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Raphael Saadiq: Tiny Desk Concert

The godfather of 21st century soul electrified NPR's Tiny Desk Fest audience, with a little help from rising R&B star Lucky Daye.

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Watch: The Celebrators At Oregon City Brewing

The Portland-area rock band led off our September event at Oregon City Brewing with this high energy set

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Megan Thee Stallion: Tiny Desk Concert

The budding superstar debuted a new song with Phony Ppl and performed hits from Fever and Tina Snow during the first night of NPR's Tiny Desk Fest.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Modest Mouse, Rules, Michael Nau

Listen to three standout tracks debuting on the opbmusic broadcast this week

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'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, speaks about producing his father's posthumous album and how he urged his father to record vocal ideas up until his death.

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Mereba: Tiny Desk Concert

A nomadic storyteller with a cross-genre style ranging from folk to rap, Mereba slays the devil in her solo set behind the Desk.

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Video Premiere: Woolen Men - 'Ecstasy Of An Ant'

The Portland band's new song is paired with a trippy visual montage from projection artist Colin Manning.

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Songs Against The Suits

In light of the ongoing acrimony between Taylor Swift, the boss of her former label and the mega-manager who purchased that label, a list of songs of artists railing against the powers that be.

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Watch: Aretha Franklin's Casually Colossal Rendition Of 'O Tannenbaum'

It is, indeed, "the season" — but, along with the stress and the dark and the cold, come bright, healing moments like this one, from 2015.

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Carly Rae Jepsen: Tiny Desk Concert

The singer brought a sparkling, pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Esmé Patterson, Mo Troper, Drive-By Truckers

Listen to three standout songs debuting on the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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Beck's 'Hyperspace' Is A Technicolor Breakup Album (With Beats By Pharrell)

Fans have come to know two sides of Beck — the moody balladeer and the peppy funk surrealist. His latest is a dizzying hybrid of the two, born from the emotional havoc of a midlife divorce.

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Watch: Pool Boys At Oregon City Brewing

The quartet perform songs from their debut EP and tell us how they found creative freedom through friendship.

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The Grammy Nominees For Best New Artist Point To A Sea Change In Pop

The Grammy nominations are ripe for attempts at scrying the future of popular music — but this year, we need to examine just one category to see how much everything is changing, and already has.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: The Beths

Watch New Zealand band The Beths play a rousing version of their song "Idea/Intent" in this new video from Pickathon.

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Burna Boy: Tiny Desk Concert

The Nigerian singer and songwriter is one of the biggest African artists in the world and a pioneer of Afro-fusion, an inescapable sound this year.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Wye Oak, Bart Budwig, Lucy Dacus

In this week's mix, we go a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll.

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Win Tickets To See Bedouine At Doug Fir Lounge

The Los Angeles-based folk artist returns to Portland Dec. 4. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Joe Henry's Next Second Chance

A year ago, doctors told the Grammy winner he had less than a year to live. The new The Gospel According to Water, his most poignant album ever, is another second chance in a career full of them.

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Frankie Cosmos Live From Type Foundry

Songwriter Greta Kline is reinventing rock music by making every second count.

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