Friday 18 Apr

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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The great outdoors

The Zoo and Frontier City provide outdoor tunes

Rod Lott April 5th, 2011

One of the best things about spring? Looking forward to summer’s outdoor concerts.

Arguably the metro’s premiere venue for such is the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 N.E. 50th. And it has extra reason to celebrate its summer concert series: a 75th anniversary. Already announced is a loud, May 13 bow with Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace and Bullet for My Valentine. On the next night, go south — as in Southern rock — with Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top sharing the bill. On July 23, Yes and Asia touch down, with Tim McGraw (pictured) scheduled for Aug. 2. More announcements are forthcoming.

For more information, call 364-3700 or visit Frontier City, 11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road, kicks off its summer concert series on April 30 with Christian artists Red, Addison Road and KJ-52. Hardrock group Switchfoot (Aug. 13) and rapper Sean Kingston (Aug. 20) are slated to appear, as are oldies acts KC and the Sunshine Band (June 4), Rick Springfield (June 11), Eddie Money (June 18) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (July 23).

For more information, call 478-2140 or visit —Rod Lott

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