Wednesday 23 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
Reviews
 
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Them Hounds — Them Hounds


Rock

Zach Hale
If there’s one defining characteristic of modern blues rock, it’s that the songs often are constructed around the band’s instrumental strengths.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nina Medley — Red Dirt Redemption


Eclectic

Louis Fowler
Bethany blues chanteuse Nina Medley is, if the title track of her latest album is to be believed, “worn out on the Delta blues” and just looking for some “red dirt redemption.”
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mountain Smoke — Roads Well Traveled


Country

Louis Fowler
As I plopped Mountain Smoke’s Roads Well Traveled into the CD player, I dreaded the worst, having been burnt out by a glut of third-rate bluegrass (with jam bands running a close second). I was surprised how much I liked — nay, loved — this album.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kali Ra — Electric Living


Rock

Louis Fowler
Dressing in black and smoking Clove cigarettes may be in my past, but my love of darkly introspective music has stayed, no matter my mood. It’s not unusual to see me smiling while blasting The Cure’s Faith, David Bowie’s Low or, now, Oklahoma City act Kali Ra’s debut, Electric Living.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Various artists — Support Local Heroes: Vol 1


Eclectic

Zach Hale
Now in its fourth season, the Lower Bricktown Live outdoor summer concert series has serenaded Bricktown patrons with live performances by some of the metro’s most admired musicians. The free event has risen steadily in popularity, offering a glimpse of our city’s ever-budding arts scene and an opportunity to enjoy a night on the town while supporting local artists.
 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Good Morning Grizzly — The Dirty EP


Rock

Zach Hale
Tulsa’s Good Morning Grizzly has been playing together for a couple years now, and although The Dirty EP is technically its first proper release, the melodic alterna-rock quintet sounds nice and, well, grizzled on this five-song debut.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Smith Westerns — Soft Will


Indie

Zach Hale
Most bands don’t make their “mature” album until they’re, you know, mature. Chicago trio Smith Westerns is like the indie-rock equivalent of Robin Williams in Jack: just a few years removed from high school, yet appearing to age more rapidly than the majority of their contemporaries.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Maurice Johnson — Peace, Love & Jazz


Jazz

Louis Fowler
A swanky, ’60s cocktail vibe permeates Oklahoma City jazz guitarist Maurice Johnson’s Peace, Love & Jazz, right from the opening track, “In and Out,” which could have been the theme song to a heist caper starring Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood. It sounds like Burt Bacharach meets George Benson, with smooth melodic grooves hinting at just a little bit of underlying danger.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Another Round — Just Walk Away


Rock

Louis Fowler
When you get to a movie early, you have to sit through numerous ads. Among the most entertaining are for the National Guard: Strong, determined individuals kick in doors and save children from raging flood waters while a specially made tune from Nickleback or Hinder blasts in the background, providing a fist-bumping soundtrack to these heroes’ courageous acts.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Takeoff Eyeslow — The Prescription


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Before Kanye West went off on his screaming, no-wave punk nonsense, he was the only honest mainstream rapper, mixing high-quality, production with heart-wrenching lyrics exploring the more truthful aspects of relationships.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Various artists — Woody Guthrie at 100!: Live at the Kennedy Center


Folk

Zach Hale
Few 20th-century figures were more influential than Woody Guthrie. The folk icon and Oklahoma native has a legacy and scope that span the musical stratosphere, predating and inspiring genres from country to punk rock.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

John Moreland — In the Throes


Rock

Joshua Boydston
With the soul of a poet and the look of a Sons of Anarchy extra, Tulsa’s John Moreland has been gifted the sort of gravely, booming voice that does Bruce Springsteen proud and a similar understanding of the universal human experience. It’s made for some fantastic records — both as a solo artist and with his dissolved Black Gold Band — and In the Throes is his best yet.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kanye West — Yeezus

The skills match the ego.


Hip Hop/Rap

Zach Hale
Try as you might, but there’s no escaping Kanye West. Turn on the TV, radio, computer — hell, take a stroll downtown and you might see his mug projected on the side of a building. It’s an undeniable fact of life in 2013: Kanye West is bigger than Buddha, Krishna and The Beatles (today, anyway) and he’ll be the first to let you know about it.
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jumpship Astronaut — Lights Burn Out


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma has never been the haven for electronic rock music that it is for country, folk and, as of late, psychedelic pop, but from the sound of Lights Burn Out, Oklahoma City upstart Jumpship Astronaut seems intent on changing that.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Limber Limbs — Limber Limbs


Rock

Joshua Boydston
A new name can be indicative of far more sweeping changes. Such is the case of Limber Limbs.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
 
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