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words by Nayra Halaijan (Rose Dorn, Jamie, Scarlet, Joey, from left to right) Los Angeles-based band Rose Dorn made a stop at the KUPS Studio in September to chat with General Manager Nayra Halaijan. Band members Scarlet, Joey, Jamie, and their friend Derec (OMW2HEAVEN) talk about all things involving music, LA, and every possible tour… Read more Rose Dorn Interview (2020)
By Maximilian Tapogna This spring break I had the opportunity to cover Treefort Music festival in Boise, Idaho for KUPS. Although not usually counted among the top spring break destinations for college students, Boise is stunning this time of year. The sun was almost always out; musicians and concert goers flooded the streets downtown. All… Read more KUPS Takes Treefort Music Fest
Words by Hugh Schmidt Photo: Hugh Schmidt In 2018, San Jose emo band awakebutstillinbed (Tiny Engines) released their debut LP “what people call low self-esteem is really just seeing yourself the way that other people see you” to critical acclaim, and have been touring non-stop ever since. Before their show at Chop Suey with Alien… Read more awakebutstillinbed Interview (2018)
words by Evan Welsh After a decade of silence, Olympia and K Records heroes Old Time Relijun have re-emerged and re-formed to respond to and confront our current socio-political mess with an enthusiastic and timely new record, See Now and Know, as well as an upcoming American tour. Visual artist, This Saxophone Kills Fascists founder,… Read more Music, Magic, and Healing: An Interview with Old Time Relijun’s Arrington de Dionyso
One Friday night nearing the end of my first semester at UPS, I was advised to “hit-up the hip hop show in [some kid’s] basement on the corner of [some dead president] Street and [some number]th Avenue”. Blindly following the directions, I found myself opening the door to a jam-packed house that smelled of pot,… Read more Connecting the Dots with Perry Porter