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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 and a gritty country-rock sound.

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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 and a gritty country-rock sound.

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Vagabon: Tiny Desk

Laetitia Tamko, the artist known as Vagabon, is a 25-year-old, Cameroon-born musician with a big, tenor voice just bursting with new musical ideas.

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First Listen: Haley Heynderickx, 'I Need To Start A Garden'

The burgeoning Portland songwriter counts John Fahey and Leo Kottke as inspirations.

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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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Pickathon Woods Stage: Deer Tick

In this premiere, Deer Tick plays an acoustic version of "Card House" on the stage in the trees at Pickathon

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Courtney Barnett, Sufjan Stevens, Cool American

Hear three new songs we're featuring on opbmusic's broadcast this week.

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First Listen: Mt. Joy, 'Mt. Joy'

At once amiable and soaring, Mt. Joy's songs unfold like good political speeches: They amble and converse and pulsate fervently until it's time to get the crowd chanting along.

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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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Nick Hakim: Tiny Desk Concert

The music of Nick Hakim occupies a space and time that feels out of this world, with songs that explore the quietude of inner thoughts.

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Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Send us a video of you or your band playing an original song behind a desk (any desk). You could win a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert and tour the U.S. with NPR Music.

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First Listen: Superchunk, 'What A Time To Be Alive'

The indie-rock veterans' 11th studio album is a rebuke of President Trump's first year in office.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Stephen Malkmus, Smokey Brights, Goat Girl

Hear three new songs we're featuring on opbmusic's broadcast this week.

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Celebrate opbmusic's 10th Anniversary With The Helio Sequence

Join us for a concert with The Helio Sequence, Kelli Schaefer and Natasha Kmeto - March 23rd at the Crystal Ballroom

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First Listen: Brandi Carlile, 'By The Way, I Forgive You'

This is the sound of an artist laying it all on the line.

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Meet Slingshot artist Nil├╝fer Yanya

A preternaturally talented young songwriter from London with a gorgeous and complex voice, Yanya is only playing her first handful of shows in the U.S.

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Long Play: The Clash - 'London Calling'

Feb. 7 is International Clash Day and we're celebrating by playing the band's 1979 classic "London Calling" all day throughout the broadcast.

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Watch Mt. Joy Perform 'Silver Lining' Live At WFUV

The 2018 NPR Slingshot band performs its optimistic new single.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Wye Oak, Yo La Tengo, Haley Heynderickx

Hear three new songs we're featuring on opbmusic's broadcast this week.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff: Tiny Desk Concert

The music of Hurray For The Riff Raff builds bridges, unites people and forms communities. It's a spirit singer Alynda Segarra and the rest of the band bring to this memorable Tiny Desk performance.

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Oh, Inverted Album: The Shins Flip Their Recent Record On Its Head

OPB's Aaron Scott talks with The Shins’ frontman James Mercer about “The Worm’s Heart,” a through-the-looking-glass revision of last year’s album, “Heartworms.”

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