Wednesday 23 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

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

04/22/2014 | Comments 0

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.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Typhoon — A New Kind of House

Astounding acoustic/folk/indie/Arcade Fire, etc. music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I love music with depth. Give me a complicated arrangement with lots of instruments and a gnarly lyric to be parsed, and I’m happy as a clam.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Caribbean — Discontinued Perfume

Bizarre, experimental, sort-of indie-pop for adults


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Any album that starts off with a song called “Thank You for Talking to Me About Israel” is not going to be your average disc.
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jonquil — One Hundred Suns

Do you like Vampire Weekend?


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Vampire Weekend may not have pioneered African rhythms and melodies in Western music, but they’ve certainly made it hip in the post-“Graceland” years.
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chikita Violenta — Tre3s

Incredibly cohesive, uniquely fulfilling experience


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Chikita Violenta’s “Tre3s” is the sort of album that makes me wonder what type of band the members label themselves as. 
 
Monday, February 21, 2011

Ruby Coast — Whatever This Is

Do you like Tokyo Police Club?


Indie

Stephen Carradini
So, there’s a band. It has a particular sound that’s unique. People love that sound and love that band. Then another band comes along, sounding exactly the same as the first band, but writing just as good, if not better, songs than the first band.
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Destroyer — Kaputt

Manages to feel both dated and hip


Indie

Joshua Boydston
The vaguely defined universe of indie music has had every sort of entry, from rock and pop to hip-hop and dance. It’s about time adult contemporary got its representation.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cloud Nothings — Cloud Nothings

Fuzzy, sunny, distorted, colorful and wholesome


Indie

Joshua Boydston
Punk music doesn’t have to be political, violent, sexy or cool. Sometimes it’s just good, clean fun. Enter Cleveland, Ohio upstart Cloud Nothings.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Esben and the Witch — Violet Cries

Artsy, detailed, Björk-esque


Indie

Stephen Carradini
A quiz is in order.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Steven Drozd — The Heart Is a Drum Machine

A Flaming Lip goes solo for soundtrack work


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The Flaming Lips are incredibly self-contained; the members rarely do side projects. So it’s with great interest that multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd’s score for the music documentary “The Heart Is a Drum Machine” appears.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Radio Dept. - Passive Agressive: Singles 2002-2010

Trendy sounds from before the curve


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Dreamy, fuzzed-out psychedelic pop has been given a resurgence lately from both the chillwave people (à la Neon Indian, Baths, Houses, etc.) and from the pop/rock end (Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, etc.). But before all of those bands, there was The Radio Dept.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wye Oak — Civilian

Indie-rock mood pieces that don't bore


Indie

Stephen Carradini
It is helpful to consider Wye Oak in terms of punctuation.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broken Records — Let Me Come Home

More emotional Scottish rock!


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Having fallen head over heels for Frightened Rabbit in 2010, I was more than excited to hear another emotion-laden Scottish band when Broken Records’ “Let Me Come Home” was passed my way. The album did not let its Scottish brethren down.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Colin Stetson — New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Vastly unusual in an incredibly good way


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Some musicians want to make you dance. Some musicians want to make you rock. Some musicians want your money. Some musicians want to make you think.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Foxes in Fiction — Alberto

Good tunes hiding in reverb


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The chillwave bubble has not yet burst. No matter how many dudes appear playing dreamy, reverb-heavy ambient pop, there are people ready to snap it up.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Candi & the Strangers — 10th of Always


Indie

Rod Lott
Chimes vocalist Samantha Constant on the third track of "10th of Always," the sophomore album from Candi & the Strangers, "I am a radio."
 
Friday, January 14, 2011
 
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