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David Christensen


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

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The Deep Dark Woods At Bunk Bar

Holed up for winters on the Canadian plains of Saskatchewan, frontman Ryan Boldt finds comfort in the dark storytelling of English folk traditions, remade for a country-rock band.

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Win Tickets to Haley Heynderickx at Mississippi Studios

Picked as 2018 Slingshot artist, the Portland songwriter will release her debut album March 2nd, and perform at Mississippi Studios March 1st. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Favorite Videos: The Delines

To celebrate opbmusic's 10th anniversary this year, we're pulling favorite videos from the Stagepass archives, including this beautifully heartbreaking performance from The Delines.

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Win Tickets To The Deep Dark Woods At Bunk Bar In Portland

The band from Saskatchewan plays from their new collection of gothic country-folk ballads, "Yarrow," at Bunk Bar February 2nd.

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Watch: Typhoon Live At OPB

The band's new release, "Offerings," is a dark vision of a man losing his memory and his mind. The record is out this week. Typhoon joined us in the studio for a performance and to talk about it.

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Win Tickets To Kyle Craft At Doug Fir

Craft releases his new album, "Full Circle Nightmare," on Feb. 2 and plays at Doug Fir Lounge the same night. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Introducing Slingshot 2018

Portland's Haley Heynderickx is one of the artists featured in the nationwide project that aims to elevate exceptional emerging artists.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Nilufer Yanya, Bahamas, James Hunter Six

Listen to three new songs from our broadcast: a new voice from London, warm vibes from Toronto, and a slice of classic soul.

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Howard Ivans' Smooth R&B Is The Latest In His Long Musical Evolution

The frontman for indie rock duo The Rosebuds lays down some very smooth grooves in his new album called "Beautiful Tired Bodies."

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Song Premiere: Joe Kye - 'Stick on Me'

The Portland artist's new song is a beautiful looped violin tune, and a hopeful call to listen more in order to heal our divided society.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Charles Bradley

The late soul singer performed his next-to-last show at Pickathon last summer, and -- like all Charles Bradley performances -- it came from the heart.

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Win Tickets to Fruition at the Crystal Ballroom on New Year's Eve

The popular Portland roots band will play 2 nights at the Crystal Ballroom, December 30th and 31st - New Year's Eve! Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Nick Delffs Live At OPB

The Boise-based songwriter has been a longtime fixture in Northwest music. His new album, "Redesign," is about reinventing yourself from the inside out.

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The National's 2007 opbmusic Session

The band's masterful 2007 recording "Boxer" has aged as one of the decade's best albums: atmospheric, distressed and cathartic. We recorded this intimate session with the National during their 2007 tour.

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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.

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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.

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Win Tickets To The Rural Alberta Advantage At Hawthorne Theater

The percussive folk band from Toronto performs Nov. 20 at Portland's Hawthorne Theater. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets To Shout Out Louds At Doug Fir Lounge

The jangly Swedish pop band return to Portland November 14 at Doug Fir Lounge. We're giving away tickets.

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Song Premiere: Robin Jackson - 'Gospel and Grain'

Best known for his work with theatrical Portland band Vagabond Opera, Jackson will release a more intimate solo album Nov. 3.

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Win Tickets To See Ariel Pink At Revolution Hall

The whimsical and experimental L.A. visual artist, who has just released his 11th album, returns to Portland Thursday night at Revolution Hall. Enter for a chance to win tickets.