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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 | Sessions

The Thermals Perform "Hey You" Live At OPB

opbmusic | Feb. 8, 2016 2:06 p.m.

The Portland power trio adds guitarist Jessica Boudreaux to rip through their new song "Hey You."

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Rodrigo Amarante

opbmusic | Feb. 1, 2016 2:26 p.m.

The Brazilian artist plays an ebullient Portugese love song from the stage in the forest.

Music | Sessions

The Domestics Live at OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 21, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Rising Portland piano pop group The Domestics plays songs from their new self-titled release.


Win Tickets to Joanna Newsom!

opbmusic | Jan. 20, 2016 11:15 a.m.

The singer, harpist, and creator of other-worldly folk music plays the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall March 28th. Enter for a chance to win tickets.


Enter the Tiny Desk Contest

opbmusic | Jan. 19, 2016 3:41 p.m.

NPR Music is accepting entries from unsigned/undiscovered artists around the country. The winner plays the famous "Tiny Desk" at NPR Music, plus 4 other shows around the country.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: DIIV

opbmusic | Jan. 19, 2016 7:30 a.m.

This week we premiere a new video from Brooklyn band DIIV, featuring two songs from their upcoming February release, from the stage in the woods at Pickathon.

Music | Sessions

The Dears Live at OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 14, 2016 midnight

The Montreal-based indie rock band known for brooding songs and edgy live shows play songs from their latest release, Times Infinity Volume One.


Win Tickets to Animal Collective

opbmusic | Jan. 12, 2016 11 a.m.

Baltimore experimental pop group Animal Collective returns to Portland March 5th. Enter for a chance to win tickets!

Music | Best of 2015

opbmusic Best of 2015: Sessions We Love

opbmusic | Dec. 30, 2015 3:31 p.m.

In 2015, opbmusic recorded sessions at local venues, in a winery, and the rooftop of newly-opened Revolution Hall, along with dozens more in our studio. These were some of our favorites.

Music | Sessions

The Americans: Early Rock n Roll

opbmusic | Dec. 28, 2015 3:16 p.m.

Featured in an upcoming PBS film about the revolutionary beginning of recorded music in the U.S., the group lays down some early Rock 'n' Roll and country styles in their opbmusic session.

Arts | Music

Win Tickets to Calexico and Blind Pilot New Year's Eve

opbmusic | Dec. 16, 2015 9:34 a.m.

It's a New Year's Eve show at the Crystal Ballroom with Calexico and Blind Pilot, plus Ages and Ages. Enter for a chance to win tickets! 

Arts | Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Thundercat

opbmusic | Dec. 14, 2015 5 p.m.

Watch Thundercat (Stephen Bruner) play his funky new song "Them Changes" under the trees at Pickathon.

Arts | Music | Sessions

Pink Martini's Holiday Special, Recorded at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 11, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Watch the band performing in our studio, recording their new special "Joy to the World: A Holiday Spectacular." It airs on opbmusic, OPB Radio, and KMHD December 24th.

Music | Sessions

Vetiver at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 2, 2015 11:29 a.m.

San Francisco folk artist Andy Cabic, aka Vetiver, plays a stripped-down set in our studio.

Music | Sessions

Fernando Turns Up the Heat

opbmusic | Nov. 24, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Fernando and a veteran band play new songs from Leave the Radio On in the studios at OPB.

Music | Sessions

Y La Bamba Returns With A Twilight Rooftop Concert

opbmusic | Nov. 3, 2015 6:51 p.m.

Luz Elena Mendoza and Y La Bamba relaunch with a show above the city lights on the rooftop at Revolution Hall.

Music | Sessions

The Mynabirds Live at OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 23, 2015 10:25 a.m.

Laura Burhenn brings a new incarnation of her band The Mynabirds to OPB, playing songs from their release Lovers Know.


Win Tickets To Leon Bridges

opbmusic | Oct. 21, 2015 9:42 a.m.

One of the year's breakout artists, the singer from Texas with the classic R&B sound plays the Crystal Ballroom November 4th.

Music | Sessions

Alela Diane and Ryan Francesconi's Meditative New Music

opbmusic | Oct. 15, 2015 6:09 p.m.

The Portland singer and guitarist play a set of wintry songs from their new release Cold Moon, in the studio at OPB


Win Tickets to Alela Diane and Ryan Francesconi

opbmusic | Oct. 8, 2015 4:04 p.m.

It's the duo's new album release show, Saturday October 17th at Revolution Hall