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Joseph Soars With Unique Sibling Harmony


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

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Astoria's Blind Pilot Plays The Liberty Theater


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

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 23-28

opbmusic | June 29, 2015

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

First Listen: Joy Williams, 'VENUS'

NPR | June 24, 2015

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


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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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Win Tickets to Mimicking Birds

opbmusic | June 16, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Enter for a chance to win tickets to Thursday's concert at Doug Fir Lounge.

Song Premiere: Máscaras - Desert Masks

opbmusic | June 11, 2015 7:17 p.m.

Listen to new music from Portland's Máscaras.

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Brownish Black at OPB

opbmusic | June 11, 2015 noon

Watch 8-piece R&B band Brownish Black perform songs from their debut release, at OPB's Open House in May.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 1-7

opbmusic | June 9, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Alabama Shakes and The Helio Sequence tie for the #1 spot.

Concert Review: Sufjan Stevens at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

opbmusic | June 9, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Sufjan Stevens held the audience rapt as he delved into the emotionally-wrenching songs from his new album "Carrie and Lowell."

Drenik: Craigslist Me

opbmusic | June 8, 2015 noon

Matt Drenik successfully navigates the fascinating, sometimes dark, and seemingly endless morass that is the Craigslist musicians section.

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Other Lives

opbmusic | June 2, 2015 1:11 p.m.

Shimmery and cinematic songs from Oklahoma transplants Other Lives, recorded at their Doug Fir soundcheck.

opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 25-31

opbmusic | June 1, 2015 3:03 p.m.

My Morning Jacket take the #1 spot for the first time this year with Calexico following closely behind.

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First Listen: FFS, 'FFS'

NPR | June 1, 2015 10:22 a.m.

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks team up for an album 10 years in the making.

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Sharon Van Etten Explains The Heartbreak Behind Her New EP, Track By Track

NPR | June 1, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Hear I Don't Want To Let You Down and read the story behind the songs, in Van Etten's own words.

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Vursatyl Goes Solo on Crooked Straights

opbmusic | May 28, 2015 3:59 p.m.

The Lifesavas emcee joined us to chat about his new solo release Crooked Straights and the current state of the Portland hip hop scene.

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Road Sessions: Larry and His Flask

opbmusic | May 27, 2015 11:05 a.m.

For our final Road Sessions video, watch Larry and His Flask perform under a huge cottonwood tree at Willamette Mission State Park.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 18-24

opbmusic | May 25, 2015 9:15 a.m.

Portland band The Helio Sequence top this week's Airplay Chart.

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