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Gaelynn Lea Live At OPB

The winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest stops by our studios to play new songs and chat with OPB's Jerad Walker.

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Win Tickets To Jamila Woods At Holocene

The Chicago artist and poet has a velvety voice in the tradition of Erykah Badu. She plays at Holocene Dec. 4.

Arts | Music

Public Service Broadcasting Digs A Little Deeper On 'Every Valley'

The British rock band, famous for using archival audio to build complex history-themed concept albums, tackles the rise and decline of the Welsh coal industry.


Aminé: Tiny Desk Concert

The Portland artist with the most mispronounced name in hip-hop puts on an unforgettable performance.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Goat Girl, Sunflower Bean, Pinegrove

Listen to three songs we're featuring on the opbmusic broadcast this week.

Arts | Music | local

Legendary Portland Musician Fred Cole Dies At 69

Celebrated Portland punk musician Fred Cole, most recently the frontman of the band Pierced Arrows, has died.

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Album Premiere: Far Lands - 'Oh, What An Honor / Oh, What A Drag '

Listen to the debut album from Portlander Andy McFarlane's project, Far Lands.


The Mynabirds: Tiny Desk Concert

Singer Laura Burhenn is joined by Jessica Lea Mayfield and the Umoja Choir for songs inspired by the political and cultural upheaval of 2016.

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Remembering Charles Bradley, The 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul'

With the late soul artist's birthday this week — Nov. 5 — we revisit his passionate 2011 performance in the OPB studio, playing from the debut album he released at age 63.


First Listen: Sharon Van Etten, '(it was) because i was in love'

Van Etten's newly reissued 2009 debut captures a sound the singer has since left behind. But it remains radiant, universal and utterly timeless.

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