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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

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

Music | Sessions

Big Scary: Art-Pop Music From Melbourne

opbmusic | Oct. 1, 2015 9:10 a.m.

We catch up with the Australian band for a soundcheck recording at Doug Fir Lounge.

Music | Sessions

Portland's Wild Ones Look To Redefine Their Sound

opbmusic | Sept. 25, 2015 9:45 a.m.

The quintet joins us to play songs from their new EP, Heatwave. Also, front woman Danielle Sullivan talks about being stuck with a label she didn't want: A band that's always upbeat, or cute. 


Stagepass Thursday with Deep Sea Diver, Pure Bathing Culture

opbmusic | Sept. 23, 2015 10:53 a.m.

Two favorite sets from Stagepass highlight the third show, Thursday night at 8:30 on OPB TV

Music | Arts

Stagepass Thursday with Black Prairie, Modern Kin

opbmusic | Sept. 15, 2015 10:39 a.m.

Black Prairie's Americana and the jangling rock of Modern Kin are on Stagepass Thursday at 8:30 on OPB TV.


Stagepass Comes To OPB-TV Thursday

opbmusic | Sept. 8, 2015 9:46 p.m.

See highlights of our Stagepass concert series on OPB Television, Thursdays at 8:30pm starting this week, September 10th.

Music | Arts | Sessions

opbmusic Session: Craig Finn Remembers 9/11

opbmusic | Sept. 3, 2015 11:33 p.m.

The frontman and songwriter of the band The Hold Steady plays a solo set at OPB and tells a 9/11 story that inspired one of his new songs.


Win Tickets to Liz Vice

opbmusic | Sept. 1, 2015 12:43 p.m.

Catch the local singer with a beautiful gospel voice performing Saturday at the White Eagle in Portland.

Music | Sessions

Husky: Warm Folk-Rock From Down Under

opbmusic | Aug. 28, 2015 11:18 a.m.

Melbourne, Australia band Husky plays from their album Rucker's Hill in our studio.


MusicfestNW In Photos

opbmusic | Aug. 24, 2015 4:40 p.m.

Thousands turned out to Waterfront Park to hear Modest Mouse, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut and others despite the smoky air.

Music | Sessions

Mackintosh Braun's Sun-Kissed Pop

opbmusic | Aug. 20, 2015 4:21 p.m.

The Portland based band plays from their effervescent new album, Arcadia, in the studios at OPB.

Music | Sessions

Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis' Soulful Sound

opbmusic | Aug. 13, 2015 4:37 p.m.

The Portland duo plays a moving and percussive set in our studio, with voice, ukelele, guitar and drums.

Music | Sessions

Wishyunu's Electric Summer Jams

opbmusic | Aug. 4, 2015 11:49 a.m.

The Portland drums-and-synth duo chills out behind new songs "Photoplay" and "Summer Suit" in the studio at OPB.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

opbmusic Presents Blind Pilot At Pickathon Woods Stage

opbmusic | July 29, 2015 4:57 p.m.

In our final video premiere from the Woods Stage, local band Blind Pilot plays a sweet song, "White Apple."


Watch Live Stream From Pickathon

opbmusic | July 29, 2015 4:08 p.m. | Portland

Watch a video stream from Pickathon this weekend with JD McPherson, Tune-Yards, Leon Bridges, Tinariwen and others.