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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

Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots - “When I Was Young”

Every artist should be the star of their own creative life, which makes Kyle Reid’s steps out of the shadows of the many ensembles and supporting roles he has played in Oklahoma bands over the years to front and center on stage feel like a just journey.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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Inside the Octo-gon

Experimental electronic band The Octopus Project brings its frantic psychedelic pop back to Norman.


Music

Becky Carman

The Octopus Project with Paper Lions and Colin Nance
Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 p.m.
Opolis
113 N Crawford Ave., Norman
$12

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bone density

Budding indie-pop act Tallows seeks a Memory Marrow transplant in preparation for its debut album.


Music

Zach Hale

Tallows with Deerpeople and Horse Thief
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saloony tunes

Having made its name through the blues, the revamped JJ’s Saloon takes a more inclusive approach to booking.


Music

Tres Savage
Guitarist Scott Keeton has a simple way of describing JJ’s Saloon at 2525 N.W. 10th: “Cool people, cold drinks, hot music.”
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wiggle your ears

Get down to The Verve Pipe and other “kindie” music mainstays at the youth-minded music fest Wiggle Out Loud.


Music

Molly Evans

Wiggle Out Loud
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr.
wiggleoutloud.com
Free

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Made you Flinch

L.A. dubstep producer Flinch likes a little bit of melody with his grime.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Flinch with 12th Planet and Protohype
9:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein Ave. 
okcfarmersmarket.com
232-6506
$18-$20

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My name is ____

We asked some local bands how the @#%! they came up with a name like that. Here's what they told us.


Music

Zach Hale
ADDverse Effects
“Our name is a double entendre. The initial thought was, as a band, when you add the verse, these are the effects. But the flesh-meaning is a thought against current popular hip-hop, which pins us as a poor side-effect of that nonsense. We love that we sound nothing like the shit on the radio now, so ADDverse Effects is a good problem to have.” —Joshua Rehanek, vocals
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Stone cold country

Oklahoma native Stoney LaRue is stickin' to his guns as he moves forward into the unknown.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue with Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson
5 p.m. Saturday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
thezooamp.com
602-0683
$38.50-$72
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pony up

Electronic punk’s Pink Pony trots onto the stage as one of 16 sock-rockin’ bands playing the Opolis’ 11th birthday party.


Music

Zach Hale
Opolis XI with Pink Pony, Broncho, Dressy Bessy and more
6:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crooks for life

Texas band Crooks brings its ‘bandito country’ sound to town, with a live show so different, it’s criminal.


Music

Louis Fowler
Crooks with Jason Boland & the Stragglers
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$15
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ready or not

Here comes pop-punk’s The Ready Set, returning to Oklahoma for yet another energetic engagement. Hide your daughters.


Music

Molly Evans
The Ready Set with We the Kings, Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and Keep It Cute
6 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Roots radical

Americana founding father Bill Kirchen brings his classic roots sound to The Blue Door.


Music

Louis Fowler
Bill Kirchen
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$25-$30

 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All that jazz

Jeremy Gossett’s love of jazz now is shared with radio listeners statewide, through a ‘Backstage’ look at national musicians.


Music

Tim Farley
Three years ago, Jeremy Gossett had an innovative idea for a jazz radio show that would feature live performances and interviews with prominent musicians.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Smith and lesson

Between name woes and lineup changes, alt-country act Frank Smith has learned a lot. Its goal now: Just play songs.


Music

Zach Hale
Frank Smith with Mighty Big Fire and Jimmy Grubb
8 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Look who’s Tonking

HonkyTonk StepChild brings simplicity back to Oklahoma City’s Americana music scene.


Music

Louis Fowler
If you’re anybody in the local music scene, chances are you’ve come across Casey Friedman.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello, Darling

When you can make rock roll like Somebody’s Darling does, struggling to survive doesn’t seem so bad.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Somebody's Darling with Chelsey Cope
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$6
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 
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