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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

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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SXSW 2013: OK Sweetheart / Defining Times / Samantha Crain

One Sweet set.


Music

Stephen Carradini
More observations from The Buffalo Lounge ...
 
Friday, March 15, 2013

SXSW 2013: Zach Winters / Parker Millsap

Zach attack!


Music

Stephen Carradini
Zach Winters’ set of singer/songwriter tunes hinged on the charms of his and other people’s voices.
 
Friday, March 15, 2013

SXSW 2013: Bowlsey / Desi and Cody / Brave

A triple treat of tuneage.


Music

Stephen Carradini
After an unusually easy commute and parking job, I settled into a chill afternoon at The Buffalo Lounge with Bowlsey, Desi and Cody, and Brave.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

SXSW 2013: Guardant / The Del Toros / The Kamals / Josh Sallee

Just Joshin'. And you?


Music

Stephen Carradini
It only took Guardant 30 seconds to win me completely over to its team. The quintet’s hyperactive, quirky dance pop is simply irresistible.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

‘Weary’ traveler

After a tumultuous upbringing, Americana artist Ryan Bingham left home to find himself. In the process, he found a career showered with major awards.


Music

Zach Hale
Ryan Bingham with HoneyHoney
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24

 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mac ’n’ cheese

Seemingly overnight, humor has helped propel garage rocker Mac DeMarco from sleeping in cars to sweeping the continent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mac DeMarco with Naomi Punk and Calvin Love
8 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tracks of my ears

The Deer Tracks venture from their native Sweden to share their electronic pop with the world.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Deer Tracks with F.O.X. and Little Fuss
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Paperscissor

The Buffalo Lounge rocks out to a great start.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Getting to Austin for South by Southwest is always an adventure, so I’m happy to report that the only damage I incurred on my way to The Buffalo Lounge was an unexpected oil change.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Tallows

When experimental rock’s Tallows takes the stage, don’t fret.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Fret-tapping is an alternate way of playing guitar that creates very percussive rhythms out of melodic sounds. Instead of strumming each note, the guitar player taps a finger from the fretting hand against each note on the fretboard. The mesmerizing rapid hand movements are a neat side benefit.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Horse Thief / Colourmusic

Horse Thief takes the reins, while Colourmusic paints music to be felt.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Horse Thief’s act of draping an Oklahoma flag over one of its amp stands may have just been a proud statement of local love, but it is also a reflection of its wide-open, rootsy, rock ’n’ roll sound. The band describes itself as a “psychedelic folk rock band,” and that description isn’t bad, either.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Radio gets ‘Red’ again

‘The Red Dirt Radio Hour’ returns to airwaves, thanks to KOSU.


Music

Alyssa Grimley
After more than five years of silence, The Red Dirt Radio Hour has returned to the airwaves. The show, which features artists of the Red Dirt genre, has found a new home at 9 p.m. Sundays on KOSU. Based in Stillwater, the public radio station also airs on 91.7 FM in Oklahoma City and streams online at kosu.org.
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013

White flight

The sibling duo known as White Mystery soars higher, thanks to a strong bond to garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
White Mystery with The Copperheads and Dudes of America
10 p.m. Friday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Clip art

Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.


Music

Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One in Three

Oklahoma City’s Nathan Mickle makes up a third of the new vocal group The American Three, dedicated to belting out standards.


Music

Louis Fowler
Press materials for The American Three tag the new vocal group as “fun and wholesome,” with a little Rat Pack thrown in “just for flavor!” It’s that extra flavor that Three member and lifelong Ol’ Blue Eyes fan Nathan Mickle believes fits his song stylings to a T.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Buffalo roams

And rocks! For the third year in a row, The Buffalo Lounge will showcase Oklahoma musicians at the South by Southwest festival.


Music

Stephen Carradini
In less than a week, a small army of Oklahomans will invade Texas with the intent of taking over one of its storied events. The revolution will not be televised (what is these days?), but it will get loud: For the third consecutive year, the Oklahoma Film & Music Office will bring The Buffalo Lounge to Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW), Monday through Wednesday, March 13.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
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