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opbmusic Session: Joan Shelley Live In Marquam Park


The folk singer performs two gorgeous songs under the forest canopy of Portland's Marquam Park.

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First Listen: EMA, 'Exile In The Outer Ring'

NPR | Aug. 17, 2017 2 a.m.

One of indie rock's most creative thinkers confronts the marginal world where rural red meets urban blue.

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opbmusic Session: Joan Shelley Live In Marquam Park

opbmusic | Aug. 16, 2017 10:15 a.m.

The folk singer performs two gorgeous songs under the forest canopy of Portland's Marquam Park.

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Song Premiere: Small Leaks Sink Ships - 'Sympathetic Resonance'

opbmusic | Aug. 16, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Listen to the Portland band's contribution to a new anti-Islamophobia compilation.

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Come To opbmusic's Studio Session With Filthy Friends

opbmusic | Aug. 15, 2017 11:30 a.m.

The new all-star band with Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey will play a session in our studio Aug. 24. Here's how to get tickets.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Phoebe Bridgers, Neil Young, Helado Negro

opbmusic | Aug. 14, 2017 11:15 a.m.

This week we feature a bittersweet indie rock song, a previously unreleased recording from a legendary musician, and a soulful electronic artist. 

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ALA.NI: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 6:12 a.m.

ALA.NI captures and conveys a reverent love of early-20th-century music, while injecting those sounds with charisma and charm well suited for any era.

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Song Premiere: Anna Tivel - 'Illinois'

opbmusic | Aug. 11, 2017 11 a.m.

Listen to the striking new single from the folk singer's new album, "Small Believer."

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opbmusic Playlist: Oregon's Total Solar Eclipse

opbmusic | Aug. 10, 2017 1:21 p.m.

Don’t look directly at our eclipse playlist. It might blind you.

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Dave Depper Plays From His 'Hyper-Confessional' New Album

opbmusic | Aug. 10, 2017 8 a.m.

One of Portland's most in-demand sidemen moves to center stage to play from his first solo release, "Emotional Freedom Technique," in our studio.

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First Listen: Rainer Maria, 'S/T'

NPR | Aug. 10, 2017 2 a.m.

Rainer Maria's first album since 2006 is a natural extension of the band's discography, while staying true to its members' accumulated wisdom and insight.

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Cataldo's New Record Is A Keeper

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2017 noon

Matthew Casebeer of opbmusic chats with Seattle songwriter Eric Anderson about his long-running project's latest release.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Ben Gibbard, Great Grandpa, Dan Croll

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2017 9:45 a.m.

This week we feature a cover of a classic 90s power-pop track, a Seattle-based alternative band and a refreshingly bold jam.

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Pickathon 2017, Sunday: Scenes From The Woods

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Sunday marked the final day of the 2017 Pickathon Music Festival, and what a day it was. See reviews and photos from Dinosaur Jr., Black Milk and Nat Turner, Aldous Harding and more.

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First Listen: David Rawlings, 'Poor David's Almanack'

NPR | Aug. 7, 2017 2 a.m.

With the help of longtime partner Gillian Welch, Rawlings assembles a sweetly engaging, impressively wide-ranging collection of American roots music.

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Pickathon 2017, Saturday: Scenes From The Woods

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2017 7:49 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The temperatures may have dipped ever so slightly Saturday, but the fire that is the Pickathon lineup didn't let up. See photos and reviews from Saturday's shows.

Pickathon 2017, Friday: Scenes From The Woods

opbmusic | Aug. 5, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Pickathon artists and fans took on the Northwest heatwave with a jam-packed day of shows. See photos and reviews of Deer Tick, Charles Bradley, Big Thief, the Last Artful, Dodgr and more.

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Pickathon Countdown: Charles Bradley

opbmusic | Aug. 3, 2017 3:52 p.m.

The Pickathon Music Festival starts Thursday in Happy Valley, and 68 year-old soul revivalist Charles Bradley headlines the first night. We revisit his performance at OPB from 2011.

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First Listen: The Districts, 'Popular Manipulations'

NPR | Aug. 3, 2017 8:18 a.m.

The latest album by the Philadelphia-based indie rockers is their best yet.

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The Parson Red Heads' Perfect Summertime Session

opbmusic | Aug. 1, 2017 1:26 p.m.

Sun-kissed harmonies and nostalgic lyrics are the hallmark of this long-running Portland band's 4th studio album.

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Mondo Cozmo’s Wild Ride: From Landscaping To Lollapalooza

opbmusic | Aug. 1, 2017 10:18 a.m.

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.

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