A Concert Film Without Much Concert Film, 'Pulp' Sketches A Hometown

The documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets is not much about any of those things, but it does try to take a closer look at the band's singer-songwriter and the town he left.

Stagepass: Thanks

opbmusic | Nov. 10, 2014 12:31 p.m.

Watch the Portland rock and soul band's dramatic performance for opbmusic Stagepass.

Decemberists' Conlee On Cancer: 'Things Are Better ... Kind Of'

OPB | Nov. 07, 2014 1:41 p.m.

Jenny Conlee, the accordionist, pianist and keyboard player for the Decemberists and Black Prairie, talks about her experience going through treatment and coming out the other side.

So Amped: Using Broken Equipment To Make Music History

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014 midnight

Though the vacuum tube amplifier was originally invented in the 1920s as a way to transmit Morse code, it didn’t take long for guitar players to realize it could be used to amplify their instruments as well. 

Broken Bells at the Schnitz

opbmusic | Nov. 07, 2014 2:56 p.m.

James Mercer, Dangermouse, and Broken Bells give a special afternoon performance with Sound Opinions.

Stagepass: Laura Gibson

opbmusic | Oct. 21, 2014 1:09 p.m.

Laura Gibson plays a final concert in Portland before leaving for graduate school in New York.

Ural Thomas & the Pain at OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 23, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Watch an Art Beat feature on the Portland soul singer, and songs from the band's studio session at OPB.

For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

NPR |Nov. 23, 2014 10:26 a.m.

The Norwegian group provides respite for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock."

Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

NPR |Nov. 23, 2014 8:56 a.m.

Allegro arrived on Broadway with a cast of close to 100 and the biggest advance ticket sales in Broadway history at the time. But reviews were mixed and the musical only lasted a season.

In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

NPR |Nov. 22, 2014 4:06 p.m.

"Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," Jeff Bridges says.

Bryan Adams Celebrates The Classics On New Covers Album

NPR |Nov. 22, 2014 8:21 a.m.

The Canadian musician takes on songs by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and others on Tracks Of My Years.

In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

NPR |Nov. 22, 2014 8:21 a.m.

"We both knew what the movie sounded like," Tommy Lee Jones says. "We just had to find it."

J Mascis: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR |Nov. 22, 2014 5:03 a.m.

The Dinosaur Jr. frontman, one of the world's loudest musicians, performs unplugged and acoustic.

How Does Singing Help Achieve Stillness?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

Megan Washington is one of Australia's most popular singer-songwriters, and since childhood she has had a stutter. She discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing.

'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 2:54 p.m.

The Latin Grammy-nominated opera takes Mexico's current political climate as its tacit subject.

Walking Through Bad City In The First 'Iranian Vampire Western'

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 2:03 p.m.

Ana Lily Amirpour's first feature borrows from B-movies, vampire movies, westerns, pulp traditions, and vigilante stories. The vision may not always be coherent, but it's fascinating.

A Flurry Of Premieres For American Orchestras

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 5:03 a.m.

Good — even great — news from American orchestras: Four top ensembles are playing world premieres.

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