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Get physical

Ten OKC-area CrossFits offer community and challenge


Sports

Matt Carney
If you’ve walked into Elemental Coffee or driven near N.W. Eighth Street and Hudson Avenue with your car windows down sometime in the last year or so, you might have heard furious alt-rock hits or hip-hop coming from the industrial garage-door entrance to CrossFit 405.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Visible Man — Chuck Klosterman


Fiction

Matt Carney

“What would you do if you couldn’t be seen?” is a question that preoccupies neither author Chuck Klosterman nor the genius misanthrope Y____, the subject of the writer’s second novel, The Visible Man.

 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vesper recipe

Mix folk with pop, sprinkle a dash of the divine, and you have The Vespers, a Nashvillle quartet that’ll convert your ears.


Music

Matt Carney
The Vespers with Brianna Gaither and Zach Winters
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
The Backroom at Bridgeway Church
228 W. Hefner
bridgewaychurch.com
749-8044
$5
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

May the Schwarz be with you

Local rock is in full force at Schwarzstock, one of the metro’s most under-the-radar music festivals.


Music

Matt Carney
Schwarzstock 2012
4 p.m. Saturday
3604 N. Cimarron, Yukon
$10-$15
facebook.com/schwarzstock
 
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ted, white and blue

Watch out, Oklahoma City! Ted Nugent’s on his way, and you don’t want to be caught in the classic rocker’s crosshairs.


Music

Matt Carney
Ted Nugent with REO Speedwagon and Styx
6:40 p.m. Friday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It’s who you know

ACM@UCO CEO Scott Booker’s industry connections help students get ahead in the music biz.


Music

Matt Carney
An eerie, ambient musical drone hung above the inside of the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, interrupted every so often by an alien voice warning that five minutes were left in the session.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

JD McPherson — Signs & Signifiers

All 'Signs' point to excellence.


Rock

Matt Carney
If anybody in Oklahoma is most likely to capitalize on wide-audience distribution right now, it must be Broken Arrow’s R&B-flavored rocker JD McPherson, whose debut album, Signs & Signifiers, was re-released last week by Rounder Records.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Prehistoric powerhouse

Metal overlords Mastodon make ‘out there’ music about delving into the dark recesses of the human heart.


Music

Matt Carney
Mastodon with Opeth and Ghost
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$27-$31
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Giving them hell

Although The All-American Rejects long ago traded Stillwater for Los Angeles, their Midwestern sensibilities help them ‘Move Along’ the path of global greatness.


Music

Matt Carney
The All-American Rejects with A Rocket to the Moon
7 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$22-$24
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Charity vehicle

Watch out, OKC schools. The Rolling Thunder Book Bus just might stop by with thousands of books — and maybe an NBA star or two.


News

Matt Carney

A first-grader named Benjamin clutched a bright yellow book to his chest as he returned to the gym of his school, Santa Fe South Elementary in southwest Oklahoma City.


 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Josh Sallee — Probable Flaws


Hip Hop/Rap

Matt Carney
It’s pretty obvious that local rapper Josh Sallee graduated college between his debut album, Return to Sender, and his second full-length, Probable Flaws.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just Joshin’

While on-the-verge Josh Sallee has named his new album 'Probable Flaws,' the Oklahoma City rapper lets his skills say otherwise.


Music

Matt Carney
Josh Sallee with Chase Kerby
9 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kampsok.com
819-6004
$10

 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Union labors

Bluegrass giants Alison Krauss and Union Station continue to pick and pluck their way to popular brilliance.


Music

Matt Carney
Alison Krauss and Union Station
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okcciviccenter.com
$49.50-$59.50
297-2264
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Music Made Me: Cameron Neal

Horse Thief’s lead singer speaks about the five albums that he holds dear.


Music

Matt Carney

Grateful Dead, American Beauty (1970)
From the nine months before I was born until now, this album and every other album by The Grateful Dead has been playing in my life. The free-spirit sound and attitude of this band is a huge part of who I am today. This would be a band that has changed the way I’ve thought about more life situations than religion. The smooth feeling of folk with a blend of psychedelic sound waves on this album speaks to me in ways little music does.

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My name is ____

We asked a bunch of local bands to tell us the origins of their names. Babies, zombies and Bible passages ensued.


Music

Matt Carney
Zombie vs. Shark
“Our name refers to the underwater fight scene in the 1979 Italian zombie flick Zombi 2. . It was [singer] Jeremy [Gragg]’s idea, but we all thought it was funny and appropriate for reasons we’ve nev ertheless found hard to articulate. But I’ll try. I imagine ‘Zombie vs. Shark’ as some-thing a preadolescent boy play ing with action figures would dream up as the ultimate fight scenario. A zombie fighting a shark is willful in its arbitrariness and, as such, it expresses a kind of enthusiastically staged conflict you can also hear in our music.” —Robert Scafe, guitarist
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
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