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Marisa Anderson - Pure Form


Filmed at rustic Suttle Lodge, the guitar master performs “Lament" and walks us through her evolution as a player and composer.

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Video Premiere: Layperson Live From The Banana Stand

The Layperson lead singer plays a stripped down version of "Caught Around Your Heart."

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Yola: Tiny Desk Concert

The singer who once sang backup for Massive Attack, Iggy Azalea and The Chemical Brothers, is front-and-center at the Tiny Desk.

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Eminem Releases Surprise Album, 'Music To Be Murdered By'

The rapper's 11th studio album is packaged with assists from Black Thought, Ed Sheeran, Q-Tip, Anderson .Paak and the late rapper, Juice WRLD.

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Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. Among 2020's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Houston, the only woman included in the 2020 class of a male-dominated institution, will be joined by Biggie Smalls, Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex and Depeche Mode.

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Jordan Rakei: Tiny Desk Concert

Despite some unexpected gear problems, the soulful R&B artist and his band locked-in and played a phenomenal set behind the Tiny Desk.

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Monday Mix: Sunbathe, Antibalas, Khruangbin And Leon Bridges

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

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Marisa Anderson - Pure Form

Filmed at rustic Suttle Lodge, the guitar master performs “Lament" and walks us through her evolution as a player and composer.

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Rush Drummer And Lyricist Neil Peart Has Died

Peart, who joined the iconic prog rock band Rush in 1974, was 67 years old. He was diagnosed with brain cancer more than three years ago.

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Brownout: Tiny Desk Concert

The Austin, Texas band brought old-school R&B horns, bongos and deep grooves to the Tiny Desk.

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Hear A Previously Unreleased Version Of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World'

An EP of unreleased recordings will be rolling out new songs over the next six weeks.

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2020 Slingshot Artists To Watch

2020 is sure to reveal fantastic music from talented, emerging bands. This list features a diverse celebration of artists who've been here all along, but are only now getting to be heard.

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The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar, An Odd Duck By Any Measure

The pedal steel guitar is, for many, inextricable from its roots in country music — but its well runs much deeper than simply providing some smooth twang.

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Daniel Norgren: Tiny Desk Concert

The Swedish singer sways and writhes as he and his band create a dream state calming enough to slow the day's hectic pace to a crawl. Take a seat on a comfy couch and have a listen.

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Win Tickets To Patrick Watson At The Wonder Ballroom

The Montreal-based songwriter's new album 'Wave'  is a lush and melancholy work about loss. He plays the Wonder Ballroom Jan. 19.

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Forget Eileen: Ted Leo On The Unsung Greatness Of Dexys Midnight Runners

As part of NPR's series One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs, musician Ted Leo says the British band known for "Come On Eileen" has more to offer — and points to one song as a perfect example.

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Win Tickets To Buck Meek At Doug Fir Lounge

The guitarist for acclaimed band Big Thief, Meek plays January 16 in Portland. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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opbmusic's 2019 Holiday Music Guide

Grab a mug of nog and fire up your listening device because there’s some great new Christmas music this year.

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Station Breaks: Our Favorite Live Sessions Of 2019

Staff from pubic radio music stations handpicked their favorite performances, including music from the Grammy-nominated band Black Pumas, upcoming Americana artist Yola and Courtney Barnett.

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opbmusic Best Of 2019: Songs

From country rock to dream pop, listen to our favorite songs by Oregon musicians released in 2019.

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Los Lobos: Tiny Desk Concert

When Los Lobos gathered behind the Tiny Desk, it felt like they were cramped in the back room of a family Christmas party, calling up tunes from the Latin holiday song book.

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