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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 | Arts | Entertainment | 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 | Arts | Entertainment | 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 | Arts | Entertainment | 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 | Arts | Entertainment | SXSW 2017

SXSW Wednesday: 4 Bands We Loved

opbmusic | March 22, 2017 2 p.m.

Highlights from Wednesday night in Austin, Texas

Nation | Music | Arts | Entertainment | Recreation | 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 | Arts | Entertainment | 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 | Arts | Entertainment

SXSW 2017

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

Notes and photos from SXSW 2017

NW Life | Music | Arts | Entertainment

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.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Chicano Batman: Live at OPB

opbmusic | March 3, 2017 11:30 a.m.

The L.A.-based band makes an ebullient and soulful musical statement on freedom in our studio.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2017 2 p.m.

The fast-rising Portland rapper -- along with producer Neill Von Tally -- joins us for songs from their new release, Bone Music.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

1939 Ensemble: Beats, Noise And Beauty

opbmusic | Feb. 10, 2017 noon

The experimental Portland quartet plays from their upcoming release, New Cinema, surrounded by vintage drum kits at Revival Drum Shop

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sports

Blazers' Damian Lillard Talks Balancing Hoops And Hip-Hop

opbmusic | Feb. 8, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers' star point guard talks about his music - and starting a record label.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Shy Girls at Doug Fir

opbmusic | Feb. 2, 2017 3 p.m.

We catch up to the smooth bedroom pop act at soundcheck at Doug Fir Lounge.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Balto Live at OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 27, 2017 2 p.m.

The Portland roots-rock band joins us to play songs from their upcoming release, Strangers.

Music | Arts | Entertainment

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Spoon, Laura Marling, Conor Oberst

opbmusic | Jan. 23, 2017 4 p.m.

Listen to three new songs hitting the airwaves this week on our broadcasts

Music | Arts | Entertainment

Enter the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

opbmusic | Jan. 6, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Unsigned bands can enter a video of themselves performing behind a desk; the winner will play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR and at events around the country.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Kyle Morton's Quiet New Solo Session

opbmusic | Jan. 4, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Known for cathartic and grandiose music with Portland collective Typhoon, Morton plays from his beautifully intimate new solo record in our studio.

Music | Entertainment

Win Tickets To See The Fruit Bats At Portland's Revolution Hall

opbmusic | Dec. 28, 2016 11:23 a.m.

Eric D. Johnson's band plays a hometown show at Revolution Hall January 14th. Enter for a chance to get a pair of tickets!


Win Tickets to Fruition New Year's Eve

opbmusic | Dec. 13, 2016 2:34 p.m.

The popular Portland roots band plays three nights at the Wonder Ballroom, December 29-31.

Music | Sessions

Sara Jackson-Holman's Romantic Piano Pop

opbmusic | Dec. 8, 2016 4:58 p.m.

The Portland artist plays songs from her lush new album Didn't Go to the Party.