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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 | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Tinariwen

opbmusic | May 17, 2016 7:30 a.m.

The groundbreaking "Desert Blues" band from Northern Mali plays a nighttime set on the Pickathon Woods Stage.


Win Tickets to Deep Sea Diver

opbmusic | May 13, 2016 3 p.m.

The Seattle group returns to Portland Friday May 20th. We're giving away tickets.

Music | Sessions

Laura Gibson Performs 'Empire Builder' On A Train Through The Columbia Gorge

opbmusic | May 11, 2016 9:10 a.m.

She began writing the song, about leaving, on an Amtrak trip east from Portland to New York


Win Tickets to the 'Songs We Love Live' event Monday

opbmusic | May 5, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Bob Boilen, our own Jerad Walker, and Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea are among the panelists in a lively conversation about songs we love, Monday at Doug Fir Lounge.


Listen To The New Fruit Bats Record

opbmusic | May 4, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Tuneful and triumphant, the band's record Absolute Loser marks release from a period of grief.

Music | Sessions

Margaret Glaspy: Live at OPB

opbmusic | May 4, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Watch the 27 year-old singer play a gritty set from her upcoming debut album, Emotions and Math.

Music | Arts | Sessions

Fruition: Live at OPB

opbmusic | April 29, 2016 1:14 p.m.

Portland band Fruition plays songs from their new album, Labor of Love


Hibou Live at OPB

opbmusic | April 18, 2016 3:51 p.m.

The Seattle band plays perfectly sunny, hook-laden songs from their self-titled debut album.

Music | SXSW 2016

David Wax Museum: One More from the Road

opbmusic | April 6, 2016 2:40 p.m.

In the last of our videos from SXSW in Austin, David Wax Museum plays their song "Time Will Not Track Us Down."


Join us for a studio session with Fruition

opbmusic | April 1, 2016 7:02 p.m.

The Portland roots quintet plays a session at OPB Thursday 4/7 at 4pm. Here's where to get tickets.

Music | SXSW 2016

Cody ChesnuTT: South-by Session

opbmusic | March 30, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Cody ChesnuTT plays a new song from his upcoming release, at our kitchen table in Austin during SXSW.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Vetiver

opbmusic | March 29, 2016 7:30 a.m.

Vetiver plays the blissful song "Current Carry," on the stage in the woods at Pickathon


Win Tickets To Andrew Bird

opbmusic | March 28, 2016 2:57 p.m.

The ever-inventive multi-instrumentalist (and famed whistler) returns to Portland May 18th. Here's a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Music | SXSW 2016

Martin Luther McCoy: South-by Session

opbmusic | March 24, 2016 4:16 p.m.

The San Francisco-based artist plays "Somebody Superstar" at our kitchen table during SXSW in Austin, Texas

Music | Arts | SXSW 2016

Dispatches from SXSW: Saturday Night's Alright

opbmusic | March 24, 2016 10:24 a.m.

The opbmusic staff recaps the sights and sounds of their final day at SXSW in Austin, TX.

Music | SXSW 2016

David Wax Museum: South-by Session

opbmusic | March 23, 2016 11:21 a.m.

David Wax and Suz Slezak from David Wax Museum play a sweet duet around the kitchen table during SXSW in Austin.

Music | SXSW 2016

Dispatches from SXSW: Stormy Friday

opbmusic | March 19, 2016 12:46 a.m.

On a night when thunder and lightning delayed or cancelled some outdoor shows, opbmusic recaps highlights of a busy Friday in Austin.

Music | Arts | SXSW 2016

Dispatches from SXSW: St. Patrick's Day

opbmusic | March 18, 2016 12:14 p.m.

opbmusic recaps a busy St. Patrick's Day at SXSW in Austin, Texas.


Watch Lucius, Bombino, and The Heavy live from SXSW

opbmusic | March 16, 2016 midnight

A diverse group of six bands play the VuHaus Day Stage at SXSW in Austin. Our live stream starts at 10am Friday.

Music | Sessions

Dirty Revival Live at OPB

opbmusic | March 10, 2016 2:45 p.m.

The band brings their soulful sound, fronted by the big voice of singer Sarah Clarke, to our studios, and talks with "State of Wonder" host April Baer.