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David Christensen


David Christensen is Program Director of opbmusic, OPB's online and multimedia music service.

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New Oregon Symphony Video Honors Workers In Food Service

In the second "Essential Sounds" episode, Oregon Symphony musicians play to support food service workers to prevent hunger.

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Oregon Symphony's New Video Honors Frontline Healthcare Workers

"Essential Sounds" premiered Sunday with Oregon Symphony musicians performing music for, and inspired by, healthcare workers.

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Video Premiere: Methods Body - 'Claimed Events Pt 3: Identify Them'

Inspired by neurons and firing synapses, the music leaps out with microtonal keyboard patterns and polyrhythmic drumming.

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Monday Mix: Dirty Projectors, Whim, Other Lives

Hear new songs from art-pop outfit Dirty Projectors, Portland band Whim and sweeping chamber rock band Other Lives

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Jupiter & Okwess

This euphoric performance by the band from the Democratic Republic of Congo highlighted the last day of Pickathon in 2019.

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Win Tickets To Wilco At The Schnitz

The "Ode to Joy" tour lands for 2 nights at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, March 23 and 24. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets To Galactic At The Crystal Ballroom

The jazz and funk band from New Orleans will play the Crystal Ballroom March 21. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets To Drive-By Truckers At The Wonder Ballroom

The band's new record, "The Unraveling," was released in January. We're giving away tickets to their Portland concert March 21.

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Watch Bonny Light Horseman at Type Foundry Studio

The new folk "supergroup" beautifully mixes traditional verses and modern arrangements on their debut album.

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Win Tickets To Frances Quinlan At Doug Fir Lounge

The Hop Along frontwoman and songwriter released her first solo album, "Likewise," last week. She'll play in Portland March 3. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Win Tickets To Dr. Dog At The Roseland Theater

The Philadelphia indie-rock band returns to Portland Feb. 16. Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

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Win Tickets To Temples At Doug Fir Lounge

The English psych-rock band will return to Portland on Feb. 6. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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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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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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Watch: The Celebrators At Oregon City Brewing

The Portland-area rock band led off our September event at Oregon City Brewing with this high energy set

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Modest Mouse, Rules, Michael Nau

Listen to three standout tracks debuting on the opbmusic broadcast this week

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Video Premiere: Woolen Men - 'Ecstasy Of An Ant'

The Portland band's new song is paired with a trippy visual montage from projection artist Colin Manning.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: The Beths

Watch New Zealand band The Beths play a rousing version of their song "Idea/Intent" in this new video from Pickathon.

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Win Tickets To See Bedouine At Doug Fir Lounge

The Los Angeles-based folk artist returns to Portland Dec. 4. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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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.