Wednesday 23 Apr
 
 

IndianGiver - Understudies

There’s a difference between being derivative and being inspired by something, a line a lot of artists can’t seem to find — or at least don’t care to.
04/22/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Norman Music Festival 6: Day 2

Friday night rocked so hard, even Mother Nature crashed the show. Here’s the best of what you missed.

 
Monday, April 29, 2013

Norman Music Festival 6: Day 1

Missed Thursday night’s opening slate? Rock along with our recap.


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Zach Hale and Joshua Boydston
The sixth annual Norman Music Festival began last night, the first of three free days of tons of tunes. Here were the highlights.
 
Friday, April 26, 2013

Who is Is/Is?

Good question. Not even the three members of the alt-rock band know for sure.


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Joshua Boydston
Is/Is with Feel Spectres and Power Pyramid
8:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Formidable fest

The Joy Formidable headlines the sixth annual Norman Music Festival, three free days of tons of tunes.


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Joshua Boydston
Norman Music Festival 6 featuring The Joy Formidable, JD McPherson and more
Thursday-Saturday
Downtown Norman
normanmusicfestival.com
free
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Royal rush

With a new lineup, the Blacklist Royals return to make a claim for the rock ’n’ roll throne.


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Louis Fowler
Blacklist Royals
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trading places

When might a burgeoning blues-rock band write new songs? Oh, how about ... the live stage? That's how OKC's The Trading Co. operates.


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Joshua Boydston
The Trading Co. with The Kamals and The Younglings
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mulling it over

Even if he never records another pop hit like ‘Lullaby,’ Shawn Mullins knows that everything’s going to be all right.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Shawn Mullins with Chuck Cannon
7 p.m. Thursday
Performing Arts Studio
200 S. Jones, Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
$20
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Over the Rainbow

Remember Rainbow Records, once a local vinyl mecca? Take a spin through music history.


Music

Ryan LaCroix
Today’s world is a virtual playground for music lovers. There’s no shortage of avenues to learn about breaking bands, download new songs or unearth a rare track. And there is little to no effort needed to find what you want or stumble upon the unexpected.
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaming with blues

In the current blues-rock revival, Luella and the Sun radiate with economy and eccentricity.


Music

Zach Hale
Luella and the Sun with Fiawna Forté
9 p.m. Saturday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nash bridges

It all starts with a song, but where does the song start? For some OKC songwriters, it’s a Nashville-based nonprofit.


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Alyssa Grimley
Ever think about what percent of a song purchase actually goes to the artist? Local songwriter Curtis Stover makes it his business to, as a coordinator for the Oklahoma City chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
 
Friday, April 5, 2013

Dream warriors

Formerly known as Sundress, Austin band Shrines brings its dream-pop sound back to Norman.


Music

Louis Fowler
The Shrines with Merchandise and Crown Imperial
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ever so Slightly

Stoopid is as Stoopid does, and Slightly Stoopid has been smoking its reggae-punk recipe for nearly two decades.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Slightly Stoopid with Tribal Seeds and Ethan Tucker
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Songs of the South

Which Okie acts at this year’s South by Southwest are poised for greatness in the years to come? Our SXSW correspondent picks five that are alive with pleasure.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Year three of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office’s Buffalo Lounge at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, built on past successes by adding space and a slew of new bands to its proceedings.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Range rovers

Despite growing buzz, rock’s Blackstone Rangers haven’t settled on a sound. No biggie since it sounds so good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Blackstone Rangers with Depth & Current and Prix Teen
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jump street

OKC’s Jumpship Astronaut navigates a galaxy of guitars with the only weapon it has: electronic rock that’s out of this world.


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Zach Hale
Jumpship Astronaut with Ford the River
9 p.m. Friday
Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company
50 Penn Place
belleislerestaurant.com
840-1911
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
 
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