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Song Premiere: Small Souls - 'Existential Midlife Crimes'


Hear the first single from the Portland folk rock duo's sophomore release.

Win Tickets To See Gillian Welch In Portland


The celebrated Nashville songwriter performs in Portland Oct. 9-10 at the Newmark Theater. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Song Premiere: Small Souls - 'Existential Midlife Crimes'

opbmusic | July 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

Hear the first single from the Portland folk rock duo's sophomore release.

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Win Tickets To See Gillian Welch In Portland

opbmusic | July 19, 2017 2:12 p.m. | Portland

The celebrated Nashville songwriter performs in Portland Oct. 9-10 at the Newmark Theater. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Rare Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | July 19, 2017 4 a.m.

Rare Essence has been bringing go-go to the world since 1976 — the group brought that pedigree, and the genre's massive meld of funk, rhythm and blues and soul, to this raucous hometown Tiny Desk.

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Watch: Jeff Tweedy's Intimate Acoustic Set At The Pickathon Woods Stage

opbmusic | July 18, 2017 9 a.m.

Watch the Wilco frontman perform "One Wing" at Pickathon 2016.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: BRONCHO, Arthur C. Lee, Marika Hackman

opbmusic | July 17, 2017 10:45 a.m.

This week we feature a driving power-pop song, some distorted 90’s-inspired rock, and a beautiful clean-cut indie track.

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Colin Meloy And Olivia Chaney's New Folk Collaboration: Offa Rex

opbmusic | July 14, 2017 11:06 a.m.

The Decemberists back up Olivia Chaney in a collaboration that happened after years of mutual musical admiration.

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Lo Moon's Gorgeously Moody Sounds, Live At OPB

opbmusic | July 13, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

One of the most polished new bands to ever play an opbmusic session, LA-based Lo Moon plays gorgeously moody songs from their unreleased LP.

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Win Tickets To See Beth Ditto In Portland

opbmusic | July 11, 2017 2:04 p.m. | Portland

Fashion designer and former lead singer of Gossip, Beth Ditto, is touring with a new solo release. She performs at the Hawthorne Theater July 24, and here's your chance to win tickets.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: The Clientele, St. Vincent, Aldous Harding

opbmusic | July 10, 2017 1:15 p.m.

This week we feature a poetic and sophisticated track, a solemn folk song and a heartfelt piano ballad.

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Jay Som: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | July 10, 2017 7:31 a.m.

Melina Duterte may have played all the instruments on Jay Som's newest record, Everybody Works, but her touring band brought a rougher edge to those silky recordings.

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First Listen: Waxahatchee, 'Out In The Storm'

NPR | July 10, 2017 2 a.m.

Katie Crutchfield has polished Waxahatchee's sound to maximize its glimmering-but-spiky forcefulness, but her words remain as bracing and unsparing as ever.

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Song Premiere: The Weather Machine - 'The Pelican Song'

opbmusic | July 6, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The whimsical new song commemorates the 50th anniversary of Oregon's landmark Beach Bill.

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Chance The Rapper: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | July 5, 2017 11:14 a.m.

Chance The Rapper, fresh from a 23,000-strong, sold-out show the night before, brought a thoughtful and fresh take to his Tiny Desk concert.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: This Is The Kit, Chad VanGaalen, She-Devils

opbmusic | July 3, 2017 9:45 a.m. | Portland

This week we feature a delicate folk song, quirky sci-fi inspired rock, and a mesmerizing track that blends retro pop and modern psychedelia.

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Helado Negro: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | June 30, 2017 11:46 a.m.

Helado Negro ditches his bank of electronics for alto and tenor saxophones, bringing his utterly unique style to a intense, perfectly balanced Tiny Desk Concert.

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First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting, 'Every Valley'

NPR | June 29, 2017 6:16 a.m.

The U.K. band uses interviews, newsreels, propaganda films and its own stormy instrumental music to craft a fun-but-powerful statement about industry and automation.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff Live At OPB

opbmusic | June 28, 2017 2:10 p.m.

The lively folk rock band perform songs from their new record The Navigator, and frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra chats with opbmusic's Laura Hardin.

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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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