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David Christensen


David Christensen is Program Director of opbmusic, OPB's online and multimedia music service.

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Song Premiere: Pure Bathing Culture - 'Downtown Lights'

The Portland pop band covers a romantic '80s classic song by The Blue Nile. They perform Aug. 25 at Doug Fir Lounge.

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Come To A Tiny Desk Talk With NPR And opbmusic

The event October 3rd at the Lagunitas Community Room addresses how artists can get their music heard, especially on Public Radio. Tickets are available now.

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Song Premiere: Small Million - 'Young Fools'

Listen to a new single from the Portland synth-pop duo, which reminisces about a time when friendship was plentiful and time itself felt endless.

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From The Pickathon Woods: Michael Nau, Rasheed Jamal, WAND And More

Despite the audience's fatigue and the sun beating down, both veteran and newer acts brought the eclectic (and dusty!) weekend to a wonderful close.

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From The Pickathon Woods: Glam Rock, A Cajun Party And Soulful Crooning

The Pickathon Music Festival celebrates its 20th year this weekend. See reviews and photos from Saturday's shows, including Haley Heynderickx, Jamila Woods, Sunflower Bean and more.

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Pickathon 2018, Friday: Scenes From The Woods

The Pickathon Music Festival celebrates its 20th year this weekend, with a four-day event in Happy Valley, Oregon. See reviews and photos from Friday's shows, including Built to Spill, DakhaBrakha, Caleb Klauder and more.

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Win Tickets To Punch Brothers And Andrew Bird At The Zoo

The concert features a modern take on bluegrass from the band led by Chris Thile, and the extraordinary songwriter Andrew Bird, Aug. 18 at the Oregon Zoo. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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PDX Pop Now! Highlights From The All-Local Festival

Portland acts Fountaine, Moorea Masa & the Mood, Donte Thomas, and Ural Thomas & the Pain were highlights at the all-local, volunteer-run music festival held under the Hawthorne Bridge

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan artist performs his wistful party vignette about misread signals and a betrayal, at last year's Pickathon festival.

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Video Premiere: Corrina Repp - 'Need You/Don't Need You'

The Portland songwriter's new work is a layered meditation on moving on after a relationship. Her new album is out Friday.

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Win Tickets to Dirty Projectors

The band known for its danceable art pop music returns with a new album and a concert in Portland June 19 at the Wonder Ballroom. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets to Trampled by Turtles and Deer Tick at the Zoo

The bluegrass-influenced band from Duluth, Minnesota, headlines the show June 29 at the Oregon Zoo. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets to Beach House at Keller Auditorium

The Baltimore dream-pop band comes to Keller Auditorium August 10. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets To Natalia Lafourcade At The Crystal Ballroom

The Grammy-winning artist will be at the Crystal Ballroom May 31. Here's your chance to win tickets.

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Come To opbmusic's Session With Sama Dams

They'll play from their new album "Say It" and talk with OPB "State of Wonder" host April Baer at Kelly's Olympian in downtown Portland, May 25.

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Win Tickets To Angel Olsen At The Newmark Theater

Olsen plays two nights in Portland at the Newmark Theater, September 12-13, as part of her Tiny Dreams Solo Tour.

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Watch Natasha Kmeto At The Crystal Ballroom

Solo R&B artist Natasha Kmeto plays the Crystal Ballroom at opbmusic's 10th Anniversary Concert

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Win Tickets To Dr. Dog At The Schnitz

The Philly-based band returns to Portland June 8 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Here's how to win tickets.

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Video Premiere: Slow Corpse - "Run It"

The Ashland-based band will release their new album, Fables, May 4.

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Kelli Schaefer Live at The Crystal Ballroom

Portland rock powerhouse Kelli Schaefer plays a dramatic set at the Crystal Ballroom during opbmusic's 10th Anniversary Concert.