Sallie Ford at OPB

Watch Sallie Ford's new band play a rocking set from their release, Slap Back.

Stagepass: Vikesh Kapoor

The Portland singer-songwriter plays from his remarkable debut The Ballad of Willy Robbins.

Watch the band at work in Swift's Cottage Grove studios, recording songs for their new album Evermotion.

The Portland MC engages hip hop artists from four African countries for conversation and shows during a month-long trip.

First Listen: Ghostface Killah, '36 Seasons'

NPR | Nov. 30, 2014 8:03 p.m.

A superstar cast made a real life love story — disguised as an action movie — just because.

Holiday Sets on opbmusic

opbmusic | Nov. 26, 2014 3:42 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day, opbmusic will broadcast sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival. Here's the schedule.

First Listen: She & Him, 'Classics'

NPR | Nov. 23, 2014 8:09 p.m.

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward cover pop standards with the timeless impeccability for which they're known. Once again, Ward hovers mostly in the background, leaving Deschanel to steal the playful show.


Horse Feathers at OPB

opbmusic | Nov. 21, 2014 3:45 p.m.

The Portland band plays songs from their new release, So It Is With Us.

Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

NPR | Nov. 21, 2014 11:46 a.m.

Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss join Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss the band's new album, No Cities To Love.

Win Tickets to Horse Feathers

opbmusic | Nov. 21, 2014 11:11 a.m.

We're giving away tickets to their hometown release show, Saturday November 29th at the Crystal Ballroom.


Stagepass: Mimicking Birds

opbmusic | Nov. 20, 2014 10:19 a.m.

Intricate, introspective, and mesmerizing, watch this gorgeous new video of the Portland band from Stagepass.

First Listen: Robert Wyatt, 'Different Every Time'

NPR | Nov. 19, 2014 7:37 a.m.

A double-length set provides an ambitious introduction to the prog-rock legend. Selections include songs from Wyatt's bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole, solo work and unlikely collaborations.

First Listen: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'

NPR | Nov. 19, 2014 7:34 a.m.

Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.

Current Airplay Chart, 11-17-14

opbmusic | Nov. 17, 2014 5:52 p.m.

Sallie Ford's new record, Slap Back, holds down the top spot in our weekly airplay chart.

First Listen: Flake Music, 'When You Land Here, It's Time To Return'

NPR | Nov. 16, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Before James Mercer became famous in The Shins, he sang in a like-minded band called Flake Music. Its newly remixed, remastered and reissued 1997 debut contains many ideas he would later revisit.

First Listen: Bedhead, '1992-1998'

NPR | Nov. 16, 2014 6:30 p.m.

A box set collects nearly all the recordings by the 1990s indie rock band that perfected the art of holding back. Bedhead's minimal, whispered songs made boring beautiful.

Current Airplay Chart, 11-10-14

opbmusic | Nov. 13, 2014 6 p.m.

New releases from Spoon, TV on the Radio, Portland band Eyelids, Sallie Ford, and Tweedy top our weekly chart.

It's The Coup

opbmusic | Nov. 10, 2014 12:38 p.m.

The band of Bay-Area revolutionaries are back in Portland at the Hawthorne Theater Thursday night.


Stagepass: Thanks

opbmusic | Nov. 10, 2014 12:31 p.m.

Watch the Portland 6-piece rock and soul band's dramatic performance and interview for our Stagepass series.

First Listen: Thompson, 'Family'

NPR | Nov. 10, 2014 8:12 a.m.

Thompson gathers many branches of a formidable family tree that includes Richard, Linda, Teddy, Kami and several musicians not named Thompson.

First Listen: Bryan Ferry, 'Avonmore'

NPR | Nov. 10, 2014 7:42 a.m.

The Roxy Music singer channels his classic work while still sounding fresh. Ferry's sound remains full, clear and direct, with intricate layers of instruments shifting in and out of focus.


Broken Bells at the Schnitz

opbmusic | Nov. 07, 2014 2:56 p.m.

James Mercer, Dangermouse, and the band perform in Portland after in interview with Sound Opinions.

Current Airplay Chart, 11-3-14

opbmusic | Nov. 06, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Spoon, Sallie Ford, Horse Feathers and Foxygen have our most-played records this week.

JD McPherson: "Wolf Teeth"

opbmusic | Nov. 04, 2014 5:43 p.m.

The popular rockabilly performer returns to Portland this week. Watch a performance we recorded in 2012 at Bunk Bar.

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