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First Listen: The Suffers, 'The Suffers'

NPR | Feb. 3, 2016 8 p.m.

On its first album, the versatile Houston soul band actually captures the power of its live show.

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New Venue Hopes To Boost Salem's Music Scene

opbmusic | Feb. 2, 2016 11:35 a.m.

Three Salem, Oregon music scenesters are launching a new venue with hopes of offering up a locally-owned, locally-oriented slice of music and performance in the state capital.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Rodrigo Amarante

opbmusic | Feb. 1, 2016 2:26 p.m.

The Brazilian artist plays an ebullient Portugese love song from the stage in the forest.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, January 25-31

opbmusic | Feb. 1, 2016 11:52 a.m.

A Man Alive by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.


First Listen: Elliott Smith, 'Heaven Adores You'

NPR | Jan. 27, 2016 8:30 p.m.

The soundtrack to a new documentary inventories the periphery of the late singer's catalog.


First Listen: Dr. Dog, 'The Psychedelic Swamp'

NPR | Jan. 27, 2016 8 p.m.

The Philly psych-rock band revisits some of its earliest material, now fully fleshed out. Dr. Dog plays the Crystal Ballroom February 4th.

Arts | Music

The Hood Internet And The Art Of The Remix

opbmusic | Jan. 27, 2016 1 p.m.

Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV) of The Hood Internet chats with opbmusic host Mason Rippey about the art of the remix.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, January 18-24

opbmusic | Jan. 25, 2016 10:48 p.m.

More Rain by M. Ward is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

Music | Sessions

The Domestics Live at OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 21, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Rising Portland piano pop group The Domestics plays songs from their new self-titled release.


First Listen: Saul Williams, 'MartyrLoserKing'

NPR | Jan. 20, 2016 8 p.m.

Hear the singer/poet/actor/activist's newest opus, a slice of genre-agnostic, cultural agitprop.

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