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Foreign Home — How Strange the Night


Indie

Joshua Boydston
Arena-ready indie rock sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but with bands like The Black Keys, Muse and Kings of Leon all headlining the biggest venues in town, the weird subspace is here to stay.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Still got it

Long name, lovely indie pop — that’s Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin in a nutshell.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin with Horse Thief
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22
East Lawn, Oklahoma Memorial Union
University of Oklahoma, Norman
cac.ou.edu
free
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getting a leg up

What’s in a name? A world of difference, according to the OKC indie rockers who operate Limber Limbs.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Limber Limbs with The Wurly Birds and Zach Zeller
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Youth group

Age is only a number, and the acoustic pop of Enid band The Fossil Youth, led by a recent high school grad, is proof-positive.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Fossil Youth with I Call Fives, ElectroFoam!, The Wake Up Call and Dead End Alaska
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Forté’s forte

Music has existed within Tulsa singer-songwriter Fiawna Forté almost as long as she has.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Fiawna Forté with Honeylark
10 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Walkmen — Heaven


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Few bands enjoy the steady acclaim that The Walkmen have, with each passing album stacking right up to the one prior. Heaven is no exception, sounding like a victory lap for an amazing career.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Strangers — The Strangers


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
The last we heard from Moore emcee Jon Tefic (formerly Methotrexate), he had put out the stellar Camelpacks & Battlerapz, a smart full-length that acted as a tribute in equal parts to A Tribe Called Quest and Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Half a year later, Tefic is back, but with producer Shawn C at his side. Meet The Strangers.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Colin Nance — Warmth


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
With M83 catching fire in the past year, it’s a shame that Oklahoma listeners haven’t caught onto their very own Colin Nance, who’s quietly doing an outstanding job in that same realm of shoegaze pop. In a six-track follow-up EP to 2011’s Summer Fever, Nance has refined an already blossoming sound, and Warmth is just as inviting as it sounds.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hostage situation

Keep calm and carry on? Not for Hostage Calm, an act for whom backing social causes are as important as making punk music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hostage Calm with Lost Empires and They Stay Dead
7 p.m. Monday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tunes by 10

To celebrate a decade of bringing indie and alternative acts to Norman, Opolis has assembled quite a lineup for a free, two-day show.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Opolis X
6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book of love

Roy Book Binder plays blues, country, bluegrass, folk and even pop. Most of all, he just plays; it what he lives for.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Roy Book Binder
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Affair of the hard

Street punk is where it’s at for Violent Affair, spiked with an unlikely coupling of hardcore and 8-bit.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Violent Affair
8 p.m. Thursday and Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12 Thursday, $8 Monday
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pimpin'

'Hustle & Flow' your way over to Farmers Public Market for Mafia member Juicy J.


Music

Joshua Boydston
There aren’t many Oscar-winning rappers out there, but you can catch one at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sample size

For the man known as Girl Talk, size doesn’t matter: It’s all about the motion of his potion, being magical mash-ups guaranteed to kick-start any party.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Girl Talk with Jabee
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Later, Vader

With three albums in just about a year of existence, the rapper known as Rob Vader has plans to make his rhymes stick around.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Rob Vader with DJ Jonny Tsunami, Methotrexate, Young Chris Mott, Resista and more
9 p.m. Thursday
The Office Drinks & Nosh
5929 N. May
theofficeokc.com
778-8882
$8
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
 
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