Win tickets to see singer/songwriter Conor Oberst at the Crystal Ballroom October 1st!
The San Diego quartet plays summertime jams from their new record, Ride the Black Wave.
Cohen's 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen.
There's not much contrivance, not much high-concept, just a dad and his son bashing out tunes.
opbmusic | Sept. 15, 2014 2:45 p.m.
Again this week, The New Pornographers and Spoon are our two most-played records, along with the PDX Pop Now! compilation CD.
opbmusic | Sept. 10, 2014 2:22 p.m.
Blake Mills plays twice in Portland this month. Watch this gorgeous accompaniment to singer Jesca Hoop.
opbmusic | Sept. 10, 2014 2:12 p.m.
The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers and Spoon's They Want My Soul top our weekly airplay chart.
NPR | Sept. 08, 2014 9:37 a.m.
The New York band, known for its wild performances on subway platforms, abandons its comfort zone in an effort to explore new sounds and recording methods.
NPR | Sept. 07, 2014 8:03 p.m.
Shara Worden's music sounds both micro-orchestrated and entirely, ecstatically spontaneous. Every song here is a mission statement and a directive; each is propulsive and demanding of full attention.
NPR | Sept. 02, 2014 10:01 a.m.
Plant's 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.
NPR | Aug. 31, 2014 8:03 p.m.
After a three-year hiatus, the singer's 14th album is the sound of a once-prolific genius who's only recently relearned what it's like to walk on steady footing.
opbmusic | Aug. 25, 2014 1:17 p.m.
The Delines bring their country soul to OPB studios with a set of songs from their debut album.
NPR | Aug. 25, 2014 7 a.m.
This rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band is built on the intersecting bedrock of post-punk and indie rock. On Poor People Are Revolting, there's something crazy going on in every room.
NPR | Aug. 24, 2014 8:03 p.m.
Over memorable hooks and wickedly inventive grooves, Ahmed Gallab sings in an earnest, persuasive voice. Sinkane's music conjures East and West African music, James Brown, free jazz and shoegaze.
opbmusic | Aug. 20, 2014 2:47 p.m.
Photos and notes from Music Fest NW, the big 2-day festival held last weekend at Waterfront Park
opbmusic | Aug. 20, 2014 12:02 p.m.
Spoon -- fresh off their standout performance at Music Fest NW -- hold the top spot in our chart this week.
opbmusic | Aug. 18, 2014 1:56 p.m.
Watch the new video in our Stagepass series, from Seattle singer/songwriter Star Anna.
NPR | Aug. 18, 2014 8:02 a.m.
It's a shame that the rock record of the summer had to surface at the end of the season. Segall's lush, panoramic double-album piles on glam-rock excess without ever feeling excessive.
NPR | Aug. 17, 2014 8:03 p.m.
Though not entirely unplugged, Tied to a Star showcases the soft intricacy of a veteran craftsman who knows when to hang back and decide to pulverize another day.
opbmusic | Aug. 14, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Spoon's new release They Want My Soul was our most-played record last week, just before Music Fest NW.
opbmusic | Aug. 13, 2014 2:42 p.m.
Musicfest NW takes over Portland's Waterfront Park this weekend, and we're giving away wristbands!
NPR | Aug. 10, 2014 8:03 p.m.
If the Staten Island band has a unifying philosophy, it's that rock music is a negotiable solid, one that should be assembled with great energy and not-inconsiderable exertion.
NPR | Aug. 10, 2014 8:03 p.m.
Sparks documents a fruitful time for one of popular music's most curious explorers. But it also captures how, in the 21st century, art, technology and life meld to make whole new narratives.
opbmusic | Aug. 09, 2014 10:42 p.m.
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