Tuesday 29 Jul
 
 

Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Mack truckin’

Philadelphia DJ Swizzymack’s hard-hitting club bangers hit the dance floor — and your eardrums — with authority.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Commercial rock

L.A. pop band Capital Cities — one of the many acts on display at Tulsa’s Center of the Universe Festival — has always had a penchant for the spotlight.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Planting the seed

No longer just a solo act, singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope is embarking on a more collaborative and organic endeavor.


Music

Nathan Winfrey
Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Narrative verse

Oklahoma City rapper L.T.Z.’s improbable story is best told atop a beat.


Music

Joshua Boydston

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dancing in the Twilight

This summer, like many before it, Arts Council of Oklahoma City brings a variety of Oklahoma acts to serenade you under the stars.


Music

Shannon Helton

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rock steady

’80s heroes Tesla are back on the road, feeling refreshed and ready to rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chevy cruisin’

A string of mixtapes and prestigious guest spots has Steel City emcee Chevy Woods on the rise.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sheriff Woody

Red Dirt icon Jimmy LaFave has become synonymous with the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Next big thing

Despite wowing her fair share of crowds, 11-year-old phenom Olivia Kay is balancing the life of a normal kid with that of a rising star.


Music

Joshua Boydston

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Major League tunes

Texas-based experimental rockers Chipper Jones bring a host of influences and skills to the metaphorical dugout.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

California dreamin’

L.A.-via-Oklahoma trio Modern Pantheist found its creative spark after moving to the West Coast.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Oklahoma stampede

OKC Fest brings some of the most popular acts in the world together for a premier music showcase, and we ain’t seen nothin’ like it ’round these parts.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor

OKC Fest Festival Stage
5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
okcfest.com
866-977-6849 
$35-$42

FreeFest
4:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W. Reno Ave.
okcfest.com 
866-977-6849 
Free

 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

River men

Iowa folk-pop collective The River Monks embodies both the sound and temperament of its home state.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The River Monks with Tallows and Foxburrows
9 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge 
2408 N. Robinson Ave. 
thebluenotelounge.com 
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Music Made Me: Sardashhh


Music

Joshua Boydston
Norman beatmaker and instrumental hip-hop artist Sardashhh — born Joseph Sardashti — likes to keep busy over the summer. Last year, he released his debut “beat tape” (think mixtape — but without the rapping), The Feast, and he promptly followed that up with Vol. 2 this June, sampling anything and everything from Key & Peele and Adventure Time to classic R&B and soul jams. Oklahoma Gazette asked Sardashti to spell out what fuels his eclectic sense and style of production.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Technical skills

Rapper Tech N9ne put his talent — and his fondness of women — on display at the Diamond Ballroom.


Music

Ryan Querbach
The 30-minute delay before Tech N9ne took the stage gave me time to study how large and diverse the crowd was. Wednesday night’s show at the Diamond Ballroom featured people from all walks of life — including a few Juggalos — but they all seemed to have one thing in common: They were die hard Tech N9ne fans.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 
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