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David Christensen

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

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NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

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.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts | 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.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

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.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts | 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.

NW Life | local | Entertainment | Arts | Music | 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.

Music | Entertainment | Arts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Entertainment | Music

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

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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.

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Austin Sessions: Johanna Warren

opbmusic | April 4, 2017 10 a.m.

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