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OKG Newsletter


Topic: punk

Vidal signs


Music

Joshua Boydston
“A good friend of mine said when she visited the land I’m on right now, ‘Wow, this explains a lot of why your music sounds the way it does.’ There’s Spanish moss hanging off huge, old oak trees with geese and sandhill cranes flying over next to a lake with gators.
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We Meat again

The Meatmen may have been around for more than three decades, but they’re nowhere near an expiration date. Punk never dies, fools.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Meatmen with Against the Grain, They Stay Dead and Big Whiskey Blackout
7:30 p.m. Monday The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805 $10
 
Wednesday, April 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

VOTD: Lit-punk? Lit-punk!

Watch some indie-punk Canucks dyin’ on the inside.

You could argue that punk is inherently unambitious music, but hardcore sextet Fucked Up’s recent expansive rock opera, “David Comes to Life," convincingly argues that it can aim high. Watch as David and his gal pal, Veronica, get stalked by a creepy-looking Mad Hatter-in-real-life character while the band walks around on railroad tracks all hipster-like. The track’s called “The Other Shoe.”



Check out the album’s first video, “Queen of Hearts,” for further viewing/listening. “David Comes to Life” is probably going to wind up near the top of most folks’ best-of lists this year, I’m thinking.

by Matt Carney 08.17.2011 2 years ago
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Three for all

Three of Norman’s best, loudest bands help kick-start the school year with a whole mess of chaos that costs a whole lotta nothing.


Music

Matt Carney
Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Broncho and Chrome Pony
6:30 p.m. Friday
East lawn, Oklahoma Memorial Union, University of Oklahoma, Norman
ou.edu/uosa/cac.html
free
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

VOTD: Broncho rips Guestroom a new one

Okie punks whip up a frenzy at their album release show.

If you’ve still yet to attend* a Broncho show, you are mistaken.

Luckily, you’ve got a chance to fix that problem tomorrow, when they play the OU campus with Stardeath and White Dwarfs and Chrome Pony. If this video of their recent vinyl-release show at Guestroom Records doesn’t get you excited for it, then you might need to reevaluate your existence.

It’s also worth pointing out that this thing, shot in black-and-white by Nathan Poppe, is probably one of the budding director’s finest spontaneous works. The gritty close-ups and use of contrast is top-notch, and as they say, he’s not afraid to get right in the middle of the fray.


*I use the term “attend” loosely here. A Broncho show is really more like something you survive.

by Matt Carney 08.26.2011 2 years ago
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Growing fangs

Once lackadaisical about performing, The Copperheads now strike to sink venomous punk straight into audiences’ veins.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Copperheads with Turbo Fruits and The Boom Bang
8 P.M. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

VOTD: America experiences Iceage

Want to watch Danish punks bowl?

Scandinavian punk bands are soooooooo in right now.

Most notably, the aggressive, teenaged Iceage is currently traversing our United States, inspiring kids to do dumb stuff to each other. See for yourself in this video, wherein the band climbs on rocks, tosses rocks in rivers, bowls, grabs barbed wires, and throws traffic cones at each other, wrestles, and other dumb teenaged stuff.

I know: I kid, I kid. But seriously I do like this song a bunch. Enjoy.



by Matt Carney 09.01.2011 2 years ago
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Bitchin’

Norman punks John Wayne’s Bitches formed less than two years ago. Isn’t it too soon for a comeback show? They’ve got a good reason.


Music

Matt Carney
John Wayne’s Bitches with Zombie Vs. Shark and The Escatones
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org

820-0951
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Punk this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Compared to Rancid and Green Day, up-and-coming punk band JuiceheaD performs Friday at Big Papa’s Pour House, 3034 N. Portland, so you can ask them, “What’s up with that capital D on the end?”
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
 
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