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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 […]

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 […]