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Photos: Alela Diane and Houndstooth Show

We launched opbmusic Stagepass with a great show Friday. See the photos, and get tickets to the next one!

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Announcing opbmusic Stagepass!

Get tickets to see Modern Kin and 8 more shows in our new concert/video series.

Sessions

Battleme at OPB

Watch Portland band Battleme play a set of songs from their latest, Future Runs Magnetic.

The band, known for its glorious guitar noise, trades it in for a synthesizer-driven sound.

The songs here form a worthwhile, frequently terrific document of a band forever in transition.

Current Airplay Chart, 4-21-14

opbmusic | April 23, 2014 3:54 p.m.

In our weekly airplay chart, it's Beck, The War on Drugs and St. Vincent at the top, with local bands Ages and Ages and Black Prairie.

Current Airplay Chart, 4-14-14

opbmusic | April 15, 2014 7:10 p.m.

St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Temples and the new record from Portland's Ages and Ages top our airplay chart.

Watch Marv Ellis Lay it Down

opbmusic | April 15, 2014 6:24 p.m.

The Eugene-based hip-hop artist plays his deeply funky "Definition of High." See a profile of Ellis on OPB-TV's Art Beat Thursday night.

Friday Night Alela Diane and Houndstooth

opbmusic | April 14, 2014 10:10 p.m.

It's a free show Friday night at Mississippi Studios featuring two terrific Portland acts. We're recording, and we're celebrating the launch of our new concert/video series, Stagepass. Doors open at 8; show starts at 9!

First Listen: Kelis, 'Food'

NPR | April 14, 2014 3:05 p.m.

R&B's resident provocateur Kelis will release her new album, Food, on April 22, her first since 2010's dance-heavy Flesh Tone.

First Listen: Death, 'Death III'

NPR | April 14, 2014 6:53 a.m.

The Detroit band spent a chunk of the '70s making vital music that went mostly unheard for decades. Death III helps paint a picture of a group that deserves its new-found place in rock history.

Current Airplay Chart, 4-7-14

opbmusic | April 10, 2014 9:19 p.m.

The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream was our most-played record last week along with Future Islands, The Hold Steady, St. Vincent, and Beck.

Sessions

Lost in the Trees at OPB

opbmusic | April 10, 2014 5:42 p.m.

Lost in the Trees plays a set of dreamlike folk-pop songs from their latest release, Past Life.

Live Review: Future Islands at Doug Fir Lounge

opbmusic | April 09, 2014 2:03 p.m.

Future Islands Carve Their Initials Into The Doug Fir, at Saturday's night show.

First Listen: The Both, 'The Both'

NPR | April 07, 2014 3:10 p.m.

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo find ways to share the spotlight on their charming debut as a duo.

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