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David Christensen

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

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Arts | Music | Sessions

Fruition: Live at OPB

opbmusic | April 29, 2016 1:14 p.m.

Portland band Fruition plays songs from their new album, Labor of Love


Hibou Live at OPB

opbmusic | April 18, 2016 3:51 p.m.

The Seattle band plays perfectly sunny, hook-laden songs from their self-titled debut album.

Music | SXSW 2016

David Wax Museum: One More from the Road

opbmusic | April 6, 2016 2:40 p.m.

In the last of our videos from SXSW in Austin, David Wax Museum plays their song "Time Will Not Track Us Down."


Join us for a studio session with Fruition

opbmusic | April 1, 2016 7:02 p.m.

The Portland roots quintet plays a session at OPB Thursday 4/7 at 4pm. Here's where to get tickets.

Music | SXSW 2016

Cody ChesnuTT: South-by Session

opbmusic | March 30, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Cody ChesnuTT plays a new song from his upcoming release, at our kitchen table in Austin during SXSW.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Vetiver

opbmusic | March 29, 2016 7:30 a.m.

Vetiver plays the blissful song "Current Carry," on the stage in the woods at Pickathon


Win Tickets To Andrew Bird

opbmusic | March 28, 2016 2:57 p.m.

The ever-inventive multi-instrumentalist (and famed whistler) returns to Portland May 18th. Here's a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Music | SXSW 2016

Martin Luther McCoy: South-by Session

opbmusic | March 24, 2016 4:16 p.m.

The San Francisco-based artist plays "Somebody Superstar" at our kitchen table during SXSW in Austin, Texas

Arts | Music | SXSW 2016

Dispatches from SXSW: Saturday Night's Alright

opbmusic | March 24, 2016 10:24 a.m.

The opbmusic staff recaps the sights and sounds of their final day at SXSW in Austin, TX.

Music | SXSW 2016

David Wax Museum: South-by Session

opbmusic | March 23, 2016 11:21 a.m.

David Wax and Suz Slezak from David Wax Museum play a sweet duet around the kitchen table during SXSW in Austin.

Music | SXSW 2016

Dispatches from SXSW: Stormy Friday

opbmusic | March 19, 2016 12:46 a.m.

On a night when thunder and lightning delayed or cancelled some outdoor shows, opbmusic recaps highlights of a busy Friday in Austin.

Arts | Music | SXSW 2016

Dispatches from SXSW: St. Patrick's Day

opbmusic | March 18, 2016 12:14 p.m.

opbmusic recaps a busy St. Patrick's Day at SXSW in Austin, Texas.


Watch Lucius, Bombino, and The Heavy live from SXSW

opbmusic | March 16, 2016 midnight

A diverse group of six bands play the VuHaus Day Stage at SXSW in Austin. Our live stream starts at 10am Friday.

Music | Sessions

Dirty Revival Live at OPB

opbmusic | March 10, 2016 2:45 p.m.

The band brings their soulful sound, fronted by the big voice of singer Sarah Clarke, to our studios, and talks with "State of Wonder" host April Baer.

local | NW Life | Arts | Music

opbmusic's Favorite Tiny Desk Contestants

opbmusic | Feb. 29, 2016 noon

Watch videos of our favorite Oregon submissions to the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest and explore an interactive map of all contestants from the Pacific Northwest.


Join us to watch Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

opbmusic | Feb. 27, 2016 2 p.m.

We welcome the always-entertaining band to our studios to play from and talk about their new release, A Man Alive. RSVP for tickets to this session.

Music | Sessions

The Hugs Live at OPB

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2016 7:35 p.m.

The Portland band brings their easy-to-like indie rock sound to our studios, playing from their new release, Feelings of Life.

Music | Sessions

Deep Sea Diver Goes To The Heart

opbmusic | Feb. 17, 2016 11:47 a.m.

The Seattle band returns with a new, more personal record which never loses their catchy and propulsive sound. Secrets comes out this week. They played these new songs at our final Stagepass concert.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Heartless Bastards

opbmusic | Feb. 16, 2016 7:30 a.m.

The Austin band plays a heavyweight version of "Down in the Canyon" on the stage in the trees at Pickathon.

Music | Sessions

The Thermals Perform "Hey You" Live At OPB

opbmusic | Feb. 8, 2016 2:06 p.m.

The Portland power trio adds guitarist Jessica Boudreaux to rip through their new song "Hey You."