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OKG Newsletter


Topic: folk

Wolf men

The duo that comprises folk-pop’s acclaimed Peter Wolf Crier proves to be howlingly good


Music

Joshua Boydston

Peter Wolf Crier with Retribution Gospel Choir and Sherree Chamberlain
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, Norman
www.opolis.org, 820-0951
$8 advance/$10 door

 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

‘Dark’ horse

After 10 albums, folksinger John Gorka gets more up close and personal with ‘So Dark You See,’ mixing heartbreak with social commentary.


Music

Chris Parker

John Gorka
7 p.m. Sunday
Performing Arts Studio, 200 S. Jones, Norman
Pasnorman.org, 307-9320
$20

 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Brandi Carlile — Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony

Singer/songwriter's powerful voice successfully gets the 'with strings!' treatment


Folk

Stephen Carradini
Brandi Carlile’s singer/songwriter tunes subsist on two things: her powerful voice and pop sensibility.
 
Monday, May 16, 2011

Laura Stevenson and the Cans — Sit Resist

Disparate genres tie into an incredibly coherent sound


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I lauded Emily Arin’s latest earlier this year because of its ability to seamlessly fuse disparate genres into one thing.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nik Freitas — Saturday Night Underwater

Calm, mature pop songs with a deft touch


Pop

Stephen Carradini
We don’t have very many songwriters like Paul Simon anymore.
 
Friday, June 24, 2011

Matt the Electrician — Accidental Thief

Maybe the Avetts’ long-lost brother?


Folk

Stephen Carradini
Banjo-playing Matt the Electrician actually was an electrician before he took up music full-time. This sort of earnest, workingman’s dignity powers his pop folk.
 
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Paul revered

After folk musician Ellis Paul needed his fans’ help — and got it — he’s been crafting his finest songs ever in thanks.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Ellis Paul
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$20 advance, $25 door

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

VOTD: Typhoon climbs a tree for La Blogotheque

Dogs, hanging instruments and hipsters all around you. Sounds like a typical Take Away Show to me.



The 2000s saw folk singers assemble indie-orchestra bands loaded with violins, cute musician girls and scruffy faces (Sufjan Stevens, Lost in the Trees, Austin, Texas's Mother Falcon).

Portland’s Typhoon just may have literally taken this sub-sub-genre as high as it’s ever gone.
by Matt Carney 07.22.2011 3 years ago
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Soundcheck: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Award-winning 'kindie' singers to play eight metro library shows


Music

Matt Carney
Whether it’s playing bluegrass in homeless shelters or kids’ music in public libraries, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing are going to do their darndest to get their audiences’ hands clapping and feet stomping.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jackie-O Motherf***er — Earth Sound System

Earth to Jackie-O: Do you read me? No? OK, then.


Folk

Matt Carney
Naming your band Jackie-O Motherfucker is the titling equivalent of purchasing a license to record whatever the hell music you want, as far as I and the Americana-experimentin’ Portland indie collective are concerned.
 
Friday, August 5, 2011
 
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