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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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Yo ho ho and a flagon of rum

English folk/party band Skinny Lister joins Dropkick Murphys for a rowdy St. Patrick’s Day tour of the Midwest.


Music

Devon Green
A few years ago, Skinny Lister was enjoying mild success in its home country before being discovered in a hotel parking lot at SXSW. Already the darlings of the festival set in Europe, the band was discovered by the Dropkick Murphys’ manager, who witnessed the rowdy 5-piece in what lead singer Lorna Thomas described as “the world’s only mandolin solo in a glass lift.” The band was notorious for setting up anywhere and everywhere and playing to anyone who would listen. This approach, especially at SXSW, proved to be an effective one.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Norman Music Festival announces headliners


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
Bright Light Social Hour will headline this year's Norman Music Festival April 24-26 on the main stage on Main Street in downtown Norman.
 
Monday, February 24, 2014

Nativity scene

After dabbling in various projects for the last year or so, Tulsa rockers Native Lights are beaming with new ideas.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Native Lights with Feel Spectres

8 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford, Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$7

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Moving music

Between constant touring and a recent move to LA, native Oklahoman Maggie McClure embraces the challenge of transition.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Maggie McClure

8 p.m. Feb. 21

Will Rogers Theatre

4322 N. Western Ave.

ticketstorm.com

$15-$20

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Web and flow

Thanks to his unusual skillset (and a little help from YouTube), local rapper Josh Sallee is on the rise — and he’s taking OKC with him.


Music

Zach Hale
It’s a fact of life: People change. This maxim proves especially accurate in the music business — and not always in a good way.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Making it count

Instrumental rock band El Ten Eleven refuses to be categorized, evident in its continually evolving subject matter.


Music

Joshua Boydston

El Ten Eleven with Bronze Whale
8:30 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12 

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Devil’s advocates

Recent city developments have Norman metal mainstays Rainbows Are Free laughing devilishly.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Rainbows Are Free

8 p.m. Saturday 

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$7

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wise guy

Still only 20 years old, seasoned folk prodigy Parker Millsap continues to mature both personally and musically.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Parker Millsap

8 p.m. Saturday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$20

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gutter punks

’80s SoCal snots Guttermouth are back on the road and tearing down any fad in their path.


Music

Louis Fowler

Guttermouth with Authority Zero

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 12

Bricktown Music Hall

104 Flaming Lips Alley

bricktownmusichall.com

600-6092

$18-$20

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Words of a feather

Whether by accident or design, sultry OKC outfit Feathered Rabbit recalls music of decades past.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Feathered Rabbit with The Wurly Birds

9 p.m. Friday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hello, neighbor

Okie-tied 3 Doors Down invites you to an intimate and charitable evening of acoustic alt-rock.


Music

Dave Rhea

3 Doors Down Acoustic

10:30 p.m. Saturday

Grand Casino Hotel and Resort

777 Grand Casino Blvd, Shawnee

grandshawnee.com

964-7777

$35-$90

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Who’s That?

Armed with his trusty Magic Pipe, That 1 Guy isn’t your average one-man band.


Music

Kevin Pickard

That 1 Guy

8 p.m. Tuesday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave, Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$15

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Heavy mettle

Cathercist may have earned a reputation as pranksters. But when they take the stage, it’s all business.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Cathercist with American Head Charge, Righteous Vendetta and more

7 p.m. Monday

The Chameleon Room

3034 N. Portland Ave.

537-8136

$12-$17

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The 'Hurt' rapper

It wasn’t long ago that Jabee almost called it quits. But after some fateful run-ins with industry dignitaries, the OKC rapper conquered his inner demons.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Jabee release show with Murs, Josh Sallee, Chris McCain and more
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$10 

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Awash in sound

After a capricious escape from NYC, Pure Bathing Culture’s songs became as immersive as the Portland landscape.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pure Bathing Culture with La Luz
8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 
Opolis 
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman 
opolis.org
820-0951 
$8

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
 
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