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David Christensen

David Christensen is Program Director of opbmusic, OPB's online and multimedia music service.

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Music | NW Life | Arts | Sessions

Y La Bamba On The Rooftop At Rev Hall

opbmusic | Aug. 23, 2016 2:02 p.m.

With breezy polyrhythms and passionate singing, Y La Bamba previews its new record Ojos Del Sol.


Watch Portland Cello Project Cover Prince

opbmusic | Aug. 23, 2016 8 a.m.

PCP and vocalist Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas play "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"


Tickets for our Session with Ages and Ages

opbmusic | Aug. 18, 2016 11:55 a.m.

Get tickets to our recording session with the band, Tuesday afternoon at The Old Church in downtown Portland.

Music | Sessions

Joseph: Soaring Harmonies On The Willamette

opbmusic | Aug. 17, 2016 11:28 a.m.

The Estacada trio sings from their new release, I'm Alone, No You're Not, from a dock on the East Bank of the river.

Music | Sessions

Blind Pilot's New Music Finds Renewal After Grief

opbmusic | Aug. 10, 2016 12:49 p.m.

With stirring arrangements and knowing lyrics, the band performs songs from their new release, And Then Like Lions.


Win Tickets to Band of Horses

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 3:58 p.m.

The band is touring behind their new release, Why Are You OK, with a performance August 19th at Edgefield. Here's how to win tickets.

local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment

Rock Opera: Patrick Watson's Dramatic Pickathon Performance

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 12:26 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

As Patrick Watson’s music has taken an increasingly cinematic turn on his last album, "Love Songs for Robots," his set on the Woods Stage ‚Ä™Friday night went full rock opera.

Music | Sessions

Erin McKeown Live at OPB

opbmusic | Aug. 5, 2016 10:38 a.m.

The singer-songwriter joins us to play songs from her new EP, According to Us, and talks about releasing her song "The Queer Gospel" so close to the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Music | Arts

Come to a Studio Session with Blind Pilot

opbmusic | July 20, 2016 6:23 p.m.

The Astoria-based band will play from their new album, And Then Like Lions. RSVP to get a spot!

Music | Arts | Sessions

Frightened Rabbit at OPB

opbmusic | July 20, 2016 10:54 a.m.

The Scottish rockers play from their new release, Painting of a Panic Attack.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Mimicking Birds

opbmusic | July 7, 2016 8 a.m.

The band plays "Water Under Burned Bridges" at the site of the oldest water-powered grain mill in Oregon, Thompson's Mills.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Portland Cello Project

opbmusic | June 23, 2016 9:45 a.m.

Watch the group play "Shard" from an overlook at beautiful Bridal Veil Falls.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Sama Dams

opbmusic | June 15, 2016 2:12 p.m.

The Portland band plays a gritty song in a forested campground at Saddle Mountain State Park in the Coast Range.


Win Tickets to Beth Orton

opbmusic | June 13, 2016 2:02 p.m.

The English singer-songwriter returns to Portland next Tuesday in a concert presented by opbmusic. Here's how to win tickets.


Come to a Concert Recording with case/lang/veirs

opbmusic | June 10, 2016 10:13 a.m.

Next Thursday, we're hosting a concert recording of case/lang/veirs for an NPR Music First Listen Live. RSVP to get a spot!

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Haley Heynderickx

opbmusic | June 9, 2016 9:34 a.m.

The rising Portland songwriter plays a song in the Mosier Twin Tunnels high above the river on the Old Columbia River Highway.

Music | Sessions

Summer Cannibals: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 8, 2016 2:59 p.m.

The hard-rocking Portland band plays from their new record, Full of It, and talks about the dissonance between their lyrics and sardonic attitude on stage.


Win Tickets To Blind Pilot

opbmusic | June 7, 2016 2:02 p.m.

The much-loved folk group from Astoria returns this summer with a new album, and a tour stop in Portland October 20th. Here's how to win tickets!

Music | Sessions

Mount Moriah: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 3, 2016 9 a.m.

Twangy vocals and muscular guitar pull you into songs about finding your way in small town North Carolina.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Lost Lander

opbmusic | June 2, 2016 midnight

The Road Sessions return with beautiful video of Lost Lander, playing at the new Cottonwood Canyon State Park.