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Husky: Warm Folk-Rock From Down Under


Melbourne, Australia band Husky plays from their album Rucker's Hill in our studio.

Photo: David Christensen / opbmusic

Song Premiere: Fernando - Save Me


Listen to new music from Portland's Fernando.

Photo: Dan Eccles

MusicfestNW In Photos


Thousands turned out to Waterfront Park to hear Modest Mouse, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut and others despite the smoky air.

Photo: David Christensen / opbmusic

Mackintosh Braun's Sun-Kissed Pop


The Portland based band plays from their effervescent new album, Arcadia, in the studios at OPB.

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First Listen: Dam-Funk, 'Invite The Light'

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015

The man born Damon Riddick makes an epic 20-song album that draws on the entire history of funk.

opbmusic Airplay Chart, August 10-16

opbmusic | Aug. 17, 2015

This week, My Morning Jacket are on top and Elbow crack the top five.


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First Listen: Destroyer, 'Poison Season'

NPR | Aug. 20, 2015 10:04 a.m.

On his 10th album as Destroyer, Dan Bejar keeps mining discarded sounds and reclaiming them.

Drenik: Journey To The End Of Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 19, 2015 10 p.m.

We gave opbmusic contributor Matt Drenik a 1000 word assignment to cover the Pickathon music festival. He turned in 5000 words on dehydration, dirt, & joy. This is his epic journey.  

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First Listen: Yo La Tengo, 'Stuff Like That There'

NPR | Aug. 19, 2015 8:03 p.m.

After 30 years, Yo La Tengo still performs with a mix of sweetness, sadness, silliness and joy.

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Win Tickets To MusicfestNW

opbmusic | Aug. 14, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Modest Mouse, Foster the People, Belle & Sebastian, and Beirut are among 20+ bands to play Waterfront Park Aug. 21-23. Here's your chance to win tickets.

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Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis' Soulful Sound

opbmusic | Aug. 13, 2015 4:37 p.m.

The Portland duo plays a moving and percussive set in our studio, with voice, ukelele, guitar and drums.

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First Listen: Nathaniel Rateliff, 'Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats'

NPR | Aug. 12, 2015 8:03 p.m.

Rateliff is an accomplished solo singer, but here he unleashes his swaggering, after-dark persona.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, August 3-9

opbmusic | Aug. 11, 2015 10:15 p.m.

Hop Along, My Morning Jacket, and Tame Impala round out the top three this week.

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First Listen: Royal Headache, 'High'

NPR | Aug. 5, 2015 8:06 p.m.

The Australian band's soulful, Motown-worthy punk poetry is simple and direct on its second album.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, July 27-August 2

opbmusic | Aug. 4, 2015 8:58 p.m.

Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra jump to the top of the chart.

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Wishyunu's Electric Summer Jams

opbmusic | Aug. 4, 2015 11:49 a.m.

The Portland drums-and-synth duo chills out behind new songs "Photoplay" and "Summer Suit" in the studio at OPB.

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Festival Life At Pickathon 2015

opbmusic | Aug. 3, 2015 12:54 p.m.

opbmusic's Jerad Walker recaps festival life from Pickathon, the three day music event held at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon.

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First Listen: Pavement, 'The Secret History, Vol. 1'

NPR | Aug. 3, 2015 7:35 a.m.

A new collection of unreleased recordings from the early 1990s captures Pavement's rough charm.

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First Listen: La Luz, 'Weirdo Shrine'

NPR | July 29, 2015 8 p.m.

Surf-rock with deep intensity behind the reverb mellow.

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opbmusic Presents Blind Pilot At Pickathon Woods Stage

opbmusic | July 29, 2015 4:57 p.m.

In our final video premiere from the Woods Stage, local band Blind Pilot plays a sweet song, "White Apple."

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Watch Live Stream From Pickathon

opbmusic | July 29, 2015 4:08 p.m. | Portland

Watch a video stream from Pickathon this weekend with JD McPherson, Tune-Yards, Leon Bridges, Tinariwen and others.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, July 20-26

opbmusic | July 28, 2015 3:55 p.m.

Alabama Shakes are back on top this week.

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Ready for the Weekend: Time for Pickathon!

opbmusic | July 28, 2015 2:18 p.m.

Enter for a chance to win tickets to the growing eclectic music festival, this weekend at Pendarvis Farm.

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opbmusic Field Session: Calexico At Edgefield Winery

opbmusic | July 23, 2015 3 p.m.

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.

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First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

NPR | July 23, 2015 8:28 a.m.

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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