Thursday 24 Apr

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman


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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.


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Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.



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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.



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Smith Westerns — Dye It Blonde

Packages 70 years of pop/rock into one fantastic album


Stephen Carradini
You know what’s often lost in hip and new sounds? Good songs. This is why chillwave was doomed. It was awesome, but who remembers it, other than a cloudy haze?
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Buried Beds — Tremble the Sails

Some good songs reside on a conflicted release


Stephen Carradini
Buried Beds wants to be a charming pop band and a serious act at the same time.
Monday, April 4, 2011

Lelia Broussard — Masquerade

Will soon be breezing through the indie scene with perkiness and wonder


Stephen Carradini
Sometimes it’s hard to pin down what’s so great about an album.
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Noah and the Whale — Last Night on Earth

Folk band goes synth-rock?


Stephen Carradini
There’s one less witty folk-pop group in the world, and one more synth-driven pop band.
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brianna Gaither — Love Is Patient

Piano pop on the short list for 'year's best album'


Stephen Carradini
Piano-based singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen, so it’s always a shock when one immediately jumps out from the first seconds of a track.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Luke Rathborne — Dog Years E.P./I Can Be One E.P.

'90s-influenced guitar-pop that will floor you


Stephen Carradini
Luke Rathborne’s next five days look like this: opening for tastemakers Noah and the Whale in West Hollywood, playing the Paste SXSW showcase and opening for The Strokes in Austin on the same day, playing the Filter Showcase at SXSW, then hopping on up to his stomping grounds of NYC to play Bowery Ballroom with Noah again.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kurt Vile — Smoke Ring for My Halo

Because your lazy Friday night needs a soundtrack


Stephen Carradini
It’s Friday, and your girlfriend is having a girls’ night.
Friday, March 11, 2011

Simon and Garfunkel — Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition

As close to a masterpiece as pop music gets


Rod Lott
I’m not sure I’d call Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album the “masterpiece” as it packaging proclaims, since a couple of its tracks have never clicked with me, but it’s as damn close as pop music gets.
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Adele — 21

This disc screams, 'Star! Star! Star!'


Stephen Carradini
Adele doesn’t really need my help, but I’ll say it anyway: “21” shows her blossoming into a diva that could be a force for a long, long time.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Michael Jackson — Michael

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Without a Face - The First Album Was Better


Eric Webb

With a title like “The First Album Was Better,” Henry Dillard, Texas-based singer/songwriter/guitarist and sole member of acoustic rock act Without a Face, dares listeners to make the comparison to his 2009 debut, “Worst Debut Album Ever.”
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Now That's What I Call the 1990s

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Elvis Presley' Viva Elvis: The Album

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Neil Diamond' Dreams

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

John Calvin' Wish Alloy

Thursday, October 7, 2010