Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

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

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

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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French connection

Austin-based outfit Crooked Bangs is more cultured than your average punks.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Crooked Bangs with Copperheads and Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Oct. 16
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Frame of mind

Inspired by natural landscapes, the piano-based jazz of Brian Haas is both spontaneous and picturesque.


Music

Zach Hale

Brian Haas and Josh Raymer
10 p.m. Saturday
The Deli
309 White St., Norman
thedeli.us
329-3534

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Not Over It yet

Emo revivalist Into It. Over It. is leading the charge in the genre’s rebirth.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Into It. Over It. with Hostage Calm, Everybody Talks, Keeper and Emma
6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Humming along

After enduring hardship and strife, Local Natives are keeping everything in perspective.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Local Natives with Wild Nothing
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$17-$19

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Take shelter

Dr. Dog’s new DIY recording space has the grizzled indie rock group feeling, um, dogged.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dr. Dog with The Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff
6 p.m. Thursday
OKC Downtown Airpark
1701 S. Western Ave.
wheresthemusic.net
364-3700
$35

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Seattle’s best

Straight out of Washington state, Pickwick brings their garage-infused R&B to the Sooner State.


Music

Louis Fowler

Pickwick with Black Joe Lewis
8 p.m. Thursday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave., Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
Free

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Go Limp

Don’t let the name fool you; local punks Limp Wizurds write some seriously strong tunes.


Music

Joshua Boydston

You probably think of the Fred Durst-fronted, rap rock powerhouse Limp Bizkit when you hear the name of Oklahoma City punk outfit Limp Wizurdz.

It’s no accident.

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Grand theft bravado

Fearless beach punk outfit Wavves crashes into OKC.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Wavves with Skating Polly and Sonic Violence
6:30 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$15

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

’Live and well

After enduring decades of urban plight, the historic Plaza District is once again a hub for local arts and entertainment.


Music

Zach Hale
Plaza District Festival
Noon-10 p.m. Saturday
Plaza District
plazadistrictfestival.com
Free
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Deceptively smooth

Electropop duo Yip Deceiver draws inspiration from pretty much everything ... and makes it work.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Yip Deceiver with Pink Pony
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8-$10

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gettin’ Dirty

El Paso’s The Dirty River Boys brings rowdy roots music to The Blue Door.


Music

Louis Fowler

The Dirty River Boys with Kierston and Bryon White
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Music Made Me: Mike Hosty

The rollicking blues enthusiast shares the five albums that shaped his rugged musical outlook.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will the Circle be Unbroken (1972) 

My dad bought this album and played it over and over on his new 1978 Nikko hi-fi stereo, which I still have. It was the guitar playing of Doc Watson and Merle Travis that really caught my ear. Amazing picking, playing and songs like “Tennessee Stud.”
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Heart-shaped rock

Local musicians pay tribute to Nirvana’s timeless masterpiece In Utero, just in time for its 20th anniversary.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Doll Steak: A Tribute to In Utero with Glow God
9 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Golden path

Local singer Jacob Abello, aka Prettyboy, paves his own way toward pop stardom.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jacob Abello has come a long way.

Ten years ago, he was on the verge of signing a recording deal with a Christian music label as a singer-songwriter.

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

OK canal

Annual festival Live Music on the Canal showcases a thriving local music scene.


Music

Louis Fowler

Live Music on the Canal
5 p.m. Friday, 11:45 a.m. Saturday
Bricktown
livemusiconthecanal.com
Free

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 
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