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Welcome to “This is ICSP”, the show where we introduce ICSP (International Cultural Service Program) members from different countries every week. Today’s guest was Luyao from China who got to share her thoughts on ICSP, her experience of living in different places in North America and some insights on Chinese holidays, food and much more. […]

FFO: Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums, Neon Trees The first Spring days are hitting the city and hibernation season is over soon. Now, how do we get our sleepy limbs moving again? Well, I couldn’t think of a better way than by grooving with Saint Motel at Roseland Theater! The band embodies good […]

“We’re the lonely generation!” – a line Echosmith were shouting enthusiastically at their fans, as they celebrated their new album Lonely Generation at Hawthorne Theatre in Portland as part of their current US tour. Despite some of their lyrics being quite critical observations of life, they seemed to be having a good time in a […]

This is “Let me introduce” – the show where I present you a different artist every week. Today’s show is about The Jungle Giants: An indie-pop band formed in 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. I got to see them live at the Doug Fir Lounge last week on Friday and interviewed them on their tour bus. […]

Your leap year updates in soccer news, involving the champions league, the recopa sudamericana, the MLS start of season, the bundesliga and whereabouts of the coronavirus and Neymar. See you in four years!

Echosmith – that name probably rings a bell!? Probably because you heard a couple of their tracks before, as it was nearly impossible to get by the alternative pop band’s hits “Cool Kids” and “Future Me” some 7 years ago. Good news: Echosmith are back on tour with their sophomore album Lonely Generation in their […]

I have seen many concerts of all kinds of genres, but I believe it is fair to say that Saturday had been my first ever rock show. Frankly, it took me a while but at least I am certain it will not be my last one because The Amazons and Dirty Honey were putting on […]

From face-to-face interviews I got to hold for KPSU over the last months, I have learned that Australian artists can be very inviting and open. After interviewing Ziggy Alberts in September, The Jungle Giants had already been the second group from Australia who invited me on their tourbus to record an interview. Talking to them […]

This is “Let me introduce” – the show where I present you a different artist every week. Today’s show is about Echosmith: An indie pop band formed in 2009 in Chino, California. The band consists of siblings Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota. Echosmith will be playing Hawthorne Theater on Saturday, 02/29.

FFO: Circa Waves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Courteeners Ready for some explosive rock from Reading, UK? Lucky you! The Amazons are coming to Portland, playing Polaris Hall this Saturday, Feb. 22nd in support of Dirty Honey from Los Angeles. As lead-singer Matt put it: “We realised we’re a rock’n’roll band. It might not be […]