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Danish artist Agnes Obel, case/lang/veirs and Big Thief in performances recorded at OPB and venues in Portland


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Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems

For musicians who want to play together while following social distancing guidelines, the solution goes beyond a Zoom call. Pianist Dan Tepfer leads us down the technological rabbit hole.

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Diana Gordon: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The singer-songwriter channels Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette and The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan in her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Newest Oregon Symphony Video Honors Social Service Workers

Composers and artists with the Symphony pay tribute to workers who serve those facing homelessness and housing insecurity.

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Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

This Tiny Desk quarantine concert features a guest appearance from guitarist John Mayer.

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Jacob Collier: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Monday Mix: Skyway Man, Spencer, Fenne Lily

This week we feature a quirky song with a grab bag of influences, a young musician who bet on himself and won, and a track that proves that meditation and dancing aren't mutually exclusive.

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Chicano Batman: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.

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HAIM's Sunny Sound Gets Somber On 'Women In Music Pt. III'

Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana discuss mining personal fears and pain to write their third album, which they've given the clever acronym WIMPIII.

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Monday Mix: Jordana, This Is The Kit, Anderson .Paak

This week we highlight the confident work of a young pop artist, a folk-rock panic attack and a powerful and ambitious hip-hop song.

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Dirty Projectors: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The indie rock band performs four songs while quarantining in five separate homes.

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Music To Buy On Bandcamp's Fee-Free Friday

Sarah Donofrio's picks for the road trip you're dreaming to take this summer

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Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Favorite Songs Of 2020 (So Far)

What's your public radio station's top song of the year? Read on to find out.

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Malawi Mouse Boys: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

This Southeast African band deserves your attention. Watch a very special remote Tiny Desk concert.

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Song Premiere: Phosphene—'The Wave'

The Portland band's catchy and danceable song is from their new album "Lotus Eaters," due out July 7.

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Sufjan Stevens Announces New Solo Album 'The Ascension'

Stevens' eighth solo studio album will be released September 25, with its first single coming on Friday.

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New Oregon Symphony Video Honors Workers In Food Service

In the second "Essential Sounds" episode, Oregon Symphony musicians play to support food service workers to prevent hunger.

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Monday Mix: Sault, Tunde Adebimpe, Flock Of Dimes

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

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A Different Kind Of Pride: Perspectives On 50 Years Of Celebration, Part 5

We asked writers in the LGBTQ+ community to reflect on the relationship between celebration, protest, music and LGBTQ+ activism. Sasha Geffen reflects on a Pride that feels "fed up with symbolism."

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M. Ward: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The acclaimed guitarist (and masculine half of She & Him) performed seven songs in his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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A Different Kind Of Pride: Perspectives On 50 Years Of Celebration, Part 4

We asked writers in the LGBTQ+ community to reflect on the relationship between Pride, music and LGBTQ+ activism. Gerrick D. Kennedy shares songs that help him stand in his power as a Black queer man.

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