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Girl power

It’s ladies’ night. And the feeling’s right!

 Do you love hiking and biking and generally being awesome? Are you also a lady? Good for you! Backwoods is hosting a ladies’ night, well, tonight.

From 6-8 p.m. at the Backwoods on May Avenue, adventuresome ladies can check out all the great gear, clothing, accessories and shoes (!!! but they’re hiking shoes, so maybe only !!) in this really cool outdoor store.

Attending girls will get discounts, vie for giveaways, plus indulge in chocolate, wine, appetizers and free chair massages. 

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.26.2011 3 years ago
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VOTD: Girls just wanna have fun

Watch Girls’ J.R. White show off his directing chops.

So Girls’ second full-length is out, to much gushing from … well … everybody. After seeing the video for “Honey Bunny,” add this critic to the long list. A few lyrics that Chris Owens sings while stealing a Corvette and picking up a pretty girl (Hannah Hunt of the band Dominant Legs, his real-life gal-pal):

• “I know you love me, for all the reasons everyone hates me.”
• “They don’t like my bony body, they don’t like my dirty hair.”
• “She really loved me, even when I was bad.”

White’s use of golden sunlight in this video is absolutely fantastic. Very late-‘60s San Francisco. Watch it at The New York Times’ culture blog.

by Matt Carney 09.26.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: Girls aplenty

Watch eight beautiful, grainy videos of Girls’ Christopher Owens at an SF gallery.

Stereogum pointed out late Tuesday that a bunch of videos of mushy-gushy bedroom songwriter Christopher Owens of Girls performing songs both released and unheard showed up on the openingceremony.us blog this weekend.

“I wrote this song a coupla days ago, hadn’t played it for anybody yet,” he said before dedicating “Key to My Heart” to his girlfriend. The song (and several others here) didn’t appear on last year’s “Broken Dreams Club” EP, nor on this year’s fantastic “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” suggesting he’s probably got a wealth of scribbled-in notebooks full of lyrics stashed away somewhere.

The filters on the video (it’s almost exclusively black-and-white, except for “Cold Again,” with splices of sepia color), Owens’ jean jacket and the folkie setup make these performances seem really timeless. Watch for yourself:

“Solitude”


“Mr. Blue”


“Saying I Love You”


“Nobody’s Business”


“Keys to My Heart”


“End of the World”


“Cold Again”


“Back to London”
by Matt Carney 11.03.2011 2 years ago
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Twin Peaks staff to become Santa’s Little Helpers

Holiday-themed costume party runs through Christmas Eve.


Food and Drink Features

Gazette staff
Starting Friday, the Twin Peaks Girls of Oklahoma aim to get visitors to their eatery in the best of holiday spirits. Through Christmas Eve, the Twin Peaks location at 3109 W. Memorial will play host to a "Santa’s Little Helper” costume party.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Up yours, Carrie Bradshaw

HBO's 'Girls' gets going great.

I’m guessing not many saw 2010’s Tiny Furniture, an imperfect but smart and charming comedy that burst Lena Dunham, its star/writer/director, onto the indie-feature scene. On its strength and reception, Dunham scored a series deal at HBO with none other than Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) producing.

The result, Girls, debuts at 9:30 p.m. Sunday on HBO. It may deal with the lives of four unmarried, 20-something women in New York City, but this is no Sex and the City, and thank the stars above for that. One of its characters, the shy virgin played by Zosia Mamet (daughter of David, and a recurring player on Mad Men), references that once-zeitgeist hit of female wish-fulfillment fantasy with a fawning voice and goo-goo eyes, but the knock at it is unmistakable, and appreciated.

Dunham, writing wise beyond her years and directing just fine, is front and center as Hannah, who, in the pilot, learns her parents (including Bosom Buddies’ Peter Scolari as her noncombative dad) are cutting the cord of financial support. She’s hopeful her publishing internship will turn into a “real” job, but it doesn’t, and her love life fares no more success. Oh, she’s getting laid on a constant basis — it’s just with the most repulsive, uncaring beast a single gal should never get near.

From the first three half-hour episodes I previewed, it’s clear that the politically incorrect comedy already stands on firm footing, confident in its resolute archness. Example: Episode two, titled “Vagina Panic,” finds a plot in throwing a quasi-party for an abortion to be had by Jessa (Tiny Furniture vet Jemima Kirke, the show’s weakest link), so indeed, Girls isn’t for everyone. A skewed sense of humor is a must.

Dunham is in danger of having the entire show stole from under her by Hannah’s bitchy roommate, Marnie (Allison Williams, daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams), but hey, isn’t that just like real life? Here’s hoping the remainder of its freshman season are as diabolically winning. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Bridesmaids movie review
Mad Men: Season Four Blu-ray review
Tiny Furniture movie review


by Rod Lott 04.12.2012 2 years ago
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Peek at Peaks

Restaurant announces May 15 bikini contest.


Food and Drink Features

Gazette staff
Cameras charged, guys?
 
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mesta it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Festival alert! From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, the 17th annual Mesta Festa takes place in Perle Mesta Park, 1900 N. Shartel, with a chili cookoff, OKC Thunder Girls, OKC Barons Ice Girls, street hockey, hands-on science experiments, local food vendors, live music, children’s activities ... and oh, yeah: local microbrewery beer tastings! Admission is free. Visit mestapark.org.

Saturday

 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rolling upward

In just three years, local rockers Skating Polly already have recorded an album with a punk legend. Who says teenagers are lazy?


Music

Joshua Boydston
Skating Polly with Mike Watt + The Missing Men and Feel Spectres
8 p.m. Wednesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

You go, girls

While The Chloes prefer you want to hear them because they rock, and not because they’re all women, they’ll take it.


Music

Zach Hale
The Chloes with Skating Polly and The Venditos
8 p.m. Saturday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Girls: The Complete First Season

You go, ‘Girls.’


Television series

Rod Lott
At least not in its initial release, I’m guessing not many saw 2010’s Tiny Furniture, an imperfect but smart and charming comedy that burst Lena Dunham, its star/writer/director, onto the indie-feature scene. On its strength and reception, Dunham scored a series deal at HBO with none other than Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) producing
 
Monday, December 17, 2012
 
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