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  DJ: Noah Puggarana Show: Mood Swings, Thursdays @1pm Hometown: Portland, OR   I hear you’re a native Portlander, which basically makes you a unicorn. How did growing up here shape you as a person? I grew up in the Alberta Arts district in northeast Portland. There’s so many quirky things about that place. I […]

Sup with it, This week on Mood Swings I bring you one of my favorite albums of all time. “Plastic Beach” (2010) was Gorillaz’ follow up to their critically acclaimed album “Demon Days”. If Demon Days was a representation of progressive Rock & Roll, then Plastic Beach is a representation of progressive hip hop and […]

Whatsup fam, This week on Mood Swings I’m spinning “III” by BADBADNOTGOOD. Released in 2014, this has quickly become one of my favorite jazz records of all time. The group’s love of hip-hop and blends well with moody jazz voicings to create an atmosphere filled with intensity and ferocity. The trio (with the occasional saxophone […]

Hey folks! This week on Mood Swings, we’re taking a look at Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s stellar 2015 album “Multi-Love“. This progressive psych rock band actually finds it’s roots in our very own Portland, OR as the guitarist/singer Ruban Nielson has lived here for a big part of his life. The bands’ positive energy, chill vibes, […]

This week on Mood Swings, I explore the sweet sound of southern gospel and blues. Originally a combination of African drums and Christian hymns, gospel and blues music became an extremely unique sound in America. Other soul singers like Smokey Robinson wrote standards that would be passed down for generations. As blues rapidly evolved into jazz […]


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