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Slingshot: Artists To Watch In 2019


If this list is any indication, 2019 will be filled with incredible music, thanks to artists like Kelsey Lu, IDER, Jean Deaux, Fontaines D.C., Mvstermind and more.

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Slingshot: Artists To Watch In 2019

If this list is any indication, 2019 will be filled with incredible music, thanks to artists like Kelsey Lu, IDER, Jean Deaux, Fontaines D.C., Mvstermind and more.

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First Listen: Leyla McCalla, 'The Capitalist Blues'

On her bustling third album, the former Carolina Chocolate Drops member maps her vision of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora while gently taking Anglocentricism (and capitalism) down a notch.

Win Tickets To Jenny Lewis At Crystal Ballroom

The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman returns to Portland on May 22. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tiny Desk Concert

Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived in an ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting red, round sunglasses and mutton chops. It was a fashionable nod to the psych-pop and rock sound he brought to the Tiny Desk.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Orkesta Mendoza

Watch an over-the-top performance from "Indie Mambo" band Orkesta Mendoza on the Pickathon Woods Stage.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Our Girl, Jay Som, Aesop Rock and TOBACCO

This week we highlight English dream rock, a Beatles-esque psych-pop tune, and a new collaboration between an experimental beat-maker and the most verbose rapper in the world.

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Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen: Tiny Desk Concert

Carolina Eyck, the first artist to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk, plays the air with the kind of lyrical phrasing and "fingered" articulation that takes a special kind of virtuosity.

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First Listen: Liz Brasher, 'Painted Image'

The debut album from the Memphis artist offers a uniquely modern take on the Stax and Sun-style soul threaded into her adopted hometown's musical DNA.

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First Listen: Toro y Moi, 'Outer Peace'

On his new album, talented producer and chillwave crusader Chaz Bundick has transitioned into a full-fledged vocalist and groove operator.

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Win Tickets to Guster at the Wonder Ballroom

The veteran band returns to Portland February 14 -- Valentine's Day. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Buddy: Tiny Desk Concert

The preacher's son from Compton brought his flare for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk.

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Video Premiere: Camp Crush - 'Vicious Life'

It's a song about letting go of emotional wounds and rifts in the age of Trump.

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Song Premiere: Deathlist - '8 Eyes'

Listen to the first release from Portland artist Jenny Logan's new album, "A Canyon."

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Black Belt Eagle Scout At Revolver Studios

Watch a darkly beautiful performance by Portland band Black Belt Eagle Scout at Revolver Studios.

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Win Tickets to The Last Artful, Dodgr at Doug Fir Lounge

The Portland/L.A. rapper returns to play Doug Fir Lounge February 16. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Toots And The Maytals‚Äč, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The oldest song Toots and The Maytals played, "I'll Never Grow Old," captured the spirit Toots Hibbard brought to the show. This will warm up your New Year's celebrations like nothing else.

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Shakey Graves, Live In Concert: Newport 2018

Austin singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, began his Newport Folk Festival set by raising a little hell.

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opbmusic's 2018 Holiday Music Guide

Listen to a lovingly curated mix of new holiday songs that will kick the Scrooge straight out of your soul.

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opbmusic Best Of 2018: Sessions

Look back at some of our favorite performances of 2018.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Black Pumas

Watch the Austin-based psychedelic soul outfit charm the Pickathon crowd with this slow burner.

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