Matthew was born in Salem, OR. He lived in Los Angeles for 10 years but came back to Oregon in mid-2009. When he and his wife arrived in Portland, he wanted to immerse himself in the vibrant local music scene. So, he sought out opbmusic and started DJing in March 2010. Matthew has always loved radio. He volunteered at KNRK during high school, hosted a music show for his college radio station (KSCR, Los Angeles), worked for a few commercial radio stations in Los Angeles (KBIG/KOST), and volunteered at a nonprofit station in Santa Monica (KCRW). Fascinated by the behind-the-scenes production, he was hooked once he started speaking into microphones and choosing music to play to the masses. Having a voice on opbmusic continues to give him that thrill and helps him discover great new music
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The British rock band, famous for using archival audio to build complex history-themed concept albums, tackles the rise and decline of the Welsh coal industry.
Two years ago, Josh Ostrander was working two landscaping jobs and contemplating giving up on music. Now, he's releasing his major label solo debut.
Portland's favorite sound guy plays from his new solo record and chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his evolution as a songwriter.
The Seattle-based songwriter and Silver Torches frontman chats with opbmusic about his 2016 record Heatherfield and new project called Soft Sleep.
The English band, known for inventively blending dynamic instrumental performances with archival audio samples, revisit space exploration's heyday with The Race For Space.
The Portland power pop trio's third EP is released next week. Listen here first.