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A Stationary M. Ward Plays From His Moving New Album

The songwriter chats with opbmusic about 'Migration Stories' and performs live from his home.

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A Stationary M. Ward Plays From His Moving New Album

The songwriter chats with opbmusic about 'Migration Stories' and performs live from his home.

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Deap Lips' Debut Is An Interstellar Excursion For The Quarantined Mind

The combination of the Flaming Lips' sprawling musical palette and Deap Vally's raunchy guitar glam is a psychedelic dream that will take your brain on a journey while your body is in isolation.

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Monday Mix: Margaret Glaspy, Superocean, Sorry

It's another effortless-sounding gem from Margaret Glaspy, a gritty debut from London, and 80s notalgia from Portland's Superocean.

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A Virtual Tour, With Bands That Must Stay Home

As part of OPB’s series exploring new music and genres that may not be part of your regular cultural diet, we asked opbmusic Music Director Jerad Walker to highlight the work of performers who have put their traveling plans on hold.

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Frank Ocean Drops New Music With Singles 'Dear April' And 'Cayendo'

The elusive R&B star was slated to headline Coachella this month alongside Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott before the festival was postponed to October.


Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19

Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.

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Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

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Heavy Rotation: 11 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Hear a selection of our member stations' favorite songs this month by Childish Gambino, Hamilton Leithauser, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, Waxahatchee and more.

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Allen Stone: Tiny Desk Concert

The soul singer demonstrated a commitment to the Tiny Desk that we rarely, if ever, see.

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Monday Mix: Bright Eyes, Nap Eyes, Little Dragon

Listen to 3 new songs just added to opbmusic this week.

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Tarriona 'Tank' Ball: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

"Don't go out to the cookout." The leader of Tank and the Bangas spreads pure joy from her living room in New Orleans.

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Bart Budwig's Wild Ride: Traveling Abroad During COVID-19

The Eastern Oregon-based musician recounts his international travels during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Bob Dylan Releases Epic New Song, 'Murder Most Foul'

The iconic songwriter surprised fans at midnight with a 17-minute song about the assassination of JFK.

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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.

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Our Daily Breather: Black Belt Eagle Scout's Walk In The Woods

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Our Daily Breather seeks guidance on the health of the psyche. Katherine Paul of Black Belt Eagle Scout has been talking walks and focusing on the big picture.

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Soccer Mommy: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The New Normal includes some Tiny Desk concerts without the Tiny Desk. Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, performed a short set while quarantining in her Nashville home during the coronavirus crisis.

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Monday Mix: Dirty Projectors, Whim, Other Lives

Hear new songs from art-pop outfit Dirty Projectors, Portland band Whim and sweeping chamber rock band Other Lives

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Portland's Independent Music Industry 'Devastated' By Pandemic

While music venues across the Portland area have taken the brunt of the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, musicians are reeling as well.


The Black Crowes: Tiny Desk Concert

Chris and Rich Robinson revisit songs from their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker.

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How Fans Can Support Artists And Music-Industry Workers During The Outbreak

Independent artists' bottom lines are shrinking as the coronavirus outbreak continues — here's what you can do to help.

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