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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 | Entertainment | Arts

Laura Marling in Portland Thursday

opbmusic | April 24, 2017 10:24 a.m.

We revisit a 2012 solo session with English folk singer Laura Marling, who plays the Wonder Ballroom in Portland Thursday night.

Music | Entertainment | Arts

Come to a Studio Session with Point Juncture, WA

opbmusic | April 19, 2017 3:32 p.m.

We'll host the band in our studio Thursday April 27th at 4pm. Get tickets to attend.

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Protomartyr

opbmusic | April 18, 2017 7:45 a.m.

Watch the band's powerful performance last summer at Pickathon

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Agnes Obel: Wonder Ballroom Soundcheck

opbmusic | April 13, 2017 11 a.m.

The Berlin-based artist plays from her atmospheric record Citizen of Glass, at soundcheck before a recent Portland performance.

Music | Entertainment | Arts

Win Tickets to San Fermin

opbmusic | April 11, 2017 5:03 p.m.

The Brooklyn band returns to Portland for a show at Doug Fir Lounge April 22nd.

Music | Entertainment | Arts

The Full Elliott Smith Program

opbmusic | April 11, 2017 2:36 p.m.

We spoke with Slim Moon and Larry Crane about working with Elliott Smith on landmark recording Either/Or, and a group of local musicians covered songs from the record, for a studio audience. Watch the full program here.

Music | Entertainment

The Tiny Desk Contest Comes to Portland

opbmusic | April 10, 2017 11:30 a.m.

This year's contest winner, Tank and the Bangas, and local acts Lola Buzzkill, Family Mansion, and Haley Heynderickx will perform May 10th in Portland

Music | Entertainment | Arts

Win 2 Tickets to Rodrigo Y Gabriela

opbmusic | April 5, 2017 4:10 p.m.

It's fiery guitar pyrotechnics from the duo at the Roseland Theater May 25.

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

'Either/Or' At 20: Celebrating The Music Of Elliott Smith

opbmusic | April 5, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Friends and colleagues look back at seminal songs that continue to inspire fans around the world.

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Austin Sessions: Johanna Warren

opbmusic | April 4, 2017 10 a.m.

The Portland artist joins us for a living room performance in Austin

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Austin Sessions: L.A. Salami

opbmusic | March 29, 2017 11:30 a.m.

London songwriter L.A. Salami plays two acoustic songs in our house in Austin during SXSW

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Austin Sessions: Overcoats

opbmusic | March 27, 2017 1:42 p.m.

Vocal harmonies stand out in this session recorded on our front porch during SXSW

Music | Entertainment | Arts | SXSW 2017

SXSW Friday: 4 Bands We Loved

opbmusic | March 24, 2017 noon

Some of our favorites from St. Patrick's Day at SXSW in Austin, Texas

Music | Entertainment | Arts | SXSW 2017

SXSW Thursday: 4 Bands We Loved

opbmusic | March 23, 2017 1:43 p.m.

Highlights from a full night of music at SXSW Music Festival in Austin

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Austin Sessions: Conor Oberst

opbmusic | March 22, 2017 4:41 p.m.

Conor Oberst and his band play songs from his new record, Salutations, at Arlyn Studios in Austin, Texas

Music | Entertainment | Arts | SXSW 2017

SXSW Wednesday: 4 Bands We Loved

opbmusic | March 22, 2017 2 p.m.

Highlights from Wednesday night in Austin, Texas

Music | Nation | Recreation | Entertainment | Arts | SXSW 2017

SXSW Tuesday: 4 Bands We Loved

opbmusic | March 21, 2017 5 p.m.

Take-home notes from SXSW Music Festival in Austin's first full day of music

Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Temples: Crystal Ballroom Soundcheck

opbmusic | March 16, 2017 9 a.m.

The psych-rock band from Kettering, England plays songs from their sophomore release, Volcano.

Music | Entertainment | Arts

SXSW 2017

opbmusic | March 16, 2017 12:07 a.m.

Notes and photos from SXSW 2017

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Celebrating The Music Of Elliott Smith

opbmusic | March 9, 2017 8 a.m.

You're invited to OPB March 29th for performances and interviews around the 20th anniversary of the Portland artist's acclaimed record Either/Or, featuring conversations with Slim Moon and Larry Crane, and performances by Sean Croghan, Luz Elena Mendoza, Matt Drenik and others. Get tickets and more info here.