Pacific Patterns - Listening Party EP

Anytime you listen to music without vocals the experience is less about storytelling and more about an emotional journey. The Listening Party EP is a worthwhile and gentle emotional ride that’s soft and upbeat. Pacific Patterns music is somewhere between Anamanaguchi and Radia...

Interview with Louie Diller & Liz Nis...

Yesterday, I conducted an interview with Louie Diller and Liz Nistico of HOLYCHILD on Prepsters in Polos. HOLYCHILD, for those of you who don't know, is an electronic pop duo formed out of The George Washington University (where I attended and technically, still attend...

Interview with Timothy Heller + Jared...

Two Wednesdays ago, I was fortunate enough to speak with Timothy Heller and Jared Maldonado of Portland indie pop duo, Dresses. Along with an interview, they graciously agreed to perform a song for us right outside Portland State's Smith Memorial Student Union. Captivated...

April 16, 2014 - Neil Mattson / Julio...

Hey folks, Neil Mattson and Julio Appling from Trio Flux came by to spin records and geek out with yours truly! Click here for all the fun!

5 Questions w/ Magic Fades

This Wednesday, April 16th KPSU presents Phone Call, Magic Fades, Rap Class, and DJ Portia live at Holocene. While known for an exciting indie rock scene, beneath the post-grunge malaise - Portland is home to some truly vital R&B and Hip-Hop. Here’s some more info on one...

Brazilian Protest Songs: Episode 1

With the FIFA World Cup just around the corner, this Two-Part series will cover a wide selection of Brazilian political protest songs that range from samba, tropicana, hip-hop, and psychedelia. Current PSU Professor, Charles Klein, who has conducted field work in Brazil, will ...

Mobb Deep

In preparation for their show on the 20th, Area Codes had a special Mobb Deep episode playing hits and rare tracks from their 90's peak along with a few selections from their latest release and solo tracks. Check it out here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/archive-complete/1397...

John Scofield's Überjam Takes Center ...

John Scofield Überjam – Concert Review 4/11/2014 @ Star Theater, Portland, OR John Scofield’s latest project, Überjam, took center stage as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival at Portland’s Star Theater on Friday night. To those unfamiliar with John Scofield, he may ...

special hip hop episode

ampKPSU and Pushing The Envelope present a special episode: an exploration of the worlds of conscious hip hop, specifically in its relation to issues of gender and race in America. We talk with DJ T-Love and DJ Perspectacle and ...

SPECIAL GUITAR SHOP PREMIUMS FOR AMP ...

SPECIAL GUITAR SHOP PREMIUMS FOR AMP KPSU! $40 gift card to Centaur Guitar Centaur Guitar website Donation levels start at $30. Three-day passes valued at $45 to Guitars Under the Stars! in August. Click here to find out who's playing Donation levels start at $30. ...

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