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So Sheik

Although not religious leaders, The Sheiks could inspire legions of followers with their alt-rock riches.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Admittedly, the origin of The Sheiks’ name might be a tad uncouth, but the moniker suits the local alt-rockers pretty well.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Horse, of course

On the brink of breaking out, Oklahoma buzz band Horse Thief reins in its psychedelic folk to embark on a tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Horse Thief with The Gentle Art of Floating and The Samurai Conquistadors
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Slumber party

Four decades strong, the Grammy-winning Asleep at the Wheel hasn’t slowed down. Next, the country group rolls into Yukon.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Blackout Block Party with Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny Cooper and more
11 a.m. Sunday
Grady’s 66 Pub
444 W. Main, Yukon
gradys66.com
364-8789
$10-$25
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jazz hands

Pianist Bert Dalton brings the heat to the 29th incarnation of Norman’s Jazz in June with his Brazilian-flavored project.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jazz in June
Thursday-Saturday
Norman
jazzinjune.org
free
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Star trek

For the rock act Stars in Stereo, its meteoric rise toward the big leagues is just part of the plan.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stars in Stereo with Foxy Shazam and Maniac
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$9-$11
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cusp — Nothing Proper


Indie

Joshua Boydston

What a beautiful introduction Nothing Proper is to Cusp and the man behind it, Taylor Rapp, who should become a force in Oklahoma music sooner, rather than later.

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Masterpiece meals

A new menu, decor and national recognition make the Museum Cafe a delightful summer haven.


Food and Drink Features

Joshua Boydston
When surrounded by gorgeous blown glass, Renaissance portraits and inventive modern art pieces, it’s easy to overlook the Museum Cafe in the east wing of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Symphomaniacs

If Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham do their jobs at OK Mozart Festival’s grand finale, you’ll believe 'Life' is beautiful.


Music

Joshua Boydston
OK Mozart Festival
2 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okmozart.com
(918) 336-9800
$10-$40
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hey, Mon!

Emerging amid a thriving local hip-hop scene is Damon Johnson, aka Mon. When an injury forced him from football, he turned to rap.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pairadime Music Summer Showcase
9 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kampsok.com
819-6004
$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ellis county

Bricktown is sure to sound saucier with ace guitarist Tinsley Ellis headlining its annual Blues & BBQ Festival.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Bricktown Blues & BBQ Festival
Friday-Saturday
Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, Bricktown
bricktownokc.com
236-4143
free
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Aw, Swell

Not too punky, not too poppy, The Swellers know one thing: If they weren’t any good, they wouldn’t be celebrating their first decade.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Swellers with And So It Goes, Just Marco and The Next Wave
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Various artists — The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack


Soundtrack

Joshua Boydston
Just two years removed from winning Best Okie Feature at deadCENTER Film Festival, the comedy The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher saw a digital release just this May, with its accompanying soundtrack hitting shelves.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barry spritzer

As effervescent as ever, Barry Manilow — the man, the legend — enjoys his '15 Minutes' of everlasting fame.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Barry Manilow
7:30 p.m. Saturday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$9.99-$129.99

 

 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A crappy show

OMG, it's an OBN night!


Music

Joshua Boydston
OBN IIIs and Shitty/Awesome
10 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Moody muse

Critically acclaimed for her folk songs, Ruth Moody practically has music embedded in her DNA.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Ruth Moody Band
7 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
 
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