, The Black Lips This coming Tuesday (February 4th) The Doug Fir Lounge hosts Atlanta-based blues and garage rock outfit Mattiel, the eponymous project of lead singer Mattiel Brown. The band are currently touring their second full-length album, Satis Factory. It’s an album with a dextrous mixture of blues and garage rock […]

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.”