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Onomatopoeias have never been more ‘Fun’

The Boom Bang drop their debut album tomorrow at The Conservatory

The Boom Bang, which still owns one of the metro’s best band names, is all set to drop its debut album, “World War Fun,” on the unsuspecting world tomorrow. The (rim)shot heard round the (music) world will fire sometime after The Conservatory’s doors open at 9 p.m. Copperheads and Shitty/Awesome will be there to celebrate as well.

I believe that The Boom Bang is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the current indie trends (as I noted here). This is their last local show before SXSW, which could very well catapult them into the skuzzy, lo-fi rock spotlight as a buzz band. They could be the next Best Coast, and make pizza the new Snacks the Cat.

For real, I’m ready for that. I mean, I love LOLcats more than the next guy, but Snacks’ time in the limelight needs to give way to an actual snack/meal. And people need to hear The Boom Bang.

What does this mean for you? Only the only all-important, all-coveted phrase: “I was there.

Be there.

by Stephen Carradini 03.10.2011 3 years ago
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Five alive

Local musicians are everywhere tonight

I’m no fan of cloning, but only because it doesn’t actually do what I want it to do. When I say, “I wish I could clone myself,” I really mean that I wish I could replicate/duplicate myself. Bill Watterson, genius creator of Calvin and Hobbes, understood this and created some of the best strips of the best comic series ever about it (scroll down to the sixth strip). 

The reason I need a replicator tonight is that there are five local concerts I want to attend tonight. I need duplicates.

The one I’m going to be hitting for sure is the one I’ve been looking forward to for weeks/months: Brine Webb and The Nghiems’ double-CD release show in Norman. I’ve been stuck on Webb’s gripping tunes for weeks now, and I’m thoroughly excited to see them played live. Also, he and The Nghiems are planning to accommodate Thunder fans by having The Nghiems play during halftime, and Webb play after the fourth quarter. As a pretty rabid Thunder fan, I’m stoked about this.

The one I’m most depressed about missing is Feathered Rabbit, Junebug Spade and The Gentle Art of Floating at Belle Isle Brewery. Both Feathered Rabbit and The Gentle Art of Floating are on my to-see list — the former because it’s a new Kyle Mayfield (O Fidelis, Junebug Spade, Larry Chin, everyone else in Oklahoma City) project, and the latter because they throw parties, not shows. Alas, I will have to wait yet again.

If the Webb show gets done early, I’ll traipse my way over to Opolis, where Kite Flying Robot, Chrome Pony and Guardant will be throwing an end-of-school dance party. I have been known to dance wildly at Opolis.

Before all this started getting crazy, I had planned on going seeing Ryan Lawson, Ali Harter and O Fidelis at Bad Granny’s Bazaar, as all three are OKS faves. If you like acoustic country/folk, this is your show; these are three of the best in the metro at it, and rare is the show where they all play together.

And I just heard that Anty Shanty, 318 Main Street in Norman, will be hosting Skating Polly, Luna Moth and Shitty/Awesome as part of Second Friday Art Walk. I still haven’t been to a show here yet, despite my desire. Must everyone play on the same night?!

As for non-local artists, Jamey Johnson will be stopping at Diamond Ballroom for those who are into straight-up country. It doesn’t get earthier than Johnson these days, so if that’s your bag, this is your gig. Red-dirt Austinite Brandon Jenkins will play Joy’s Palace, 300 E. Main Street in Norman, also as part of Art Walk. Finally, Avenged Sevenfold ,Three Days Grace and Bullet for My Valentine will be rocking faces off at Zoo Amphitheatre.

Saturday is less stacked, but still a difficult choice, as The City Lives’ final show is at The Conservatory; The Boom Bang, Copperheads and Purple Church make ears bleed at Opolis; and new band Bona Fide Villains (ex-Sweetwater) play Sauced.

Don’t ever let ‘em ever tell you this town had nothin’ for ya.

by Stephen Carradini 05.13.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: Shitty/Awesome, 'Hang Up'

‘That’s the waaaaayyyy we becaaaaaaaame the Shitty/Awesome Bunch!’


Local noise-rock/record store dudes Shitty/Awesome go all “Brady Bunch” on us with this one. I can’t remember if it was Jan or Marcia I developed a crush for when I was a kid and addicted to Nick at Nite.

Gotta be Marcia.—Matt Carney
by Matt Carney 07.20.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: A Norman double-feature!

Watch new videos from locals Broncho and Shi++y/Awesome!

Sorry for the lack of post-age the last couple of days- I've been scrambling to catch up with work, post-ACL when I wasn't busy mourning the late retirement of one of America's greatest bands. It's not the end of the world as we know it, I guess; I feel fine. Onward to the videos!

Another Delo-helmed Broncho vid is reason to celebrate. Watch Ryan Lindsey get chased by stuff like growing up, responsibility and all that other terrible junk, represented by his murderous bandmates. Cool graphic work, guys!



Shitty/Awesome once again live up to their name with this hilarious, low-grade spacesuit romp at Norman's annual medieval fair. Those suits.

by Matt Carney 09.22.2011 2 years ago
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The Museum of What?

The Boom Bang is on the bill at Friday’s Museum of Miscreant Designation.

 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Them Dike boys

Featuring a pair of former Normanites, Dikes of Holland bring their lo-fi punk home. Middle-aged couples, consider yourself warned.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dikes Of Holland with Depth & Current and Shitty/Awesome
9 p.m. Wednesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048

 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh, Brother!

The family that slays together, stays together. So goes it for the sibs of squawk, aka Jeff the Brotherhood.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jeff the Brotherhood with Shitty/Awesome
9 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wash cycle

Sister act Bleached sounds as washed-out as a pair of vintage jeans. Good thing the girls are playing at a clothing boutique.


Music

Matt Carney
Bleached with Shitty/Awesome and Lizard Police
8 p.m. Thursday
Anty Shanty
318 E. Main, Norman
antyshanty.com
310-6771
$8
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Silly love songs

With Valentine’s Day on the immediate horizon, local artists share their go-to tunes for loving tender. Or, y'know, gettin' your freak on.

 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
 
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