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Beau bridges

With his new album, Norman native Beau Mansfield ties his lifelong love of piano to composing songs with universal themes.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beau Mansfield Trio
10 p.m. Saturday
The Bluebonnet Bar
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jumpship Astronaut — Lights Burn Out


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma has never been the haven for electronic rock music that it is for country, folk and, as of late, psychedelic pop, but from the sound of Lights Burn Out, Oklahoma City upstart Jumpship Astronaut seems intent on changing that.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Good grief

Cory Chisel is among the folk singer-songwriters doing their part for Oklahoma tornado victims at a Saturday benefit concert.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Peace Love and Goodwill with Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, John Fullbright, Tony Lucca and more
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Chevy Bricktown Events Center
429 E. California
peacelovegoodwill.org
$15-$30

 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Migration formation

The Stray Birds fly into town to spread their bluegrass wings at a hallowed music venue.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Stray Birds
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$10-$15
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Limber Limbs — Limber Limbs


Rock

Joshua Boydston
A new name can be indicative of far more sweeping changes. Such is the case of Limber Limbs.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Joe Average — The Lullaby Goodbye


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
There’s no telling why Joe Average chose the moniker he did. He’s far from mediocre.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Progress in Color — Get Well


Pop

Joshua Boydston
It’s been a long, bumpy ride for Glenpool’s Progress in Color, which saw a record deal with Epic evaporate before even one record could come of it, but it’s led the outfit to where it was supposed to be.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kick back

When disaster struck their town, Dropkick Murphys fought back in the only way the Celtic punks know how: with its music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dropkick Murphys with Old Man Markley and the Mahones
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$23-$28

 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sun rises

In wishing to keep ska from becoming extinct, Sunny Side Up just keeps burning brighter.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sunny Side Up with The Last Slice and Classy San Diego
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bright stripes

Tiger High roars into town with claws bared, ready to tear into a colorful take on garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tiger High with Cosmonauts and The Garden
10 p.m. Monday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

God bless metal

We’re unsure on which day God created metal, but he saw that it was good, and Becoming the Archetype continues spreading that sound.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Becoming the Archetype with Bermuda, The Burial, Horror Cosmic and Veil of Suffering
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Various artists — Never Give Up: Celebrating 10 Years of The Postal Service


Indie

Joshua Boydston
Few indie bands have had the impact on current music that The Postal Service has. Even fewer have done so with only one album.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mama jama

Your Mom is so old, she has an autographed Bible. And she’s playing a 10th-anniversary show on Mother’s Day, which is so punk.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Your Mom with Psychotic Reaction and Abby and the Norms
7 p.m. Saturday
Blue Bonnet Bar
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5

Your Mom with Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Sunday
HiLo Club
1221 N.W. 50th
843-1722
$4
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

aDD it up

In rapping about the positive, Oklahoma City’s aDDLib has cracked the equation for hip-hop success.


Music

Joshua Boydston
aDDLib hasn't starred in movies, and you probably won't find him in a production of Riverdance anytime soon, but that doesn't mean he's not a triple threat. A talented rapper, studio artist and graphic designer, aDDLib — the moniker of lifelong Oklahoma City resident Dewayne Butler — is quite the total package.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MilitantxMindz — #RIOT


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
It's odd that in this hyperpolitical cross-section of American history, the voices of socially conscious rappers à la Public Enemy or A Tribe Called Quest are being drowned out over the sound of poppin’ bottles, smackin’ booties and the jangle of diamond jewelry.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
 
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