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Five alive

Local musicians are everywhere tonight

I’m no fan of cloning, but only because it doesn’t actually do what I want it to do. When I say, “I wish I could clone myself,” I really mean that I wish I could replicate/duplicate myself. Bill Watterson, genius creator of Calvin and Hobbes, understood this and created some of the best strips of the best comic series ever about it (scroll down to the sixth strip). 

The reason I need a replicator tonight is that there are five local concerts I want to attend tonight. I need duplicates.

The one I’m going to be hitting for sure is the one I’ve been looking forward to for weeks/months: Brine Webb and The Nghiems’ double-CD release show in Norman. I’ve been stuck on Webb’s gripping tunes for weeks now, and I’m thoroughly excited to see them played live. Also, he and The Nghiems are planning to accommodate Thunder fans by having The Nghiems play during halftime, and Webb play after the fourth quarter. As a pretty rabid Thunder fan, I’m stoked about this.

The one I’m most depressed about missing is Feathered Rabbit, Junebug Spade and The Gentle Art of Floating at Belle Isle Brewery. Both Feathered Rabbit and The Gentle Art of Floating are on my to-see list — the former because it’s a new Kyle Mayfield (O Fidelis, Junebug Spade, Larry Chin, everyone else in Oklahoma City) project, and the latter because they throw parties, not shows. Alas, I will have to wait yet again.

If the Webb show gets done early, I’ll traipse my way over to Opolis, where Kite Flying Robot, Chrome Pony and Guardant will be throwing an end-of-school dance party. I have been known to dance wildly at Opolis.

Before all this started getting crazy, I had planned on going seeing Ryan Lawson, Ali Harter and O Fidelis at Bad Granny’s Bazaar, as all three are OKS faves. If you like acoustic country/folk, this is your show; these are three of the best in the metro at it, and rare is the show where they all play together.

And I just heard that Anty Shanty, 318 Main Street in Norman, will be hosting Skating Polly, Luna Moth and Shitty/Awesome as part of Second Friday Art Walk. I still haven’t been to a show here yet, despite my desire. Must everyone play on the same night?!

As for non-local artists, Jamey Johnson will be stopping at Diamond Ballroom for those who are into straight-up country. It doesn’t get earthier than Johnson these days, so if that’s your bag, this is your gig. Red-dirt Austinite Brandon Jenkins will play Joy’s Palace, 300 E. Main Street in Norman, also as part of Art Walk. Finally, Avenged Sevenfold ,Three Days Grace and Bullet for My Valentine will be rocking faces off at Zoo Amphitheatre.

Saturday is less stacked, but still a difficult choice, as The City Lives’ final show is at The Conservatory; The Boom Bang, Copperheads and Purple Church make ears bleed at Opolis; and new band Bona Fide Villains (ex-Sweetwater) play Sauced.

Don’t ever let ‘em ever tell you this town had nothin’ for ya.

by Stephen Carradini 05.13.2011 3 years ago
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Swap meet

Local singer-songwriters mix it up at the Saturday Song Swap.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Saturday Song Swap featuring Samantha Crain, Ali Harter and more
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Four-leafed covers

Head to Norman tomorrow night for free wine, cheese and Irish songs.

World Literature Today magazine is hosting the biggest Irish-centric cultural event Norman’s seen since U2 rocked its football stadium more than two years ago. Its Puterbaugh Festival Opening Night event is of course much scaled down from the goliath, 360-degree stage in the middle of the OU football field, but arguably more Irish, as playwright Marina Carr graces Oklahoma with her authorial presence. 

So head out to Norman’s Performing Arts Studio (known by some as the Train Depot) to enjoy some free wine and cheese; the tunes of Mike Hosty, Ali Harter, Brine Webb and Steven Eiler; and Irish poetry ready by Lauren Zuniga. The musicians will play original songs, as well as covers by Irish artists (think Van Morrison, Fionn Regan, and sigh The Swell Season).

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Also be sure to check out the Irish Film Festival at Meacham Auditorium Friday night, which costs the same in admission as the Opening Night activities: nothing! Head to ou.edu/wlt for more information, and watch Webb’s recent performance at TEDxOU:



by Matt Carney 03.05.2012 2 years ago
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District fine

The historic Paseo Arts District stages its Memorial Day weekend tradition with — what else? — an arts festival.


Visual Arts

Sarah Lobban
Paseo Arts Festival
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
The Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo
thepaseo.com
525-2688
free
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
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