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Alialujah Choir at OPB


Expanded from its original trio, the band adds new voices to its close harmonies and gorgeous melodies.

Photo: Gerard O'Sullivan / opbmusic

Road Sessions: Big Haunt


Watch this eerily beautiful song from Big Haunt, played high inside Cape Meares Light House

Drenik: Neko vs. The Volcano


What are the acceptable boundaries of cell phone use at concerts in a new media world?

Guster


The long-running Boston rock band plays a soundcheck session for opbmusic at the Crystal Ballroom.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, April 20-26

opbmusic | April 28, 2015

Portland bands Lost Lander and Houndstooth lead the pack on this week's opbmusic airplay chart.

First Listen: Torres, 'Sprinter'

NPR | April 27, 2015

On her second album, Torres confronts the problem of confession and annihilates its boundaries.


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Road Sessions: The Weather Machine

opbmusic | April 23, 2015 2:49 p.m.

With the Crooked River hundreds of feet below, watch The Weather Machine play at scenic Peter Skene Ogden State Park.

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Video Premiere: Moon By You - Effigies

opbmusic | April 22, 2015 7:58 p.m.

opbmusic is proud to premiere the video for "Effigies" from Portland's only psychedelic doo-wop band Moon By You.

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Win Tickets to Young Fathers

opbmusic | April 20, 2015 4:15 p.m.

The Scottish hip-hop trio, winner of last year's Mercury Prize, plays Holocene April 29th.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Mac DeMarco

opbmusic | April 20, 2015 2:22 p.m.

Watch Mac DeMarco - Freaking Out the Neighborhood - at the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, April 13-19

opbmusic | April 20, 2015 12:15 p.m.

For the first time in two months, Modest Mouse's Strangers To Ourselves is #1 followed closely by Alabama Shakes and Tame Impala.

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First Listen: Braids, 'Deep In The Iris'

NPR | April 20, 2015 8:45 a.m.

The band's third album is full of lulling hymns to cleansing and redemption.

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Asgeir at OPB

opbmusic | April 17, 2015 5:52 p.m.

The singer-songwriter sings English and Icelandic songs from his release In the Silence.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, April 6-12

opbmusic | April 15, 2015 2:46 p.m.

Houndstooth, Pond, and Alabama Shakes lead the pack in this week's airplay chart.

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Live Video: Deep Sea Diver

opbmusic | April 15, 2015 4:27 a.m.

The band premieres two unreleased songs from their upcoming album, live at opbmusic Stagepass.

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Public Service Broadcasting Take One Giant Leap Forward

opbmusic | April 13, 2015 3:45 p.m.

The English band, known for inventively blending dynamic instrumental performances with archival audio samples, revisit space exploration's heyday with The Race For Space.

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First Listen: Built To Spill, 'Untethered Moon'

NPR | April 12, 2015 8:03 p.m.

The amiably fractured rock band sounds both melancholy and sinister on its first album in six years.

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First Listen: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'

NPR | April 12, 2015 8:03 p.m.

Brittany Howard and her band develop a vision of rock, blues and Southern soul that reaches high.

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A Conversation With Sleater-Kinney

opbmusic | April 10, 2015 3:24 p.m.

Portlanders Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss joined us to chat about No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney's first album in a decade.

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The Ezza Rose Band at OPB

opbmusic | April 8, 2015 11:53 p.m.

The group's songs move from folk ballads to darker and heavier arrangements on their new album.

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Pickathon Announces Its 2015 Lineup

opbmusic | April 7, 2015 12:09 a.m.

tUnEyArDs, JD McPherson, and Leon Bridges will play this summer's festival at Pendarvis Farm.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, March 30-April 5

opbmusic | April 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Pond and Lost Lander tie for the #1 spot. Courtney Barnett surges into the top 5 with the release of her much-anticipated debut album.

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Live Video: The Delines

opbmusic | April 6, 2015 10:58 a.m.

Portland band The Delines unveils a new late-night, country blues song for opbmusic Stagepass.

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First Listen: Calexico, 'Edge Of The Sun'

NPR | April 5, 2015 8:03 p.m.

The band's sense and understanding of the American Southwest continues to deepen and grow.

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Damien Rice Overcomes Writer's Block, Delivers Faded Fantasy

opbmusic | April 2, 2015 4:39 p.m.

The Irish songwriter talks about overcoming creative blocks on the road to his latest album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy.

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Live Video: Holiday Friends

opbmusic | April 1, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Watch a performance from the Astoria, Oregon-based pop-rock band.

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