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Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

REBROADCAST: The Wrecking Crew

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: The Wrecking Crew was a group of musicians in the 1960s and '70s that played on some of the biggest hits of the era, but remain relatively unknown.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Report Examines Portland Police's Relationship With Hip Hop Artists

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Following an incident at a club earlier this year, Portland’s Independent Police Review Division is making recommendations to improve the relationship between police and local hip hop artists.

Interview And In-Studio Performance From Kishi Bashi

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Kishi Bashi brought his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his recent album Lighght.

Revisiting The Anthology Of American Folk Music

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.

Sound Opinions Chooses Desert Island Discs From Oregon Bands

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014

MONDAY: Greg Kot and Jim Derogatis, hosts of the public radio show Sound Opinions, join us to pick a few local selections for their Desert Island Jukebox.

The Oregon Children's Theater Explores Bullying

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.

"Bullycide," Honoring Bullied Gay Teens, Gets Northwest Premiere

OPB | July 21, 2014

MONDAY: David Del Tredici's piano sextet Bullycide, which honors young gay men who have taken their own lives, will get its Northwest premiere in Portland at the Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

Portland Musician Janice Scroggins Dies

OPB | May 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Janice Scroggins, an accomplished Portland pianist, died Tuesday night at the age of 58.

Kishi Bashi Performs In OPB's Studio

OPB | May 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Kishi Bashi brings his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his new album Lighght.

New Documentary Highlights The Carter Family's History and Influence

OPB | May 02, 2014

FRIDAY: Oregon filmmaker Beth Harrington's documentary about the history of the Carter and Cash families and their effect on music — country, Americana and more — debuts this Saturday in Portland.

A Dive Into The Hip-Hop Scene In St. Johns

OPB | March 11, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland's St. Johns neighborhood is the epicenter of a growing hip-hop scene.

Are Hip-Hop Shows Targeted By Portland Police?

OPB | March 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland MCs say police arbitrarily harass people who attend hip-hop shows, but PPB says they are concerned about large crowds of all kinds.

Gang Of Four's Dave Allen Is Rethinking The Music Industry

OPB | Feb. 27, 2014

THURSDAY: Dave Allen wants to help create a new, more robust music industry, and he thinks its possible through new streaming service Beats Music.

The Portland Jazz Festival Enters Its Second Decade

OPB | Feb. 24, 2014

MONDAY: We'll get the scoop from KMHD's Matt Fleeger about the hottest acts at the Portland Jazz Festival.

How To Survive As An All Ages Music Venue

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014

MONDAY: The recent closure of the Backspace coffee shop and all-ages venue, in Northwest Portland, points to a bigger question: how can clubs allow access to underage patrons while staying financially viable?

Carrie Brownstein On Portlandia, Music & More

OPB | Feb. 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The co-creator, writer, and star of Portlandia gives us a sneak peek at the upcoming season.

Examining The Promise Of XRAY.FM

OPB | Dec. 23, 2013

MONDAY: We'll talk to Jefferson Smith about the new progressive, independent radio station launching in the new year.

Slater Smith's Quest To Visit All Of Oregon's State Parks

OPB | Nov. 22, 2013

FRIDAY: Portland musician, Slater Smith, sets out to play a song in each of Oregon's state parks. We'll find out what happened.