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Topic: blues

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Gazette staff
Catch 90-year-old blues musician T-Model Ford 8 p.m. tonight at The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Still Smokin’

The Surgeon General has determined that Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s blues may be addictive.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King
8 p.m. Saturday
Oklahoma City Limits, 4801 S. Eastern
oclimits.com, 619-3939
$10

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Robert Johnson — The Centennial Collection

All of the blues great's tunes on two CDs.


Folk

Stephen Carradini
I don’t like blues. I appreciate that it beget most music I listen to, but I just can’t stand to hear the repetitive form.
 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Get your Phil

Once an Oklahoman and a member of Little Feat, guitarist Phil Brown looks to the music of the past to live for today.


Music

Danny Marroquin
Phil Brown
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

VOTD: Law man

Watch the Choctaw folksinger pick, chat about life on the farm.

Local guy Ryan Lawson has a Twitter handle, but not a TV or access to the Internet. Interesting.

He’s also got a bunch of good, authoritative songs in folk, country and bluegrass styles, so maybe there’s something to living out on the fringe. He also plays his guitar the approximately the same angle Paul McCartney played his bass, which you can watch below, thanks to the “Chevy Bricktown Showcase”:

by Matt Carney 09.02.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: Ya wanna buy a van?

Because The Black Keys are selling one.

So Akron, Ohio, neo-blues icons Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney (no relation that I can be certain of) are busy boys these days. News broke a few weeks ago that they’ll soon be releasing a sequel to 2009’s “Blackroc” that’ll include producer Damon Dash and a slew of other rappers — Curren$y, U God, Jay Electronica, Jim Jones and Wiz Khalifa among them. 

You’d think a rock band that’s sold nearly 2 million records and won a Grammy for their last album wouldn’t be too interested in following up on a seemingly one-off passion project, but that’s just the kind of guys Dan and Pat are.

They also can’t stop writing songs or coming up with hilarious ways of promoting them. The video below hit the Internet yesterday, via the newly built website, wannabuyavan.com. It features Bob Odenkirk (of cult-level “Mr. Show” and “Breaking Bad” fame) doing his thing as a frustrated car salesman. While I did love the “Frank the Dinosaur” bit that promoted the last record, and this wonderful, wonderful bit of single promotion Odenkirk’s berating of the idiot driver behind him is hysterical.

If you call the number listed on the site, you hear a recorded message from Pat (who also tweeted the number with the hashtag “elcamino” yesterday) describing an El Camino with “a quarter-million miles on it.” Pitchfork’s reporting that “El Camino” is the title of the album, and it’s due out in December. Pretty excited for this one, guys.



by Matt Carney 10.11.2011 2 years ago
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Ray band

Former keyboardist for The Doors, Ray Manzarek readies for a ‘man’s orgasmic trip’ to Edmond.


Music

Rob Collins
Manzarek-Rogers Band
8 p.m. Friday
UCO Jazz Lab
100 E. Fifth, Edmond
ucojazzlab.com

359-7989
$50
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Whiskey’s rebellion

No overthinking things. No concept albums. Country rockers Whiskey Myers are interested in playing more than planning.


Music

Ben Fenwick
Whiskey Myers
8 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$6
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Royal Baths — Better Luck Next Life

Mix the dirty blues, paranoia and ugly guitars, and you’ve got a winner of a sophomore album.


Rock

Matt Carney
It sounds Jeremy Cox and Jigmae Baer got the best of both coasts.
 
Thursday, February 16, 2012
 
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