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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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Golden path

Local singer Jacob Abello, aka Prettyboy, paves his own way toward pop stardom.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jacob Abello has come a long way.

Ten years ago, he was on the verge of signing a recording deal with a Christian music label as a singer-songwriter.

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

OK canal

Annual festival Live Music on the Canal showcases a thriving local music scene.


Music

Louis Fowler

Live Music on the Canal
5 p.m. Friday, 11:45 a.m. Saturday
Bricktown
livemusiconthecanal.com
Free

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Heavy cargo

With a new lead singer in tow, Stone Temple Pilots have a renewed creative trajectory.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington) with Mötley Crüe, Hinder and Filter
2:30 p.m. Friday
OKC Downtown Airpark
1701 S. Western Ave.
wheresthemusic.net
364-3700
$46-$128.50

Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington)
7 p.m. Saturday
First Council Casino 
12875 N. Highway 77, Newkirk
firstcouncilcasinohotel.com
(580) 448-3015
$47.50-$90

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The gospel according to Sean

Sean C. Johnson lends his soulful sound to inspire the masses.


Music

Louis Fowler
Neo-gospel singer Sean C. Johnson has always been a music fan, but it wasn’t until hearing a ’60s soul legend on a record player by chance that he decided, right then and there, that was what he wanted to do with his life.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Oxford karma

Mississippi pop maven Dent May gets personal with a deceptively carefree sound.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dent May with Dead Gaze
8 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sound excavation

The Fossil Youth seeks to preserve that classic pop-punk sound with their debut album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Fossil Youth with Tiger Lily, So Called Savages and more
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Inside the Octo-gon

Experimental electronic band The Octopus Project brings its frantic psychedelic pop back to Norman.


Music

Becky Carman

The Octopus Project with Paper Lions and Colin Nance
Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 p.m.
Opolis
113 N Crawford Ave., Norman
$12

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bone density

Budding indie-pop act Tallows seeks a Memory Marrow transplant in preparation for its debut album.


Music

Zach Hale

Tallows with Deerpeople and Horse Thief
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saloony tunes

Having made its name through the blues, the revamped JJ’s Saloon takes a more inclusive approach to booking.


Music

Tres Savage
Guitarist Scott Keeton has a simple way of describing JJ’s Saloon at 2525 N.W. 10th: “Cool people, cold drinks, hot music.”
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wiggle your ears

Get down to The Verve Pipe and other “kindie” music mainstays at the youth-minded music fest Wiggle Out Loud.


Music

Molly Evans

Wiggle Out Loud
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr.
wiggleoutloud.com
Free

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Made you Flinch

L.A. dubstep producer Flinch likes a little bit of melody with his grime.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Flinch with 12th Planet and Protohype
9:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein Ave. 
okcfarmersmarket.com
232-6506
$18-$20

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My name is ____

We asked some local bands how the @#%! they came up with a name like that. Here's what they told us.


Music

Zach Hale
ADDverse Effects
“Our name is a double entendre. The initial thought was, as a band, when you add the verse, these are the effects. But the flesh-meaning is a thought against current popular hip-hop, which pins us as a poor side-effect of that nonsense. We love that we sound nothing like the shit on the radio now, so ADDverse Effects is a good problem to have.” —Joshua Rehanek, vocals
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Stone cold country

Oklahoma native Stoney LaRue is stickin' to his guns as he moves forward into the unknown.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue with Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson
5 p.m. Saturday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
thezooamp.com
602-0683
$38.50-$72
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pony up

Electronic punk’s Pink Pony trots onto the stage as one of 16 sock-rockin’ bands playing the Opolis’ 11th birthday party.


Music

Zach Hale
Opolis XI with Pink Pony, Broncho, Dressy Bessy and more
6:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crooks for life

Texas band Crooks brings its ‘bandito country’ sound to town, with a live show so different, it’s criminal.


Music

Louis Fowler
Crooks with Jason Boland & the Stragglers
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$15
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 
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