Monday 28 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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
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Black Canyon — Black Canyon


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Black Canyon is a different alt-country band than the one you heard on its 2011 debut, Battlefield Darlins. Those songs were written by band leader Jake Morisse and Jordan Herrera, who has since split off and formed Young Readers, sounding as if The Decemberists had come from Enid instead of Portland.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ripple Green — A Lungful


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon are two of the biggest rock groups in the world, but you don’t see many bands trying to put the two together. It works better than you might think on Oklahoma City three-piece Ripple Green’s new EP, A Lungful, which speaks worlds of the members’ respective talents.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage — Shit Surf


Rock

Joshua Boydston
The landlocked state of Oklahoma might not seem the most likely breeding ground for excellent surf-punk bands, but it’s bore more than a few in recent years, although none so fabulously named as Tulsa’s The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Citizen Fred — Citizen Fred


Rock

Louis Fowler
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a raucous good time with Citizen Fred’s self-titled disc. With guttural vocals and crunching guitars, it sounds like the background music to a scene in a buddy-cop film where the mismatched partners go into a sleazy strip club to shake down perps.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dirty Red & the Soulshakers — Soul Shakin’


Rock

Louis Fowler
I know most purists would look middle-aged white guys playing soul music and immediately pass — I can’t count how many times I have — but damned if Dirty Red & the Soulshakers don’t rock the joint for all of its juke, lack of pigment notwithstanding.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Electric Primadonnas — Clergymen


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City psych rockers The Electric Primadonnas have been in hibernation for what feels like a couple of years, only emerging from their slumber for the occasional show or to leak a rough cut of a track.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Flaming Lips — Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn


Rock

Louis Fowler
The Flaming Lips’ latest cover album, Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn, is a song-by-song remake of King Crimson’s 1969 classic, In the Court of the Crimson King. Naturally, it’s only available on hard-to-get, limited-edition colored vinyl.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hinder — Welcome to the Freakshow


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City’s own Hinder is viciously derided even by butt-rock standards, catching just as much flak as Nickelback and Buckcherry, if not more.
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chud — Chud


Rock

Zach Hale
Chud doesn’t give a damn. Not for your folly, your lack of good sense, and definitely not for your ear drums.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Copperheads — Apocalyptic Behavior


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City’s Copperheads have remained relatively quiet this year — ironic, given that the punk outfit stands alongside The Boom Bang and Shitty/Awesome as the metro’s loudest rock bands.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wanda Jackson — Unfinished Business


Rock

Phil Bacharach
You can’t keep genuine royalty from flaunting their power. Wanda Jackson, the 1950s’ Queen of Rockabilly who set the standard for rock ’n’ roll women and even managed to get Elvis Presley hot and bothered, is back with Unfinished Business.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lost Empires — Death and Evil Beasts


Rock

Joshua Boydston

Oklahoma is flush with Southern and hard-rock acts, but there’s a narrower selection of quality straight-ahead metal bands. Enter Lost Empires.

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shiny Toy Guns — III


Rock

Joshua Boydston
After an uneven presence following 2008’s hard rock-leaning Season of Poison, Shiny Toy Guns is back with its third release, appropriately titled III.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Other Lives — Mind the Gap EP


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Few things help a band out more than finding a big brother to help it navigate the treacherous waters of the music industry. Stillwater’s Other Lives has found its in Radiohead, for whom they opened on a recent tour.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mind the Fox — Songs for the Needy


Rock

Joshua Boydston
It’s taken four years since Mind the Fox’s formation for the Oklahoma City rock outfit to finally offer a full-length debut album, but from the sounds of Songs for the Needy, it’s been worth the wait.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 
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