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Pickathon Woods Stage: Frazey Ford


The former singer of the Be Good Tanyas sings a simmering version of "Natural Law." The festival returns August 2-4 outside Portland.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Frazey Ford

The former singer of the Be Good Tanyas sings a simmering version of "Natural Law." The festival returns August 2-4 outside Portland.

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Song Premiere: Seance Crasher - 'Charlie'

Rarely has despair sounded as sweet or danceable.

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Win Tickets to Jay Som at Doug Fir Lounge

Jay Som returns to Portland September 19 at Doug Fir Lounge. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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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."

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American Football: Tiny Desk Concert

Who would've thought that American Football's fruitful reunion would not only include some of the emo band's best songs, but also a children's choir at the Tiny Desk?

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Miya Folick: Tiny Desk Concert

Miya Folick was raised a Buddhist in Santa Ana, Calif., and is of Ukrainian and Japanese descent. She sings of conviction, not fiction.

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Station Breaks: The Best New Songs From NPR Music Stations

Hear something new and adventurous for every playlist, including Big K.R.I.T., Black Pumas, Mattiel and more.

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Win Tickets To Broken Social Scene At The Oregon Zoo

The Toronto-based indie collective returns to Portland on Saturday, July 29.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Check out fresh new sounds from Johnny Polygon, Lana Del Rey, The Suitcase Junket and more.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Spoon, Devendra Banhart, Frankie Cosmos

Listen to three standout songs added to the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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Song Premiere: Elly Swope - 'Habits'

Listen to the infectious new single from the rising Portland rock musician.

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Win Tickets To Nick Delffs At Bunk Bar

Former frontman for The Shaky Hands among other projects, Delffs returns to Portland July 6 at Bunk Bar.

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Video Premiere: Strange Hotels - 'Jacknife'

The Portland duo plays a kinetic and joyfully danceable song on stage at Crystal Ballroom.

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Why The Seattle Music Scene Is A Glimpse At The Future

On this week's All Songs Considered we explore the city that gave us the noise of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana and the introspection of Fleet Foxes and Death Cab For Cutie.

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother

Ruby Ibarra describes her art as unfiltered, a quality that shines through in her band's 2019 Tiny Desk submission.

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14 Essential Summer Festivals And Concerts, As Chosen By NPR Music Stations

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to experience live music. If you're planning a road trip, make sure you hit these cities for some unforgettable events.

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Imogen Heap: Tiny Desk Concert

Imogen Heap takes us through her many musical talents, from her Frou Frou musical partner, Guy Sigsworth — and their first new song in 17 years — to an extraordinary performance with musical gloves.

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Win Tickets to Calexico and Iron & Wine at Keller Auditorium

Calexico and Iron & Wine released a new collaboration, "Years to Burn," in May. It's a reprise of their 2005 EP "In the Reins." They play the Aladdin Theater August 23, and here's how you could win a pair of tickets.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Built to Spill

The veteran Boise indie rock band closes their set in the woods, with one of their earliest and best-known songs, "Car."

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Bill Callahan, (Sandy) Alex G, Tinariwen

Listen to three standout songs added to the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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