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David Christensen


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

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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.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

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.

NW Life | Music | local | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

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.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

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.

Music | Entertainment | Arts

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.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

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.

Music | NW Life | Election | local | Arts | Sessions

Wild Ones Perform At OPB

The Portland band joins us to play from their new recording, "Mirror Touch."

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Win Tickets To Broken Social Scene At The Crystal Ballroom

The Canadian supergroup returns with their first album in seven years and a performance at the Crystal Ballroom Oct. 24. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Win Tickets To See Wolf Parade At Crystal Ballroom

The band's first new music in seven years gets released Oct. 6, and they'll return to Portland at the Crystal Ballroom Jan. 14. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Autonomics, Jamila Woods, Michael Nau

This week it's a fast-paced rocker from a Portland band, a collaboration from a Chicago R&B singer with Chance the Rapper, and some soulful low-fi crooning from rural Maryland.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Song Premiere: B*R*A*U*N - 'Washed Away'

The Portland pop artist's new song has an '80s synth beat and a rare sax solo. It's about trying to hold it down when things are changing all around you.

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Come To opbmusic's Session With Wild Ones

The Portland dream-pop band will play from their upcoming release, "Mirror Touch," on Sept. 29 in our studio. Get free tickets.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Win Tickets To Daniel Norgren

The Swedish singer-songwriter with the Americana sound returns to Portland at Revolution Hall Sept. 23. Enter to win tickets and vinyl copies of two recent releases available for the first time in the U.S.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett; Ibeyi, Lomelda

Hear the collaboration between two of indie rock's biggest stars, a soulful song from French sisters Ibeyi, and a new Texas songwriter with a compelling voice.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Win Tickets To New Coast Festival 'Stackstock'

Colin Meloy headlines the one-day festival in Cannon Beach on Sept. 23.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Song Premiere: The Get Ahead - 'Mind Is A Mountain'

The soulful Americana group premieres a stirring new song written in response to a traumatic event.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, Karl Blau, Car Seat Headrest

This week we feature a cover of a Townes Van Zandt song, a bobbing pop song from one of the Northwest's most unpredictable artists and a new bedroom pop gem.