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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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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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Foxing: Tiny Desk Concert

Foxing is at the forefront of an emo revival, heavily influenced by late-'90s and early 2000s groups like Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football.

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Sesame Street: Tiny Desk Concert

Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and other surprise guests gather at NPR's headquarters to celebrate 50 years of love, learning and joy.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Jay Som, Sufjan Stevens, Strange Ranger

Listen to three new songs added to our broadcast this week.

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The Lasting Influence Of L.A. Punk

X frontman John Doe is back for another helping of stories about the legendary bands and clubs of L.A.’s punk era, and genre’s legacy.   

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Station Breaks: The Best New Songs From NPR Music Stations

This month on Station Breaks, NPR member stations hand-pick a diverse and exciting playlist highlighting musical discoveries from all over the world.

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Win Tickets To Okkervil River At Mississippi Studios

The band is touring as a trio this summer and plays Mississippi Studios June 22. Enter for a chance to win tickets!

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10 Minutes With Diane Coffee

We sit down with frontman Shaun Fleming to chat about his predictably unpredictable project.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Sleater-Kinney, Faye Webster, and Springsteen

Listen to three new songs added to our broadcasts this week.

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Song Premiere: The Color Study - 'Without'

Bend-based musician Scott Oliphant finds catharsis in a cacophony of horns, sing along choruses and ramshackle rhythms.

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Win Tickets To Cat Power At The Roseland Theater

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, returns to Portland October 29th at the Roseland Theater. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Video Premiere: Jacob Miller Live From The Banana Stand

Watch Miller perform a new song live in The Iron Society barbershop.

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Hop Along Live At Wonder Ballroom

The Philadelphia rock band perform songs from their masterful 2018 album, and lead singer Frances Quinlan chats with opbmusic's Jerad Walker.

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Song Premiere: Joaquin Lopez - 'Entrego'

Lopez's new song is inspired by the electro-pop that filled Portland's dance clubs in the late '80s and early '90s.

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