Win Tickets to Conor Oberst

Win tickets to see singer/songwriter Conor Oberst at the Crystal Ballroom October 1st!

The Donkeys at OPB

The San Diego quartet plays summertime jams from their new record, Ride the Black Wave.

Stagepass: Run On Sentence

Watch the newest video in our Stagepass series, featuring Portland's Run On Sentence.

Cohen's 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen.

There's not much contrivance, not much high-concept, just a dad and his son bashing out tunes.

Current Airplay Chart, 9-15-14

opbmusic | Sept. 15, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Again this week, The New Pornographers and Spoon are our two most-played records, along with the PDX Pop Now! compilation CD.

Guitarist Blake Mills with Jesca Hoop

opbmusic | Sept. 10, 2014 2:22 p.m.

Blake Mills plays twice in Portland this month. Watch this gorgeous accompaniment to singer Jesca Hoop.

Current Airplay Chart, 9-8-14

opbmusic | Sept. 10, 2014 2:12 p.m.

The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers and Spoon's They Want My Soul top our weekly airplay chart.

First Listen: Moon Hooch, 'This Is Cave Music'

NPR | Sept. 08, 2014 9:37 a.m.

The New York band, known for its wild performances on subway platforms, abandons its comfort zone in an effort to explore new sounds and recording methods.

First Listen: My Brightest Diamond, 'This Is My Hand'

NPR | Sept. 07, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Shara Worden's music sounds both micro-orchestrated and entirely, ecstatically spontaneous. Every song here is a mission statement and a directive; each is propulsive and demanding of full attention.

First Listen: Robert Plant, 'Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar'

NPR | Sept. 02, 2014 10:01 a.m.

Plant's 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.

First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams'

NPR | Aug. 31, 2014 8:03 p.m.

After a three-year hiatus, the singer's 14th album is the sound of a once-prolific genius who's only recently relearned what it's like to walk on steady footing.


The Delines at OPB

opbmusic | Aug. 25, 2014 1:17 p.m.

The Delines bring their country soul to OPB studios with a set of songs from their debut album.

First Listen: The Gotobeds, 'Poor People Are Revolting'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2014 7 a.m.

This rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band is built on the intersecting bedrock of post-punk and indie rock. On Poor People Are Revolting, there's something crazy going on in every room.

First Listen: Sinkane, 'Mean Love'

NPR | Aug. 24, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Over memorable hooks and wickedly inventive grooves, Ahmed Gallab sings in an earnest, persuasive voice. Sinkane's music conjures East and West African music, James Brown, free jazz and shoegaze.

Photo Review: Music Fest NW 2014

opbmusic | Aug. 20, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Photos and notes from Music Fest NW, the big 2-day festival held last weekend at Waterfront Park

Current Airplay Chart, 8-18-14

opbmusic | Aug. 20, 2014 12:02 p.m.

Spoon -- fresh off their standout performance at Music Fest NW -- hold the top spot in our chart this week.


Stagepass: Star Anna

opbmusic | Aug. 18, 2014 1:56 p.m.

Watch the new video in our Stagepass series, from Seattle singer/songwriter Star Anna.

First Listen: Ty Segall, 'Manipulator'

NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 8:02 a.m.

It's a shame that the rock record of the summer had to surface at the end of the season. Segall's lush, panoramic double-album piles on glam-rock excess without ever feeling excessive.

First Listen: J Mascis, 'Tied To A Star'

NPR | Aug. 17, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Though not entirely unplugged, Tied to a Star showcases the soft intricacy of a veteran craftsman who knows when to hang back and decide to pulverize another day.

Current Airplay Chart, 8-11-14

opbmusic | Aug. 14, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Spoon's new release They Want My Soul was our most-played record last week, just before Music Fest NW.

Win Weekend Wristbands to MFNW!

opbmusic | Aug. 13, 2014 2:42 p.m.

Musicfest NW takes over Portland's Waterfront Park this weekend, and we're giving away wristbands!

First Listen: Cymbals Eat Guitars, 'Lose'

NPR | Aug. 10, 2014 8:03 p.m.

If the Staten Island band has a unifying philosophy, it's that rock music is a negotiable solid, one that should be assembled with great energy and not-inconsiderable exertion.

First Listen: Imogen Heap, 'Sparks'

NPR | Aug. 10, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Sparks documents a fruitful time for one of popular music's most curious explorers. But it also captures how, in the 21st century, art, technology and life meld to make whole new narratives.

Audio streaming is off tonight, 8/9; HD Radio is on

opbmusic | Aug. 09, 2014 10:42 p.m.

The opbmusic audio stream will be offline from 10pm Saturday until early Sunday morning for maintenance. You can still listen with an HD Radio tuned to 91.5 FM2.

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