Thursday 17 Apr
CD reviews

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0

Khalamoo, y’all!

A festival and a CD release for your weekend enjoyment

By Stephen Carradini June 10th, 2011
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Summer is here, so that means festivals, parties and staying out late. Here’s two more things to do if nothing in this week’s Gazette piqued your fancy. (What’s wrong with you?)

Oklahoma City clothing company Of New Astronomy is holding a festival Saturday and Sunday at Norman’s Hidden Castle, 1309 SW 24th. The Khalamoo Festival (scramble it up) will feature 20+ local and touring punk, rock and hardcore bands. Die to Yourself and Beyond Our Skies headline Saturday, while Teeth Like Lions, A Past Unknown and Outline in Color head up Sunday’s offerings. Get the full schedule here.

OKC rapper Warrbuckss drops “#fuckurmixtape” 10 p.m. tonight at The Dugout, 10909 N. May. The man himself will perform, as well as Nada Problem, L Smooth, Rob Vader, Jook Mode and more. The first 100 through the door paying cover get a copy of the CD for free! You can preview the tunes here.

While you’re here, grab these MP3s:

“Summer Home” — Typhoon. Acoustic guitars, horns, strings, a choir? Portland sends its love.
“Love Me More” — Roadside Graves. Down-home gospel warmth meets indie-pop reserve.
“Blacklight Horses” — Matt Bauer. Sometimes even a whisper can grab you by the throat.
“Trials” — Southerly. Sonorous piano leads this flowing instrumental.
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