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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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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

Hear him roar

Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade is back — this time with a new supporting cast — and he plans to pack a bite.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Training Kittens With Chainsaws: Tyson Meade fronting Broncho, Stardeath and White Dwarfs and more
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Que sera, Sera

Americana artist Sera Cahoone has come a long way from the mountains of Colorado.


Music

Louis Fowler

Sera Cahoone with Joe Pug
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman 
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Batteries plus

On their new album, Illinois punk-rockers Alkaline Trio got an electric jolt from their fans and a personal hero.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Alkaline Trio with New Found Glory and H2O
6:30 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
 
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