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Topic: Bob Wills
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Weekend update: Not the end of the world

Country bands, a movie and a countdown

Because we’re breaking a brand-new MP3 from Purple Church tomorrow, our weekend update is coming a day early.

Collected Thread, 1705-A N.W. 16th, will be hosting a private-public viewing of “An Island,” a film by Vincent Moon and Danish indie rockers Efterklang at 8 p.m. Friday. Efterklang is a highly underrated art-rock band, and this collaboration should be a sight to behold and hear. No RSVP is necessary, just in case the movie’s website gives you pause. 

If you like The Twister, you’ll like Eli Young Band. You may have even heard of the Eli Young Band. Rascal Flatts has scared me off from ever listening to The Twister, so I have not heard of Eli Young Band until this very press release. Let the stoning ensue? But seriously, if you like country/pop, you’ll love it. Check the band out at Diamond Ballroom tomorrow. 2 Steps Back will open the show.

If Bob Wills is more your idea of country, then Hot Club of Cowtown will be right up your alley. The Western swing trio is touring behind “What Makes Bob Holler,” which is a collection of tunes made popular by Wills. If you like to two-step, hear great musicianship or wax nostalgic for an era before you were born, get yer tail out to The Blue Door on Saturday. It’s gonna be a great time. If I hit up a show this weekend, it’s gonna be this one.

Finally, Oklahoma transplants Shiny Toy Guns have a timer running on their website. As of this writing, it’s at approximately 11 hours left. I’m assuming they’re not counting down to the end of the world, because that’s what 5320 is counting down to. Just kidding! I have no idea what either of them are counting down to, which means I’m both a terrible journalist and sick of secrets. (Secrets, secrets are no fun…)
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“Socialite Death Squad” — The Idle Hands. Perfect opening track for your “slinky black dress out on the town” mixtape. Other than, you know, the lyrics. (pictured)
“Proud” — Easter Island. Perfect opening track for “Stare out the window at the melting snow and think” mixtape.
“Always Everything” — Sin Fang. Can art-damaged bedroom pop be so transparent and unassuming that it comes around the other side of the world and ends up at gravitas?

by Stephen Carradini 02.10.2011 3 years ago
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Red Bull red dirt

More red dirt artists than you can shake a Red Bull at

If you're kickin' about Stillwater right now or plan to be this evening, you should hit up the Red Bull Gypsy Café. Sponsored by the OG energy drink, the "café" is actually a four-venue red dirt country extravaganza. I could talk about how stacked the evening's going to be, or I could just set the stack in front of you:


The College Bar, 319 S. Washington
8:00 pm Monica Taylor, Rick Reiley
9:00 pm Bob Wiles, Brad James
10:00 pm Gene Collier, Travis Kidd
11:00 pm Steve Rice , Jake Moffat

Stonewall Tavern, 115 S. Knoblock
8:00 pm Randy Pease, Don Morris
9:00 pm Mike McClure, Randy Crouch
10:00 pm Susan Herndon, Scott Evans
11:00 pm Joe Baxter, Larry Spears

Eskimo Joe's , 501 W. Elm St.
8:00 pm Ben Han, Greg Jacobs
9:00 pm Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch
10:00 pm Stoney LaRue, John Cooper
11:00 pm Jimmy LaFave, Chris Bell

Outlaws, 501 S. Washington
7:30 pm Bo Phillips, Sam Naifeh
8:30 pm Bill Erickson, Joe Mack
9:30 pm Chuck Dunlap, Don Wood
10:30 pm Tom Skinner, Brad Piccolo
11:30 pm Cody Canada , John Parker Milsap

I'm not going to lie, I thought the 9:00 slot at The College Bar said Bob Wills, and I was about ready for a zombie red dirt show. Zombie novelists, get on this. Thanks.
by Stephen Carradini 04.15.2011 3 years ago
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BOK to donate land for Oklahoma pop culture museum

Donation contingent on $40 million bond issue


News

Stephen Carradini
If the correct pieces fall into place, Oklahoma will have a museum of Okie-related pop culture up and running in Tulsa by 2015.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wills' way

The Bob Wills archives make its way to Oklahoma


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Phil Bacharach
Bob Wills is coming back to Oklahoma — in a sense.
 
Friday, April 6, 2012
 
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