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Mucho Gusto

Take it from our reviewer and online cooking-show star Hilah Johnson: Salvadoran fare is alive and well in OKC.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Pupuseria El Buen Gusto
2336 S.W. 29th
636-1399

What works:
the pupusas, all for an unbelievable low price
What needs work:
It’s cash only, so a card reader would be nice. Unless you speak Spanish, sometimes communication can be difficult.
Tips:
three words — horchata, horchata, horchata
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reverb brotherhood

Members of the metro music scene band together to pay tribute to one of its pioneers, the late Basile Kolliopoulos.


Music

Louis Fowler
Basile Benefit Bash with The True Believers, The Fortune Tellers, The Reverb Brothers, DJ Jon Mooneyham and more
9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$20 Friday, $10 Saturday
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Here for the party

Embracing her outlaw image, Gretchen Wilson is still proud to be country’s original ‘Redneck Woman.’


Music

Louis Fowler
Gretchen Wilson with Outlaw Son
6 p.m. Thursday
Newcastle Casino
2457 U.S. 62, Newcastle
mynewcastlecasino.com
387-6013
free
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To market

Metro farmers’ markets offer locally produced greens — and a party, to boot.


Food and Drink Features

Louis Fowler
Not to sound like a late-night infomercial, but how many times has this happened to you?
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

No reservations

A Warr Acres treasure has some of the best Indian tacos around.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Tim’s Drive Inn
5037 N. MacArthur Blvd., Warr Acres
789-5410

What works:
Indian tacos, of course
What needs work:
cash only, no debit or credit cards
Tips:
Order one of their “special” Dr. Peppers.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Better off Red

Grady’s 66 Pub devotes its stage to preserving Oklahoma’s Red Dirt roots, one band at a time.


Music

Louis Fowler
For almost two decades, Grady Cross was a member of Cross Canadian Ragweed, one of the most popular Red Dirt bands ever to cross the Red River. After years on the road and in the studio, he hung up his guitar to spend more time with his family in Yukon.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tom Skinner — Tom Skinner


Country

Louis Fowler
Sincerity is nearly dead in songwriting. The image of the earnest singer with eyes tightly shut and a crack in his voice as he plunges to emotional depths has become a joke.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Big Worm — Bench All-Stars


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Fans of the comedy classic Friday may recognize the name Big Worm, but the Big Worm behind Bench All-Stars is rooted not in South Central L.A., but on the streets of Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Code 22 — Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!


Pop

Louis Fowler
The guys of Oklahoma City’s Code 22 seem like a likable group of fellas. Their latest release, Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!, is likable enough as well — so likable that on first listen, I took its clean, acoustic sound and clear, unstressed vocals as an alternative praise-and-worship band.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sustainable learning

The SixTwelve project aims to turn community into a renewable resource.


Features

Louis Fowler
The large, dilapidated structure at N.W. 29th and N. Lee, in the heart of the Paseo, was only days away from demolition when it was rescued by Amy Young and James Varnum. In 2010, the pair bought the property, an eight-plex apartment in its former life, with the idea of turning it into a center of community living. Hence, they became the brains behind Project SixTwelve  — a nonprofit named for the street address, 612 N.W. 29th, natch.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sculpt fiction

Two renowned sculptors combine for one sharp exhibition at [Artspace] at Untitled.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Don Reitz and Marko Kratohvil
through June 1
[Artspace] at Untitled
1 N.E. Third
artspaceatuntitled.org
815-9995
free

 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spyda “the Wise Musician” — Mr. Metaphor


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma City’s rap revolution continues with Mr. Metaphor from Spyda “the Wise Musician,” a self-proclaimed “worldwide producer” with a style that’s “more doper than rocks of crack.”
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Royal rush

With a new lineup, the Blacklist Royals return to make a claim for the rock ’n’ roll throne.


Music

Louis Fowler
Blacklist Royals
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Reality bites

Would-be reality TV stars in the metro vie for a chance to be on Big Brother.


TV Reviews

Louis Fowler
Under a warm Oklahoma sun on a Saturday afternoon last month, a throng of would-be reality television stars gathered in the parking lot of Bob Moore Kia of Edmond to audition for the upcoming 15th season of CBS’ hit reality show Big Brother.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Core values

IAO’s annual erotic art show returns to get it on — thoughtfully — with the metro.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Biting the Apple
7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
Individual Artists of Oklahoma
706 W. Sheridan
iaogallery.org
232-6060
$25
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
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