~Interview with Jeff Caffey, Creator of Olympia Hardcore~

We had a chance to interview Jeff Caffey, the creator of Olympia Hardcore. Olympia Hardcore is two days and five shows of hardcore punk – the 4th installment comes August 5th and 6th of 2017 in Olympia. Olympia Hardcore Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264515980632053/ First of all, what bands are you currently involved in? I am currently playing in GAG, Angel Du$t and …

~Mount Eerie Concert Review~

KUPS DJ Evan Welsh Reviews Mount Eerie’s performance at The Neptune on April 19th, 2017. On most nights, a general admission ticket to The Neptune in Seattle will get you the option between balcony seats and standing room below. However, on April 19th, the floor was covered in chairs and everyone was seated. There was only anxious talk before the …

DJ of the Week – Val Bauer

* DJ of the Week – Val Bauer * DJ: Val Bauer // DJ Cyberval Genre: Electronic Show: “Morning Mallsoft” Year: Freshman Major: English Hometown: Weymouth, Massachusetts   What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? I have a show called Morning Mallsoft, I play mostly future funk and vaporwave. But I also …

~ Interview with HOMESHAKE ~

We sat down for a brief interview with HOMESHAKE before his show at Kremwerk. We talked about the progression of his albums, 90’s R&B, and how his promoters hassle us about playing his music. It seems like your music has been steadily progressing from a typical guitar based rock arrangement to a synth heavy style more focused on production. What …

DJ of the Week – Hunter Kurtis

* DJ of the Week – Hunter Kurtis *   DJ: Hunter Kurtis // DJ Von Kurtz Genre: Loud Rock Show: “Extreme Sounds” Year: Senior Major: Computer Science Hometown: Tacoma, Washington   What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? I have a show that like, through metal music primarily, I try …

~ Interview with Exile ~

Exile has a been a formidable force in the underground hip-hop scene for two decades now producing tracks for artists like Aloe Blacc, Snoop Dogg, Mobb Deep, Big Sean, Pharoahe Monch as well as a slew of others. We recently got a chance to talk with him about his storied career as well as what’s next for him as he …

~* Interview with Laptop Funeral *~

We got a chance to talk to Raul Valerio, the genius behind Laptop Funeral. Check out their music here: https://laptopfuneral.bandcamp.com/music So first question, where did you get the name “Laptop Funeral”? When I started making music, I used it as a form of self therapy – something to help with my depression and anxiety, something to make me feel worth something. …

DJ of the Week – Holden Chen

* DJ of the Week – Holden Chen *   DJ: Holden Chen // DJ Holden Genre: Alternative Show: “Conventions Left Behind” Year: Freshman Major: IPE & Chinese Hometown: Sherman, Texas   What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? This semester I’m doing a krautrock show, which investigates the late 60s and …

Toe Jam: Becoming a Staple in Tacoma’s Hip-Hop Scene

  Toe Jam is quickly becoming a staple in Tacoma hip-hop and youth culture. The now monthly party series is hosted at Tacoma’s 733 event space. The hosts seek to provide a positive party environment for hip-hop lovers and members of the local community to let out some pent up energy. For Toe Jam 3, hosts Aramis and Tayzoven brought …

~ Interview with the Women.Weed.WiFi Collective ~

(Photo by Allyce Andrew – @allyand_) You told me you ladies are going out of state mid February, what are you guys up to? WWW: We have family and related responsibilities all over, so we are heading up and down the coast to take care of business. We stopped in LA to host our first out of state Smoke + Stretch …