Orb Weaver, the third full-length record from the Portland quartet The Parson Red Heads, finds the group exploring louder, more up-tempo territory with the help of producer Scott McCaughey.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2013 midnight
A good time was had by all when the solid and soulful Brooklyn, New York quartet paid a visit to opbmusic. Hear the band discuss collaboration and get a taste of their upcoming album, Bad Self-Portraits.
OPB | Nov. 13, 2013 midnight
Trumpeter Logan Brown builds instruments for Monette Trumpets and plays in the Portland second line band the BrassRoots Movement.
OPB | Nov. 19, 2013 9:33 p.m.
It's been 16 months since the Oregon Symphony's last president, Elaine Calder, left the organization. The inability to close the deal with a new executive indicates it's still in a challenging period.
OPB | Nov. 08, 2013 3:30 p.m.
The singer-songwriter from the United Kingdom recently made her Portland debut at the Crystal Ballroom. After a day of cat-and-mouse, we finally caught up with Laura Mvula for a quick chat.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 10:19 a.m.
The whip-smart rapper, singer, poet and songwriter performs three tracks from Parts of Speech.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 9:24 a.m.
This week All Songs Considered features new cuts from Brass Bed, Bombino and more.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 9:17 a.m.
Also on this week's show: songs from Diarrhea Planet, King Khan & The Shrines, and The So So Glos.
NPR | Dec. 09, 2013 9:02 a.m.
Dawn of Midi uses acoustic instruments to create what sounds like looping, minimal electronic music.
NPR | Dec. 08, 2013 3:12 p.m.
The esteemed songwriter explains his conflicted stance on holiday music, and performs live.
NPR | Dec. 07, 2013 8:39 a.m.
The former South African president lived a life filled with rich musical associations.
NPR | Dec. 07, 2013 5:03 a.m.
Jarosz and her small backing band craft a careful mix of technical proficiency and poppy warmth.
NPR | Dec. 06, 2013 10:23 p.m.
The rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also dominated the nominations.
NPR | Dec. 06, 2013 2:57 p.m.
Listen to iconic rapper Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Snoopzilla) team up with Los Angeles producer Dâm-Funk.
NPR | Dec. 06, 2013 1:10 p.m.
Actor Oscar Isaac tells NPR's Melissa Block, "We never talked about him being likeable."