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Topic: Ryan Hendrix

South spark

Oklahoma musicians weren’t great at the state’s first official South by Southwest showcase. They were epic.


Music

Stephen Carradini
The Non was winding down the first evening of The Buffalo Lounge’s three-day stand at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest music festival, when a fascinated reveler couldn’t hold his thoughts in any longer.
 
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colourmusic — My _____ Is Pink

Intriguing, excellent rock songwriting


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Although Colourmusic spent a great amount of time talking about the sex-related aspects of “My _____ Is Pink” here, a secondary theme of the record is the most immediately noticeable part: Ryan Hendrix wanted to make an album that people could play when they work out.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Music Video Tuesday: Mesmerizers

A whole bunch of beautifully shot vids

Colourmusic is now important enough that Vevo has jumped in on their music videos! The lovable Stillwater weirdos celebrate by making a video of ultra-closeups of Ryan Hendrix’s beard, face and skin. It’s disgusting but mesmerizing:



Jabee gets an interview and two songs in this clip from Ackerman McQueen Music. Jabee was a fifth-grade Michael Jackson:



Jake Troth pairs whistling, onomatopoeia and oh-so-smooth electronic pop in an is-it-ironic-or-not? tune. The video’s pretty slick, too: 



Delay Trees’ video for “Cassette 2012” is gorgeously shot in soft hues. It’s not really of anything, but it’s beautiful and, thus, entertaining:



The video for Seun Kuti and Egypt 80’s “Rise” is also fascinating and beautifully shot. I love the dancing here:



While you’re here, grab these MP3s:
“Run” — The Clutters. Rock ’n’ roll that could have been made 50 years ago or 50 years in the future.
“I Love My Family” — The R’s. Quirky pop/rock from an Italian band signed to Nat Geo Music. Yes, National Geographic.
“Back in the Day” — Red Elk. Local rapper speaks to and sounds like olden days of hip-hop.
by Stephen Carradini 06.07.2011 3 years ago
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Other Lives to play with Radiohead

The Stillwater band scores the opening slot for U.S. tour's first leg.

A senior in high school, I was visiting friends in Stillwater when I saw Kunek for the first time. If you’d told me that night that some of the dudes in that band would one day open for the guys who recorded “Kid A” and “OK Computer,” then I would’ve considered giving you a few bucks to leave me alone, because you were probably a crazy homeless person.

But Jesse Tabish and the dreary, indie-pop mini-orchestra that is Other Lives have toured across this country and many others in support of the mindful, gorgeous “Tamer Animals,” to the acclaim of fans, critics and fellow musicians. Colourmusic’s Ryan Hendrix (the two bands, both from Stillwater, are very close) told me that Radiohead’s managers are friends with Other Lives’, which was a pretty big factor in the alt-Brits’ appearance at Other Lives’ show at Oxford’s historic Jericho’s Tavern in August.


But you don’t just ask somebody along on your tour as a favor to your manager.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, according to Radiohead's website. So far, Other Lives are set to open on 10 dates across the South and Midwest, and you can bet a ton of Okies will drive down I-35 for that March 5 date in Dallas, this writer included. I just can't imagine how much more ethereal and soulful Tabish's voice will sound pouring out of two-story speakers, how much more space the band's mid-tempo beauty will have to surround and envelop you.

Until then, feast your ears on “Tamer Animals”:



Other Lives perform at the Blackwatch Stage at the 2011 Norman Music Festival/Photo by Nathan Poppe
by Matt Carney 11.07.2011 2 years ago
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