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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 […]

It was my first concert attended at Crystal Ballroom and yet again I entered a venue, surprised how much bigger the room turned out to be from what I had expected coming into the building. That seems to be a theme in Portland: Impressive venues hiding behind unflashy facades. Something similar could be said about […]

FFO: Kikagaku Moyo, Dolphin Midwives Minami Deutsch crushes negativity, sorrow, and depressive energy. It’s their first time doing that in North America, in support of their EP Can’t Get There as a follow up and extension of 2018’s With Dim Light. They combine the best of psychedelic music with a delicate touch of Japanese music tradition. On their […]

Welcome, below is a special coverage of Boogie Pachanguero at the Star Theater: Good evening everyone! We’re here this Saturday, November 23rd, at the Star Theater in downtown Portland. The show begins with Bang Data, a three piece outfit blaring in Spanish-language tunes from the Bay Area. Their music is a pure jolt of energy […]

Only shortly after Ned and I got to the Bunk Bar, Cat Clyde came in from her van to join us. She had spent 11 hours on the road that day, which made it even more special that she agreed to do the interview. Since the Bunk Bar doesn’t have a backroom, we found ourselves […]