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Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
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07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Music · Music · Who deserves a Woody?

Who deserves a Woody?

Vote now, vote proud in our annual local music awards

Stephen Carradini March 22nd, 2011

Seeing such immense Oklahoma talent at The Buffalo Lounge in South by Southwest reminds me that it’s time again for The Woody Awards. 


Yes, the Oklahoma Gazette’s annual local music awards are back, and we need your help nominating the best acts for the prestigious honor.

Nominate up to three bands in any of the below categories by commenting on this article with your picks. You may enter nominations for multiple categories in one post. Nominating twice in the same category is disallowed. Nominating ends at midnight Sunday, March 27.

Example entries:
• Best Cover Band: U3 and Bavid Dowie
• Best in Rock: Tom and the Snares, Hardcore Knitting and Eeeew
• Best Blues: The Hot Oatmeal Blues Quartet

People’s Choice can be from any genre; it is purely what you want to tout as the best act in Oklahoma City. And although the Gazette is awesome, we’d like to know where else you get your local music info for the Music Information Source category (blogs, websites, publications, etc.).

The categories:
• Best in Rock
• Best in Pop  
• Best in Folk
• Best in Jazz
• Best in Metal
• Best in Country
• Best in Blues
• Best in Rap/Hip-Hop
• Best in R&B
• Best in Electronic
• Best DJ
• Best Cover Band
• Best Emerging Act
• Best Record Store
• Best Live Music Venue
• Best Music information source (not the Gazette)
• People’s Choice

Vote now in the comment section and be sure to pick up our annual Soundcheck issue on April 6 for the winners!

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03.22.2011 at 10:13 Reply

Best in Rock: The Non, Colourmusic

Best in Jazz: JFJO

Best Record Store: Guestroom

Best Music Info Source:



03.22.2011 at 10:18 Reply

The Purple Church Best Emerging Act


03.22.2011 at 10:30 Reply

Rock: The Purple Church

Folk: Ryan Lawson

Country: Ryan Lawson

Emerging Act: The Purple Church

Venue: Conservatory

People's Choice: Isn't that a pro-wrestler or something?


03.22.2011 at 10:36 Reply

Best in Jazz: JFJO

Best in Folk: Ryan Lawson

Best Live Music Venue: The Deli


03.22.2011 at 10:39 Reply

Best in Blues: Amy Lee and the Second Line

Best in Country: Shotgun Rooster

Best in Folk: Dave Broyles

Best in Rock: Dr. Pants

Best Live Music Venue: VZD's

Best Emerging Act: Dave Broyles

Best Record Store: Guestroom Records