Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime started in 1995, and is on every other Wednesday night from 10 pm until midnight (PDT), here on KBOO. We play DIY Punk And Hardcore records, have live bands, and do a  local shows listing for the Portland area (annihilate this week ) right around 11pm.

We want your records!! Send them to Life During Wartime /PO BOX 1113 / Portland, OR / 97207-1113

If you have the misfortune of living outside of the Portland area, you can listen to the whole two hour show for two weeks at Live Band sets will also be posted on the website, eventually.

Episode Archive

Life During Wartime on 01/05/11

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:00pm - Thu, 01/06/2011 - 1:00am
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Crazy Spirit Live In Studio Guests!

Crazy Spirit, from New York City, is not being allowed into Canada, so we get to have them as live in studio guests!

For a sneak preview, go to

Life During Wartime on 12/08/10

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 11:00pm - Thu, 12/09/2010 - 1:00am
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White Wards LIVE
Olympia powerhouse, White Wards, have been a putting together some ripping exploits for over a year now. Soon their dark and violent sound will be pressed to wax and released by Iron Lung Records. They'll be our LIVE IN STUDIO Guests on Life During Wartime Dec 8th.

Life During Wartime on 11/24/10

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 11/24/2010 - 11:00pm - Thu, 11/25/2010 - 1:00am
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Raw Nerves LIVE

Portland Punk Band RAW NERVES will be our guests on tonight's episode of Life During Wartime.

Here's how Maximum Rocknroll had to say baout their 2009 ep:

Life During Wartime on 10/29/10

Life During Wartime
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Fri, 10/29/2010 - 11:00pm - Sat, 10/30/2010 - 1:00am
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Bog People LIVE

Portland punk band BOG PEOPLE will be our live in studio guests for the night!

Here's the review of their demo from Maximum Rocknroll

"...Total UK82, VARUKERS, CHAOS UK, style. Raw for sure, but not super distorted and noisy like most bands doing this style these days.This shit is puking, pogoing, fuckin' punks roaming the streets in packs on the hunt for cider. Absolutely great and one of the best things I,ve heard in a while" - Justin Briggs

Life During Wartime on 09/22/10

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 11:00pm - Thu, 09/23/2010 - 1:00am
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Trauma LIVE!

Portland Hardcore band TRAUMA will be playing live on this week's episode of Life During Wartime! Featuring folks from FINAL WARNING and TRAGEDY.... 

They'll play sometime between 11pm and 1 am on Wed Sept 22nd!

Life During Wartime on 04/21/10

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 04/21/2010 - 11:00pm - Thu, 04/22/2010 - 1:00am
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Locals ORGANIZED SPORTS will be playing live tonight...

Here's how the MRR Demo Review section describes their music:

"Manic, inventive hardcore with a blunt sort of "meat and potatoes" recording and vocals, but with more "weird" songwriting and guitar parts.


Life During Wartime on 04/07/10

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 04/07/2010 - 11:00pm - Thu, 04/08/2010 - 1:00am
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DEAN DIRG from Germany PLAYS LIVE!!!!

Dean Dirg from Germany Playing Live!

Here's what the Onion has to say about them:

The Germans aren’t all smiles and sunshine, but as long-running Kraut-punk band Dean Dirg proves, they’re just as capable of beer-swilling, bar-clearing, fuck-it-all fun as any band that didn’t grow up in a scene still swimming in self-serious neo-Nazis. Since 1999, the quartet has stuck to a tried-and-true formula of minute-and-half blasts of hardcore blitzkrieg—all double-time tempos, gang shouts, sped-up garage-rock riffs, and fractured-English sentiments such as “I Don’t Like Your Band” that kids from any country can comprehend.

Life During Wartime on 01/13/10

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:00pm - Thu, 01/14/2010 - 1:00am

Perdition, from New York City, will Play LIVE tonight after their all ages gig on 17th and Alberta at 6 and their show at the East End at 9.

Here's a You Tube clip of Perdition:

Life During Wartime on 07/15/09

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 07/15/2009 - 11:00pm - Thu, 07/16/2009 - 1:00am
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Live in Studio: The Triggers (you are not dreaming!)

We missed The Triggers so mcuh! But they have reunited for a series of benefit shows, and we are so lucky to be able to host them in the studio for a return performance!


Life During Wartime on 07/01/09

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 07/01/2009 - 11:00pm - Thu, 07/02/2009 - 1:00am
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Live in Studio: Portland's own The Chemicals

The Chemicals - Portland's punk supergroup with members of the Observers/Red Dons and lead singer Johnny Cat, of Johnny Cat Records will be ripping it up in our back room tonight! They've just recorded with Stan, and are poised to rock it hard after their show last night at Slabtown! Get those blank tapes ready!


Live in Studio: THE CLEAVERS

Life During Wartime
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Sun, 01/26/2014
This recording was made in 1980, way before LDW's time here on KBOO, but I did find the reel to reel tape, and transfered it to digital. Enjoy!
  • Length: 27:14 minutes (24.93 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Live in Studio: ABORTION REELS

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 01/01/2014
  • Title: abortion reels
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 6:55 minutes (6.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


Life During Wartime
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Wed, 01/01/2014
  • Length: 10:52 minutes (9.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Live in Studio: DARK SLASH LIGHT

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 12/11/2013
So stoked for this band! Justin and Candy and Tarika from The Triggers, Justin Candy and Mary from Sleepwalkers RIP! Thanks so much for playing!
  • Length: 18:37 minutes (17.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Live in Studio: DAMAGES

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 11/27/2013
From LA!
What's Left For Us / No Another Day / Not Your Soldier / I got No Patience / Purgatory / Disease Called Reality / Impulse / Vatican Rats

Live in Studio: O INIMIGO

Life During Wartime
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Fri, 11/08/2013

From Brasil! Live in Studio from Last November... sorry we lagged, more photos to come, and the set list!

  • Length: 37:42 minutes (34.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Neo Boys Special

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 10/30/2013
Documentary on the Neo Boys featuring KT Kincaid, Kim Kincaid, Pat Baum, Pat Baum, Jennifer LoBianco, and Meg Hentges, and audio from their new retrospective out on K Records, Sooner or Later.
  • Length: 59:25 minutes (54.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Live in Studio: FREEDOM CLUB

Life During Wartime
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Wed, 10/02/2013
Just before their west coast tour....
  • Length: 22:10 minutes (20.29 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Live in Studio: LAS OTRAS

Life During Wartime
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Thu, 08/29/2013
Las Otras from Barcelona! Amazing women, great show!

There was a tech glitch, but we edited it out for you... enjoy!

Las Otras / Mujer Ficcion / Tragedia / Imune / Paredes de Carne / Rutina / Fronteras / Civilizacion de Muerte / Esclavas

Live in Studio: ANASAZI

Life During Wartime
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Thu, 08/29/2013
ANASAZI From New York City! Thanks for playing!

Witch Cry / Sudden Illness / Desecration / Morbid Native / Loving You With A Knife
  • Artist: Anasazi
  • Title: live at KBOO
  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 22:39 minutes (20.73 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


Life During Wartime playlist for 12/17/2014

Program name: 
Life During Wartime
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Sick ThoughtsMoral SicknessMoral Sickness 7"Blast of Silence
NeedlesSErvitudeDesperactionIron Lung
Juggling JuggularsGameSalute to noone
DeathwishTalegateTalegateLost And Found Records
Harum ScarumThe Fight Inside of MeHarum Scarumhex
NervHomecomingUSA Off Earth Now! 7"Lagerville Records
Busted OutlookPlague Hoarderdemoself released
MulltuteExzessMulltuteHeart First
Eddie and the SubtitlesAmerican SocietyFuck You EddieFrontier
Freak VibeCuss Gangdemo tapeself released
Suicide CommandosAttacking The BeatMake a RecordBland
The PlugzAchinAchin 7"Fatima Recordz
NotsInsect Eyeswe are NotsGoner
Thight MasterNight Terrorshead of the WitchTenth Court Records
Jay ReatardIt Aint Gonna Svae MeWathch Me FallMatador
Husker DuDivide and ConquerFlip Your WigSST
Mighty MightyIs There Anyone Out There?12" singleGirlie Records
Neon PissClose The door7"Vinly Rites
JonestownSwiss CheeseAll Day SuckerProject A Bomb
The Blind ShakeI'm Not An AnmialSeriousnessLearning Curve
DebilsMasoDebilsTeva Music ‎
FlirtDon't Push Me7"Real Records
Dead MoonSomewhere Far AwayNervous Sooner ChangesMusic Maniac
chromeFirebombFirebomb 7"Risky Records
FlipperLifeRat Music for Rat People versiongo!
FrightwigPunk Rock JailbaitFaster Frighwig Kill KillCaroline
StrapazeTageWild + WeiblichTritt
Hagar the WombIdolizationA Brighter Shade of BlackMississippi
ID UnderBela Lugosi's Not Dead you areThe Lords of NothingUnderdog
Red AsphaltJive Puppet
Lumpy and the DumpersGnats in the Pisser
ManateeescCold And Rhythmic
Plan Rnot a WastePlan R
Dark TimesWipe The slate
XL CaprisMy City of Sydney
Burning KitchenFucked UpMany Wonder About The Meaning of Life (1993-2000)Man In Decline
Buck Biloxi and The FucksI'm a GeniusBuck Biloxi and The FUcksa
Los MonjoReyes de la destructionSolo Para PUnks
Ratas De VaticanoToda Autoridad es una broma

Life During Wartime playlist for 12/03/2014

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Life During Wartime
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conflictpositive junkincrease the poressuremortarhate
the shitlikcerssilencewarsytem
Picture frame seductionsee ya deathhand of the rider
Dischargein defence of our futurrein her majestys srvice
anthraxtheyve got it all wrongsmall wonders vol 1
gospel fuckerscommercial
The partisansbastards in bluepolice story
Conflictincrease the pressureIncrease the presure
HOmosexualsTechnique Street
Secta SuicidaVacio7"
Nip DriversNever Was
Good ThrobHeadacheCulture Vulture 7"Muscle Horse
Synthetic IDEscapement7"Crime On The Moon
The ExNew Sensemudbird shiversCrosstalk
Dog Mystic InaneHermansUFOsDeep Creep EPNegative Jazz
Negative ScannerAmbitious People
Dog Faced HermansMary Houdini
Pure Mania1000 Años Despues Del Hombre
The RatsBroken Wire TelephoneThe RatsTombstone
Red donsauslanderuaslander ep
The expliotedfuck the usapunks not dead
PMS 84Live In StudioKBOO
AjaxSecurityBleach For Breakfast CasetteSelf Released
Career SuicideQuarantineSARS ep
TorsoCommunity PsychosisCommunity Psycosis 7"Adagio
PMS 84Interview
FrigidettesTurmoilNot So Quiet on the Western FrontMRR
The Dicksrich daddykills from the ehart
gg Alinbite it you scumanthollogy lp
Petter and the test tube bnabiesintensive careoi the record
GBHDiplomatic imunitycity babies revenge
the businessstreets where you livedemo
MotorheadOver the Topsingle
cocksparerwhere are they now?shock troopd
PMS 84 Live in studio

Life During Wartime playlist for 11/19/2014

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Life During Wartime
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American HateThe Best AdviceDead Squeeze EPNot Normal
Umbilical ChordWaters/t 7"video disease
Moira ScarSpace Trash
Kizza PingDen Nya
PlastixKonsumier MichDie Tödliche Dosis
De KiftDe DagKonkurrent
Big CruxLamento DementePonchitoNot Normal
Imperialist PigsCherub Faces/t 7"Fatal Erection
AjaxSecurityBleach for Breakfast Cassette
The Lowest FormExhaustionNegative EcstasyIron Lung
Big BlackKeroseneAtomizerHomestead
Failed MutationThe Greatest Questdemo
InserviblesRuido de MierdaGrabaciones 2008-2013
Pura Manía1000 Años Despues Del HombreRatas De Dos Patas demoCvrecs
DirtHiroshimaObject Refuse Reject AbuseCrass
Big BoysManipulationLullibies Help the Brain GrowMoment
VideoCult of Video7"No Good Records
NauseaSelf Destruct
Butthole SurfersBBQ PopeBrown Reasons to Live
Dangerous GirlsI Don't Wanna Eat Another Sunday Roast With The FamilyKilled by 7" #4Redrum
Descendents (by request!)I Like Food
InstituteGiddy BoysKatorga Works
Joyce McKinneyGreen Song
Sick ThoughtsFrustrated
TorsoCommunity Psychosis
DOAFuck YouBloodies but UnbowedAlternative Tentacles
Mike Rep and the QuotasRocket To Nowhere
Delta 5Anticipation
Synthetic IDEscapement
The War Goes OnThe Shittie Life
The RussiansAnything She Wants
Pig DNADom
VX GAS ATTACK Live In Studio!!!

Life During Wartime playlist for 11/05/2014

Program name: 
Life During Wartime
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The DiskordsLife During WartimeBlame It On The KidsVinyl Warning
Honey BaneGirl On The RunYou Can Be YouCrass
The ScientistsFrantic Romantic7"DNA
Sleepwalkers RIPPlay Our Sound7"Dead Ideas
RamonesShe's A SensationPleasant DreamsSire
NecrosCaste System7"boot
The CrucifucksYou Give Me The CreepsS/TAlternative Tentacles
MasshysteriMasshysteri Del TvaS/TFeral Ward
The SpitsLife Of CrimeS/TIn The Red
Antidotereal dealthou shalt not kill
channel 3wetspotsfear of life
Toxic reasonsdrunk and disorderlyIndependance
Reagan Youthno class
Germswe must bleedWhat We Do Is Secret
Antidotesomething must be doneThou Shalt Not Kill
ejectedhave ypu got 10 p
blitzfight to liveall out attack
Gbhgeneralsleather bristles stud and acne
The SimpletonesI Have A Datebeach BlvdPosh Boy
The DickiesNights In White Satin7"A&M
Government WarningArrested7"Grave Mistake
The TemplarsYou're FreePhase IIVulture Rock
Gorilla AngrebLong Island7"Spild Af Vinyl
Olho SecoNadabotas, Fuzis E CapacetesNew Face
The Clash1-2 Crush On You7"CBS
the buisneswork or riotsuburban rebels
The Undeadthis place is burningriot city vol 2
Partisansarms racepolice story
cvhaotic discordpop stars
sex aidswe are the raod crewriot city vol 2
101erskeys to your heart
the boystenement kidsst
the boysliving in the cityST
Sex Pistolssilly thingsrock n roll swindle
ouitcastfrustrationoutcast by choice
Black Arabssex pistols medley
The MeteorsJohnny Remember Me8"ID
Social UnrestGeneral EnemyRat In A MazeLibertine
Naked RaygunVanilla Blue7"Sandpounder
FrenzyPower gamesNoizey TroubleDistort Reality
The CrampsCan Your Pussy Do The Dog?7"Big Beat
The Only OnesAnother Girl, Another PlanetSpecial ViewCBS
The RiffsComing Back7"TKO
Husker DuSomething I Learned TodayZen ArcadeSST

Life During Wartime playlist for 10/22/2014

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Life During Wartime
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RatkaSerpente7"nada nada discos
Satan anonskiOci U MagliHard Blood ShockSS
NegativlandYou Don't Even Live HereEscape From NoiseSST
Can Can HeadsSalmonella Riverkusisessions vol.2Kissankusi
The FallLie Dream of a casino soulHip Priest and KameradsSituation 2
The ejectedfast n louda touch of class
the templarsdont doi anything at allphase 2
slaughter and the dogsim maddo it dog styler
Sham 69I dont wanna
stiff little fingersalternative ulsters
The partisanskilling machinepolice story
The bruisersintimidation
The ejctedone of the boys
RatkaTake your time
The DickiesPoodle Party
WireThree Girl RhumbaPink FlagHarvest
Angelic UpstartsNever 'Ad Nuthin'We Gotta get Out Of This PlaceWarner Bros
Mary Weiss with The Reigning SoundStop And Think It OverDangerous GameNorton
Gun ClubThe LieDeath Party
BuzzcocksDont know what to do withDifferent Kind of Tensiona & M
Raw PowerState OppressionScreams from the GutterToxic Shock

Life During Wartime playlist for 10/08/2014

Program name: 
Life During Wartime
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Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers400 Fascists400 Fascistsbootleg
Electric EelsAnxietyThe Eyeball of HellScat
Comes?No Sidebootleg
NeosDie for the CauseHassibah Gets the Martian Brain SqueezeRatcage
VoidThinkFaith/Void-split LPDischord
NudesScaredNudesIron Lung
United MutationI Know a PlaceFugitive FamilyDSI
Blitznew ageTime bomb early singles collection
Sham 69I don't wannast
The Pistwe're the pistDestroy society 7'
The partisansput your money where your mouth ispolice story
The RiffsA million scarsA million scars ep
GbhSelf destructNo survivors ep
Peter and the test tube babiesVicars wank toothe loud blaring punk record
The OutcastsFrustrationoutcasts by choice
The TemplarsFreedom has its pricePhase too
The GuttersEventuallyThe Guttersgutters records
Good ThrobNo TasteFuck OffWhite Denim
Neo Boys`No VenueSooner or LaterK
Neon PissPeaceful AssemblyNeon PissDernaged
AdvertsWe Who WaitThe Wonders Don't CareGet Back
PagansNot Now No WayShit StreetCrypt
DictatorsStay With MeBloodbrothersAsylum
DiEExterminateVexedSonic Terror
NervBugUSA Off Earth Now!Lagerville
Bobby SoxxScavenger of DeathLearn to Hate in the '80sbootleg
The StoogesNot RightThe StoogesSundazed
The Velvet Underground and NicoRun Run RunAndy WarholVerve
UV RaceAlways LateHomoIn The Red
The CleanOddityOddity540
The cigarettesall we want is your moneywill damge your healkth
The Boystumble with meSelf Titled
Rubella BalletMoney talks
ProtexDon'y ring me up
Girls at our bestWaterbed BabiesPleasure
DiskurzRepellant7"Todo Destruido
Terrible FeelingsImpending DoomImpending Doom 7"Deranged Records
DezerterFAcetIle Procent duszy?Pasazer
Lowest FormExhaustionNegative EcstasyIron Lung
Una Bestia IncontrolableVulnerableObservant com el mon es destrueixLa Vida Es En Mus

Life During Wartime playlist for 09/24/2014

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Life During Wartime playlist for 09/24/2014

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Life During Wartime playlist for 09/24/2014

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Life During Wartime playlist for 09/24/2014

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Life During Wartime
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templarsvictimdans les catacombs
Menacescrewed upglc best of menace
Rezillossomebodys gonna get there head kicked incan;t stand the rezilolos
then nipsall the time in the worldthe tits of soho
cocksparertaken for a rideengland belongs to me
PartisansI never needed youpolice story
adictshurtsongs of priase
criminal damagepower of foolsst
Templarsskinhead alrightdans les catacombs
F.U.A.L.And The Birdie Said
Direct ControlWorld War 3Nuclear tomorrow epSorry State
Satan's RatsYou Make Me Feel Sick
Naked Lady WrestlersAccidents
The SaintsPerfect DayEternally Yours
Black RainbowHey Sailor, What Ship?Black Rainbow
The CrowdNew CrewV/A-Beach BlvdPosh Boy
The EyesDisneylandTAQNArtifix
The OffsZero DegreesThe Offs415
CrimeFrustrationSan Francisco's Still DoomedSwami
DilsYou're Not BlankDilsBomp
Middle ClassOut of VogueOut of VogueBorderline
The StainsSick and CrazyThe StainsSST
Zero boysHigh timevicious circle
Teenage headlucy potatoaint got no sense
The viciousI dont beleiver in christalienated
MotorheadI wont pay your priceOverkill 7'
Screamers122 hours of fear
Deaf WishThe Beat Of Nothing's Wrong
Piss TestHungerMutant Party 4Jonny Cat
Sado NationSee Through My EyesDisruptive Patterns
The CigarettesI Wanna Be Free
TyrannaBack Off Baby7"Bopppa Do Down
Flyin SpiderzCity BoyKilled by Epitaph
The MadDisgustingV/A-Killed By Death 2Redrum
Problems?Ei Taa Lama Paahan KayEi Taa Lama Paahan KaySvart
Nasal BoysHot LoveHot LoveSing Sing
NashiSlumNo Call a NameCrust War
Young IdentitiesNew TrendsNew Trends540
Hot NastiesI Am a Confused TeenagerThe Invasion of the TribblesUgly Pop
StiphnoydsAfraid of the RussiansV/A-Killed by Death 5Redrum


playlist for 6/09!?!??!

argh. i really dug just about the whole 1st set but had to leave b4 i could hear what any of it was.  and i mean just the 1st 5-6 song set of tunes after the discords. i cassetted most of them, still sound great. [6/09/10]

if not the whole show, any way just those 1st few tunes could be listed here sometime? thanks!   stiv

or e-mail to me if you'd like:   

the present day punker refuses to die!  thanks for your show.




did you play a song last night called "fuck you dad"? i thought i heard it but didn't see it on the playlist... 


 Thank You Life During Wartime! Whoop Whoop you keep this old kboo listener happy!

xo pops croghan


wouldn't mind hearing some Annhilation Time

 Second that! Strung Up,

 Second that! Strung Up, Warkrime, Deadfall. Bay Area love

 Awesome show!  you guys

 Awesome show!  you guys should leave and party more often...just kiddin.




Fucking yes! Thank you, how come no one knows about the feederz. You just made my night!

thank you for filling the

thank you for filling the sucking void that is portland radio.

Life During Wartime

did Cower just play at 1:20 or somehwere around there? it was really good is there a way to get a tape of it? or should i ask the band for it, great radio station today was the first time hearing it great show:) KEEP IT UP:)
take care


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