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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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Slaid, Slaid songs

Americana singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves loves it most when his audience cries.


Music

Louis Fowler

Slaid Cleaves
8 P.M. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bread + butter

Local music video directors LAMAR+NIK are making serious waves in a quietly thriving art form.


Music

Zach Hale

If you think the music video is a dying art form, you haven’t being paying attention. Sure, it has probably been a good decade or so since MTV has shown one, and if a Top 40 track does get the video treatment, it’s usually not the most artistic visual representation.

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Groomed for success

With Norman ties in tow, Brooklyn psych-pop outfit Grooms is hitting its stride.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Grooms with Depth & Current and Power Pyramid
8 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Come closer

Northern Ireland instrumental rock band And So I Watch You from Afar are extremely loud and ... closer than you’d think.


Music

Joshua Boydston

And So I Watch You From Afar with TTNG, Mylets and The Hitt Boyz
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
ACM@UCO Performance Lab
329 E. Sheridan Ave.
acm-uco.com
974-4700
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hard and ’toned

Alternative metal heroes Deftones remain hungry after decades of acclaim.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Deftones with Avenged Sevenfold and Ghost B.C.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno Ave. 
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$28.10-$87.05

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

French connection

Austin-based outfit Crooked Bangs is more cultured than your average punks.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Crooked Bangs with Copperheads and Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Oct. 16
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Frame of mind

Inspired by natural landscapes, the piano-based jazz of Brian Haas is both spontaneous and picturesque.


Music

Zach Hale

Brian Haas and Josh Raymer
10 p.m. Saturday
The Deli
309 White St., Norman
thedeli.us
329-3534

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Not Over It yet

Emo revivalist Into It. Over It. is leading the charge in the genre’s rebirth.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Into It. Over It. with Hostage Calm, Everybody Talks, Keeper and Emma
6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Humming along

After enduring hardship and strife, Local Natives are keeping everything in perspective.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Local Natives with Wild Nothing
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$17-$19

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Take shelter

Dr. Dog’s new DIY recording space has the grizzled indie rock group feeling, um, dogged.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dr. Dog with The Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff
6 p.m. Thursday
OKC Downtown Airpark
1701 S. Western Ave.
wheresthemusic.net
364-3700
$35

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Seattle’s best

Straight out of Washington state, Pickwick brings their garage-infused R&B to the Sooner State.


Music

Louis Fowler

Pickwick with Black Joe Lewis
8 p.m. Thursday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave., Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
Free

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Go Limp

Don’t let the name fool you; local punks Limp Wizurds write some seriously strong tunes.


Music

Joshua Boydston

You probably think of the Fred Durst-fronted, rap rock powerhouse Limp Bizkit when you hear the name of Oklahoma City punk outfit Limp Wizurdz.

It’s no accident.

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Grand theft bravado

Fearless beach punk outfit Wavves crashes into OKC.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Wavves with Skating Polly and Sonic Violence
6:30 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$15

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

’Live and well

After enduring decades of urban plight, the historic Plaza District is once again a hub for local arts and entertainment.


Music

Zach Hale
Plaza District Festival
Noon-10 p.m. Saturday
Plaza District
plazadistrictfestival.com
Free
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Deceptively smooth

Electropop duo Yip Deceiver draws inspiration from pretty much everything ... and makes it work.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Yip Deceiver with Pink Pony
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8-$10

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
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