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opbmusic Field Session: Calexico At Edgefield Winery


Calexico play songs in a vineyard on the grounds of historic Edgefield in Troutdale, OR and chat with us about their new album Edge Of The Sun.

Your Guide To The Weekend's PDX Pop Now! Festival


Portland's free, all-ages, all-local music festival returns this weekend at AudioCinema, under the Hawthorne Bridge. Here are some picks to get you started.

Photo: David Christensen / opbmusic

Pickathon Woods Stage: Gregory Alan Isakov


The talented songwriter plays "Saint Valentine" with his acoustic trio under a canopy of branches.

Photo: Drew Bandy / Pickathon

Divers Unleash Intense Live Show At OPB


Portland punk rock band Divers bring their intense live show to the opbmusic studios.

opbmusic Airplay Chart, July 20-26

opbmusic | July 28, 2015

Alabama Shakes are back on top this week.

First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

NPR | July 23, 2015

A London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.


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First Listen: The Mynabirds, 'Lovers Know'

NPR | July 22, 2015 8 p.m.

Recorded in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, this record has an explorer's heart.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, July 13-19

opbmusic | July 21, 2015 9:17 p.m.

Hop Along take sole possession of the #1 spot in this week's Airplay Chart.

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First Listen: Titus Andronicus, 'The Most Lamentable Tragedy'

NPR | July 20, 2015 9:09 a.m.

Over the course of two-plus hours, the punk band tackles a staggering variety of styles and voices.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, July 6-12

opbmusic | July 13, 2015 3:59 p.m.

On the eve of their official album release, Tame Impala are back on top.

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First Listen: Tame Impala, 'Currents'

NPR | July 13, 2015 8:28 a.m.

Kevin Parker's new music veers farther from psych-rock bombast and toward falsetto-dripped soul.

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Eyelids Provide Musical Labor Of Love

opbmusic | July 8, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Psych-rock magic from the up and coming Portland band, from their debut album and new EP.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 29-July 5

opbmusic | July 6, 2015 11:04 p.m.

Philly-based rock group Hop Along share the #1 spot with Alabama Shakes.

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First Listen: 'Nina Revisited... A Tribute to Nina Simone'

NPR | July 6, 2015 5:29 a.m.

A tribute to the iconic singer feels both rightfully nostalgic and profoundly contemporary.

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First Listen: Anderson East, 'Delilah'

NPR | July 1, 2015 8:03 p.m.

East channels classic soul with a pie-sweet drawl and fondness for Wilson Pickett-style shouts.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 23-28

opbmusic | June 29, 2015 9:02 p.m.

Austin, Texas' Heartless Bastards return to the #1 spot on the chart this week.

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Joseph Soars With Unique Sibling Harmony

opbmusic | June 29, 2015 6:46 p.m.

Sisters Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner weave their 3-part harmonies in the OPB Music studio.

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First Listen: Joy Williams, 'VENUS'

NPR | June 24, 2015 12:08 p.m.

Formerly half of The Civil Wars, Williams explores an adventurous pop sound on her first solo album.

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Astoria's Blind Pilot Plays The Liberty Theater

opbmusic | June 24, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski talk about relocating to the coastal town, and play a new song.

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Review: Richard Thompson, 'Still'

NPR | June 23, 2015 7:18 p.m.

On his 16th album, the great guitarist plays brilliantly without showing off.

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Review: Heartless Bastards, 'Restless Ones'

NPR | June 23, 2015 7:07 p.m.

The roots-rock band's fifth album gives Erika Wennerstrom and company more room to roam.

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Review: Leon Bridges, 'Coming Home'

NPR | June 23, 2015 7:05 p.m.

On Coming Home, Bridges' update on classic soul is so detailed that it comes alive.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 15-22

opbmusic | June 23, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Portland's Other Lives are propelled to the top of the chart on the buzz from their recent opbmusic session.

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First Listen: Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, 'The Monsanto Years'

NPR | June 22, 2015 5:04 a.m.

These taut, stone-simple songs fit together under a catchall concept, powered by righteous fury.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Lonnie Holley

opbmusic | June 16, 2015 11:34 p.m.

Watch Lonnie Holley's free-ranging incantation, "Kilimanjaro Eyes," on the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 8-14

opbmusic | June 16, 2015 1 p.m.

Heartless Bastards surge to the top this week.

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