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David Christensen


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

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Song Premiere: Robin Jackson - 'Gospel and Grain'

opbmusic | Oct. 20, 2017 8 a.m.

Best known for his work with theatrical Portland band Vagabond Opera, Jackson will release a more intimate solo album Nov. 3.

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Win Tickets To See Ariel Pink At Revolution Hall

opbmusic | Oct. 17, 2017 4:15 p.m.

The whimsical and experimental L.A. visual artist, who has just released his 11th album, returns to Portland Thursday night at Revolution Hall. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Wild Ones Perform At OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 12, 2017 3:45 p.m.

The Portland band joins us to play from their new recording, "Mirror Touch."

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Win Tickets To Broken Social Scene At The Crystal Ballroom

opbmusic | Oct. 10, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Canadian supergroup returns with their first album in seven years and a performance at the Crystal Ballroom Oct. 24. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets To See Wolf Parade At Crystal Ballroom

opbmusic | Sept. 28, 2017 11:46 a.m.

The band's first new music in seven years gets released Oct. 6, and they'll return to Portland at the Crystal Ballroom Jan. 14. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Autonomics, Jamila Woods, Michael Nau

opbmusic | Sept. 25, 2017 12:15 p.m.

This week it's a fast-paced rocker from a Portland band, a collaboration from a Chicago R&B singer with Chance the Rapper, and some soulful low-fi crooning from rural Maryland.

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Song Premiere: B*R*A*U*N - 'Washed Away'

opbmusic | Sept. 20, 2017 5:34 p.m.

The Portland pop artist's new song has an '80s synth beat and a rare sax solo. It's about trying to hold it down when things are changing all around you.

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Come To opbmusic's Session With Wild Ones

opbmusic | Sept. 18, 2017 3:30 p.m.

The Portland dream-pop band will play from their upcoming release, "Mirror Touch," on Sept. 29 in our studio. Get free tickets.

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Win Tickets To Daniel Norgren

opbmusic | Sept. 12, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

The Swedish singer-songwriter with the Americana sound returns to Portland at Revolution Hall Sept. 23. Enter to win tickets and vinyl copies of two recent releases available for the first time in the U.S.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett; Ibeyi, Lomelda

opbmusic | Sept. 11, 2017 11:50 a.m.

Hear the collaboration between two of indie rock's biggest stars, a soulful song from French sisters Ibeyi, and a new Texas songwriter with a compelling voice.

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Win Tickets To New Coast Festival 'Stackstock'

opbmusic | Sept. 8, 2017 12:15 p.m.

Colin Meloy headlines the one-day festival in Cannon Beach on Sept. 23.

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Song Premiere: The Get Ahead - 'Mind Is A Mountain'

opbmusic | Aug. 31, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The soulful Americana group premieres a stirring new song written in response to a traumatic event.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, Karl Blau, Car Seat Headrest

opbmusic | Aug. 28, 2017 7:15 a.m.

This week we feature a cover of a Townes Van Zandt song, a bobbing pop song from one of the Northwest's most unpredictable artists and a new bedroom pop gem.

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Video Premiere: Fort Atlantic - 'Bathed in Sunlight'

opbmusic | Aug. 22, 2017 11:58 a.m.

The Portland group's new song is about yearning to be set free and the video features an (almost) superhuman feat of holding your breath underwater.

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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.

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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.