Plugged In

DJ Tronic hosts the Plugged In show on KBOO the first and third Friday of each month from 10pm - 12am PST.  Tronic does a live DJ mix in the studio featuring the latest in deep house, house, techno, tech house, breaks, drum-n-bass, downtempo and more.  Tronic also has guest DJs in the studio, and we often talk about upcoming parties and club nights, and have ticket and CD giveaways on the show.

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Plugged In on 02/03/12

Plugged In
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Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:00pm - Sat, 02/04/2012 - 12:00am
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Tronic will be in the mix with all new music for 2 hours for a pledge drive special!

DJ Tronic is hosting the first of two KBOO winter Pledge Drive specials this Friday night with two hours of all new electronic / dance music in the mix!

I always bring a great variety of genres, and that will really be on display this Friday night. Tronic is busting out some Future Bass, Deep House, Breakbeats, Drum-n-Bass, Tech House, Techno, Glitch, Downtempo and more!

Artists in the mix will include::
Aeroc, Shades of Grey, UNER, Stimming, Marco Bailey, Maribou State, The Beijing Gang (brand new!!!), Clovis, Resolutions, Random Soul, The Advent, Cari Lekebusch & Jesper Dahlback, Lee Guthrie and more!

Plugged In on 12/16/11

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Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:00am
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The last Plugged In for 2011 with Tronic & Mercedes!

Join Tronic and Mercedes for the last episode of Plugged In for 2011!!!

This Friday night on KBOO!
10pm - 12am Pacific Time.

To get you ready for the show, here is a new mix of tech + house from Tronic for Dancefloor Mayhem on Techno.FM:

Here is Mercedes' SoundCloud page with 2 mixes to stream and download:

Plugged In on 11/11/11

Plugged In
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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 11/12/2011 - 12:00am
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Special Plugged In with Tronic and guest DJ Wiggles!

 Tronic and Wiggles will be playing House music for 2 Hours tonight on KBOO!

Plugged In on 10/07/11

Plugged In
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Fri, 10/07/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 10/08/2011 - 12:00am
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Fall 2011 Pledge Drive special featuring 2 Hours of classic electronic / dance music!

Tronic will be playing 2 Hours of classic electronic / dance music from a variety of genres and encouraging you to make a donation to help support Plugged In radio on KBOO.

House / Techno / Breaks / Trance / Disco / Acid / Rave / +more

Make a donation - make a request

Artists such as Moby, The Prodigy, Orbital, Sasha, DJ Icey, Wink, Danny Tenaglia, Baby D, Cajmere, Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk, Freaky Chakra, The FOG, George Kranz, Liberty City, Cybotron and so many more.

Plugged In on 08/19/11

Plugged In
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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 08/20/2011 - 12:00am
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Plugged In on KBOO with DJ Tronic + Evan Alexander

 2 Hours of House + more in the mix this Friday night with Evan Alexander and Tronic!

Don't forget about the big party Tronic is playing at on Saturday night - it is a fundraiser for Oregon Crusaders and The Q Center. More info on the party here:

and check out some DJ mixes from Evan Alexander here:

Plugged In on 08/05/11

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 08/06/2011 - 12:00am
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2 hours of House music from Tronic + special guests Midwest Express!

2 Hours of House Music this Friday night on KBOO! Tune in to hear a special live guest mix from Midwest Express aka Tyler Hart & Daryl Merrick.

Check out some Midwest Express DJ mixes on their SoundCloud page:​idwestexpress

Midwest Express with be playing with Miles Maeda at Groove Suite on Saturday, August 20th. 
More info on that event here:​ent.php?eid=23618924639884​5

Plugged In on 06/17/11

Plugged In
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Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 06/18/2011 - 12:00am
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Special set of House and Tribal to celebrate Pride!

 On Friday, June 17th, Tronic will be mixing up a special set of vocal house, house and tribal beats to kick off Portland's Pride weekend!

Don't forgot to join Tronic Saturday night at The Whiskey Bar for Fierce! A Pride party he is hosting to benefit The Q Center. More on Fierce here:

Plugged In on 06/03/11

Plugged In
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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 06/04/2011 - 12:00am
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House, Tech House and Techno with Tronic + Audioelectronic

 Tronic will be joined by special guest Audioelectronic - a Portland based producer and DJ who runs the Nude Photo Music label.

We'll be in the mix with two hours of tech house and techno and we will be promoting the Closer Music Festival. A 2-day event coming to Portland on June 24th and 25th. More info on the festival here:

Plugged In on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:00am
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Tronic is joined by special guest El Cucuy!

On Friday, May 20th, Tronic will be joined by special guest El Cucuy who will be playing a set of moombahton.

Carlos Cortes has DJed/Produced in Portland under the name Assemble the Empire since 2002.

He's worked with local great Michele Wylen on her DEMO EP in 2006. Later that year found support from the LOGO Network producing the music for Logan Lynn's critically acclaimed videos "Burning Your Glory" & the "Feed Me to the Wolves..." EP in 2007. The duo's momentum yielded an album, "From Pillar to Post" released under the Dandy Warhol's "Beat the World Records" label in 2009.

Plugged In on 05/06/11

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Fri, 05/06/2011 - 10:00pm - Sat, 05/07/2011 - 12:00am
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Special guest Tim Xavier joins Tronic

 For our Spring Pledge Drive show I will be joined by a very special guest - Tim Xavier!

Tim Xavier bio:

Tim Xavier’s passion for music has kept him on the forefront of techno since his innovative releases a decade ago on Blueline. His incomparable, diverse production has transcended through the maturation of alternative dance music, and his dark, edgy sound has somehow remained in tact through his evolution. His current minimal/techno hybrid sound is featured on labels like Clink, Limited400 and Cocoon. He is the owner and chief engineer at Manmade Mastering in Berlin, and this sleepy-eyed coffee addict defines cool as he cuts master plates for many respected labels such as Spectral Sound, Wagon Repair, Minus, Mobilee, and B-Pitch.


Deelay Ceelay at PDX Pop Now!

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Fri, 07/31/2009

A selection of Deelay Ceelay's performance at the 2009 PDX Pop Now! music festival, as aired on the July 31st edition of Plugged In.

  • Length: 30:42 minutes (42.17 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Jeffery Jerusalem Live at PDX Pop Now

Plugged In
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Fri, 07/31/2009

A selection of Jeffery Jerusalem's performance at the 2009 PDX Pop Now! music festival, as aired on the July 31st edition of Plugged In.

  • Length: 35:57 minutes (49.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Guidance Counselor at PDX Pop Now!

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Fri, 07/31/2009

A selection of Guidance Counselor's performance at the 2009 PDX Pop Now! music festival, as aired on the July 31st edition of Plugged In.

Thavius Beck Live at Holocene

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Thu, 04/02/2009

Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He recently joined a lineup of local artists to celebrate black electronic music and benefit KBOO at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. 

Joining him were Rasheeda Ameera, Cheetah Finess, and Ayam  in a night curated by KBOO's Deena B of The Soundbox. Listen to the whole set on the Free Music Archive.

Mr. Beck has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Labwaste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his recent production for fellow Mush artist K-The-I???, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of and accompanying Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Beck’s many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio. Check out one of his videos here

Show Me the Pink's Radical Magical Re-re-reunion!

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Tue, 01/27/2009

Portland wouldn't let Show Me the Pink run away forever.  With a return long overdue, the band performed at Branx with Bitchin' Summer and Full Face Riot.

The house was packed and by the time Show Me the Pink took to the stage the venue had been warmed up and flashing bicycle lights prepared the dancefloor.


Dirty X Rated at Holocene

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Tue, 01/06/2009

Dirty X-Rated played a set during the Beat Off at Holocene.

Dirty came to KBOO's studio for the Plugged In show previewing the Beat Off.

Beat Off Battle of Sampling

Plugged In
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Tue, 01/06/2009

What is a Beat Off?  Well maybe not what you think. 

Recently, Holocene hosted one of a series of these where electronic musicians are given a variety of short samples of music and are challenged to come up with some dope beats in one hour.  Wanna hear what it sounds like?

Those who participated include Techno Mike, Quiet Countries, Magnum PA, Dirty X Rated, Shrubbery, Demi Batard, Cutter Filtoff, Graintable, Demdranger / John Henry, Rude Boy, The DJ Nealie Neal, and Sedell Jones who was voted the winner of the battle.

Special thanks to organizer Erik Beats for setting this up. 


Plugged In's Beat Battle with Interview

Plugged In
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Thu, 01/01/2009

As a preview of the upcoming Beat Off at Holocene, I hosted the organizer of the event and a few electronic artists who will be competing.  We even had our own mini beat off beat battle on the air. 

On the show was Beat Off organizer Erik Beats, Dirty X Rated, The New Plastic, and Trick-Assed Marxist.  We heard some of their work, including some of their past competitions, and then finished the program with a beat battle challenge using the same samples that will be used for the Beat Off next week.  You'll have to listen to find out who was voted the winner!

You can also check out the playlist here.

ComputeHer Live at Ground Kontrol

Plugged In
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Sat, 08/16/2008

ComputeHer performs at the Micropalooza chiptune music festival at Ground Kontrol, as aired on Plugged In.

8 Bit Weapon Live at Ground Kontrol

Plugged In
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Sat, 08/16/2008

8 Bit Weapon performs at the Micropalooza chiptune music festival at Ground Kontrol, as aired on Plugged In.


Plugged In playlist for 09/07/2008

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Fuck ButtonsRibs OutStreet Horrrsing
Fuck ButtonsOkay. Lets Talk About MagicStreet Horrrsing
Fuck ButtonsRace You to my Bedroom / Spirit RiseStreet Horrrsing
Fuck ButtonsBright TomorrowStreet Horrsing
Best FwendsBump in the Day
Best FwendsM.Y.S.E.L.F.
Best FwendsSkate or Live
Matt and KimYea Yeah
Matt and KimSilver Tiles
Matt and KimVerbs Before Nouns
Matt and KimNo More Long Years
Throw Me the StatueLolita
DundiggyThe Final Mix
Missy ElliotHot (Ratatat Remix)
RatatatBlack Heroes
Dan DeaconThe House I Was Isn't
Dan DeaconThe Crystal Cat
Dan DeaconWet Wings
Dan DeaconMark Brown
Dan DeaconBig Milk
Fuck ButtonsColours Move

MFNW Recap! 

Plugged In playlist for 08/17/2008

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Tonight we revisted the recent Micropalooza chiptune music festival that took place at Ground Kontrol.  We heard live recordings of 8 Bit Weapon, ComputeHer, and Olympia's MC Firedrill.  Local chiptune musician who also was part of the lineup, Air Fortress, appeared live on the show to share his own music and discuss the art of creating music using video game consoles.

Playlist forthcoming.  Check the Plugged In program page for audio!

Plugged In playlist for 08/03/2008

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Crystal CastlesXxzxcuzx Me
Crystal CastlesAir War
Sascha DiveDeep
Run ReturnAnnimals are beautiful people
ThaboTake Root
Babies Got RabiesBurning Things Fall (Live)
Babies Got RabiesBabies got Rabies (Live)
Babies Got RabiesLook Alive (Live)
Babies Got Rabies andYour Low to Earth Cuz Your Down
Babies Got Rabies andRoll of Tape & A Broken Heart
Babies Got RabiesDance With Me in Kyoto
Babies Got RabiesDecease She
Babies Got RabiesMachinery Spoke!
Babies Got RabiesScratch Pad
Strand & Tres ft. OmniscientThe Way it Was (Shadow Huntaz Instrumental mix)
Magnetic FieldsTake Ecstasy WIth Me (!!! Cover)
The KnifeLike a Pen
Dan DeaconThe Crystal Cat
Tom Tom ClubWordy Rappinghood
Robots in DisguiseMnemonic
Octopus ProjectTruck
Crystal CastlesCrimewave
ThaboTake Root

Babies Got Rabies Live!  Also check out two of their live tracks in the podcast section of the Plugged In show.

Plugged In playlist for 07/20/2008

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RatatatFalcon JabLP3
RatatatMi ViejoLP3
RatatatMúmtaz KhanLP3
RatatatGipsy ThreatLP3
Mathew DearLakotic
Sleep ArchiveHospital Tracks 1 & 2
Jackie's ArmyMurther RMX
Natural RythmMumblemouth
Martin ButtrichMusic is Improper
BitstreamAnno Domini
Poddington BearHook Line & Slinker
Experimental Dental SchoolOakland Lake Legz
AtoleMaximal Techno
Dat'rThe Bloody Lump
PantherDecision Decision
Guidance CounselorPull Over (LIVE!)
LakesSea Encounter
LiarsThere's Always Room on the Broom
Guidance CounselorCreature
Guidance CounselorForming
CopyAfro Oven

We had Guidance Counselor and E-Beth on to preview PDX Pop Now!, as well as Jake spinning Drum and Bass. We also previewed Ratatat's new album, LP3.

Plugged In playlist for 06/22/2008

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Balkan Beat BoxKeep 'Em Straight (Intro)Nu Med
Balkan Beat BoxHermetico
Balkan Beat BoxHabibi Min Zaman
Balkan Beat BoxBbbeat
Balkan Beat BoxDigital Monkey
Balkan Beat BoxBalcasio
Balkan Beat BoxPachima
Balkan Beat BoxQuand Est-Ce Qu'on Arrive?
Balkan Beat BoxMexico City
Balkan Beat BoxDelancey
Balkan Beat BoxJoro Boro
Balkan Beat BoxGypsy Queens
Balkan Beat Box$20 for Boban
Balkan Beat BoxBaharim (Outro)
DJ InvisiboyQuickie Mix 1
TransientAnimal Laws

Some upcoming shows:

June 25th: DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid at Holocene

July 3rd: DJ Invisiboy at Pip Gallery

July 8th: Ratatat at Holocence 

Plugged In playlist for 06/15/2008

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DoshDon't Wait for the Needle to StopWolves and Wishes
DoshBurry the GhostWolves and Wishes
DoshIf You Want To, You Have toWolves and Wishes
Prince & Rob Basevarious tracks
Zoz vs. Yin Yang Tusvasiours tracks
Hood Internet DJsGhost
Sharky & C-RayElectro
The CribsMens Needs (CSS Remix)
Fleetwood MacEverything (DJ Invisiboy Refix)
The Black KidsBoyfriend to dare with you (Remix)
Toledo VaderThe Planet The
The SensualistsYou are Love
CopyA Slight But Delicious Whale
BirthSleep with Dogs
Bloc PartyHelicopter (Dipko Remix)
The Shout Out LoudsTonight I have to Leave it (Remix)
Yong MCKnow How (Gutter Mix)
DJ InvisiboyMy Humps
EurythmicsSweet Dreams (DJ Invisboy Remix)
JourneyDon't Stop (DJ Invisiboy Remix)
Miss Kittin & The Hacker

Tonight we had on DJ Invisiboy

Some upcoming shows:
June 18th
Starfucker with 40 Hundred Thousand Locked Up Guns
Exit Only

June 20th
Pather with Copy and Hostile Tapeover

July 3rd - 9pm
DJ Invisiboy
Pip Gallery (In the Everett Street Lofts)

Plugged In playlist for 06/01/2008

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Mobyooh yeah
TelepathiqueEu Gosto
DoshCapture the Flag
TwinkDo You Hear the Frog?
MatmosMister Mouth
Natalie Portman's Shaved HeadSlow Motion Tag Team
Deejay OMThe Arrival
Deejay OMMixed Emotions
Deejay OMSunset at Midnight
Deejay OMSilk Dealers of New Delhi
AutechreTrack 7Quaristice
2raumwohnungMadchen Mit Plan
Patato & ToticoDilo Como Yo - Antibalas Remix
All Girl Summer Fun BandVideo Game Heart
StrategyI Can't Stand the Rain
Four TetWing Body Wing
Crystal CastlesAir War
Fist FiteLips and Ribs Remix
YACHTI Love a Computer
Southern BelleSunnyside
The BlowHock It
Glass CandyDigital Versicolor
StarfuckerRawnald Gregory Erickson The Second
Guidance CounselorSeparate
PantherOn the Lam - Copy Remix
Crystal CastlesAir War
Pink SkullGet Inside
Pink SkullGonzo's Cointreau

Upcoming Shows:



With All Girl Summer Fun Band and Reporter

June 3rd, 7p

Westview High School, Beaverton


Fourt Tet

With Strategy and DJ Tan’t

June 4



Crystal Castles

With DJ Ceyonda and DJ Wolf

June 8 - 9pm


All Ages


PDX Pop Now CD Release Party


With White Fang, Fist Fite, and more

June 12th, 9pm


All ages



The Blow

With Glass Candy

Saturday June 14th

Aladdin Theater

All ages



With 40 Hundred Thousand Locked Up Guns and Guidance

June 18th

At Exit Only



With Copy and Hostile Tapeover

June 20, 8pm


All ages


Plugged In playlist for 05/18/2008

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JusticeLet there be Light
TigaSunglasses Konrad
Crazy BaldheadStrings of Death
Vicarious BlissLimousine
FancyWhats Your Name Again?
Felix da HousecatArtificial
Felix da HousecatRude Allegience
PeachesAA XXX (Radio Edit)
Felix de HousecatPretty Girls Don't Dance
Felix da HousecatRadio Osawa Remix
The Presets
Chebi SabbahJai Bhavani
StrengthWildernessPDX Pop Now! 2008
Fist FiteGrandma SurprisePDX Pop Now! 2008
Guidance CounselorPull OverPDX Pop Now! 2008
PantherPuerto Rican Jukebox (Lips and Ribs Remix)PDX Pop Now! 2008
YACHTRing the Bell (Premix)PDX Pop Now! 2008
ChromaticsNight DrivePDX Pop Now! 2008

We had folks from PDX Pop Now! on to showcase their new comp for 2008.

Plugged In playlist for 05/04/2008

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Miss Kitten & The HackerWalk On By
The KnifeHeartbeats (Rex the Dog Remix)
RoyksoppAlpha Male
M83Teen Angst
Three Na MassaSem Folego
FishcerspoonerNever Win
Crystal CastesCrime Wave
Balkan Beat BoxBulgarian Chicks
EuromotionGet Serious
!!!Feel Good Hit of the Fall
Golden GreatsRobot Lips
The PresetsThis Boy's In Love
DatarockI Used to Dance With My Daddy
The Snuggle UpsMove Your Body
Dan DeaconMr. Big Stuff Cover
Curtis MayfiledIf I were only a Child Again (Four Tet)
Cut Chemist(My 1st) Big Break
Le TigreAfter Dark
Dj VadimBlack is the Night
Axiom FunkCosmic Slop
Dj VadimHeads Still Aint Ready

Plugged In playlist for 04/20/2008

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Lesbians on EcstasyTell Me Does She Love the Bass
CurveDirty High
Chemical BrothersDas SpiegelWe Are the Night
LCD SoundsystemGet InnoculousSound of Silver
Stereo TotalMehr LichtParis Berlin
The SlantsCapture Me BurningThe Slants
New Young Pony ClubIce CreamFantastic Playroom
MGMTTime to PretendOracular Spectacular
GoldfrappLovely 2 C U
YACHTIts All The Same Price
GoldfrappOoh La La
The BlowEat Your Heart
Lesbians on EcstasyBitchsy
CaribouLord Leopard
MGMTElectric Feel
Hot ChipShake A Fist
Nice NiceUh Oh
Simian Mobile DiscoIts the Beat
Cut CopyOut There on the Ice
VHS or BetaNight on Fire
Eats TapesNOS
Death From AboveRomantic Rights [The phones Lovers Remix]
SolventMy Radio
Cansie de Ser SexyThis Month, Day 10
Mouse on MarsI go ego why go we go
Mouse on MarsDistroia

For 4/20 we had some 4/20 themed songs at the beginning, then moved to part 2 of our 2007 year in review of electronic music (part one was during the March show), and heard some artists who will be coming through town.  The special lists can be found below and the full playlist above.

2007 Albums in Review - part 2 (cont. from the March show)
Chemical Brothers - "Das Spiegel" - We Are the Night
LCD Soundsystem - "Get Innoculous" - Sound of Silver
Stereo Total - "Mehr Licht" - Paris Berlin
The Slants - "Capture Me Burning" - The Slants
New Young Pony Club - "Ice Cream" - Fantastic Playroom
MGMT - "Time to Pretend" -  Oracular Spectacular

Here's the 9:00 list of upcoming shows:
Caribou - doug fir - Monday April 21 (I may have mistakenly said he was formerly known as Boards of Canada, but I had meant to say Manitoba - sorry!)
mgmt - doug fir - Tuesday April 22
hot chip - crystal ballroom - april 23rd
simian mobile disco - holoscene - april 28
Cut Copy - Doug Fir april 28
VHS or Beta - may 2nd - at the doug fir


Once a week!

Once a week!


Great to see a show like this on KBOO!

Bring on the Electro, Speed Garage, and 2 Step!



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