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David Christensen


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

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Come To opbmusic's Studio Session With Filthy Friends

opbmusic | Aug. 15, 2017 11:30 a.m.

The new all-star band with Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey will play a session in our studio Aug. 24. Here's how to get tickets.

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Pickathon 2017, Saturday: Scenes From The Woods

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2017 7:49 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The temperatures may have dipped ever so slightly Saturday, but the fire that is the Pickathon lineup didn't let up. See photos and reviews from Saturday's shows.

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Pickathon Countdown: Charles Bradley

opbmusic | Aug. 3, 2017 3:52 p.m.

The Pickathon Music Festival starts Thursday in Happy Valley, and 68 year-old soul revivalist Charles Bradley headlines the first night. We revisit his performance at OPB from 2011.

Arts | Music | Entertainment | NW Life | Sessions

The Parson Red Heads' Perfect Summertime Session

opbmusic | Aug. 1, 2017 1:26 p.m.

Sun-kissed harmonies and nostalgic lyrics are the hallmark of this long-running Portland band's 4th studio album.

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Watch The Pickathon 2017 Live Video Stream

opbmusic | July 31, 2017 3 p.m.

Starting Friday at noon, you can watch highlights from six different festival stages in a live video feed.

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Pickathon Countdown: Tank and the Bangas

opbmusic | July 28, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The 19th season of the popular and eclectic music festival is August 3-6 in Happy Valley, outside Portland.

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Win Tickets To See Gillian Welch In Portland

opbmusic | July 19, 2017 2:12 p.m. | Portland

The celebrated Nashville songwriter performs in Portland Oct. 9-10 at the Newmark Theater. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | Sessions

Lo Moon's Gorgeously Moody Sounds, Live At OPB

opbmusic | July 13, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

One of the most polished new bands to ever play an opbmusic session, LA-based Lo Moon plays gorgeously moody songs from their unreleased LP.

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Win Tickets To See Beth Ditto In Portland

opbmusic | July 11, 2017 2:04 p.m. | Portland

Fashion designer and former lead singer of Gossip, Beth Ditto, is touring with a new solo release. She performs at the Hawthorne Theater July 24, and here's your chance to win tickets.

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Song Premiere: Bradley Wik - 'Some Girls (Still Love Rock N' Roll)'

opbmusic | June 19, 2017 9:55 a.m.

The Portland artist with a classic sound sings about the dark side of being a rock 'n' roll singer.

Arts | Music | Entertainment | NW Life | Sessions

Animal Eyes: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 14, 2017 12:07 p.m.

With pop songs that combine psychedelic sounds and oddly danceable rhythms, the band makes ambitious and fun listening.

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Win Tickets to Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

opbmusic | June 13, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The new collaboration between two of indie rock's rising stars brings them to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall October 20th. Here's how you can win tickets.

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Win Tickets To Seu Jorge's Tribute To David Bowie

opbmusic | June 1, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

The Brazilian singer and actor performs at the Oregon Zoo June 21. Here's how you can win tickets to the show.

Arts | Music | Entertainment | NW Life | Sessions

Pickwick Performs Songs From New Album, 'LoveJoys,' Live At OPB

opbmusic | May 29, 2017 7:23 a.m.

The soulful Seattle band plays from their new album, "LoveJoys," for a live studio audience at OPB.

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Video Premiere: Jared Mees - 'Blue Angels'

opbmusic | May 24, 2017 7 a.m.

The Portland songwriter — and co-owner of Tender Loving Empire — releases a new video for his song about loss and letting go.

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Tank And The Bangas Live At OPB

opbmusic | May 17, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The winners of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest stop by our studio for a colorful and funny live session and interview.

Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Daniel Norgren

opbmusic | May 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The Swedish artist made his U.S. debut last summer at Pickathon, where he performed a classic-sounding song on the stage in the woods.

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Come to a Studio Session with Pickwick

opbmusic | May 10, 2017 11:46 a.m.

The Seattle group joins us May 17 at 7pm to play from their upcoming 2nd release, LoveJoys. Get free tickets here.

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Song Premiere - The Parson Red Heads - "Please Come Save Me"

opbmusic | May 9, 2017 11 a.m.

Hear a new song from the Portland folk-rock stalwarts, whose 4th album is due June 9th.

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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.