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Big time

With healthy album sales and a buzz-worthy live show, electronic duo Big Gigantic lives up to its superlative name.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Big Gigantic with HeRobust and The Phoenix Bros.
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein
okcfarmersmarket.com
232-6506
$18-$20
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lotus flowers

Electronic jam band Lotus opens up to focus on composition as well as cutting rugs.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lotus with Moon Hooch and Montu
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$15-$19
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black Canyon — Black Canyon


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Black Canyon is a different alt-country band than the one you heard on its 2011 debut, Battlefield Darlins. Those songs were written by band leader Jake Morisse and Jordan Herrera, who has since split off and formed Young Readers, sounding as if The Decemberists had come from Enid instead of Portland.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tiger beat

Beau Jennings is A-OK with the singer-songwriter tag, now that he has The Tigers rocking out behind him.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beau Jennings & the Tigers with Black Canyon and Matt Jewett & the Rowdy Dow
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Once you go Black ...

... you never go back, so get funky with the soulful sounds of Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

’Wood burning

Ramsay Midwood scorches with a flammable mix of psychedelia, country and blues. Listen with caution.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Ramsay Midwood
10 p.m. Friday
The Blue Bonnet
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In a ‘Huff’

When one of The Wurly Birds left the flock, they regrouped and released ‘Mulberry Huff,’ the OKC act’s best album yet.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Wurly Birds with Feathered Rabbit and Honeylark
9 p.m. Saturday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5

 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

‘Circus’ folk

Performing for millions on ‘The Voice,’ singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe would rather play for one room on her ‘Circus Heart’ tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Rebecca Loebe
7 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ripple Green — A Lungful


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon are two of the biggest rock groups in the world, but you don’t see many bands trying to put the two together. It works better than you might think on Oklahoma City three-piece Ripple Green’s new EP, A Lungful, which speaks worlds of the members’ respective talents.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Music explosion

True to its name, Diarrhea Planet lets loose with a forceful barrage of pop-influenced punk. Don’t even try to stop it.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Diarrhea Planet with Cosmostanza and The Pizza Thieves
8 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Laura Leighe — The Laura Leighe EP


Pop

Joshua Boydston
Modern pop music is awful: vapid odes to partying, phoned-in love ballads and bastardized house beats bubbling under some flavor-of-the-moment with a prettier face than voice.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

At bat

Curtis Grimes abandoned a sure shot at a baseball career for a risky one in country music. The diamond’s loss is your ears’ gain.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Curtis Grimes
9:30 p.m. Saturday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$5
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boner jams

The Texas dream-poppers of Skeleton Coast couldn’t have picked a more appropriate role model for their music: The Flaming Lips.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Skeleton Coast with Depth & Current and New Fumes
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chin up

A lack of sleep means a surplus of musical material for Larry Chin, a dreamy collective headed by local favorite Kyle Mayfield.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Larry Chin with Chrome Pony and Colin Nance
10 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage — Shit Surf


Rock

Joshua Boydston
The landlocked state of Oklahoma might not seem the most likely breeding ground for excellent surf-punk bands, but it’s bore more than a few in recent years, although none so fabulously named as Tulsa’s The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 
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