Arts & Life

Live Video: The Delines

opbmusic | April 06, 2015

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

Alabama Shakes, On Not Keeping Things Safe

NPR | April 18, 2015

"I like all kinds of music, and nobody ever told me you gotta pick one, so I never did."

It's Thin, It's Plastic, It's Back: Flexi Discs Find New Fans

NPR | April 18, 2015

Magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead music format.

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Nation | Music

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.


Singer Becca Stevens Had To 'Pull The Trigger' On Her New Album

NPR | April 18, 2015 7:59 a.m.

After a long creative process, she says, Perfect Animal ended up "exactly how it was meant to be."


The Good Listener: How Much Should I Tip A Street Musician?

NPR | April 18, 2015 5:03 a.m.

Tipping is customary for good service, but not all performances (and performers) are created equal.


Caroline Rose On Mountain Stage

NPR | April 17, 2015 12:48 p.m.

Hear the singer blend folk, rockabilly, pop, rock and blues live onstage in West Virginia.


Drum Fill Friday, With Jess Gowrie Of Happy Fangs

NPR | April 17, 2015 12:03 p.m.

Hear a mix of fills picked by Happy Fangs drummer Jess Gowrie and match them to the song.


All Songs Plus One: Our Record Store Day Must-Haves

NPR | April 17, 2015 10:15 a.m.

This week's mini podcast is a ten-minute preview of some must-have releases for Record Store Day.


Ginny Mancini On Song Travels

NPR | April 17, 2015 8:26 a.m.

The singer and philanthropist shares stories of her career and her life with composer Henry Mancini.


Viking's Choice: Pygmy Lush, 'On A Plain (Nirvana Cover)'

NPR | April 17, 2015 8:02 a.m.

What begins like the MTV Unplugged version of the song turns into Crazy Horse-punk chaos.


As Joan Jett Is Inducted, Women Still Scarce At Rock Hall

NPR | April 17, 2015 7:22 a.m.

Of the more than 700 artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only about 8 percent are women.


In Compton, Boogie Just Wants To Empower His Neighborhood

NPR | April 16, 2015 4:40 p.m.

The rapper's son has changed his outlook: "I need to show him that he can be strong where he at."


The Story Behind Mark Ronson's Hit Song 'Uptown Funk'

NPR | April 16, 2015 1:43 p.m.

The producer says there was a moment when his co-writers thought, "Maybe this song wasn't meant to be." He also describes working with Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars.


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.

OPB | Feb. 21, 2013