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An @xrayfm music interview podcast sharing the stories of today's music industry from the voices of working musicians and creatives from Jeni Wren Stottrup. West Coast and beyond.
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Now displaying: September, 2016

An XRAY.FM radio show and podcast all about the grit behind successful artists and creatives, from artist and producer Jeni Wren.

Sep 23, 2016

Johnny Galyon and Todd Crosby came together to put on one of the best metal festivals in the US, in an unheard of venue capacity of 500. With acts like Deafheaven, Uncle Acid and Red Fang as well as locals from Portland's stand out metal scene, it's a gem of festival. Take a listen, in the first of the Uncut series.

Sep 22, 2016

It takes a little something extra tough to be a woman and music, not to mention the women who inspired us. This week I talked with 4 women, in different stages of their careers, in different parts of the industry, about the woman artists who inspired them. Including Alana Ranes, Alicia J Rose, Cervante Pope, Johanna Kunin and... myself, Jeni Wren Stottrup. Music from Tove Lo, Kate Bush, Bjork, Tina Turner and Tori Amos.

Sep 22, 2016

Johnny Galyon and Todd Crosby came together to put on one of the best metal festivals in the US, in an unheard of venue capacity of 500. With acts like Deafheaven, Uncle Acid and Red Fang as well as locals from Portland's stand out metal scene, it's a gem of festival. Take a listen, in the first of the Uncut series.

Sep 15, 2016

Chris Slusarenko and John Moen are two of Portland's most prolific side men.. no longer. Get to know the artists behind one of the Portland's longest over due bands, Eyelids. We talk about the creative process, their experiences with Guided By Voices and Decemberists and their special approach to visuals.

Sep 7, 2016

In the final installment of the Pickathon Series, we are going to hang out with Joe Casey of Protomartyr, relax with Ellen Kemper of Palehound and get sexy with Jamil Rashad of Boulevards. Photo: Jeni Wren Stottrup Produced and edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup Tracks: Born to Wine by Protomartyr, Molly and Cinnamon by Palehound and Got to Go by Boulevards Theme song: Lucky from Bryson Hanson Special thanks to Pickathon, XRAY.FM and Vortex Magazine

Sep 3, 2016

In the first installation of Gritty Birds: Live, Keisha Chiddick aka Blossom came into the studio before her Pickathon sets. Enjoy this bonus episode before the final installation of the Pickathon Series is released this week.

Sep 1, 2016

In Part 2 of the Pickathon series, we talk songwriting with punk pop experimentalist Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. Then we head into the sky to talk with Guildworks, between Yo La Tengo and Jeff Tweedy's sets. With a special message for Thao from Tex Clark The Gritty Bird: Jeni Wren Stottrup Tracks: Astonished Man and Nobody Dies from A Man Apart by Thao and The Get Down Stay Down Recorded at Pickathon Music Festival 2016 with a Zoom H4n and XRAY.FM Mixed and Edited by Jeni Wren Stottrup Mastered by Gene Forte

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