Ferocious Eagle, LIVE!

Ferocious Eagle

Ferocious Eagle

Ferocious Eagle, LIVE! (Live Friday 038)

Ferocious Eagle started two hundred years ago and have just started playing shows within the last fifty years. Their set is really crazy and fast just like a huricane. Eric Jensen plays the drums and such, Jon Andersen plays his guitar since 1996, and Greg Dalbey holds the band back from “really progressing.” Nonetheless, their set is not to be missed for fans of their math metal prowess and their eliptical lyrical content.

To round out the hour, we let the members of the band pick out a handful of tunes by their friends, influences, and side projects. Here’s what they picked:

01.) We Are: Special Forces (Calling All Monsters) *
02.) Handful Of Pennies Standing In The Cold (Yeltsin) *
03.) Aces (Dragging An Ox Through Water) *
04.) Bands [Don’t Want Me To Dance] (The Foxx) *
05.) Hot Night (The Maybe Happening) *
06.) Incredible (Tractor Operator)

Feeling A Little Odd

55, 57, 59, 61, 63

55, 57, 59, 61, 63

Feeling A Little Odd (KPSU Phase I Episode 079)

I think I’m hitting my stride, as this (again) made me really happy while I was broadcasting. I guess it’s hyperbole to say this is one of my faves, and since I’ve never been prone to using such statements, I won’t break the streak. Suffice it to say, I think you can tell I was really enjoying this one as I was going.  5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Sweat Loaf * The Butthole Surfers
02.) Pulp * Nice Nice
03.) In The Stars I Can Sizzle Like A Battery * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
04.) Pulp * Nice Nice
05.) Igazi Hos * Európa Kiadó
06.) Frank Talk About Mutants, Also * Men’s Recovery Project
07.) Jo To Se Ti To Spi * Plastic People Of The Universe
08.) Breath And Length * The Residents
09.) Lapis Baitulous * Secret Chiefs 3
10.) Return Of The Butthole Surfers * Danny & The Nightmares
11.) Making Craters Where Buildings Stood * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live
12.) Listen To The Painters * The Ex
13.) Hot Stenographer * Kinski
14.) Caress * Drive Like Jehu
15.) Doomsday * June Of 44
16.) Devil PSI * Last Of The Juanitas
17.) 40 Sec. * Ewa Braun
18.) No Comply * Enemy Mine

Live Friday 037: Robert Deeble

Robert Deeble

Robert Deeble

Robert Deeble, LIVE! (Live Friday 037)

No stranger to KPSU, Robert Deeble came in and recorded a live set of music on December 17th, which we’ll be bringing to you today for your pre-Christmas entertainment. “This Bar Has No One Left,” his last album, is an emotional, last call at 2am, a slow burning rock record. Deeble delivers six rhythmic observations of a life gone mad, beautiful and harsh in their portrayals of characters attempting to find solace from a shipwreck filled with sadness, loneliness and addiction. If you needed any evidence that Christmas is the loniliest time of the year, then all you need to do is listen to Deeble’s music to get in the right mindset. Tune in, won’t you? (Note: Due to some sort of editing / recording mixup, this broadcast is a little surreal to listen to. Before you download it, you’ve been warned.)

If If, Was Was… LIVE!

If If, Was Was...

If If, Was Was…

If If, Was Was… Live! (Phase I Episode 078)

“Special Two-Week Christmas Gift To Portland”

Featured Artist: If If, Was Was…

As part two of my Christmas Gift to the city of Portland, If If, Was Was… joins me at KPSU for some lo-fi rock music the likes of which you’ve never heard before. Slowly making a name for himself around PDX by playing at Billy Rays dive, he has an ear for songcraft that is unique unto itself, while being careful to pay tribute to everything the he, himself, was weened on. But unlike a lot of singer-songwriters on the market these days, he has a sense of humor that gives him an edge; the CD he’s released of home-recorded tracks is entitled, “Another Word For Thesaurus,” and that alone makes it – and his music – quite entertaining. Joining us for this performance are his brother Thomas on drums, and their friend Megan on Violin. Tune in for some fun.  (This show aired from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.)

Live Friday 036: Dance Card

Dance Card

Dance Card

Dance Card, LIVE! (Live Friday 036)

Dance Card is a local three piece consisting of Quentin (drums & vocals), Sean (bass) and their most recent addition, Tristan (guitar). Dance Card grew out of the ashes of a Medford, OR, where both Sean & Quentin played in Medlander. From their they formed Dance Card, which remained a two piece for many years as they auditioned various singers and guitar players, none of which worked out until they met Tristan here in Portland. Influences range from Nomeansno, Murder City Devils, and a good dose of the Ramones, but to lock them into such a narrow window would be an injustice. But to really get a feel for their sound, you’ll just have to tune in.

Gordon Taylor, LIVE!

A Gordon Taylor

A Gordon Taylor

Gordon Taylor, Live! (Phase I Episode 077)

“Special Two-Week Christmas Gift To Portland”

As part of my Christmas Gift to the city of Portland, I’ve lined up two weeks of music on my show guaranteed to knock your socks off. This week, I have the up-and-coming rock outfit, Gordon Taylor, risen out of the ashes of Rise Over Run and The Mayonaise vs. Venn Demonstrational. With beautiful lyrics and a slight wink-and-nod to some of the emo greats of the past, they have fantastic songs that will draw you in and make you want to dance.  (This show aired from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.)

Weird Rock

V?  W?  L?

V? W? L?

Weird Rock (KPSU Phase I Episode 076)

I have to admit, this is one of my more schizophrenic shows, and I had an extremely fun time doing this one. If you can imagine, me rockin’ out for the entire hour, by myself, then that’ll give you an idea of what I’m talking about. A highly-recommended show for people curious about what kind of show I do.  5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Oh Dear, Our King Has Gone Missing * Cornflake Mandala
02.) Overture * Crispin Hellion Glover
03.) Yeti [Live] * Dabney Coleman Knife Fight
04.) Whole Steppin’ * The Cosmos Group
05.) Silver Shock * Danava
06.) Spit Me Out * The Spits
07.) Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA * Devo
08.) Valmont’s GoGo Pad * Ennio Morricone
09.) Nightclubbing * Iggy Pop
10.) Extra Man * The Fucking Champs
11.) Paint My Brain * Hunger Artists
12.) Hammerhead * John Zorn
13.) Recyclable Body Fluids In Human Form * The Locust
14.) No Way To Hear * Melt Banana
15.) Too Far Gone * My Dad Is Dead
16.) Move On * The Rentals
17.) All The Colors In The Rainbow * Hunger Artists
18.) Repaint My Brain * Hunger Artists
19.) Everything’s Impossible * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
20.) Oh, Never Mind, We Found Him * Cornflake Mandala

Miraflores

Miraflores

Miraflores

Miraflores, LIVE! (Live Friday 034)

Due to a scheduling problem, this week’s Live Friday was replaced with a re-run of an old one from earlier this year, featuring Mira Flores. Originally broadcast on March 4th, 2005, this performance not only contains a beautiful moment where they do a minor alteration to their song “Girls On Bikes,” (mentioning their love of AM Radio), but also includes the fantastic “Ninja Song” that, to my knowledge, was only played a handful of times. This band is a KPSU regular, and their EP has been getting a lot of play, so this a great chance to hear them live without leaving your home.

Link Wray Tribute

Link Wray

Link Wray

Link Wray Tribute Show (KPSU Phase I Episode 075)

In honor of Link Wray, who passed away on November 5th, I decided to do an all Wray show. All these tracks were taken from the Rhino CD, Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray, which is an excellent place to start if you’re interested in buying something. Or, you could download this show, which contained all the tracks from that disc, plus some voice-overs containing Wray trivia. We’ll miss you, Wray.  5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Rumble * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
02.) Ain’t That Lovin’ You Babe * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
03.) The Swag * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
04.) Big City After Dark * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
05.) Raw-Hide * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
06.) Ace Of Spades * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
07.) Dixie-Doodle * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
08.) Hidden Charms * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
09.) Jack The Ripper * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
10.) Switchblade * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
11.) The Black Widow * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
12.) Batman Theme * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
13.) Run Chicken Run * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
14.) I’m Branded * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
15.) Climbing A High Wall * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
16.) Deuces Wild * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
17.) The Shadow Knows * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
18.) Hang On * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
19.) Jack The Ripper (Live Excerpt) * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
20.) Ramble * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray

Rock

Plymouth

Plymouth

Rock (KPSU Phase I Episode 074)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

Voice Overs:
01.) Endoradiosonde * Hovercraft
02.) Benzedrine * Hovercraft

03.) Get Over It, Eve, Those Paw Tattoos Aren’t That Hot * Book Of Maps
04.) Pretty Chords For Evil Sleep People * Bishop Of Battle
05.) By The Mark * Danava
06.) Royal March * The Oxes
07.) untitled * Ciccone Youth
08.) Polykacz Wezy * Ewa Braun
09.) Burnsome * The Ex
10.) Ez A Varos * Európa Kiadó
11.) Deseret * The Cosmos Group

Thee Headliners, LIVE!

Thee Headliners

Thee Headliners

Thee Headliners, LIVE! (Live Friday 033)

Star-crossed and bar-sauced, Thee Headliners are equal parts Rock ‘n’ Roll, Old Fashioned Country, and Beer-Soaked Cow-Punk. With Portland icon (and cab driver extraordinaire) Holly Morgan on drums and Jeremy Terry on Guitar, this two piece creates songs of sorrow and loneliness back to back with a love of music that few people are willing to be earnest about. Their debut CD, being released on 11/19 at Sabala’s, was crafted with an attention to detail that is rare in a band of this nature. But to really get what this band is doing, you’ll have to tune in and hear them live.

Hooray For Tuesdays w/ DJ Debeers, aka The Diamondkutta

DJ Debeers

DJ Debeers

Hooray For Tuesdays w/ DJ Debeers, aka The Diamondkutta (KPSU Phase I Episode 073)

For this show, I did a special presentation of an old KPSU standard, “Hooray For Tuesdays,” with DJ Debeers, aka The Diamondkutta. Debeers was the backbone of KPSU for a long time, and the host of “Live Friday” for almost three years. He’s also extremely active in the PDX-Pop scene locally, and has been an indie-rock mover and shaker for quite some time. For this show, Debeers presented some of his new favorite indie-rock hits in a pre-packaged show he did at home. This may be a recurring feature, so stay tuned for future shows.  At this time our show was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Book Of Maps, LIVE!

Book Of Maps

Book Of Maps

Book Of Maps, LIVE! (Live Friday 032)

Formed in 1981 AD, Book Of Maps would amass not only body weight, but hair, permanent teeth and a vast understanding of the English language that far surpassed any other band after their time. After suffering a huge economic setback that none might recover from, Book of Maps irrevocably set the stage for vast prog dynamics as well as new recipes for rock. Wading through the Willamette in pursuit of waging guerilla warfare on the Multnomah music scene, a coup was staged in the form of undeniable sonic penetration that knew no limits. A band with such majesty formed from the single-celled goo that is North Portland. Doth we have been deceived by our ears, my friends, for Book of Maps has prophesized this all along. Tune in and rejoice!

A Request Show

The Request Line

The Request Line

A Request Show (KPSU Phase I Episode 072)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Cavemen * Oxes
02.) Novena Without Faith * …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
03.) Chasing For Young Blood * Messer Chups
04.) Exhibit A Burns A Hole In The Sky WIth Her Death Stare * Book Of Maps
05.) Gold Cross * xbxrx
06.) Sleeping While Driving Prevents Old Age * By The End Of Tonight
07.) Spray * Can
08.) Amlak abét abét * Assèlèfètch Ashiné & Géténèsh Kebrèt & Army Band
09.) Batman 2 * The Advantage
10.) Egyptian Assasin * Men’s Recovery Project
11.) Wired For Sound * The Bugs Of Lightning
12.) Malalauma * Deerhoof
13.) Light Darkens The Light * Bishop Of Battle

The Grannies, LIVE!

The Grannies

The Grannies

The Grannies, LIVE! (Live Friday 031)

Started in 1999 in San Francisco, CA The Grannies have been donning their skirts and axes ever since in an effort to bring rock back into the old folks home. They put out their first record on their own start-up indie label, DEAD TEENAGER in December 2000. The resulting album got rave reviews, and managed to confuse / piss off more than a handful of critics and soundmen across the country. Their most recent album, entitled ERECTED LADY MAN, was recorded by Jack Endino, has been released on their new label, WONDERTAKER. So far no one in the band has died.

Long Songs

Like A Road With No End In Sight

Like A Road With No End In Sight

Long Songs (KPSU Phase I Episode 071)

This is, officially, the fewest number of songs I’ve every played on a show.  I kind of dug it, actually.  At the time, the show was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Long Songs

01.) Overture * Crispin Glover
02.) They All Must Be Slaughtered * Melvins
03.) Top Trucker * The Oxes
04.) Rambo / Merdock (Live) * John Rambo
05.) Dark Lights The Dark * Bishop Of Battle
06.) Banjo The Ghorst (Live) * The Mayonaise vs. Venn Demonstrational
07.) DANCE * Battles
08.) Bestia (Live) * A.E. Bizottsag
09.) Civilized-Demeyes * MX-80

The Eyelids, LIVE!

The Eyelids

The Eyelids

The Eyelids, LIVE! (Live Friday 030)

Relatively new to the Portland music scene, The Eyelids have nonetheless managed to make a splash already with their poppy songcraft and extremely quick development: in the short time they have been together, they’ve already managed to get a steady line-up, produce a fantastic four-song demo (available at the above link), and put on some enjoyable live shows, too. While you’ll be pretending to ignore each other with the best at their shows soon enough, you can casually listen to them in the comfort of your own home here first.

The Bottom Of The Crypt (2005)

Who Know's What's At The Bottom Of The Crypt?

Who Know’s What’s At The Bottom Of The Crypt?

Halloween Spook-tacular Part IV: The Bottom Of The Crypt  (KPSU Phase I Episode 070)

At this time, our program was on the air from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle
02.) The Haunted House * Vic Crume
03.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
04.) Zombie Rockin’ * Mad Kenny’s Midnight Drikers
05.) Boo! (Hoo Hoo) * Famous Monsters
06.) Soaring Science (No Vox) * Art Mineo
07.) Frankenstein * Edgar Winter Group
08.) Extrasensory Deception * Davie Allan & The Phantom Surfers
09.) Planet Of The Wolves * Guitar Wolf
10.) Spectre Detecter * The Tiki Tones
11.) A Fistful Of Terror * The Bomboras
12.) Gravewalk * Satan’s Pilgrims
13.) Werewolf * Southern Culture On The Skids
14.) T.V. Set * The Cramps
15.) The Headless Horseman * Bing Crosby
16.) ‘Till The Following NIght * Screamin’ Lord Sutch
17.) Graveyard Dream Blues * Bessie Smith
18.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

The Punk-In Patch (2005)

The Punk-In Patch

The Punk-In Patch

Halloween Spook-tacular Part III: Punk-in Patch  (KPSU Phase I Episode 069)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

01.) Haunted House * Gang Green
02.) Octoberfleshed * KARP
03.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate
04.) Cemetary Man * The Sawyer Family
05.) Spectra Sonic Sound * The Nation of Ulysses
06.) Spider Baby * Fantômas
07.) Halloween * Misfits
08.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * Groovie Ghoulies
09.) Vampire Girl * Johnathan Richman
10.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos
11.) All Souls Day * Unwound
12.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel
13.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys
14.) Nov. 1st * Crackerbash
15.) Chainsaw * Ramones
16.) Halloween (Live) * MX-80
17.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Straitjacket, LIVE!

Straitjacket

Straitjacket

Straitjacket, LIVE! (Live Friday 029)

First formed in 1998, Brian & Jeff first used the name Straitjacket a year later, and have since been holding down the the Spirit-of-’77-Punk-Rock fort here in the Portland area. Now, with several 7”s under their belt, and a full-length album (entitled “Modern Thieves”), it’s clear that they are going to continue to keep punk alive using any means necessary. Fortunately for you, that means fantastic performances of energetic songs.

Halloween Cheese (2005)

Halloween Cheese

Halloween Cheese

Halloween Spook-tacular Part II: Halloween Cheese  (KPSU Phase I Episode 068)

At this time, our program was on the air from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

01.) This Is Halloween * Danny Elfman
02.) The Halloween Dance * Reverand Horton Heat
03.) Halloween (She So Mean) * Rob Zombie featuring The Ghastly Ones
04.) Pet Semetary * Ramones
05.) Sinsister Purpose * Zacherle with Southern Culture On The Skids
06.) Ghostbusters * Ray Parker Jr.
07.) The Headless Horseman * Bing Crosby
08.) Monster Mash * Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
09.) Party Zombie * Gyromatics
10.) Weird Science * Oingo Boingo
11.) Everyday Is Halloween * Ministry
12.) Bark At The Moon * Ozzy Osbourne
13.) Ausoween 1.0 * Kurt Harland
14.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Mustaphamond, LIVE!

Mustaphamond

Mustaphamond

Mustaphamond, LIVE! (Live Friday 028)

Fast paced emotionally charged rock from local foursome Mustaphamond. They generate a decent loud sound with the quiet / loud game played extremely well. The vocals are the usual hoarse screams found with the usual emo fare, but fortunately they’re often buried well in the mix of guitars. Check ’em out. Co-Hosted by Aaron The Sound Tech

Digging Up The Bones (2005)

Digging Up The Bones

Digging Up The Bones

Halloween Spook-tacular Part I: Digging Up The Bones  (KPSU Phase I Episode 067)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

01.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle
02.) Haunted House * Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
03.) Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
04.) ‘Til The Following Night * Screamin’ Lord Sutch
05.) Cemetary Blues * Bessie Smith
06.) Graveyard Shift * Bobby “Boris” Picket & The Crypt-Kickers
07.) Graveyard * Dead Moon
08.) Night Of The Vampire * Moontrekkers
09.) Dark Shadows Main Title Theme
10.) Zombie Jamboree * The Kingston Trio
11.) The Addams Family Theme Song * Vic Mizzy
12.) Do The Zombie * The Symbols
13.) The Thing Strikes * Henry Mancini
14.) The Munsters Main Title Theme * Jack Marshall
15.) Grim, Grinning Ghosts – The Haunted Mansion * Disneyland
16.) Cleanin’ Up The Town * The Bus Boys
17.) Frankenstein Conquers The World * Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston
18.) It’s Halloween * The Shaggs
19.) The Great Pumpkin Waltz * Vince Guarldi
20.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Ghost Motor, LIVE!

Ghost Motor

Ghost Motor

Ghost Motor, LIVE! (Live Friday 027)

Ghost Motor is a local Portland duo that bills themselves as a mix of Industrial, Punk & Psychedellic rock music, and upon listening it’s hard to argue with them. Influences run from Sisters of Mercy, Ministry (nearly all eras of the band), and a touch of Legendary Pink Dots via Skinny Puppy. Live guitar & bass give you something to watch and groove on live, but the programming and sequencing is up there with the best, and creates an aural ambience that sounds like it should have come out in the late ’80’s. Fortunately for us, they choose to bring it to us in the here and now.

Nuggets

Original Artyfacts

Original Artyfacts

Nuggets (KPSU Phase I Episode 066)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) A Disappointing Love Affair With A Desensitized Robot * Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000
02.) She Lives In A Time Of Her Own (Live) * 13th Floor Elevators
03.) Grown So Ugly * Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
04.) Suzy Q * The Barbarians
05.) I’m Not Like Everybody Else * The Chocolate Watch Band
06.) Gilgamis * Apaslar
07.) Dirt * The Stooges
08.) If I Stay Too Long * The Creation
09.) Night Beat * The Champs
10.) Little Demon * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
11.) Desdemona * John’s Children
12.) Driving Decoys * Ennio Morricone, From The “Diabolik” Soundtrack
13.) Children Of The Sun * The Misunderstood
14.) Chao de Estrelas * Os Mutantes
15.) Deuces Wild * Link Wray & His Wray-Men
16.) Everybody * The Pyramids
17.) All Day And All Of The Night * The Remains
18.) Night Of The Phantom * Larry & The Blue Notes
19.) It’s A Hard Life * The Seeds

Nuggets w/ DJ Revolting Earwig

Original Artyfacts

Original Artyfacts

Nuggets w/ DJ Revolting Earwig (KPSU Phase I Episode 065)

At the time we were on the air from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Barrier X-69 * Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000
02.) Haleluia * Os Mutantes
03.) Scream * Ralph Nilsen & The Chancellors
04.) Robot Walk * The Champs
06.) We All Love Peanut Butter * The One Way Streets
07.) How Does It Feel To Feel * The Creation
08.) Waikiki Run * The Surfaris
09.) Who’ll Be the Next In Line * The Kinks
10.) I Can’t Explain * The Who
11.) From Home * The Troggs
12.) What’cha Gonna Do About It? * The Small Faces
13.) Agit * Yabancilar
14.) Dear Eloise * The Hollies
15.) Strawberries Mean Love * Strawberry Alarm Clock
16.) Don’t Buy Me Clothes (Or I’ll Stab You In The Face) * The Flying Saucers
17.) The Shadow Knows * Link Wray & His Wray-Men
18.) Moulty * The Barbarians
19.) Tall Cool One * The Wailers
20.) Ode To L.A. * Ronnie Spector & The Ravonettes
21.) Green Cosmos * Deerhoof
22.) Radiation * The Epoxies
23.) Complication * The Monks

Careen, LIVE!

Careen

Careen

Careen, LIVE! (Live Friday 026)

Careen comes from Portland, Oregon. They played music and sports and were child stage actors; destiny led them here. Careen is a Pop/Rock band. Taste the candy, choke, and revel. Mixing bits and pieces of Rock ‘n’ Rool, New Wave, old school Brit-pop, and Americana, Careen have been making a name for themselves with regular airplay and regular shows, and given that they’ve been booked with bands like Modest Mouse & The Shins, it’s no wonder there’s a bit of a buzz surrounding these guys. When asked what kind of music they play, their response is, “think of the last band you heard that had confidence, then take off the laziness and add songs you actually cared about after you broke up with the bass player.” I think that sums them up nicely.

Nuggets w/ Josh Gross

Original Artyfacts

Original Artyfacts

Nuggets w/ Josh Gross (KPSU Phase I Episode 064)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

01.) Flameout * Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000
02.) Help I’m A Rock * The Mothers Of Invention
03.) Everybody Needs Somebody To Love * The 13th Floor Elevators
04.) Happy Jack * The Who
05.) Deep Deep Down * Ennio Morricone, From The Diabolik Soundtrack
06.) Where There’s Women * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
07.) Nightmares * The Creation
08.) It’s Been A Long Time * John’s Children
09.) I Ain’t No Miracle Worker * The Chocolate Watch Band
10.) The National Haiku Contest * The Fugs
11.) Little Sally Tease * The Standells
12.) Up In Her Room (Inc.) * The Seeds
13.) I Love Paris * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
14.) L.A. Blues * The Stooges

Nuggets

Original Artyfacts

Original Artyfacts

Nuggets (KPSU Phase I Episode 063)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) This Is Really The Zoo Plus Two * The Endd
02.) Pretty Song From Psych-Out * Strawberry Alarm Clock
03.) Medication * The Standelles
04.) One Night Stand * The Small Faces
05.) Nobody Spoil My Fun * The Seeds
06.) Ain’t That Her * The Remains
07.) What’s Up Buttercup * The Champs
08.) Frenzy * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
09.) Koko Joe * The Pyramids
10.) Çamlica Yolunda * Haramiler
11.) No Time * The Move
12.) Big City After Dark * Link Wray & His Wray-Men
13.) I Can’t Make Up My Mind * The Zombies
14.) Tired of Waiting For You * The Kinks
15.) Sally Go ‘Round The Roses * The Great Society
16.) Limbo Twist * The Wailers
17.) I Think I’m Down * Harbinger Complex
18.) Little Black Egg * The Marquis
19.) Save My Soul * Wimple Winch
20.) Lanky * Syd Barrett

Shamelady

Shamelady

Shamelady

Shamelady, LIVE! (Live Friday 025)

Portland’s Shamelady are a convoluted, rumbling wall of sound laced with a few bong hits of introspection that delivers a devastating yet thoughtful sound. The post hardcore noise is certainly well timed considering the growth and popularity of bands like Mastodon and Isis, but Shamelady won’t be plying their trade on MTV any time soon as they have a caustic, visceral sound that keeps them purely underground. The tumbling, squealing, angular riffs are gritty and opulently heavy, with just enough puffs of hazy ambiance to give them a nasty nicotine aftertaste.

Brought To You By The Letter M

MMMMMMMM

M

Brought To You By The Letter M (KPSU Phase I Episode 062)

At this time, the show was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Today’s Show Was Brought To You By The Letter M.

01.) 10 lb. Moustache * Man Man
02.) Carry Stress In The Jaw * Mr. Bungle
03.) Ten Dollars A Pile * Melt Banana
04.) Never Ending Math Equation * Modest Mouse
05.) Walking Through Forever * Charles Manson
06.) Reverb 1000 * Man… Or Astro-Man?
07.) This Is Not A Photograph * Mission Of Burma
08.) Free Arthur Lee * The Make Up
09.) 1 2 X U * Minor Threat
10.) Anyone Else But You * The Moldy Peaches
11.) Maximum Radiation Level * Man… Or Astro-Man?
12.) Come In Alone * My Bloody Valentine
13.) Motorbreath * Metallica
14.) Sweet Willy Rollbar * Melvins
15.) Where Is Our Reason? * My Dad Is Dead
16.) Sferic Waves * Man… Or Astro-Man?
17.) Burn It Clean * Mudhoney
18.) Dumb Little Band * The Mr. T Experience
19.) Maybe Partying Will Help * Minutemen
20.) Stanley Kubrick * Mogwai

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The Minibosses Interview

The Minibosses

The Minibosses

The Minibosses Interview (Live Friday 024)

Hailing from Pheonix, AZ, the Minibosses compose their own renditions of classic Nintendo Entertainment System videogames. While this might seem like an easy task for a one-trick-pony band, given that a lot of bands have recently been looking to the NES for inspiration, when one considers their music separate from the source material, it’s not hard to realize how difficult what they do is. When translated to guitar, bass & drums, the songs take on a proggy, art-rock sound, delving into instru-metal teritorry that not even The Fucking Champs can contend with. Check ’em out here before you see ’em at Ground Control later.  You won’t be sorry.

Murph (Of Dinosaur Jr.) Interview

Murph

Murph

Murph Interview (KPSU Phase I Episode 061) 

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

For this show, I did a special hour long tribute to Dinosaur Jr.! On August 17th, Murph was kind enough to let me interview him, and their show on Friday was fantastic, putting me in the mood to run through some of my fave songs by them.  Intermixed throughout the show I played snippets of the interview with Murph, with informative notes about the songs in question.

Playlist

01.) Little Fury Things * Dinosaur Jr.
02.) No Bones * Dinosaur Jr.
03.) Forget The Swan * Dinosaur Jr.
04.) Bulbs Of Passion * Dinosaur Jr.
05.) In A Jar * Dinosaur Jr.
06.) Repulsion * Dinosaur Jr.
07.) Keep The Glove * Dinosaur Jr.
08.) Kracked * Dinosaur Jr.
09.) Sludgefeast * Dinosaur Jr.
10.) Just Like Heaven * Dinosaur Jr.
11.) The Post (Live) * Dinosaur Jr.
12.) The Lung * Dinosaur Jr.
13.) Show Me The Way * Dinosaur Jr.

!go-yo!

!go-yo!

!go-yo!

!go-yo!, LIVE! (Live Friday 023)

Little is known about the mysterious artist known as !go-yo!. When I submitted a request for some promotional material, the following mysteriously showed up in my box. The music is just as interesting. You be the judge…

NOISE OF THE 5TH RINGThe Ni To Ichi Way of strategy is recorded in this the Book of the Void.

What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man’s knowledge. Of course the void is nothingness. By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void.

People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.

In the Way of strategy, also, those who study as warriors think that whatever they cannot understand in their craft is the void. This is not the true void.

Listening Invitation

Listening Invitation

To attain the Way of strategy as a warrior you must study fully other martial arts and not deviate even a little from the Way of the warrior. With your spirit settled, accumulate practice day by day, and hour by hour. Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind, and sharpen the twofold gaze perception and sight. When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void.

Until you realise the true Way, whether in Buddhism or in common sense, you may think that things are correct and in order. However, if we look at things objectively, from the viewpoint of laws of the world, we see various doctrines departing from the true Way. Know well this spirit, and with forthrightness as the foundation and the true spirit as the Way. Enact strategy broadly, correctly and openly.

Then you will come to think of things in a wide sense and, taking the void as the Way, you will see the Way as void.

In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.

Twelfth day of the fifth month, second year of Shoho (1645)

Miyamoto Musashi

The Undoing Of David Wright, LIVE!

The Undoing Of David Wright

The Undoing Of David Wright

The Undoing Of David Wright, LIVE! (KPSU Phase I Episode 060)

Please join me for a special “Church of Blasphuphmus” broadcast as we host The Undoing of David Wright for the first half hour, who play a unique blend of synth and math rock whose latest release, We Dig With Fingers Crossed, is a rock opera in the best possible way, discussing grave robbing and murder that occurred in the late 1800s. For the second half hour, the band will pick out songs by some of their favorite bands and comrades. It should prove to be a great show for those who were waiting for me to play something non-garage-y.  5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) I Require Chocolate * Kill Me Tomorrow
02.) New Walk * Liquid Liquid
03.) Ghosts of Collin Creek * Early Lines
04.) Design To Kill * James Chance
05.) Hyper Lenny * Zom Zoms
06.) Vampire Victim * Old Time Relijun
07.) Modern Lee Miller * The Strange Boys
08.) Personal Jesus * Depeche Mode
09.) Romancer * Attractive And Popular

[general studies], LIVE!

General Studies

General Studies

[general studies], LIVE! (Live Friday 022)

Blending IDM influences with pop, [general studies] is the new wave of electropop. Originally a project to study the architecture of modern beats, it evolved into exploration of performance electronica. The group quickly began to elaborate its sound with addition of live guitars and bass thanks to their new member Lizzy, and her years of experience. This also lead to several live shows, and the upcoming release of General Studies self-titled EP.

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets (KPSU Phase I Episode 059)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Make Love Not War * The Arrows
02.) I’m Not Satisfied * The Mothers Of Invention
03.) Monkey Island * 13th Floor Elevators
04.) Everybody Knows You’re Not In Love * The Electric Prunes
05.) Pictures of Lily * The Who
06.) Hey Boy * Os Mutantes
07.) Sac O’ Woe * The Wailers
08.) Fun House * The Stooges
09.) Yellow Brick Road * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
10.) Dixie-Doodle * Link Wray & His Wray-Men
11.) In The Past * Chocolate Watch Band
12.) Tom Tom * The Creation
13.) Remember Thomas A’beckett * John’s Children
14.) Clara Clairvoyant * Donovan
15.) Murphy The Surfie * The Surfaris
16.) Claude Pelieu And J.J. Lebel Discuss The Early Bread Crust Fragments * The Fugs
17.) Pulsating Dream * Kaleidoscope
18.) I’ve Got A Woman * The Barbarians
19.) The Yella In Me * The Troggs

The Bugs of Lightning, LIVE!

The Bugs Of Lightning

The Bugs Of Lightning

The Bugs of Lightning, LIVE! (Live Friday 021)

The Bugs Of Lightning have performed under more names than any other group in Portland. While this does not diminish their ability, it does make it hard to track them down when you want to catch them. Fortunately, when you do see them, their sense of humor is always in tune, and their songs are perfectly crafted, with no room for filler or the usual clutter featured in a lot of generic rock. With a ear for the live sound bands inevitably have to provide, The Bugs of Lightning create unique pop through the tried and true belief that practice, eventually, makes perfect. “Girl Bass Player Now Included!”

Sub-Basement Psyche

Ricardo Wang

Ricardo Wang

Sub-Basement Psyche w/ Ricardo Wang! (KPSU Phase I Episode 058)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) 12’O Clock, July * The Mussies * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About ’60s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask * Arf! Arf! Records
02.) Jack the Ripper * The One Way Streets * Back From The Grave Vol. 1 * Crypt Records
03.) The Porpoise Song * The Monkees * Head * Colgems Records
04.) I Want Candy * Strangeloves * I Want Candy * Bang Records
05.) I Can’t Seem to Make You Mine * The Seeds * The Seeds * GNP Records
06.) Well Respected Man * The Kinks * Kwyet Kinks * Pye NEP Records
07.) The Black Widow * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * The Best of Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rhino Records
08.) About Her * Malcolm McClaren * Kill Bill Vol. 2 Original Soundtrack * Maverick Records
09.) Iyi Dusun Tasin (For Your Information) * Mavi Isiklar * Hava Narghile: Turkish Rock Music 1966 To 1975 * Bacchus Archives
10.) Lawns of Dawn * Nico * The Marble Index * Elektra Records
11.) Pow R Toc H * Pink Floyd * Piper At The Gates of Dawn * Capitol Records
12.) Movements of a Visionary * Tangerine Dream * Phadra * Elektra Records
13.) Burial Waltz * The Fugs * It Crawling Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
14.) I Wanna Come Back (From The World of LSD) * The Fe-Fi-Four Plus Two * The Fe-Fi-Four Plus Two / Lincoln Street Exit Split 7″ * Bacchus Archives
15.) Finger Lickin’ Chicken * The Radars * The Get It! Raw Funk Of ’67 – ’69! * Self-Released
16.) How Does It Feel to Feel? * The Creation * Complete Collection, Vol. 1: Making Time * Retroactive Records
17.) Trance #2 (exerpt) * Angus Maclise, Tony Conrad, John Cale * Inside the Dream Syndicate Vol.II: Stainless Steel Gamelan * Table Of The Elements Records

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Robert Deeble AND Radiccio & Tet Soi Venn, LIVE!

Robert Deeble

Robert Deeble

Robert Deeble AND Radiccio & Tet Soi Venn, LIVE! (Live Friday 020)

Robert Deeble / Radicchio & Tet Soy (Of The Mayonaise Vs. Venn Demonstrational)

Robert Deeble’s music has been described as “Wistful folk-pop, sparsely arranged, gracefully performed, and achingly beautiful to behold.” Robert’s fourth record, “This Bar Has No One Left” was recorded Spring ’05 at the famed Type Foundry studios in Portland, Oregon with Adam Sezler (Norfolk and Western).

Also, to fill out the hour we’ll be presenting a repeat broadcast of some of our favorite songs performed by Radicchio & Tet Soy of The Mayonaise Vs. Venn Demonstrational, who played on KPSU as part of our Pledge Drive ’05 in May. While the set was mostly covers (as this was a call-in show where listeners requested their favorite songs for them to play), you’ll also hear a couple Demonstrational originals guaranteed to please.

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets (KPSU Phase I Episode 057)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) City Jungle Part 2 * The Beautiful Daze
02.) Trouble Every Day * The Mothers Of Invention
03.) I’ve Got Levitation [Live] * 13th Floor Elevators
04.) The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything * Love
05.) San-ho-zay * The Wailers
06.) Big City * The Electric Prunes
07.) Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere * The Who
08.) Loose * The Stooges
09.) Memphis, Tennessee * The Barbarians
10.) Chapter 24 * Pink Floyd
11.) Out of Limits * The Pyramids
12.) Meu Refrigerado Nao Funciona * Os Mutantes
13.) Don’t Cry For Me * The Zombies
14.) Lorke Lorke * Siluetler
15.) Ella James * The Move
16.) Till The End Of The Day * The Kinks
17.) Itchyooo Park * The Small Faces
18.) Wooly Bully * Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
19.) Psycho * The Swamp Rats

Rise Over Run, LIVE!

Graph Rock

Graph Rock

Rise Over Run, LIVE! (Live Friday 019)

Formed in the fall of 2004, the group currently calling itself Rise Over Run began as a three piece noise concept intent on destroying the traditional rock trio lineup. All three musicians trade off instruments, changing the sound dramatically depending upon which incarnation the members choose. Tentatively, they plan on booking their first shows in late summer or fall of 2005. In the meantime, you can check them out on Live Friday before you can hear them anywhere else.

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets (KPSU Phase I Episode 056)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) The Beginning * The Collectors
02.) Captain Glory * The Electric Prunes
03.) The Red Telephone * Love
04.) Kingdom of Heaven * 13th Floor Elevators
05.) Jack The Ripper * Link Wray & His Wray-Men
06.) You Didn’t Try To Call Me * The Mothers Of Invention
07.) Frozen Laughter * The Rising Storm
08.) The Bublight * Joe Meek
09.) She’s Not There (45 RPM Single Version) * The Zombies
10.) El Rancho Rock * The Champs
11.) Down On The Street * The Stooges
12.) I’m A Boy * The Who
13.) Linguica * The Barbarians
14.) Plastic Factory * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
15.) Sky High * The Champs
16.) Gone And Passed By * The Chocolate Watch Band
17.) Try And Stop Me * Creation
18.) Poke At The Pope * Donovan
19.) When The Mode Of The Music Changes * The Fugs

Empty Room, LIVE!

Empty Room

Empty Room

Empty Room, LIVE! (Live Friday 018)

Empty Room is a unique blend of post-punk and new wave with an up-to-date sensibility. With only had a small number of live performances to show off their skills, the few they’ve done have been testaments to their ability and skill as performers. Their first EP, “Silence,” has upheld the promise of these performances: a solid and sophisticated release, pleasing yet challenging all at once.


The Soviettes, LIVE!

The Soviettes

The Soviettes

The Soviettes, LIVE! (KPSU Phase I Episode 055)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

For this show, I did a special hour long tribute to The Soviettes! On June 27th, they were kind enough to let me interview them, as well as record their live set.  It took me until yesterday to edit the recordings and get them all squared away, but here they are!

01.) Interview Part 1 * The Soviettes
02.) The Land Of Clear Blue Radio * The Soviettes * LP
03.) Multiply And Divide (Live) * The Soviettes
04.) Hanging Up The Phone (Live) * The Soviettes
05.) Interview Part 2 * The Soviettes
06.) (Do) The Stagger (Live) * The Soviettes
07.) What Did I Do?! (Live) * The Soviettes
08.) Interview Part 3 * The Soviettes
09.) Thinking Of You (Live) * The Soviettes
10.) Cuff Wars (Live) * The Soviettes
11.) Whoa * The Soviettes * LP III
12.) Pass The Flashlight * The Soviettes * LP II
13.) Bottom’s Up, Bottomed Out * The Soviettes * LP
14.) Interview Part 4 * The Soviettes
15.) Ten (Live) * The Soviettes
16.) Interview Part 6 * The Soviettes
17.) Portland (Live) * The Soviettes
18.) How Do You Like That (Live) * The Soviettes
19.) Interview Part 5 * The Soviettes
20.) Interview Part 7 * The Soviettes
21.) #1 Is Number Two (Live) * The Soviettes
22.) Tailwind (Live) * The Soviettes
23.) Rollergirls * The Soviettes * LP III
24.) Paranoia Cha Cha Cha! (Live) * The Soviettes
25.) ?? (Live) * The Soviettes
26.) Interview Part 8 * The Soviettes
27.) Together * The Soviettes * LP III

Cark, LIVE!

We're From Another Carking Planet

We’re From Another Carking Planet

Cark, LIVE! (Live Friday 017)

Cark is not a fish, nor are they broad-shouldered lasses from the south of France. United in the belief that the rock world can be a bit stuffy at times, Cark, like to keep the audience on their toes. A hyperactive songwriting process, that covers topics as diverse as picnics, & roboticly enhanced hobos taking over the planet, Cark fuels performances that invite the audience out of their seats to join Cark in their merrymaking.  No cow is too sacred for the seppuku two.

Candy From Strangers

Candy From Strangers

Candy From Strangers

Candy From Strangers, LIVE! (Live Friday 016)

You know you want it! Candy From Strangers started in 1999, and since then, this girl-fronted band from San Francisco rocks hard and thrills club and festival audiences alike. Currently they have three discs out, all self-released EPs that have refined their sound and has really taught them their craft. Their new disc – Cat Butt Tattoo – is the culmination of that effort. With a heavy pop, glam and punk rock influence, Candy From Strangers creates infectious, edgy tunes, using a sound that can best be described as, “Sleater-Kinney making out with Led Zeppelin in a dark corner of a dive bar.” I guess there’s only one way to find out if they live up to that description…

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets

Nuggets (KPSU Phase I Episode 054)

5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Pisces * Sagittarius
02.) Never Want To Come Down * The 13th Floor Elevators
03.) Super Market * Fapardokly
04.) Message From The Country * The Move
05.) I Need You * The Kinks
06.) Dirty Robber * The Wailers
07.) Lost Girl * The Troggs
08.) The Birdman of Alkatrash * Strawberry Alarm Clock
09.) Mr. Nobody * The Standelles
10.) It’s Too Late * The Small Faces
11.) Mystic Island Drums * The Surfaris
12.) Excuse, Excuse * The Seeds
13.) Walking The Dog * The Remains
14.) Bike * Pink Floyd
15.) Ando Meio Desligado * Os Mutantes
16.) Sticks And Skins * The Pyramids
17.) How Could I Be Such A Fool * The Mothers Of Invention
18.) You Set The Scene * Love
19.) You Never Had It Better * The Electric Prunes

Krandroid The Friendly Robot, LIVE!

Krandroid The Friendly Robot

Krandroid The Friendly Robot

Krandroid The Friendly Robot, LIVE! (Live Friday 015)

Krandroid The Friendly Robot is the result of the unholy mating of a man and machine, both left in the damp neighborhoods of Portland to ferment, grow, and mutate. Krandroid plays danceable totalitarian techno metal and remixed video game classics. The “Man” portion of Krandroid has been playing music since the age of 12. He is a Native of L.A., but has been fully transplanted to the fertile soil of Portland. In his spare time, Krandroid enjoys bringing harmony to the Galaxy via the soothing and efficiency-inspiring sounds of his music.