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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

Exit Calm — Exit Calm

Shoegaze-type rock that excites


Rock

Stephen Carradini
The unrepentantly arty genre of shoegaze (so much so that they hate their own genre name, of course) died around 1993, when grunge reached its own zenith.
 
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

Sounds of the season


Music

Stephen Carradini
Making a list? Checking it twice? Tearing it up in frustration? Give the gift of music with these in-tune suggestions for the fam.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jack Rowdy - Jack Rowdy


Country

Stephen Carradini
Jack Rowdy’s self-titled album features a diverse array of subgenres within modern country.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Game of Spades


Music

Stephen Carradini
Since Junebug Spade experiments with rock music, we experimented with the interview, turning it into a vinyl scavenger hunt. They played a good hand.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

'Grow' into it


Music

Stephen Carradini
If you’re going to be playing mournful New Orleans jazz, you better have a broken heart, a gritty voice and a talented band.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jabee - Lucky Me


Hip Hop/Rap

Stephen Carradini
Although the album is a pretty chill affair, Jabee puts on a show vocally. In the standout track “Jewels,” he raps quickly but evenly over old-school soul/R&B horns sample. “Coretta Scott” showcases his lyrical abilities, with a solid set of rhymes that boasts a reason for existence (alas, songs with “a point” are missing in much modern rap).
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

List-en up


Music

Stephen Carradini
To bid adieu to 2010, Oklahoma Gazette made nine lists for you about our local music scene. Only one might get us punched.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Purple Church - Woodsporn/Hayseed EPs


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I hadn’t even heard the “Woodsporn” EP before I was impressed with Oklahoma City band Purple Church, because anything that comes handnumbered, hand-printed and sporting a mini-zine (complete with fold-out mini-poster!) as liner notes is pretty impressive.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Better off Fred


Music

Stephen Carradini
Call it jazz if you want. Or don’t. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey doesn’t care, so long as you listen with an open mind.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Blue Door opens to the airwaves


Music

Stephen Carradini
The Blue Door is more than a venue. From 6 to 7 p.m. Sundays on KOSU-FM 91.7, Blue Door owner Greg Johnson takes over the airwaves with “For the Sake of the Song: The Blue Door Music Show.”
 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Michael Jackson — Michael

 
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kite Flying Robot releases 'Solid Gold' debut album


Music

Stephen Carradini
It's like if Devo produced an Arcade Fire album, bandleader Nikolas Thompson said. "Dance-y, but heavily orchestrated as well."
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Now in its 20th year, Blue Door's annual Woody Guthrie tribute fetes folk's finest, from California to the New York Island


Music

Stephen Carradini
Nobody we know of has been doing Woody Guthrie shows as long as I have, Greg Johnson, co-owner of the Blue Door, said.
 
Thursday, December 2, 2010
 
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