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Am I Blue?

A chaotic private life allowed Blue October to get personal on its latest disc, 'Any Man in America.'


Music

Joshua Boydston
Blue October with Girl in a Coma
7 p.m. Tuesday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kam they do it?

Yes, they can! The Kamals have combined their influences to create a sound unique in the Oklahoma music scene.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Kamals with Black Jack Gypsys and The Trading Co.
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beneath the Keith

Even if audiences didn’t love John Paul Keith’s music, he’d still love playing it. But they do.


Music

Joshua Boydston
John Paul Keith with The Copperheads and Black Canyon
8:30 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$8
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

All about Eve

Whatever happened to Eve 6? If the pop-punk band has its way, you won’t have to ask.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Eve 6
7 p.m. Tuesday
ACM@UCO Performance Lab
323 E. Sheridan
acm-uco.com
974-4700
$16-$19
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Double R — Dr. Digital


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
If I had to guess what field of medicine Moore-based rapper Double R (of Purple Mouth Bandits) had in mind for Dr. Digital, I’d have to go with psychiatry. Frankly, this album is pretty crazy.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Doobie Doobie do

Four decades strong, The Doobie Brothers are still ‘Takin’ It to the Streets.’


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Doobie Brothers
8 p.m. Friday
Riverwind Casino
1544 W. State Highway 9, Norman
riverwind.com
322-6000
$48-$58

 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Swing sets

Kick back. Relax. Let the city’s next generation of lounge singers set the mood for the moment.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lounge music never dies. The bad haircuts and cheesy outfits may have, but a new generation of performers in the metro still swing with a thoughtfulness and individuality that made crooners the toast of the town in the Rat Pack era.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Band of brothers

With Stop the World, the siblings of alt-rock’s Aranda prove their start was no finish.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Aranda with 9 Left Dead, TwoFold and Spinal Cross
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$9
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kick it

Thanks to the website Kickstarter, local musicians increasingly find it easier to fund albums before recording a single note.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Most local musicians don’t live like rock stars. It’s usually a part-time gig, more about the passion than the luxuries it brings.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rock solid

Chevelle likes it hard. Rock, that is. Staying true to that ideal has kept the band at the top.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chevelle with Middle Class Rut and Janus
7 p.m. Friday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24 advance, $29 door

 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flight pattern

Diving in to kick off the Heartland Summit Jazz series are Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Cheap!


Music

Joshua Boydston
Heartland Summit Jazz Concert
with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and Cooking with John & Dave
7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday
Meacham Auditorium
900 Asp, Norman
jazzinjune.org
325-3388
$5-$10
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Indie 500

In the race of college-ready indie pop, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. passes the finish line.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with Brother Bear
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12 advance, $14 door
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stoned

Oklahoma-raised Stoney LaRue is riding high on success. But don’t think that hit overnight.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue
8 p.m. Saturday
Riverwind Casino
1544 W. State Highway 9, Norman
riverwind.com
322-6000
$18-$28
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let it Wride

From Iran to Oklahoma, The Wriders spout hip-hop that’s not only positive, but Persian.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Nima Tajbakhsh and Arash Motian didn’t have a particular American dream in mind when they made the move from Tehran, Iran, to Oklahoma City as teenagers in 2001.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Branded

As a pioneer of the Red Dirt movement, Tulsa native Brandon Jenkins has music in his DNA.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Brandon Jenkins
8:30 p.m. Saturday
Grady’s 66 Pub
444 W. Main, Yukon
gradys66.com
364-8789
$7
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
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