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Sam I am

With her brand-new album, ‘Kid Face,’ Shawnee-born Americana artist Samantha Crain decided to write what she knew: herself.


Music

Zach Hale
Samantha Crain with Parker Millsap
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Samantha Crain — Kid Face


Folk

Zach Hale
Take away the album name — and its cover — and you’d never know Kid Face was released by a 26-year-old. The most alluring weapon in her arsenal, Samantha Crain’s voice resides somewhere between Nico’s husky croon and Joni Mitchell’s tuneful elegance.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Clip art

Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.


Music

Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SXSW 2013: OK Sweetheart / Defining Times / Samantha Crain

One Sweet set.


Music

Stephen Carradini
More observations from The Buffalo Lounge ...
 
Friday, March 15, 2013

Songs of the South

Which Okie acts at this year’s South by Southwest are poised for greatness in the years to come? Our SXSW correspondent picks five that are alive with pleasure.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Year three of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office’s Buffalo Lounge at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, built on past successes by adding space and a slew of new bands to its proceedings.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Norman Music Festival 6: Day 3

Our ears stopped ringing long enough to bestow these awards for the fest’s Saturday bow.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Drinking Games / From the Head

No budget? No problem!


Drama

Rod Lott

For no-budget cinema, the single location is a godsend. Set a movie entirely or mostly in one spot — one room, even — and you jussssst might be able to afford to put your thinly veiled autobiographical story onto film (OK, technically video). Such is the case for two new indie offerings: Drinking Games and From the Head.

 
Thursday, August 15, 2013

French connection

Austin-based outfit Crooked Bangs is more cultured than your average punks.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Crooked Bangs with Copperheads and Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Oct. 16
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bread + butter

Local music video directors LAMAR+NIK are making serious waves in a quietly thriving art form.


Music

Zach Hale

If you think the music video is a dying art form, you haven’t being paying attention. Sure, it has probably been a good decade or so since MTV has shown one, and if a Top 40 track does get the video treatment, it’s usually not the most artistic visual representation.

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 
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