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Conservatory show to rock for good cause


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Joe Wertz
Saturday at The Conservatory, several local rock bands will turn away door proceeds normally reserved for van gas and beer bellies, and donate the money to a national children's hospital...
 
Thursday, August 2, 2007

Guthrie saloon owner fights to retain spirit of former brothel


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Joe Wertz
A Guthrie bar owner recently tried to set up a strip club, city officials said. Vivian Jones, who has owned the Blue Belle Saloon for three years, said she never wanted such a club, and simp...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Flaming Lips' live Zoo show set for DVD


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Joe Wertz
Brad Beesley's documentary "UFO's at the Zoo: The Flaming Lips Live in Oklahoma City," which captured the legendary September 2006 show at the Zoo Amphitheatre, will go on sale Aug. 7. The Z...
 
Thursday, July 19, 2007

Poison always has good time in OKC, says Bret Michaels


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Joe Wertz
If you want to chat with Poison front man Bret Michaels before Saturday's show at the Zoo Amphitheatre, you are gonna have to catch him. Whenever the band comes to Oklahoma City to play, Michael...
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lost live Woody Guthrie recording unearthed


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Joe Wertz
A previously unheard live recording of folk legend and Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie will be released this fall, according to The Woody Guthrie Foundation's Web site. The 1949 concert was record...
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007

Yukon woman featured in 'Sicko' documentary


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Joe Wertz
When the twin towers fell in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, Reggie Cervantes was among the first on the scene. Like many first responders, Cervantes was never quite the same after the trag...
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Congress of a Crow headline 'support the troops' rally


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Joe Wertz
It takes something unique for a rock 'n' roll band to appeal to dance-happy clubgoers, but Tulsa's Congress of a Crow is doing just that. The band has managed to play " and be rebooked s...
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

iPhone-hungry fans line up for hours


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma is not immune to the epidemic. Dozens of mostly adults fevered and frenzied " foam starting to form at the ends of their mouths. Other symptoms of the infec...
 
Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ska-inspired Rx Bandits schedule OKC checkup


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Joe Wertz
If you need a prescription for layered melodies, frenetic drums and a bouncing horn section, Southern California's Rx Bandits are an easy pill to swallow. Born from the late-Nineties...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Local folkie Ali Harter debuts new disc


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma City folk siren Ali Harter has assembled a new record, and with the help of a few local musicians, it sounds like her country-inspired Americana cuts even deeper than her previous relea...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

dead' invades OKC


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Joe Wertz
Now in its seventh year, the deadCENTER Film Festival has something 'reel' big planned this weekend: more than 100 movies!   When filmmaker Justan Floyd started the deadCEN...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thriving Guestroom Records opening OKC location


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Joe Wertz
Despite more and more music being purchased online, independent Norman record store Guestroom Records has done well. So well, in fact, that co-owners Justin Sowers and Travis Searle are opening ...
 
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Umbrellas plan post-tour homemade EP


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Joe Wertz
Umbrellas play gorgeous music that is full and melodic, bordering on orchestral. The band's latest album, "Illuminare," was recorded in a defunct comedy club in downtown Tulsa and ...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Flaming Lips contribute to 'Spider-Man 3' CD


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Joe Wertz
Moviegoers checking out "Spider-Man 3" might hear something strangely familiar. Or familiarly strange. Oklahoma's The Flaming Lips have contributed an original song, "The Supreme Being T...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

OU student radio station hits AM dial


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Joe Wertz
University of Oklahoma student radio station, The WiRe, has officially hit the airwaves. Now broadcasting on 1710 AM, the WiRe has expanded its reach past the campus to much of Norman.   Program and M...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007
 
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