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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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To make their live debut in the 405, Fort Worth blues rockers Foxtrot Uniform have two dates all sewn up.


Music

Louis Fowler
Foxtrot Uniform with Them Hounds
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

Foxtrot Uniform with Quaker City Night Hawks
9 p.m. Saturday
Grady’s 66 Pub
444 W. Main, Yukon
gradys66.com
364-8789
$7
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A time to heal

New Orleans band Generationals joins several Oklahoma locals to rock and raise money for victims of the Moore tornado.


Music

Louis Fowler
Generationals with The Wurly Birds, Skating Polly and Colin Nance
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
$10

 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Graves encounters

After toiling as an actor (‘Spy Kids 3-D,’ anyone?), Shakey Graves found more action as an ‘anti-folk’ artist.


Music

Zach Hale
Shakey Graves with Wild Child and Marmalakes
10:30 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vulgar incident

That experimental duo Vulgar Fashion saw its recent Dallas show get shut down should prick up your ears.


Music

Zach Hale
Vulgar Fashion with Depth & Current and Quilted Cherry Podium
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Howard stern

After losing control of the Zoo Amp, Howard Pollack refuels and returns with a new music destination in OKC Downtown Airpark.


Music

Louis Fowler
Music always has been in Howard Pollack’s blood — maybe not onstage, but definitely behind the scenes.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Zoo revue

With new management and upgrades, the iconic Zoo Amphitheatre venue returns to rock.


Music

Louis Fowler
As the bitter battle over management of the Zoo Amphitheatre played out in public last summer, Oklahoma City music fans may have worried whether the outdoor venue at 2011 N.E. 50th would be open for business this summer.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Music Made Me: Laura Leighe

Local singer Laura Leighe reveals the five albums that perfected her pop music.


Music

Rod Lott
Boyz II Men, II (1994)
I believe this was the first CD that I bought with my own allowance at Duncan’s local music store. It’s another really fun, soulful album — vocally, harmonically, musically outstanding. I remember lying on my bedroom floor and studying the lyrics, mesmerized for hours. I loved the singles, but my favorites were the opening track, “Thank You,” and the last track, their gorgeous, soul-grabbing rendition of The Beatles’ “Yesterday.” I was just learning about harmony at the time, and loved listening to their rich, thick, beautiful sound.
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good grief

Cory Chisel is among the folk singer-songwriters doing their part for Oklahoma tornado victims at a Saturday benefit concert.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Peace Love and Goodwill with Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, John Fullbright, Tony Lucca and more
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Chevy Bricktown Events Center
429 E. California
peacelovegoodwill.org
$15-$30

 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Migration formation

The Stray Birds fly into town to spread their bluegrass wings at a hallowed music venue.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Stray Birds
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$10-$15
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Nighty night

Don’t let the bedbugs bite. But if they do, Night Beds’ soothing sounds should make you feel all better.


Music

Zach Hale
Night Beds with The Staves and Musikanto
8 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12



 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Prinz of tides

Local musician Dustin Prinz has postponed his album-release party, but he has a darn good reason.


Music

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma City musician Dustin Prinz was all ready to go with an album-release party Saturday when the worst possible thing that could’ve happened did: He decided the disc needed more songs.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kick back

When disaster struck their town, Dropkick Murphys fought back in the only way the Celtic punks know how: with its music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dropkick Murphys with Old Man Markley and the Mahones
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$23-$28

 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blue valentine

Whatever you love to do should be what you do, says Blue-Eyed Son. Lucky for your ears, his passion is for laid-back pop.


Music

Stephen Carradini

Blue-Eyed Son with the Sheiks and Sierra Brown
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6

 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Music 4 Moore

If your musical tastes don't lean country, there's still a music benefit for tornado relief you can check out tonight.


Music

Zach Hale
Want to support the Moore relief efforts but arena country ain’t your thing? Worry not! Tonight at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California, dozens of the metro’s brightest musicians will come together in perhaps the most aurally enticing fundraiser yet: Music 4 Moore.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Beat street

Lucky Date’s route to house-music stardom was paved with a blend of the academic and the spiritual.


Music

Zach Hale
Lucky Date with Kids at the Bar and Crystal Vision
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$20
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 
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