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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 | 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.

Arts | Music | 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.


Win Tickets to Patterson Hood

opbmusic | Nov. 23, 2016 1:13 p.m.

The Drive-By Truckers frontman plays a solo show Thursday, December 1st at Doug Fir Lounge.

Music | Sessions

Genders' Dreamy Guitar Rock

opbmusic | Nov. 16, 2016 10:22 a.m.

The Portland band plays songs from their new EP, Phone Home, in our studio.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Cory Henry

opbmusic | Nov. 15, 2016 7 a.m.

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles build a fire with their performance of "Why Don't Cha / Get Up" on the stage in the woods at Pickathon.


New Series 'Soundbreaking' Traces Explosion of Recorded Music

opbmusic | Nov. 14, 2016 10:43 a.m.

Watch a new series featuring first-hand accounts behind the records that revolutionized music, from The Beatles to Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash to Dr. Dre, weeknights at 10 on OPB-TV through November 23.


Win Tickets to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

opbmusic | Nov. 7, 2016 10:30 a.m.

Offering a freewheeling take on jazz, hip-hop and reggae styles, the Chicago group plays the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall November 16th.

Music | Sessions

Flock of Dimes' Bright Synth Pop

opbmusic | Nov. 3, 2016 4:37 p.m.

Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner's new band explores solitude and connection, trading her guitar sounds for lush keys and synths.


Watch a New Video from Kevin Lee Florence

opbmusic | Nov. 1, 2016 9:50 a.m.

The songwriter's new video "Alone & Everything" was shot in Portland and rural Central Oregon.

Arts | Music

opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Dame DOLLA, The Shins, The Rolling Stones

opbmusic | Oct. 28, 2016 10:26 a.m.

Listen to new sounds from the broadcast at opbmusic.


Win Tickets to the Dandy Warhols

opbmusic | Oct. 24, 2016 11:22 a.m.

The alternative rock veterans play the Crystal Ballroom December 10th. Here's your chance to win tickets.

Okkervil River Live At OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 21, 2016 6:50 p.m.
Music | Sessions

Karl Blau's Country Soul Session

opbmusic | Oct. 18, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Anacortes, Washington singer Karl Blau covers Nashville songwriter Layng Martine's "Let the World Go By" in our studio.


Win Tickets to Flock of Dimes

opbmusic | Oct. 17, 2016 2:43 p.m.

The new synth-pop project from Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner plays Doug Fir Lounge on Thursday. Enter to win a pair of tickets.


Win Tickets to Blind Pilot Next Week

opbmusic | Oct. 10, 2016 5:22 p.m.

Blind Pilot plays a sold-out hometown show at the Crystal Ballroom October 20th. Enter for a chance at a pair of tickets!


Watch Fernando's Animated Video for "Save Me"

opbmusic | Oct. 6, 2016 1:13 p.m.

Fernando will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Saturday night.


Win Tickets to Okkervil River

opbmusic | Oct. 3, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Songwriter Will Sheff and the band play Friday night at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland. Their new album is titled Away.