Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

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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Music Made Me: Chase Kerby

The singer-songwriter and Defining Times frontman shares five albums that have proven instrumental in his own music career.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Nick Drake, Pink Moon (1972) 
I first heard this album in 1999 on a Volkswagen Cabrio commercial. The next year, when I became a sophomore and was old enough to drive, I remember cruising around on warm nights by myself, listening to that album while being completely lost in thought. His ability to do so much with so little is what had me enthralled from the moment I pushed play.
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fair to Midlake

Denton’s Midlake hits the big time after a decade in the indie scene with an opening stint for Pearl Jam.


Music

Louis Fowler

Midlake with Pearl Jam
7:30 p.m. Nov. 16
Chesapeake Energy Arena 
100 W. Reno Ave.
chesapeakearena.com 
602-8700
$80.40

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Green with envy

Not being allowed to do music on his own terms inspired country’s Pat Green to go Home.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Pat Green with Bri Bagwell
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan Ave.
wormydog.com
601-6276
$22.50

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pop. punk

NYC-based cyberpunks Pop. 1280 are inspired by all the bad music out there.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pop. 1280 with Esoterik and Weeping Martyr
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Burnin’ up

Metalcore clerics August Burns Red take a fiery approach to their art.


Music

Joshua Boydston
August Burns Red with Blessthefall, Defeater and Beartooth
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$21-$24
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Weed control

After 40 years, comedy legends Cheech & Chong are still smokin’ and still jokin’, all on their own terms.


Music

Louis Fowler
Cheech & Chong with War and Tower of Power
7 p.m. Saturday
Lucky Star Casino, Concho
7777 N Highway 81, El Reno
luckystarcasino.org
262-7612
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blades of gory

Stoner-metal stalwarts The Sword get heavy — both musically and lyrically — on their new album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Sword with Clutch and American Sharks
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$21-$24

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Married with music

Despite having day jobs and nightly marital duties, OKC/D.C. duo Husbands overcome odds to craft blissful bedroom pop.


Music

Zach Hale

If it wasn’t for their name, you’d never know Husbands have wives and 9-to-5s. Peruse through the many singles on their Bandcamp website and the youthful exuberance with which their music brims becomes clear: Sunlit melody is often obscured by ominous cloud cover, only to burst through in a densely layered amalgam of reverb-laced guitar and soaring harmonies dubbed to the max.

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tonk-adile Dundee

Roots singer-songwriter Audrey Auld might hail from Australia, but her sound is pure Americana.


Music

Louis Fowler

Audrey Auld
7 P.M. Sunday
Performing Arts Studio
200 S. Jones Ave., Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
$15

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

East meets West

Rising Seattleites Rose Windows write songs that are simultaneously foreign and familiar.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Rose Windows with Moondoggies
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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
 
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