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Nativity scene

After dabbling in various projects for the last year or so, Tulsa rockers Native Lights are beaming with new ideas.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Native Lights with Feel Spectres

8 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford, Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$7

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Parker Millsap — Parker Millsap


Folk

Joshua Boydston
Parker Millsap’s debut album, Palisade (which we named the Best Oklahoma Record of 2012), wasn’t like most debuts, sounding more like the product of a grizzled 40-year-old folk hero than that of a 19-year-old kid just months removed from high school.
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mon — Goodbye September


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City emcee Mon is a rapper at heart, but there’s a singer-songwriter in there too. His self-aware Goodbye September plays like an open diary of slinky and saddened beats ready-made to emote over and pour into.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Making it count

Instrumental rock band El Ten Eleven refuses to be categorized, evident in its continually evolving subject matter.


Music

Joshua Boydston

El Ten Eleven with Bronze Whale
8:30 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12 

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Devil’s advocates

Recent city developments have Norman metal mainstays Rainbows Are Free laughing devilishly.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Rainbows Are Free

8 p.m. Saturday 

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$7

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wise guy

Still only 20 years old, seasoned folk prodigy Parker Millsap continues to mature both personally and musically.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Parker Millsap

8 p.m. Saturday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$20

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Words of a feather

Whether by accident or design, sultry OKC outfit Feathered Rabbit recalls music of decades past.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Feathered Rabbit with The Wurly Birds

9 p.m. Friday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PLSTKNOVA — Lights


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
In a lot of ways, Ethan Strange — the mind behind Edmond electronic act PLSTKNOVA — is as much a dreamer as musician.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Heavy mettle

Cathercist may have earned a reputation as pranksters. But when they take the stage, it’s all business.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Cathercist with American Head Charge, Righteous Vendetta and more

7 p.m. Monday

The Chameleon Room

3034 N. Portland Ave.

537-8136

$12-$17

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Graham Colton — Lonely Ones


Indie

Joshua Boydston
For some, Graham Colton’s latest album might be a jarring experience, marking a significant creative shift from polite folk-pop to the just-left-of-mainstream alternative rock grounds that have proven so fruitful in recent years for Foster the People, Young the Giant and Grouplove.
 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The 'Hurt' rapper

It wasn’t long ago that Jabee almost called it quits. But after some fateful run-ins with industry dignitaries, the OKC rapper conquered his inner demons.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Jabee release show with Murs, Josh Sallee, Chris McCain and more
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$10 

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Awash in sound

After a capricious escape from NYC, Pure Bathing Culture’s songs became as immersive as the Portland landscape.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pure Bathing Culture with La Luz
8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 
Opolis 
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman 
opolis.org
820-0951 
$8

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Vangough — Between the Madness


Rock

Joshua Boydston
For better and for worse, Between the Madness is bursting at the seams.
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bottoms up

New Jersey acoustic-punk outfit The Front Bottoms have seen a rise in popularity as sharp as their lyrics.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Front Bottoms with You Blew It! and Fade

7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22

The Conservatory

8911 N. Western Ave.

conservatoryokc.com

607-4805

$10

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Break point

Once an unassumingly quaint husband-and-wife duo, Tennis is adapting on the fly in lieu of an improbable ascendance.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Tennis with Poor Moon

8 p.m. Friday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$12

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
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