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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 | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Blind Pilot

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."


Ready for the Weekend: Time for Pickathon!

opbmusic | July 28, 2015 2:18 p.m.

Enter for a chance to win tickets to the growing eclectic music festival, this weekend at Pendarvis Farm.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Gregory Alan Isakov

opbmusic | July 20, 2015 3:38 p.m.

The talented songwriter plays "Saint Valentine" with his acoustic trio under a canopy of branches.

Music | Sessions

Eyelids Provide Musical Labor Of Love

opbmusic | July 8, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Psych-rock magic from the up and coming Portland band, from their debut album and new EP.

Music | Sessions

Joseph Soars With Unique Sibling Harmony

opbmusic | June 29, 2015 6:46 p.m.

Sisters Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner weave their 3-part harmonies in the OPB Music studio.

Music | Sessions

Astoria's Blind Pilot Plays The Liberty Theater

opbmusic | June 24, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski talk about relocating to the coastal town, and play a new song.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Lonnie Holley

opbmusic | June 16, 2015 11:34 p.m.

Watch Lonnie Holley's free-ranging incantation, "Kilimanjaro Eyes," on the Woods Stage at Pickathon.


Win Tickets to Mimicking Birds

opbmusic | June 16, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Enter for a chance to win tickets to Thursday's concert at Doug Fir Lounge.

Music | Sessions

Brownish Black at OPB

opbmusic | June 11, 2015 noon

Watch 8-piece R&B band Brownish Black perform songs from their debut release, at OPB's Open House in May.

Music | Sessions

Other Lives

opbmusic | June 2, 2015 1:11 p.m.

Shimmery and cinematic songs from Oklahoma transplants Other Lives, recorded at their Doug Fir soundcheck.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Larry and His Flask

opbmusic | May 27, 2015 11:05 a.m.

For our final Road Sessions video, watch Larry and His Flask perform under a huge cottonwood tree at Willamette Mission State Park.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: People Under the Stairs

opbmusic | May 15, 2015 2:05 p.m.

Watch the L.A. duo rap and freestyle on the Woods Stage at last summer's Pickathon festival.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Radiation City

opbmusic | May 13, 2015 10:09 p.m.

High up in the Columbia River Gorge at Vista House, Radiation City performs their song "Summer Rain."

Music | Sessions

1939 Ensemble at OPB

opbmusic | May 12, 2015 3:57 p.m.

It's a set of jazz-flavored melodies over thundering percussion layers from the Portland trio.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Holiday Friends

opbmusic | May 7, 2015 11:28 a.m.

This week's Road Sessions video takes us to Fort Stevens State Park near Warrenton, for a song from Holiday Friends.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Big Haunt

opbmusic | April 30, 2015 5:05 p.m.

Watch this eerily beautiful song from Big Haunt, played high inside Cape Meares Light House


Win Tickets to Young Fathers

opbmusic | April 20, 2015 4:15 p.m.

The Scottish hip-hop trio, winner of last year's Mercury Prize, plays Holocene April 29th.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Mac DeMarco

opbmusic | April 20, 2015 2:22 p.m.

Watch Mac DeMarco - Freaking Out the Neighborhood - at the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

Music | Sessions

Asgeir at OPB

opbmusic | April 17, 2015 5:52 p.m.

The singer-songwriter sings English and Icelandic songs from his release In the Silence.

Music | Sessions

Live Video: Deep Sea Diver

opbmusic | April 15, 2015 4:27 a.m.

The band premieres two unreleased songs from their upcoming album, live at opbmusic Stagepass.