Cocorosie Concert Review

Last Friday, Cocorosie performed at Neumos, a popular smaller venue located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  It has a 21 and over section, but remains an all-ages venue.  I liked this venue because it was smaller, so it seemed more personal, which I thought was ideal for a Cocorosie concert. The opener for Cocorosie was Los Angeles based rapper Busdriver.  He …

KUPS Goes to CMJ 2013

General Manager Kim Clancy and Alternative Music Director Graham Baker attended the College Music Journal Music Marathon in New York City from October 13th to 19th!  College radio station staff members, music lovers, and other industry insiders gather to share and discuss their views on current issues in the music world.  With many different panels, Q and A sessions, and seminars each …

College Radio Day

Help KUPS celebrate the second annual College Radio Day! “The aim of College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio by uniting for this one day.” On this wondrous day, you can expect: -KUPS table in the Sub -Flash …

Plus Event Interview

KUPS: What is Plus, and why the name? Plus: Plus is a collaborative event put together by Miss Shelrawka, John Massey, and Sone. Our aim is to bring an additional source of Techno events to the local district by showcasing the diversity of the genre through both the resident and guest artist bookings. The name came very simply to us: …

Naomi Punk, The Exquisites, and Wild Moth at the Northern

The Northern in Olympia is an all-ages music venue that promotes art and music to the local youth of the city. The venue regularly puts on great shows, housing local talent like Broken Water, Gun Outfit, or in this case Naomi Punk. Other up-and-coming groups like Merchandise, King Tuff, and The Babies have also rolled through the venue in the …

Sweatbox 5 Year Anniversary Marathon in Seattle

Sweatbox, some of the West Cost’s finest purveyors of techno, are celebrating five years of making bodies move and squeegeeing theird eyes across two nights. The Video says it all. On April 19th, Derek Plaslaiko will be playing for 8 hours (10PM- 6AM) at a location TBA. Entry is $10 and 18+. Then on April 20th, is a 12 hour …

Featured Track: Humble Cub – “King of the Jungle”

Tacoma’s Humble Cub know how to write a melancholy pop song. Start with an unforgettable hook, darken the guitar tones, keep the production sparse and the vocals shaky, and you’ve got a track that’s simultaneously catchy and woebegone. “King of the Jungle” captures the heartaches of everyday life while giving permission to nod your head along to the music all …

Open House Interview + DJ Set with University President Ron Thomas

For our listeners who missed the interview and DJ set with President Thomas, the head honcho of the University of Puget Sound, during our open house a few weeks back…here it is! [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/kupstacoma/openhouseinterview” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”669″ height=”81″]   Thanks to everyone that came down to checkout the station during the open house. Huge thanks to President Thomas, Mel Köhler …

New Release: Harry Fraud – Adrift

New York producer Harry Fraud’s newest mixtape is a collection of tracks featuring both established and up and coming rappers such as Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Rick Ross, Bun B, Slim Thug, Curren$y, A$AP Twelvyy, Smoke DZA, and Pusha T. Although each track fits the style of the MCs featured, Harry’s production maintains a heavy trap influence. The horns, chimes, …

The Anacortes Unknown Music Series

In the second edition of the music festival located in Anacortes, Washington, is bringing together some of the finest musicians in the state. Their summer series included bigger names including Grouper, Calvin Johnson, Mount Eerie and Lake. This edition offers more of the same local flair. The Olympia based shoegaze band Broken Water is headlining, while Lori Goldston, a talented …