Win Tickets ($30): KPSU Kruise II w/ Onuinu, Grandparents @ Portland Spirit | Midnight River Cruise, Music, Drinks

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the KPSU Kruise II on Friday, May 10, 2013 aboard the Portland Spirit. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, May 8.

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From our sponsors:
KPSU Cruise @ Portland SpiritKPSU Kruise II w/ Onuinu, Grandparents
May 10, 2013
10:30 p.m. boarding | $10-$15 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at or call 503-224-3900

Portland Spirit @ Salmon Springs Fountain
1000 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97204

A midnight cruise aboard the Portland Spirit with Onuinu & Grandparents | Presented by KPSU’s 2013 Radio Revival & PSPS.  Proceeds benefit our efforts to bring freeform, student-run college radio back to Portland’s FM airwaves.

$15 general admission and $10 for students (students must use promotional code “LPFM” to receive discount and present valid student ID when boarding). ALL AGES (a full bar is onboard for 21+).

Dorian Duvall is Onuinu. When asked about his music, Dorian speaks deftly, using technical terms with great precision. However, when a listener is caught in the throes of his debut full-length, Mirror Gazer, it is nearly impossible to maintain such a steady mental discourse. Each song is teeming with raw wood grains over which to run your fingers and exposed rafters through which to follow countless reverberations. It is a sprawling, mixed-use space where ambient electronica, hip-hop and house music convene to talk in circles about the universe, and frankly, for Duvall, it’s just the beginning.

This is what happens when Brian Wilson, Anton Newcombe, and Kevin Shields take off their clothes and have sex in a cacophony of sound. The product of their love is the Grandparents, rolling along a tape track of bends, twisting tones, and sweet-sweet harmonies that drench the listener in the warm syrupy tones of their minds. Formed in 2009 when an old group of friends met new ones in dorms across Portland, Oregon. Their love of sonic experimentation and manipulation has resulted in pure psychedelic swoons that reflect the love of their namesake.

KPSU’s Radio Revival is a series of programming and events, April 24th-May 10th, to raise funds, friends & enthusiasm towards our efforts to acquire an FM signal. KPSU strives to amplify the voice and experience of students at Portland State University. Help bring free-form, student-run college radio back to Portland’s FM airwaves.

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74 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): KPSU Kruise II w/ Onuinu, Grandparents @ Portland Spirit | Midnight River Cruise, Music, Drinks

  1. Sian May 2, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    A midnight cruise sounds so romantic. If I won it would bring a little magic into our lives :)

  2. Bonnie Carter (Waterston) May 2, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    As editor of Positively Entertainment & Dining, this sounds like a great event to cover in the mag.

  3. Beth May 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    YES YES YES! I want to go to this so bad! How awesome to dance the night away to great Portland bands AND support KPSU! Portland needs more decent radio, for sure! Xoxo

  4. Marissa May 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Wait. Onuinu AND Grandparents on ONE boat?! *bursts*

  5. Marvin May 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I really would like to try this. I’ve never been in this experience

  6. Kacy May 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Ooh, yes please!! I’ve never been on the Portland Spirit!! This sounds like the perfect way to experience it~ enjoying local radio!!

  7. Megan May 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    I heart Onuinu.

  8. Allison Vasquez May 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    My mother gave me special dispensation to miss my usual bedtime curfew, but just this one night!

  9. Sam G May 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Everyone at PDX Pipeline deserves trophies for giving away free tickets for this fine concert.

  10. Nathan J May 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I love boats! I see the Willamette, but I’m never on the Willamette

  11. Rogue Robertson May 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I owe $90000 in student loans for my time at PSU. Please help me get my money worth with this cruise ;) thanks!

  12. Katie Robinson May 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Going on a cruise is on my bucketlist

  13. juniper May 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I want to dance with my baby on the Portland spirit at midnite

  14. Bertie May 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Yes please! Cruising for boys after midnite is my bag, man.

  15. April Ruthie May 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Burss! Burss! Burss! {swaaaaag}

  16. Jack May 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Love KPSU! Heard about this last year. sounds fun!

  17. Kat May 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    This sounds like an awesome night. Going on a cruise would rock my socks off ( if I chose to wear socks).

  18. natasja May 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Sounds fantastic and I’ve never been on the Spirit!

  19. Eric May 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    My sea legs are steady, and my dancing feet ready… they could use some action!

  20. Jay May 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm #


  21. Jen May 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    My last night cruise on the Portland Spirit was spoiled when we found a body in the water. I need one hell of a do-over!

  22. panda bear May 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    finally a friday night when i don’t work!!!

  23. Ayla Rose Gilbert May 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect combination of romance and Portland! Would love to bring my crush of ten years. Who knows —— maybe all that music and water will finally convince him to love me!!

  24. Bret May 3, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    I have lived in Portland for almost 5 years and I have yet to ride the Portland Spirit. This really sounds like a good time to pop that cherry!

  25. Jessi May 3, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Haven’t been on the water since moving up to Portland–would love to surprise my husband with this!

  26. Scott Worthington May 3, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Any reason to go cruise the river is a good one but this line up is a spectacular reason

  27. Sean May 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Wiw, both bands sound so incredible! My girlfriend and I would both love going to this after the Winterhawks win the championship that night!

  28. Chris Hermsen May 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm #


  29. MotherDoll May 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Please, Please, Please…I have never been on the Willamette and I’m a native!!! What fun :)

  30. birdonit May 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I love these two bands, but I’ve always thought: “Do you know what would make this better? A mother effing boat!”

  31. Kai May 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    I’m on a boat!…please let me support kpsu on the airwaves by giving me tickets to boogie on portland’s waterways!

  32. liza russ May 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    We would luv it

  33. Danielle May 5, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    I’m new to the old town and it would be a fantastic way for me to really take in the city skyline from a much different point of view!! Yes Please!!

  34. Andrea May 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    My best friend needs to get out of his funk.

  35. [email protected] May 6, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    my gal’s coming to p-town THAT EVE from idaho, and this would keep me from being a schmuck for not knowing wtf to do. thanks for the help, pdxpipeline!

  36. Tab May 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I haven’t been able to make it to any of the other KPSU fundraisers and by golly this one’s going to be it! we need to bring back good radio!

  37. Becka May 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Love Onuinu! Checked out Grandparents they seem great too! Would love tickets. :)

  38. Emilly May 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    I deserve to go for figuring out that really hard math equation to post this comment in the first place.

    JK I totes used a calculator…

  39. Kelly May 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    I would love to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Portland from the Portland Spirit. I just celebrated my Birthday on Sunday and Mothers day is coming up.This would be the Icing on the Cake <3

  40. Diego May 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Because a one eyed guy needs a little adventure in his life!!!

  41. stewart craner May 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Sounds amazing and since my move from the UK last year it the one trip I would love to try. Fingers crossed.

  42. Donna Hawkins May 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    This would make an awesome 50 year anniversary gift for my parents who celebrate in June as well as they celebrate turning 69 and mothers and Father’s Day all in 6 weeks! Even though I live 2500 miles from them, I miss Oregon every day!

  43. Dawna Haner May 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    This is a wonderful idea! I’d love to win, but I hope whoever gets them enjoys the ride!

  44. Martha May 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    I’ll be in p-town for the second time and would be a once in a lifetime experience with my love. It would be the highlight of our trip!

  45. Nally May 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Cuz I wanna make like Jesus and get my dance on all over that river!

  46. Seri May 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    I want to win because I love free stuff.

  47. Ana correa May 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    I love to be there.

  48. Lynette ashpole May 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Cool ….me please♡♡♡♡

  49. Ramona Bishop May 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    My husband and I never had a honeymoon. Our son lives in Portland, Oregon. We have not been able to go see him. It has been about 6 years. I’m not getting any younger. My pray would be that I could win this and go on this cruise. To make the trip to Portland and see our son and his fiancee’ would be a very happy time. Our very first honeymoon. The kids talk about how beautiful it is. His fiancee is from the Portland area. She grew up there. Would love to see things they see everyday. The picture’s we get to see is so beautiful. My best friend lives Washington State.

  50. Lacey May 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Sounds fun

  51. Allison Vasquez May 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    “ambient electronica, hip-hop and house music”… I don’t even know what that would sound like, but I’m game to find out!

  52. Katie Meyer May 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    I would love to win the tickets to the midnight cruise so I can have fun with my sorority sisters and support KPSU!

  53. Tina Hays May 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    I have never been on The Portland Spirit and I’ve always wanted to.

  54. Zoom May 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Cuz I am da BOM and nothing would make this more awesome than to have me on board!

  55. Tiffany May 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    My best friend is coming through Portland for two days and I’d love to show her a good time! :)

  56. James Martin May 7, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Love Onuinu since first seeing Dorian opening for Yacht last year. Going in for surgery today and can think of nothing better to help recover than a cruise on the river with my new fiance!

  57. Kirk May 7, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Been working too much. Haven’t seen my Lady in over a month. We both support public radio and love the water. What could be better?

  58. Abby May 7, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    It’s alllllmost like Pirate Radio! Hahaha. YES PLEASE!

  59. Mathew May 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    This would be the best way to spend Friday night I can possibly think of! Please help a poor starving young professional out?

  60. Pam C May 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I have a friend coming to town from Vegas and this sounds like a perfect way to show her the amazingess that is Portlanddddd!

  61. Claudia May 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    This is the event to go to, specially after midterms week!

  62. eaglegrl May 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    What a wonderful way to impress my date, and oh so romantic!

  63. Jan May 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    My husband and I were just admiring the Portland Spirit this past Saturday from the waterfront near Saturday Market. We’ve always wanted to do this! Winning tickets would be such a treat.

  64. lmtease May 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Show off Pdx’s awesomeness to an out of town visitor

  65. Kelley C May 8, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful date night. Planning to buy tickets regardless if I win. Hope my friends can make it :) Why didn’t I know sooner?

  66. Grafton May 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    This sounds so fun!

  67. Tammy May 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    This would be a wonderful date night for my boyfriend and I. Especially since we haven’t been able to see each other in weeks.

  68. Scott Worthington May 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    it would always be a welcome event to cruise down the Willamette, but with the added perks this would be very cool, and cool points are always welcome in the book of life!

  69. Sierra Rice May 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I have lived kn the area for a year and have had very few Portland experiences. I would love to win to bring my mom and I closer, while getting closer to my home city

  70. April May 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to go on a cruise down the river.

  71. Amie May 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I would love to surprise my favorite PDX mama with this! <3

  72. Trina May 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Pick me because it would absolutely make my fucking day!

  73. Erica May 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    My mom always brags about going on the Portland Spirit, so now I wanna chance to brag.

  74. Scott May 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    This would be fun.

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