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The latest in electronic pop, R&B, and other soulful music. Always brand new music! Feels-talk, moon-talk, and sultry jams.
Underground obscurities and above-ground psych, prog, funk and rock from the 1970s and beyond.
Progressive rock over 4.5 decades. Or a 12 step addiction program? Your choice and your fix.
The PDX Pop Now! show is dedicated to celebrating Portland’s vital and diverse music community with a focus on upcoming all ages shows and Portland releases. Learn more about our organization at www.pdxpopnow.org
A lost and found of shadowed sounds from past and present, Past Haunts focuses on both the seedy and ethereal side of the contemporary underground. For more show info visit: www.pasthaunts.com
Punk, New Wave, No Wave and other rich wholesome cherry goodness from the Golden Era
Otherworldly sounds to deep dance madness brought to you by Jason U.
A variety of vintage music anchored in 1950s/1960s rock ‘n’ roll and soul music, occasionally extending backward or forward in time. Step Inside the Wizard’s Hat!
Wild, weird and dirty pop, novelty and dance tunes from the '20s, '30s and beyond! Black string bands, hillbilly blues, hot jazz, sweet vocal groups and more.
Ear inserts (may affect balance), exhumations and curios.
Go find yourself a new band! Sessions From The Box is the live concert experience without the sticky floor. Live sessions and interviews from local and touring bands. No genres, just great music.
Each week DJ Encyclopedia Sound shares 2 hours of rare grooves from Africa, Brazil, and Latin America. This fusion of African drumming with European composition is the same recipe as jazz, blues, and rock; the other side of our shared musical family tree.
Hipsters Suck = postpunksynthpsychnoisewhatever; punctuated with pretentiousness (See, I used a semi-colon!).
We highlight the best new music released each week with an eclectic mix of synth-pop, hip-hop, indie rock, R&B and garage. All genres unified by the freshness. Bangers only.
Wild, weird, psych, soul, country jammers, easy on the ears, rock n' roll. No genre exclusions, just quality control.
Sweet ska and rocksteady from the sixties, the deepest roots reggae from the seventies and the best dancehall from the eighties and beyond. Get ready to move your dancing feet to the sound that can't be beat: The IMPACT! Sound.
DJ YETI AKA Mike McGonigal plays a selection of killer rare, raw gospel music from his collection of thousands of records. He’s overseen reissues of gospel for Tompkins Square, Mississippi, Penniman, City Hall, Honest Jons and his own Social Music label.
Kristin B. spins new and old favorites from the wide worlds of pop, indie, psych, soul, strum and drum, drone, twang, and lo-fi for your hi-fi. Special emphasis on the News (Zealand, Jersey and York).
Getting you through your Friday afternoon with new songs, local music, and awesome sounds from artists coming through Portland.
Classic rock and heavy metal collide on the Heavy Metal Sewïng Cïrcle. Great singing and songwriting in loud and heavy music will help the faint of heart ease into things, and killer nuggets will be unearthed for the initiated. No earplugs required. \m/
Melted Radio Melted Radio explores “the space between taste", a hazy zone where 60's psych & country co-exist peacefully alongside 80's synth, weirdo folk, and international pop hits.
New and newly unearthed jams from all over to put you in a dancing mood.
Strike of Death features the best of Death Metal, Thrash, Grindcore, Doom, Hardcore, Black Metal and other extreme music from the 80s to the present. Join us if you dare.
Since 2014, Hoot 'N Howl is XRAY FM's original oldies radio show! Tune in every Sunday for real, rare, and rockin' vinyl of the 1940's thru late 1960's in a cross genre blend of scratchy classics and hidden gems!
Radio that stays crunchy - even in milk! Music for kids, but not kid music. Tune in to your childhood, or bridge the gap and turn a kid on to the wonders of radio. Greasy grooves, strange stories, birthday hollers and pancakes!
Warning..this is not a Radio Show. It's a state of mind. Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird.
An eclectic, indie-populist mix with a focus on new and local and a healthy respect for the canon. Johnny Cash to The Clash, Nico to Neko Case, Yo La Tengo to Y La Bamba, and beyond.
A West Coast-centric blend of tunes yr going to hear tomorrow, but heard today. One part local + one part national with a twist. Brewed in yr garage + aged in yr hippy uncle's record cabinet, THIS IS BORROWED TIME.
Record Lections is a weekly zine where DJ hell books extrapolates vinyl gems that have influenced him as a devotee to the music idiom.
60 minutes dedicated to post-punk, darkwave, cold wave and whatever other signifiers, Dave Cantrell and Victor Montes bring you the best, most wide-ranging playlist you can imagine. Known by goths and wavers everywhere, SFUTF is your FINEST resource.
The music business is half the size it was ten years ago, and many people believe music should be free. On The Future of What we talk to musicians and allies to find out what's happening now and where we're going. Is there a future for music... or what?
Rock music of the 90s, its influences, and the aftermath.
The PM Show features the best in Progressive Electric Music from around the world. Hear the latest in "Prog" and catch some old favorites as well. It's all on The PM Show with your host JB Horwitz. 2-4AM Thursday mornings on 91.1 and 107.1 XRAY FM, 99.9 KXRW FM and at www.xray.fm. The PM Show is dedicated to world peace. Believe it!
A live interactive radio show broadcast from the Slingshot Lounge in beautiful southeast Portland! On most Thursday nights we come to you from the back porch of the lounge where host Arthur Bradford welcomes calls, text messages, and live conversation with patrons who come in to see the show. Sometimes we have planned guests and those have included Zia McCabe, Viva Las Vegas, Stephen Malkmus, Thomas Lauderdale, Joy Bryant, Moon Zappa, and more! We love to talk about Drugs, Sex, and Basketball, but we don't mind if things go astray either.
A two-hour mix designed to feature a wide variety of styles and flavors. Hope you enjoy the ride!!
a show about human expression
Rad music (or close enough). Join the hunt for lost gems and new treasures every Wednesday at 7pm. We serve indie rock, global psychedelica, lo-fi, art punk, a particular sort of americana, Portland-centric, international pop, folkishness, and real rock and good radio.
Power-Pop, Punk and Mod Revival from the late 70s and early 80s, spinning primarily 7" singles
house & disco mostly + a little techno here & acid there. queer rave moments. house divas. getting ready music. peak boogie music. put on lingerie and clean your house on mushrooms music
Anjali and The Kid present International classics & unknown pop gems from their vintage vinyl collections. With a focus on retro Bollywood & the Latin diaspora, you can also expect to hear Panjabi folk, Qawwali, South Asian filmi (Lollywood, Tollywood & Kollywood) as well as 60's Pop (French, Thai, etc.)
A deceptively sweet concoction of indie musics, from twee to postpunk, for middle-of-the-night snacking.
Unvarnished sounds, unsung singers, demo obscurities, vanguard traditionalists, buried history.
All original vinyl, from all over the world. Player of places from parts unknown, from Fuzz to Handclaps all come together in the hands of MorningRemorse .
An intoxicating mix of psychedelic & experimental sounds new & old: Krautrock/kosmische, acid folk/weirdlore, hauntological delights, popsike pipedreams, analog electronics, surreal sound collage/drone, avant-rock oddities, & unusual international sounds.
This hour long show dives deep into lesser known music of yesteryear and today.
Time & Place is a program that aims to take you on a journey through the most distinctive and fascinating music scenes from any point in time, anywhere on earth and potentially beyond!
Get your day started with XRAY! We'll talk local news, Portland's creative scene, preview new releases, interview local changemakers, and plenty more. This program is actively in development, so we want to hear what you think: text in at 971-220-5979 with your feedback!
Year 6 of our Teach-In celebrating International Women's Day. Regular programming is preempted from 7am-7pm to platform conversations centering women, with particular focus on BIPOC, trans, queer, immigrant, poor, working-class, & disabled women.
New music, classic hits, and rare gems from the Bridge City, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond!
Hello Cruel World brings the worlds of singer/songwriters and acoustic music to you every Thursday from 3-4pm with conversations and in-studio performances as often as possible.
2 hours of hip-hop, funk & soul with a heavy focus on the Portland scene.
Very Good Plus explores a mix of electric jazz, minimal and experimental synth, kosmische, tribal ambient, disco, soul & funk, and related genres, typically with an international reach to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
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