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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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Honey, I’m home

Americana songbirds Honeylark leave their nest with a Heavy celebration.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Honeylark with Wanda Jackson and The Wurly Birds

8 p.m. Saturday

Will Rogers Theatre

4322 N. Western Ave.

willrogerstheater.com

604-3015

$15

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Search and destroy

Snotty rock outfit Brother Gruesome inspires shock, awe and a heavy dose of Destruction


Music

Joshua Boydston
“This is a diverse group of songs written in different times and places, but all of them are intended to be hard-hitting with a palpable emotional impact,” Jackson said. “The simplicity of it being (just) us two has allowed us the space and time to really focus on our tones and recording style.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

New ear’s day

2014 looks to be a big year for Oklahoma singer-songwriter J.D. McPherson as he focuses on a new record.


Music

Becky Carman

J.D. McPherson with Hayes Carll

7 p.m. Friday

Cain’s Ballroom

423 N. Main St., Tulsa

(918) 584-2306

cainsballroom.com

$20-$35

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Magna Carta Holy Sh*t

Hip-hop legend Jay Z knows The Blueprint to live show success, as he demonstrated Wednesday night at the 'Peake.


Music

Joshua Boydston
There are stars, and then there are icons, and the easiest way to tell the difference between the two is in the entrance.
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Don’t get it twisted

With aspirations to match his lightning-fast cadence, Chicago emcee Twista isn’t merely a flash in the pan.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Twista 

8 p.m. Friday

Farmers Public Market

311 S. Klein Ave.

okcfarmersmarket.com

232-6506

$15-$50

 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bottle shock

The Empty Bottles keep the outlaw spirit of classic country alive in the face of Top 40 adversity.


Music

Louis Fowler

The Empty Bottles

8 p.m. Friday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$6 

 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skin-deep

With a renewed creative purpose, local folk singer Sherree Chamberlain writes songs deep from within.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Sherree Chamberlain with Tallows

8 p.m. Friday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$8

 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jingle Bell Rockabilly

Guitar icon Brian Setzer celebrates a decade of jangly holiday cheer with the 10th installment of his Christmas Rocks tour.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor

Brian Setzer Orchestra

8 p.m. Friday

The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa

hardrockcasinotulsa.com

(918) 266-4352

$45-$65

 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ripple effect

With a new EP in tow, OKC alternative act Ripple Green has its sights set on the U.K. Cheerio!


Music

Joshua Boydston

Ripple Green with Deerpeople and Bed People

8 p.m. Friday

Womb Gallery

25 NW 9th St.

wombgallery.com

Free

 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New hue

Where there’s a will, there’s a Sway, learns Blue October. The alt-rock act is back with a rather personal album that finds light in the dark.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Blue October 
7 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
677-9169
$24-$29

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bitchin’

Offended by the name of John Wayne’s Bitches? Take ’er easy there, pilgrim. It’s just punk rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston

John Wayne's Bitches with Red Cities, Your Mom, Skating Polly and Kick Nancy Down
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Do you hear what we hear?

Yule love to stream these seasonal songs instead of the same ol’ claptrap heard 24/7 in dentists’ offices and department stores.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Christmas songs are as big a part of the season as crowded shopping malls and spiked eggnog, but there are only so many times you can hear “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls” without wanting to wretch just a little. Here are some suggestions for compiling a Yuletide playlist that perhaps isn’t quite so musty. Much of the music can be purchased or ordered locally at Guestroom Records, Size Records and the like.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Home cookin’

Krystal Keith is inspired by many things — including her distinguished father — but none more than her hometown.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
Krystal Keith’s smoky, folksy voice wavers when she talks about her family’s hometown. Moore has been through a lot over the years — and it has come a long way in six months.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas in November

This Black Friday, forego the flat-screen TV and immerse your ears in this slew of exclusive record releases.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Record Store Day (RSD) has become an audiophile’s Christmas since its inception in 2008, celebrating independently owned record stores with exclusive titles and limited-edition releases from everyone from The Beatles to Arcade Fire.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Scream queen

Don’t put labels on Screaming Females — they just want to play the best rock ’n’ roll they can.


Music

Louis Fowler

Screaming Females with The Big Kid Show, Blast Shield Down and Dirty Dish
8 p.m. Wednesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
879-9778
$7

 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
 
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