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Brian Haas / Matt Chamberlain — Frames


Jazz

Zach Hale
Here’s an interesting fact about Frames, the new album from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey mastermind Brian Haas and drummer Matt Chamberlain: If you pre-ordered the release, Haas — a Tulsa native — will record or play live at a show an improvisational piece based on your astrological chart.
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bread + butter

Local music video directors LAMAR+NIK are making serious waves in a quietly thriving art form.


Music

Zach Hale

If you think the music video is a dying art form, you haven’t being paying attention. Sure, it has probably been a good decade or so since MTV has shown one, and if a Top 40 track does get the video treatment, it’s usually not the most artistic visual representation.

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Frame of mind

Inspired by natural landscapes, the piano-based jazz of Brian Haas is both spontaneous and picturesque.


Music

Zach Hale

Brian Haas and Josh Raymer
10 p.m. Saturday
The Deli
309 White St., Norman
thedeli.us
329-3534

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

’Live and well

After enduring decades of urban plight, the historic Plaza District is once again a hub for local arts and entertainment.


Music

Zach Hale
Plaza District Festival
Noon-10 p.m. Saturday
Plaza District
plazadistrictfestival.com
Free
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kings of Leon — Mechanical Bull


Rock

Zach Hale
Let’s be perfectly clear: Kings of Leon sold out. That’s not always necessarily a bad thing, but in this case, it is.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Dallas-based director David Lowery breaks through with a challenging and provocative crime romance.


Drama

Zach Hale

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$7-$9

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grooms — Infinity Caller


Indie

Zach Hale
Grooms may be based out of Brooklyn, but their roots are firmly entrenched in Norman. Frontman Travis Johnson — an OU graduate — is the project’s linchpin, one that underwent a series of lineup shuffles and a name change (from The Muggabears) before relocating.
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tallows — Memory Marrow


Indie

Zach Hale
Expectations can be a real pain in the ass. With today’s digital release model, hype trains traverse the Internet at breakneck speeds, often before a proper album is released. One or two great songs can set the bar so extraordinarily high that it will never be attained, much less cleared.
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bone density

Budding indie-pop act Tallows seeks a Memory Marrow transplant in preparation for its debut album.


Music

Zach Hale

Tallows with Deerpeople and Horse Thief
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My name is ____

We asked some local bands how the @#%! they came up with a name like that. Here's what they told us.


Music

Zach Hale
ADDverse Effects
“Our name is a double entendre. The initial thought was, as a band, when you add the verse, these are the effects. But the flesh-meaning is a thought against current popular hip-hop, which pins us as a poor side-effect of that nonsense. We love that we sound nothing like the shit on the radio now, so ADDverse Effects is a good problem to have.” —Joshua Rehanek, vocals
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pony up

Electronic punk’s Pink Pony trots onto the stage as one of 16 sock-rockin’ bands playing the Opolis’ 11th birthday party.


Music

Zach Hale
Opolis XI with Pink Pony, Broncho, Dressy Bessy and more
6:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bowlsey — Sleepy Weather


Indie

Zach Hale
Bowlsey is a fearless bunch. Not fearless in that robotic, armor-clad superhero kind of way, but fearless because its members have nothing to lose, so why not rap over that muffled synth-pop track? Hell, you could even plant it between a couple soulful acoustic ballads. Sure, that’ll work.
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Smith and lesson

Between name woes and lineup changes, alt-country act Frank Smith has learned a lot. Its goal now: Just play songs.


Music

Zach Hale
Frank Smith with Mighty Big Fire and Jimmy Grubb
8 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Huff stuff

New Fumes exudes a potent blend of psychedelic rock and undefinable sounds. Breathe it in.


Music

Zach Hale
New Fumes with Applied Music Program and Quilted Cherry Podium
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Western Residents — Sunlit Nights


Indie

Zach Hale
When describing music, the word "maturity" implies that some weathering has been endured by a band — through trial and error, life events or what have you — before attaining this idea of a true identity, if it ever does.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
 
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