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Welcome back to Left of the Dial, the only radio show “daring” enough to play Springsteen, Swans, Captain Beefheart, & KISS in the same playlist (more bands are available of course). Enjoy the write-ups below from radio host Chris-R, along with Spotify & YouTube links to stream the entirety of the playlists.   This episode […]

There are three important words to remember for this session. Say it with me now: ONE. STEP. BEYOOOOOOOND! That is where Left of the Dial shall take you, both this week and every week. Travelling through the classic age of vinyl and beyond, tune in to find the rockin’ist Rocksteady beat of Madness as we are […]

Smashing Pumpkins first tour in nearly 20 years is happening now. They’ll be at Portland’s Moda center this Saturday August 25th. The Smashing Pumpkins album Siamese Dream was in heavy rotation during my tween angsty phase of not full-blown teenage hating everything but just hating most things. Re-listening to the album after the 2012 sound […]

Panic! At the Disco performed at the Portland Moda Center Sunday August 12th. High level theatrics i.e. big stadium show expectations were met in full. After the opening bands finished a large countdown clock appeared on the primary screen at the back of the stage. Considering the number of times I’ve stressed about making a […]

Welcome back to Left of the Dial, where we play music that is meant to be enjoyed by human ears (i.e. “human music”). Tune in as Left of the Dial host Chris-R plays some deep cuts from the classic age of vinyl and beyond. Cockney rockers Arctic Monkeys kick off our set in anticipation of their (at […]

  I found Machinone’s music initially by way of journeys through the soundcloud. A favourite musician of mine, Bibio, had shared one of Machinone’s tracks on his own soundcloud page. I don’t take Bibio suggestions lightly so I surely followed the link and gave it a listen. What I heard was nothing short of exactly […]

MusicFest NW provided what we know and love about big concerts: large stages filled with cool moving visuals, jam pack crowds singing along with their favorite songs, amazing people watching, overpriced must have merch, crazy stage antics, and fun stories to share afterwards. There are still the annoying things we roll our eyes at and […]

Lost  Could; should I, simply listen to this episode again, to ascertain what the hell I may have been rambling and babbling about? Probably. Lost  But I’m not going to do that. This show aired 2 weeks ago, and I did shows on the 6th AND the 13th of this month (March) so I kind of really need […]

  In episode 13, we continue with last week’s theme, veering away from slick pop psychedelia and into some more rarities, oddities, and rough-around-the-edges explorations from Germany, Japan, Armenia, and even Cleveland!

Gold Casio! Wow! This was a great time of disco that reigned over KPSU. Gold Casio brought the heat into the studio last night. Singing some fresh new tunes as well as there classics as well as bringing on Roberto to play Sax and Flute. The band consists of Brock & Forrest Grenfell, George Schultz, […]


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