The Gritty Birds Podcast is coming back and to your radio dial on XRay FM, Portland, Oregon’s premier new radio station.
With the help of a big social media push, and the support of sponsors such as the independent record label Tender Loving Empire and Vortex Magazine, Gritty Birds emerged last summer as a “Top 5 music podcast”(Willamette Week), picking up thousands of listeners around the world.
Produced by “music maven”(Secretly Rad Media) Jeni Wren Stottrup, this spring the podcast partnered with DIY label Self Group and photographer Ingrid Renan, working on location at Treefort Music Festival in Boise, Idaho to interview national and international artists about finding success without losing your ethic in today’s changing landscape.
The series, featuring Christopher Willits, Yacht, Sarah Bethe Nelson(Burger Records), Diarrhea Planet, Wimps, Radiation City and Tamar Aphek(Israel) will be airing on XRay starting this spring, along with original content in a 30 minute format.
Returning, the podcast is keeping to its mission of going being the scenes of the music industry with intimate conversations, profiling the personalities and insights of the grittiest artists, makers and key voices involved today, while seeking to expand beyond the West Coast to new markets.
Next Tuesday, the series will be previewing the new format on itunes and soundcloud, with an interview with native Oregonians, LA transplants and self described “pop-punks” Yacht, in anticipation of their return to Portland with two sold out shows April 25th and 26th at Roseland Theatre with M83.
Stay tuned for dates and times of the upcoming series by following @grittybirds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, itunes and by signing up for our mailing list.
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