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Sunny War: Tiny Desk Concert


Sunny War has been homeless, busked on city streets and Venice Beach, left home feeling she was a burden to her mother, battled addiction and still found a way to bring joy to others thru her music.

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City Scenes: How Milwaukee Rap Finally Came Into Its Own


Meet some of the artists who've helped Milwaukee rap break out of a lengthy rut.

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See the most-watched videos this week, from opbmusic's Live Sessions


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Sunny War: Tiny Desk Concert

Sunny War has been homeless, busked on city streets and Venice Beach, left home feeling she was a burden to her mother, battled addiction and still found a way to bring joy to others thru her music.

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City Scenes: How Milwaukee Rap Finally Came Into Its Own

Meet some of the artists who've helped Milwaukee rap break out of a lengthy rut.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: The Minders, TENTS, Contra Party

This week's mix is an all Oregon affair. Listen to new songs from Portland bands The Minders, Contra Party, and TENTS.

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Watch Tango Alpha Tango At Oregon City Brewing

The Oregon City band headlined our Rocktoberfest concert this fall, with a smoking set on the brewery's patio.

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Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas

Latino punk veteran Alejandro Escovedo shares how he, and seven of his 12 siblings, got into music, and the origin behind his album, The Crossing. Then he plays a game of This, That, Or The Other.

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'I'm Different, But I'm From Here': Sudan Archives Reaches The End Of Her Beginning

After two abbreviated releases she likens to experimentalist haikus, the singular 25-year-old artist refined her voice and expanded her collaborations to create a stunning, singular debut.

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Dave: Tiny Desk Concert

The British rapper made a trip all the way from the UK just for this Tiny Desk performance and powered through a set that made the personal political.

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Video Premiere: The Hackles - 'Peaches'

Kati Claborn and Luke Ydstie from indie folk band Blind Pilot release their new album Nov. 8.

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Station Breaks: The Best New Songs From NPR Member Stations

Check out bold new music from violin-wielding singer-songwriter Sudan Archives, harmony-rich sister act Lily & Madeleine and warm, autumnal folk group Hawthorn.

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Win Tickets To Corridor At Bunk Bar

The Montreal-based band comes to Portland Dec. 7. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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BJ The Chicago Kid: Tiny Desk Concert

The 34-year old R&B mainstay used his moment at the desk to fit in as many of his most cherished songs as possible — Nine songs in 17 minutes to be exact.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Corridor, Beck, Jonathan Something

Hear new music from Montreal's Corridor, songwriter Jonathan Something and Beck.

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Heavy Rotation: 9 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

From Frank Ocean's latest to Hiss Golden Messenger's tribute to North Carolina educators, these are public radio's most-loved songs of October.

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Hear 'Copernicus Crater,' The First Single From Duster's First Record In 20 Years

Judging from its first single, the band's self-titled album — out in December — will be just as atmospheric and beautiful as fans have come to expect.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Mountain Man

Watch a masterful performance by this vocal trio recorded deep in the Oregon woods. 

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Win Tickets To The Shivas At Doug Fir Lounge

The Portland band is celebrating the release of their new album, "Dark Times." Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Song Premiere: Sea Caves - 'Hieroglyphs'

It's a dreamy-sounding pop reverie from the Portland band whose album, "Across the Water," will be released Nov. 15.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Destroyer, Andy Shauf, Frances Quinlan

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

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Win Tickets To Orquestra Pacifico Tropical At Holocene

The Nov. 1 concert for Dia de los Muertes also includes performances by Natasha Kmeto and Seattle band Terror Cactus. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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CHAI: Tiny Desk Concert

The group from Japan is on a mission to expand the conventional meaning of "cute." Their performance included synchronized dancing, pom-poms and matching pink uniforms, with a heavy, angular sound.

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