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Live Video: The Delines

opbmusic | April 06, 2015

Portland band The Delines unveils a new late-night, country blues song for opbmusic Stagepass.

First Listen: Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, 'Django And Jimmie'

NPR | May 24, 2015

The country titans pair up again, this time for an album that puts eclecticism front and center.

First Listen: Algiers, 'Algiers'

NPR | May 24, 2015

On its debut album, the band has one foot in punk's protest and the other in gospel's resolve.

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Music | Nation

Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

NPR | April 14, 2015 4:06 p.m.

The singer is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Music | Sessions

Lost Lander at OPB

opbmusic | March 23, 2015 7:36 p.m.

The power-pop quartet plays a set in our studio from their new release, Medallion.

Music | Sessions

Live Video: Hustle and Drone

opbmusic | March 11, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Watch the electro-pop band's performance in our latest video from Stagepass.

Music | Sessions

Live Video: No Passengers

opbmusic | March 4, 2015 9:28 a.m.

Watch a performance by the band and Edna Vazquez, solo, at our Stagepass concert.


Dengue Fever at OPB

opbmusic | March 10, 2015 10:54 a.m.

The LA-based group's easy-going Cambodian-American rock fills our studios.

Music | local

Tomo Tsurumi’s Art Inspires His Recovery From Bike Accident

OPB | March 3, 2015 midnight

Artist and musician Tomo Tsurumi sustained a life-altering accident that put him in the hospital. Find out how his passion for art is helping to fuel his recovery.


First Listen: Dawes, 'All Your Favorite Bands'

NPR | May 24, 2015 8:03 p.m.

On its fourth album, Dawes calls from deep inside the feedback loop of love's aftermath.


First Listen: SOAK, 'Before We Forgot How To Dream'

NPR | May 24, 2015 8:03 p.m.

The singer recorded her debut at 18, so it makes sense that it would chronicle youthful uncertainty.


First Listen: Daughn Gibson, 'Carnation'

NPR | May 24, 2015 8:03 p.m.

This surprising, complex music deals with stories difficult to tell outside the printed page.


A Mother-Son Folk Duo Went 'From The Kitchen To David Letterman'

NPR | May 24, 2015 3:54 p.m.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear's debut album, Skeleton Crew, has arrived with considerable buzz.


An Invasion Of Intimacy, And The Song That Followed

NPR | May 24, 2015 8:15 a.m.

On her new album, Holly Herndon reflects on society's relationship with technology.


Someday We'll All Be Free: 100 Hours Of Soulful Protest Music

NPR | May 24, 2015 7:34 a.m.

Listen to our mix of soulful songs about resistance and revolution.


Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

NPR | May 23, 2015 6:49 p.m.

The polymath pianist and composer reflects on composing in the aftermath of a disastrous accident.


Trinidad's Steelpan Players Turn Trash Into Something Beautiful

NPR | May 23, 2015 8:45 a.m.

The island's de facto national instrument is much more than a discarded oil drum.


ABBA's Essential, Influential Melancholy

NPR | May 23, 2015 5:03 a.m.

A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop supergroup.


The Protest Song Is Not Dead

NPR | May 22, 2015 3:29 p.m.

Jason King has curated 100 hours of R&B protest music — much of it contemporary.


Masters of Jazz: The Next Generation

Meet jazz musician, teacher and mentor Thara Memory and find out how he is training the next generation of jazz masters.

Masters of Jazz: The Next Generation | Feb. 21, 2013