Willamette Week “Top 5 music podcast” Gritty Birds produced by Portland “music maven” (Secretly Rad Media), journalist and artist Jeni Wren Stottrup returns this Thursday April 21 with a show on KXRY XRay FM Thursdays from 1-1:30.  Episodes are on iTunes Mondays.

The first episode features native Oregonians, LA transplants and self described “pop-punks” Yacht, currently on tour with M83, including two sold out nights, April 25th and 26th at Portland’s Roseland Theatre.

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.

Gritty Birds will launch with the “Treefort” series, a partnership with DIY label Self Group, featuring Christopher WillitsYACHTSarah Bethe Nelson(Burger Records)Diarrhea PlanetWimps and Tamar Aphek(Israel) and Radiation City, including accompany film photography of the artists by photographer Ingrid Renan.