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Matthew Casebeer

Matthew was born in Salem, OR. He lived in Los Angeles for 10 years but came back to Oregon in mid-2009. When he and his wife arrived in Portland, he wanted to immerse himself in the vibrant local music scene. So, he sought out opbmusic and started DJing in March 2010. Matthew has always loved radio. He volunteered at KNRK during high school, hosted a music show for his college radio station (KSCR, Los Angeles), worked for a few commercial radio stations in Los Angeles (KBIG/KOST), and volunteered at a nonprofit station in Santa Monica (KCRW). Fascinated by the behind-the-scenes production, he was hooked once he started speaking into microphones and choosing music to play to the masses. Having a voice on opbmusic continues to give him that thrill and helps him discover great new music

Top Three Songs or Artists: Radiohead, Doves, Guster

Tuesdays at 12 a.m. & 12 p.m.

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Recent Articles

NW Life | Arts | Music | Entertainment | local | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Lucius

In a musical antidote to being stuck inside, this performance from last summer captures a melodic and lushly arranged version of "Don't Just Sit There."

NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Music

10 Minutes With Silver Torches

Seattle songwriter Erik Walters chats with us about his new record and joining up with the newly re-formed Pedro The Lion.

Arts | Entertainment | Music

10 Minutes With Cataldo

We get super nerdy about songwriting and recording with Cataldo frontman Eric Anderson.

Education | Arts | Entertainment | History | Music

A British Band's Tribute To The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month, we revisit the band's remarkable 2015 album, "The Race for Space."

Arts | Entertainment | Music

10 Minutes With Diane Coffee

We sit down with frontman Shaun Fleming to chat about his predictably unpredictable project.

Arts | Entertainment | Music

10 Minutes With Patrick Park

We chat with the LA troubadour about his new album, love of sparse arrangements, and the time he spent answering phones for a suicide hotline.

Arts | Entertainment | Music

10 Minutes With Photo Ops

With his new music, songwriter Terry Price is out to 'provide proof that there is beauty in the world.'

Arts | Entertainment | Music

10 Minutes With Rayland Baxter

We hopped in the songwriter's tour van and chatted about his unusually late start in music, political songs, and the all-star cast that contributed to his new album.

Arts | Entertainment | Music

Video Premiere: The Blind Owls - I'll Be There

The Corpus Christi, Texas, band released this song on a new 4-song EP earlier this year.

Arts | Environment | Music | SXSW 2018

OPB At SXSW 2018, Thursday: Sunflower Bean, Post Animal, Old Crow Medicine Show

opbmusic and KMHD staff are on-site in Austin, Texas, for the annual SXSW throwdown. Here are their photos and highlights from Thursday.

Arts | Entertainment | Music | SXSW 2018

SXSW 2018: 10 Acts We Can't Wait to See

From smoky songwriting to South Korean surf rock, here's what the OPB crew is anxious to see this week in Austin.

NW Life | Arts | Music | local

With Latest Release, Noah Gundersen Cuts Through The White Noise

Seattle musician chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his latest album and radical new sound.

Arts | Music

Public Service Broadcasting Digs A Little Deeper On 'Every Valley'

The British rock band, famous for using archival audio to build complex history-themed concept albums, tackles the rise and decline of the Welsh coal industry.

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Cataldo's New Record Is A Keeper

Matthew Casebeer of opbmusic chats with Seattle songwriter Eric Anderson about his long-running project's latest release.

NW Life | Arts | Music

Mondo Cozmo’s Wild Ride: From Landscaping To Lollapalooza

Two years ago, Josh Ostrander was working two landscaping jobs and contemplating giving up on music. Now, he's releasing his major label solo debut.

Arts | Music | local | Sessions

Boone Howard's New Music Breaks Old Habits But Keeps Its Edge

Portland's favorite sound guy plays from his new solo record and chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his evolution as a songwriter.

Arts | Entertainment | Music | SXSW 2017

SXSW Friday: 4 Bands We Loved

Some of our favorites from St. Patrick's Day at SXSW in Austin, Texas

Arts | Entertainment | Music | SXSW 2017

SXSW Thursday: 4 Bands We Loved

Highlights from a full night of music at SXSW Music Festival in Austin

Arts | Entertainment | Music | SXSW 2017

SXSW Wednesday: 4 Bands We Loved

Highlights from Wednesday night in Austin, Texas

Arts | Music

Erik Walters Chats Silver Torches And His New Project Soft Sleep

The Seattle-based songwriter and Silver Torches frontman chats with opbmusic about his 2016 record Heatherfield and new project called Soft Sleep.