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Every so often a band comes along that defies any expectations you might have had just looking at their name or their album cover or their press photos. One time in 2016, my roommate had a playlist on in the background and when the opening spidery riffage of ‘Ankles’ by Palm locked my attention, I […]

Sorry is a band from North London, consisting of five central members, Asha Lorenz on guitar and vocals, Louis O’Brien on guitar and vocals, Lincoln Barrett on drums, Campbell Baum on bass, and Marco Pini on electronics. They’ve come up in the scene with noisy contemporaries like black midi, Squid, and Black Country, New Road […]

Image courtesy One Beat PR Tonight Cleveland post-hardcore band Cloud Nothings take to the stage at the Doug Fir Lounge in support of their latest studio album, this year’s The Shadow I Remember. The album is the result of the band’s first professional collaboration with acclaimed and outspoken producer Steve Albini since 2012’s Attack on […]

FFO: The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Smiths, Built To Spill, Sonic Youth Buy tickets On September 11th, longtime Portland post-punk/indie-rock/shoegaze band The Prids celebrate the reissue their first two albums 2003’s Love Zero and 2006’s Until The World is Beautiful with a show at the Doug Fir Lounge supported by The Upsidedown and Koalra. […]

Next Saturday September 12th Portland experimental dream-pop outfit Starover Blue play a unique virtual show, ‘Starover Blue and Friends Play Spacegeist’

On this week’s show I actually got to use it for its pre-covid purpose: to talk about an upcoming show! Saturday September 12th Portland experimental dream-pop outfit Starover Blue play a unique virtual show, ‘Starover Blue and Friends Play Spacegeist’ in aid of two independent venues and Portland’s Black Resilience Fund. The two venues, Portland’s […]

This week I’m VERY excited that Billy Bragg is coming to town… although it’s not til August! There’s plenty to keep you busy in the meantime though and you can get tickets to KPSU presents Ásgeir at the Doug Fir Lounge next Saturday here. Friday 28th February: B.R. Mountain and The Doubt @ No Fun […]

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 […]

On Sunday night, California rock band The Stone Foxes took to the stage at the Doug Fir Lounge to deliver a raucous, energetic, and joyous sweat-drenched set for an enthusiastic crowd. First, they were warmed up by Fresno’s Strange Vine. The two-piece band used a mixture of drums, keys, guitar, bass, maracas, and even a […]

I’m back this week with lots to talk about – in particular news that KPSU is presenting Ásgeir at the Doug Fir Lounge on March 7th! You can come hang out with us and see some lovely Icelandic folk by following this link. I spoke to Shannon from The Stone Foxes who will be at […]


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