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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 […]

On Tuesday night, local band Abronia celebrated the release of their second album, The Whole of Each Eye, at Mississippi Studios with support from Sea Moss and Void Realm. Sea Moss started proceedings with an energetic set in which drums, pedals, effects, and an unusual mic set-up combined to create an engaging up-tempo sound that […]

FFO: Valerie June, Angus & Julia Stone, Julia Jacklin Arguably one of the most exciting voices of her time: Cat Clyde comes with a unique style and sound. With two full-length albums Ivory Castanets and her newly released Hunters Trance, the Canadian artist from Stratford, Ontario is making her way across the USA and Canada […]

Three bands in one night – a long, yet highly entertaining one with Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. What an exciting evening! Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside played their first show in a long time with their original line-up of Sallie Ford, Jeff Munger, Ford Tennis and Tyler Tornfelt. An image hard to […]

On this charming Tuesday evening, KPSU studios hosted the artist Black Pool for a session of music and conversation. Black Pool is an artist from Long Beach, California, exposing some of the latest and sharpest song-writing in the area. He played a set of eight songs, all bound to show on his upcoming studio release. […]