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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Neon colors

Utah-based dance-rockers Neon Trees stopped by Cain’s Ballroom last week, much to the delight of its dedicated fan base.


Music

Nathan Winfrey
Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Oklahoma stampede: OKC Fest cover story preview

OKC Fest brings some of the most popular acts the world together for a premier music showcase, and we ain’t seen nothin’ like it ’round these parts.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
It’s happening — and a full year sooner than anticipated.
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Brotherly love

The Avett Brothers create a bond with its fan base that few bands are ever able to attain.


Music

Conrad Kersten

The Avett Brothers with Langhorne Slim and the Law

7 p.m. Saturday

Cox Business Center

100 Civic Center, Tulsa

coxcentertulsa.com

918-894-4350

$35-$44

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dizzy spells

Rising emcee Dizzy Wright is just focusing on his words and flow, even as the hype surrounding him continues to mount.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dizzy Wright with Josh Sallee, Mike Turner and more

10 p.m. Saturday

Kamp's Lounge

1310 NW 25th St.

lndrnrs.com

819-6004

$12-$15

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stranger than fiction

Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry has amassed a cult following over the years, largely on the heels of his twisted literary chops.


Music

Kevin Pickard

James McMurtry

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$25-30

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bird’s-eye view

Even in his early years, prodigious songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird blurred the lines between modern and classical music.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory with Tift Merritt
7 p.m. Sunday
Cain’s Ballroom
423 N. Main St., Tulsa 
cainsballroom.com 
(918) 584-2306 
$27-$42 

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bold as Loveland

The local music community is united in its support of local musician Michael Loveland, who was diagnosed with cancer in April.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Michael Loveland Cancer Benefit
5 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman 
opolis.org
$10 suggested donation

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Square roots

When husband-wife lovebirds Thompson Square sing love songs, they actually mean it.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Thompson Square
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Birds of a feather

Americana artists JT Nero and Allison Russell flock together, both on tour and in life.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Birds of Chicago
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave. 
bluedoorokc.com 
524-0738
$20

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

They did not suck

Vampire Weekend played to a sold-out crowd at Diamond Ballroom — and the band didn’t disappoint.


Music

Devon Green
There wasn’t anyone obviously over the age of 40, but that’s to be expected for a show by a bunch of fresh-faced college students who still look like they might get carded for beer. Vampire Weekend has spent the last year and a half winning hearts and minds with its latest offering, Modern Vampires of the City, a significant departure from its previous albums.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

White knight

Era-defining guitarist Jack White kicked off his solo tour Thursday night at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Jack White has always been something of a time traveler. The first notes that crept out from those early days in Detroit were carved out of the best and brightest pockets of ’60s garage rock. And by the time "Seven Nation Army" grew into a cultural phenomenon in 2003 (one that you'll still hear marching bands charming the crowds at high school football games with today), Jack White had reconciled modern alternative with classic rock 'n' roll in a way few bands have ever come close to matching.

 
Monday, June 2, 2014

I beg your Parton

As she revs up for back-to-back performances at WinStar World Casino, American icon Dolly Parton is still as boisterous, insightful and lovable as ever.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor

Dolly Parton

9 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday

Global Event Center 

WinStar World Casino and Resort 

777 Casino Ave., Thackerville

winstarworldcasino.com

(800) 622-6317

$75-$141.45

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday school

Whether the band is ready or not, Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches is primed for indie-pop stardom.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chvrches with Summer Cannibals 

7 p.m. Sunday

Cain’s Ballroom

423 N. Main St., Tulsa

cainsballroom.com

918-584-2306

$23-$38

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cultish vibes

Airy indie-pop duo Cults has endured its fair share of turbulence, yet its founding members remain as mellow as the California breeze.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Cults with Vampire Weekend

7 p.m. Sunday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$35-$39

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gettin’ Weird

The second year of the Make Guthrie Weird summer block parties kicks off with the sultry talents of singer-songwriter Valerie June.


Music

Shannon Helton

Make Guthrie Weird featuring Valerie June, John Moreland and Stranded at the Station

6:30 p.m. Friday

Downtown Guthrie

makeguthrieweird.com

282-1947

Free

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 
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