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The Smashing Pumpkins first tour in nearly 20 years made their Portland appearance on Saturday August 25th. Heavily touring in the early 90s through the first part of 2000s they have a seamless stadium show that lasts over 3 hours. Guitarist James Iha debuting a fabulous pimp worthy white suit warned the audience of the […]

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 […]

The House of Sarcasm #15 – Old Portland ’80s/’90s Grunge/Punk/Rock Today I played a bunch of old-school Portland punk, rock, grunge, and alternative type stuff, in honor of tonight’s sold-out Melvins show!  Bands that influenced the Melvins, such as the Wipers, and bands they may have influenced, such as…lots of bands! Here are some events […]

End This show happened the Sunday morning of the last day of the calendar year 2017. Posting this show brings me; at least AND finally, into the current year. I’m still about 20 shows behind, but I need to keep the turtle in mind. Slow and steady may not win the race, but it will […]

The House of Sarcasm #9 – Local Bands from Portland, OR.  Today I played some new finds and some old faves – local rock, punk, country, Jamaican jazz and more! Please click the blue “Download” link at the bottom of this post to listen to today’s show, and scroll down to view the full playlist. […]

The House of Sarcasm #8 – Local Bands from Portland, Oregon! Here are some upcoming events featuring bands I’ve played on my show: Bomb Squad / Potbelly / Chartbusters / Bitch School at Twilight Cafe & Bar, May 4 Dark Oz EP Release w/ Dartgun & the Vignettes, Drunk on Pines at Hawthorne Hideaway, May […]

It’s the House of Sarcasm #6 with local Portland rock bands, including punk, surf, and more! Upcoming events in the local rock world – check ’em out: Robots of the Ancient World / Decliners / Hot LZs / Gin & Tillyanna at Kelly’s Olympian, April 21 The Punchers / Exacerbators / Street Tramps / Street […]

The House of Sarcasm #5 – Portland Punk Party!   Events this weekend featuring local punk bands: Bomb Squad / Titty Babies / Sponsored by the C.I.A. / The Sadists, Fri. April 6 Dartgun and the Vignettes / Street Hassle / Bitch School / The Decliners, Sat. April 7    I found all of today’s […]

Skating Polly crushed the Doug Fir Lounge Thursday night with The Go! Team (3/29/18). Starting their set with “Alabama Movies”, a driving and angst filled track from Fuzz Steilacoom, the mood of the show was kicked into high gear. The three piece from Oklahoma City rocked out many tunes from their back catalog and a […]

OLD97’S Hour 2 of the Old 97’s What’s in My Bag. Now back to my ramble. OLD97’S Without any kind of directed promotion of existence, it is virtually lost amongst the cacophony of content that is in the digital world. The Yoast SEO program we (kpsu) employ through our WordPress site helps you make the […]