Show of the Week: The Commune w/ DJ Ian Lindhartsen


DJ Ian Lindhartsen poses during his show, The Commune. Catch The Commune Thursdays at 8 p.m. at

     With the leaves falling and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air, it’s time for our first DJ Spotlight.  Our first DJ is Ian Lindhartson, a first year potential Music Education and Chinese Studies double major.  Ian hails from Gig Harbor Washington and was a graduate of Peninsula High School.  Ian wanted to be a DJ at LASR because he took a class at his high school about their radio station and was instantly hooked.  Ian ultimately chose PLU because the programs that are offered here matched what he wants to do.  He also loves the sense of community that is present at PLU

     His show is called “The Commune” and it features music from the Tacoma/Pierce County.  When asked about why the show is called “The Commune,” Ian said that his show is about the music from the community.  That if Tacoma was condensed, this is the music we would hear.  Ian decided to focused on the Tacoma/Pierce county music scene because it offers a lot of great music that ultimately would not be showcased.  The kind music played in Tacoma/Pierce county ranges, but is anywhere from Celtic music to Garage bands.  There is immense talent here in Tacoma and Ian wants to showcase that talent with the listeners.

     A random fact about Ian is that is favorite ice cream flavor is Lime gooey duck.  This unique flavor was described by Ian as “Citrus on seafood.”  He did promise me that it’s weird but really good. Another random fact about Ian is that he does not use emojis that often, but instead uses the Facebook stickers.  If you or anyone you know is a local artist, band, Ian would love to know! He can be reached by e-mail at Catch The Commune on Thursdays at 8 p.m. at



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