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Big Scary: Art-Pop Music From Melbourne

We catch up with the Australian band for a soundcheck recording at Doug Fir Lounge.

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Vinnie Dewayne Takes Us To Portland's Hip-Hop High School

Roosevelt High School is located in St. Johns, a neighborhood that has produced a slew of Portland hip-hop talent. Roosevelt grad Vinnie Dewayne takes us on a tour through the halls of his old stomping ground.

Photo: Reuben Unrau/OPB

If The Floor's A-Rockin', Just Keep A-Bouncin'

In a town known for "keeping it weird," the Crystal Ballroom in Portland doesn't immediately stand out. But it's got plenty of character below the surface.

Photo: Kathleen Nyberg, Courtesy of McMenamins

First Listen: Saintseneca, 'Such Things'

NPR | Oct. 01, 2015

The Ohio band spends its new album shoehorning deep, dark ideas into pocket-sized pop-rock anthems.

opbmusic Airplay Chart, September 21-27

opbmusic | Sept. 30, 2015

Seattle's La Luz are back on top of this week's chart.


opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Blitzen Trapper, Hibou, and Broken Bells

opbmusic | Oct. 2, 2015 noon

This weekend it's an all-Pacific Northwest rundown, as we highlight new music from Blitzen Trapper, Hibou, and Broken Bells.


First Listen: St. Germain, 'St. Germain'

NPR | Oct. 1, 2015 7:13 a.m.

The bestselling French DJ and producer returns with his first album in 15 years.


Win Tickets to Ariel Pink and Black Lips

opbmusic | Sept. 30, 2015 12:21 p.m.

Catch Ariel Pink and Black Lips at the Roseland Theater on October 9th.

opbmusic's Weekend Fix: The Chamanas, Big Grams, and Pony Time

opbmusic | Sept. 25, 2015 noon

This weekend we highlight new music from The Chamanas, Big Grams, and Pony Time.

Music | Sessions

Portland's Wild Ones Look To Redefine Their Sound

opbmusic | Sept. 25, 2015 9:45 a.m.

The quintet joins us to play songs from their new EP, Heatwave. Also, front woman Danielle Sullivan talks about being stuck with a label she didn't want: A band that's always upbeat, or cute. 


opbmusic Airplay Chart, September 14-20

opbmusic | Sept. 24, 2015 12:45 p.m. | opbmusic Airplay Chart, September 14-20

Yo La Tengo's covers album Stuff Like That There takes the #1 spot.


First Listen: Eagles Of Death Metal, 'Zipper Down'

NPR | Sept. 24, 2015 11:37 a.m.

Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes' first album in seven years is a lasciviously sleazy spitball.


Stagepass Thursday with Deep Sea Diver, Pure Bathing Culture

opbmusic | Sept. 23, 2015 10:53 a.m.

Two favorite sets from Stagepass highlight the third show, Thursday night at 8:30 on OPB TV

Arts | NW Life | History | Music

Cavity Search Records, Portland's Pioneering Indie Label

opbmusic | Sept. 23, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Cavity Search Records co-founder Denny Swofford chats with us about the label's history (including the time he almost asked Elliott Smith to re-record Roman Candle) and the future of the industry.


First Listen: Cast Recording, 'Hamilton'

NPR | Sept. 21, 2015 1 a.m.

The lauded musical about the life of the Founding Father takes rap as our cultural lingua franca.

Arts | Music | NW Life

opbmusic's Weekend Fix: El Vy, Natasha Kmeto, Yo La Tengo

opbmusic | Sept. 18, 2015 noon

This weekend we highlight new music from El Vy, Natasha Kmeto, and Yo La Tengo.

Arts | Music | local | Sessions

opbmusic Session: Natasha Kmeto's Soulful Synthpop

opbmusic | Sept. 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Portland-based electronic musician Natasha Kmeto finds her voice on new album Inevitable.

Album Premiere: Wand - 1000 Days

opbmusic | Sept. 17, 2015 9:15 a.m.

Equal parts glam and grime, the prolific LA band hits the psychedelic sweet spot with 1000 Days.


First Listen: Los Lobos, 'Gates Of Gold'

NPR | Sept. 16, 2015 8:03 p.m.

The East L.A. band's 24th album practically bursts with the spirit of exploration.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, September 7-13

opbmusic | Sept. 15, 2015 10:57 p.m.

Portland's Wild Ones take the #1 spot in this week's chart.

Arts | Music

Stagepass Thursday with Black Prairie, Modern Kin

opbmusic | Sept. 15, 2015 10:39 a.m.

Black Prairie's Americana and the jangling rock of Modern Kin are on Stagepass Thursday at 8:30 on OPB TV.


First Listen: Mac Miller, 'GO:OD AM'

NPR | Sept. 13, 2015 10:21 p.m.

The Pittsburgh rapper makes his major label debut and presents himself as a more balanced artist.

Music | Sessions

opbmusic Session: Bed's Slow-Fi Sound

opbmusic | Sept. 11, 2015 6:16 p.m.

Grungy guitars, melodic and moody songs in our studio from the rising Portland trio.

Music | NW Life

opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Deerhunter, Vieux Farka Toure, and Odesza

opbmusic | Sept. 11, 2015 noon

This week we highlight new music from Deerhunter, Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin, and Odesza.


First Listen: Glen Hansard, 'Didn't He Ramble'

NPR | Sept. 9, 2015 8:03 p.m.

Hansard's voice sounds as kind and expressive as ever, with warmth to suit the songs he sings.

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