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Boone Howard's New Music Breaks Old Habits But Keeps Its Edge


Portland's favorite sound guy plays from his new solo record and chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his evolution as a songwriter.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Perfume Genius, Alvvays, Michael Nau

opbmusic | June 26, 2017 12:15 p.m.

This week we feature an intimate piece of art pop, a soulful indie-folk artist, and a track that embodies a blissful, summertime feeling.

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Holly Macve: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | June 23, 2017 6 a.m.

Backed by a suitably low-key band, Macve would sound subtly radiant just about anywhere, from your nearest country bar to the most dreamily lit stage in Twin Peaks.

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Boone Howard's New Music Breaks Old Habits But Keeps Its Edge

opbmusic | June 22, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's favorite sound guy plays from his new solo record and chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his evolution as a songwriter.

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First Listen: Beach House, 'B-Sides And Rarities'

NPR | June 22, 2017 4 a.m.

The dream-pop duo's career-spanning odds-and-ends collection hangs together as a cohesive set of songs, even as it explores the margins and dark corners of Beach House's catalog.

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Win Tickets to Animal Collective in Portland

opbmusic | June 21, 2017 10:08 a.m.

Animal Collective's sprawling tour brings them to the Roseland Theater on June 30th. Here's how you can win tickets.

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Watch: Patrick Watson's Powerful Pickathon Woods Stage Performance

opbmusic | June 20, 2017 7:45 a.m.

Watch the Canadian songwriter perform an absolutely haunting rendition of "Lighthouse" at Pickathon 2016.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 12 - 18

opbmusic | June 19, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Woodstock by Portugal. The Man is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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Song Premiere: Bradley Wik - 'Some Girls (Still Love Rock N' Roll)'

opbmusic | June 19, 2017 9:55 a.m.

The Portland artist with a classic sound sings about the dark side of being a rock 'n' roll singer.

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Song Premiere: Nick Delffs' 'Somewhere Wild'

opbmusic | June 16, 2017 8:45 a.m.

Listen to a new song from the former Shaky Hands frontman's album, Redesign, out on July 21st.

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Animal Eyes: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 14, 2017 12:07 p.m.

With pop songs that combine psychedelic sounds and oddly danceable rhythms, the band makes ambitious and fun listening.

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Win Tickets to Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

opbmusic | June 13, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The new collaboration between two of indie rock's rising stars brings them to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall October 20th. Here's how you can win tickets.

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Perfume Genius: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | June 13, 2017 8:31 a.m.

The band's long-awaited performance at the Tiny Desk was both beautiful and, at times, intense, featuring three deeply personal songs by frontman Mike Hadreas.

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First Listen: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, 'The Nashville Sound'

NPR | June 12, 2017 2 a.m.

With eyes clear and nerves jangled, Isbell wrestles with unpleasant social and political realities on his sixth studio album.

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First Listen: Fleet Foxes, 'Crack-Up'

NPR | June 8, 2017 7:02 a.m.

On his band's first album in six years, Robin Pecknold seeks peace in a chaotic world — and works to that end by crafting songs that soothe without forgoing creative ambition.

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First Listen: Beth Ditto, 'Fake Sugar'

NPR | June 8, 2017 2 a.m.

The Gossip singer's solo debut recasts her as a versatile, pop-minded rock star who can still shake the rafters with her voice when the moment calls for it.

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First Listen: Big Thief, 'Capacity'

NPR | June 5, 2017 1:32 p.m.

Capacity takes singer Adrianne Lenker to quieter and more private places, with an inward-facing sound to match her ever richer, altogether more intimate storytelling.

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Nick Grant: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | June 2, 2017 7:20 a.m.

The Atlanta-based MC came through with the flu and coolly earned our praise. How sick is that?

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First Listen: ALA.NI, 'You & I'

NPR | June 1, 2017 9:41 a.m.

The Paris-based singer channels Billie Holiday and Judy Garland on an album that defies categorization.

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Win Tickets To Seu Jorge's Tribute To David Bowie

opbmusic | June 1, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

The Brazilian singer and actor performs at the Oregon Zoo June 21. Here's how you can win tickets to the show.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 22 - 28

opbmusic | May 31, 2017 11:42 a.m.

In Mind by Real Estate is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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