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Win Tickets To JD McPherson At Mississippi Studios


The popular rockabilly and R&B artist returns to Portland April 3-4 at Mississippi Studios. Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets.

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First Listen: Mdou Moctar, 'Ilana (The Creator)'

The Tuareg musician may have just made the most insane psychedelic guitar album of the 21st century.

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Alejandro Escovedo: Tiny Desk Concert

The veteran rocker and a backup band from Italy play songs from their album The Crossing, chronicling an American Dream of rock and roll and Beat poetry.

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Win Tickets To JD McPherson At Mississippi Studios

The popular rockabilly and R&B artist returns to Portland April 3-4 at Mississippi Studios. Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Charley Crockett

Watch a soulful tune from South Texas' Charley Crockett, in a mid-afternoon set at last summer's Pickathon Festival.

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Come To An opbmusic Live Session With bed.

The band's masterful debut album landed in December and straight onto our best-of-2018 list. Watch the band play an opbmusic Live Session March 27 at Kelly's Olympian.

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First Listen: Ex Hex, 'It's Real'

The D.C.-based three-piece Ex Hex, in a word, rocks. For its new record, the band shakes up the frayed-but-taut tumult for which its known with some nods to '70s prog-rock and '80s hair-metal.

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Song Premiere: Layperson - 'Somebody Already Knows'

Songwriter Julian Morris finds his voice with a soulful new release from his solo project.

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Nilüfer Yanya At Type Foundry Studio

We met with the 23-year-old London artist on her first national tour in the U.S. She and her band play songs from her album, "Miss Universe," in a session at Type Foundry Studio in Portland.

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First Listen: Nilüfer Yanya, 'Miss Universe'

Given the stylistic twists and turns she's taken over the course of her brief career, it's hard to believe that the critically lauded Nilüfer Yanya is only just now poised to release her debut album.

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Station Breaks: The Best New Songs From NPR Music Stations

Our second-ever Station Breaks features a wholesome serenade from Holy Pinto, a high-octane boogie rock from Quaker City Night Hawks and Sierra Ferrell's quirky and dark love testimonial.

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The Austin 100: Alumni Edition

Discover some of The Austin 100's best artists from past years before they return to SXSW this week.

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Kaia Kater: Tiny Desk Concert

Multi-hyphenate artist Kaia Kater uses the architecture of roots music, which she studied in West Virginia, to establish a simultaneous dialogue with both the present moment and her own past.

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Want To Play A Tiny Desk Concert? Enter The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest!

Submit a video of you or your band playing one original song behind a desk — any desk will do — and you could win a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert and tour the country with NPR Music.

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Tiny Tech Tips: Why You Need Earplugs At Concerts

It may be the last thing on your mind when you're seeing an artist, but sound pressure levels at a live show can seriously impact long-term hearing. Tiny Desk engineer Josh Rogosin is here to help.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Vampire Weekend, Kevin Morby, The National

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

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The Austin 100: J.S. Ondara

Recommended if you like Leon Bridges, Kamasi Washington and Nathaniel Rateliff.

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Song Premiere: Help - 'Pennies On The Ground'

Listen to the debut song from this Portland hardcore band which includes musicians who've played with Portugal. The Man, And And And and The We Shared Milk.

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Song Premiere: Ages and Ages - 'Nothing Serious'

Listen to the new sun-kissed single from the band's forthcoming album, "Me You They We." Plus, new tour dates!

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Win Tickets To Durand Jones & The Indications At The Wonder Ballroom

The Indiana-based band of 20-somethings with a classic soul sound will play April 1st at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Meg Myers: Tiny Desk Concert

Myers replaces her album's roaring electric guitars and electronics with a pulsing string quartet, piano and brushed drums — and uncorks a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill."

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