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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Juggin’ out

Norman alt-folk ensemble The Great American Jug Band has a ripe and randy new album, so prepare to bust out the jugs!


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Great American Jug Band
10 p.m. Thursday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

5 WTF Facts About Justin Bieber

No, really, these are true.


Music

Rod Lott
If you are a parent to a tween girl, you likely already know what I'm about to say in the next sentence. Yesterday, teen idol Justin Bieber returned to Oklahoma City to invade the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno. But did you know these five things about the 19-year-old Biebz?
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sugar Free satellite

A Sugar Free Allstars concert hits Sirius XM radio this weekend.


Music

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City's acclaimed practitioners of “kindie rock,” the Sugar Free Allstars, will bring their family-friendly funk to satellite radio this weekend on SiriusXM Kids Place Live, channel 78. The hour-long show is part of the channel's Rumpus Room Concert Series.
 
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Son also rises

One of the alt-country pioneers of the ’90s No Depression movement, Son Volt charges forward with a new disc that looks backward.


Music

Zach Hale
Son Volt with Colonel Ford
8 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4200
$16-$19
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Full steam ahead

Nearing two decades together, Oklahoma City rock trio Traindodge keeps chugging along, but toward a new destination: simplicity.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Traindodge with Self-Evident and Found Footage
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New frontier

Lord Huron’s indie folk tunes serve as a perfect soundtrack to Westerns that exist only in the band members’ heads.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lord Huron with Escondido
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kick-brass

The legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band headlines Norman’s 30th annual Jazz in June concert series.


Music

Aimee Williams
Jazz in June
Thursday-Saturday
Norman
jazzinjune.org
free
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sweet slumber

Between the states of consciousness and unconsciousness exists the ideas behind the alt-electronic indie project This Is Sleep.


Music

Zach Hale
The technology boom of the last two decades has made life easier in a variety of ways. In the music world, widespread computer use has spawned a modern-day compositional renaissance.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beau bridges

With his new album, Norman native Beau Mansfield ties his lifelong love of piano to composing songs with universal themes.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beau Mansfield Trio
10 p.m. Saturday
The Bluebonnet Bar
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Superior sound

Set list? Rehearsal? Who needs ’em? Em and the MotherSuperiors’ off-the-cuff approach works for the OKC psych-soul indie band.


Music

Molly Evans
Em and the MotherSuperiors with Honeylark and Feathered Rabbit
10 p.m. Friday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$7

 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It might get loud

Scratch that — it will get loud. After all, that’s the whole point of Okie Noise Fest.


Music

Louis Fowler
Okie Noise Fest 2 with Psychotic Reaction, Copperheads, Fire Bad! and more
3 p.m.-midnight Saturday
Bad Granny’s Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
free
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fox news

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
 
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