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Y La Bamba on the Rooftop at Rev Hall


With breezy polyrhythms and passionate singing, Y La Bamba previews its new record Ojos Del Sol.

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First Listen: Y La Bamba, 'Ojos Del Sol'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016

Luz Elena Mendoza's voice and bicultural storytelling help give this music an otherworldly feel.

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First Listen: Y La Bamba, 'Ojos Del Sol'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 4 a.m.

Luz Elena Mendoza's voice and bicultural storytelling help give this music an otherworldly feel.

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Y La Bamba On The Rooftop At Rev Hall

opbmusic | Aug. 23, 2016 2:02 p.m.

With breezy polyrhythms and passionate singing, Y La Bamba previews its new record Ojos Del Sol.

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Watch Portland Cello Project Cover Prince

opbmusic | Aug. 23, 2016 8 a.m.

PCP and vocalist Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas play "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, August 15-21

opbmusic | Aug. 22, 2016 3:54 p.m.

And Then Like Lions by Blind Pilot is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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Tickets for our Session with Ages and Ages

opbmusic | Aug. 18, 2016 11:55 a.m.

Get tickets to our recording session with the band, Tuesday afternoon at The Old Church in downtown Portland.

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First Listen: Joseph, 'I'm Alone, No You're Not'

NPR | Aug. 18, 2016 7:17 a.m.

On the Oregon-bred sister act's second album, sweetness and power aren't mutually exclusive.

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Joseph: Soaring Harmonies On The Willamette

opbmusic | Aug. 17, 2016 11:28 a.m.

The Estacada trio sings from their new release, I'm Alone, No You're Not, from a dock on the East Bank of the river.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, August 8-14

opbmusic | Aug. 15, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Ural Thomas and The Pain by Ural Thomas and The Pain is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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Video Premiere: WL - 'Pink Cloud'

opbmusic | Aug. 15, 2016 11:15 a.m.

Watch a video from the Portland dream pop band's forthcoming "visual album" Light Years.

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First Listen: Slow Club, 'One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore'

NPR | Aug. 11, 2016 5:31 a.m.

The English duo took to a Virginia studio to mine the complexities of a dissolving relationship.

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Blind Pilot's New Music Finds Renewal After Grief

opbmusic | Aug. 10, 2016 12:49 p.m.

With stirring arrangements and knowing lyrics, the band performs songs from their new release, And Then Like Lions.

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Win Tickets to Band of Horses

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 3:58 p.m.

The band is touring behind their new release, Why Are You OK, with a performance August 19th at Edgefield. Here's how to win tickets.

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Yo La Tengo Command The Stage At Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 12:15 p.m.

After a sleepy performance on Friday night, Yo La Tengo held true to their word with a much more energetic show on the Mountain Stage the following evening.

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Ezra Furman's Gospel Of Overcoming At Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 10:38 a.m.

Ezra Furman's music deals with depression and a culture that wants to constrain his sexuality and genderfluidity. His set at Pickathon was perfect for a sunny summer festival atmosphere.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, August 1-7

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 10 a.m.

Light Upon the Lake by Whitney is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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Long Play: My Morning Jacket - 'It Still Moves'

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 8:47 a.m.

We're playing selections from My Morning Jacket's recently reissued breakout 2003 album, It Still Moves, throughout the broadcast at opbmusic all day -- Tuesday, August 9th.

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Margo Price Pays Homage With Her Set At Pickathon's Galaxy Barn

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

 Price just released her album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter this Spring on Jack White’s Third Man Records and has been hailed as a “future country heroine.”

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Jeff Tweedy's Back Porch Pickathon Jam Session

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 1:37 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

“I have the best songs,” Jeff Tweedy deadpanned at the beginning of his Pickathon set on Saturday evening.

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Tennyson Bucks Expectations With Set At Pickathon's Galaxy Barn

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 10:57 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Tennyson, a brother-sister family band from Alberta, brought their electro-jazz-funk sounds to this year's Pickathon.

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Wolf Parade Returns To The Stage For Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 10:32 a.m.

Guitarist Dan Boeckner's smile during Wolf Parade's two Pickathon sets said everything there is to say about music's power to elicit joy. It was a smile electrified by the sight of a crowd whose lives had clearly been touched by the songs he had written.

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