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OKG Newsletter


Topic: live music

No dummy

The man behind alt-rock act Jack’s Mannequin knows what it takes to dress up his piano-pop tunes: freshness.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Jack's Mannequin with Steel Train, Lady Danville and River James
6 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net, 677-9169
$19 advance, $24 door
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heart of Holland

Genre-mixing vocalist Jolie Holland surrenders her soul and offers up a ‘Pint of Blood.’


Music

Chris Parker

Jolie Holland with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
9 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org, 820-0951
$10 advance, $12 door

 
Wednesday, July 13, 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

Stretch Marx

Eighties popster Richard Marx stays relevant by reworking his past hits and writing new ones for other artists.


Music

Becky Carman
Richard Marx|
8 p.m. Friday
Choctaw Casino
Grant, 800-585-3737
$25-$45

8 p.m. Saturday
Choctaw Event Center
Durant, 800-585-3737
$34.50-$50

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hear this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Catch the atmospheric sounds of Chicago-based indie rockers Yourself and the Air at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

City folk

Long known for a rat problem, New York City can be proud of its recent infestation. That’d be alt-folk act Country Mice.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Country mice
9:53 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com, 600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Papal state

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em! Smoking Popes do. Having survived the alt-rock fallout, they ironically enjoy playing to audiences more now than the ’90s.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Smoking Popes with The Fellowship Students and They Stay Dead
8 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Too tough to die

C.J. Ramone keeps the spirit and legacy of his punk ‘brothers’ of Ramones alive.


Music

Chris Parker
CJ Ramone with 5 Dollar Thrill, Sweet Action and Bare Knuckle Shuffle
6:30 p.m. Friday
Bricktown Live
103 Flaming Lips Alley, 236-4143
$12-$15
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wizards rock

Tonks and the Aurors and Armoured Bearcub are among the five artists slated to play at the Wizard Rock Show.


Music

Alex Ewald
With band names like The Whomping Willows and Justin Finch-Fletchley, it’s no surprise that Harry Potter has taken over America’s musical fandom, too.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

97's in '11

Everything Old — as in Old 97’s — is new again, as the alt-country act keeps churning out ‘Fight Songs’ for fervent fans.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Old 97’s with Robert Ellis, The Workweek, Kentucky Knife Fight and The Lusitania
7 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org, 820-0951
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
 
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