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Topic: the deli

Coriander can-do

Authentic Vietnamese family recipes are interpreted for modern tastes at Norman’s Coriander Cafe.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Coriander Cafe
323 White Street, Norman
801-3958

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Parade’s route

Bluegrass act David Mayfield Parade offers its leader his long-deserved moment in the spotlight.


Music

Chris Parker
The David Mayfield Parade
10:30 p.m. Wednesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
$5
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Under-21 action

Not every college kid is 21 or older. Here’s what to do when drinking (legally) isn’t an option.


Features

Alex Ewald
Going out on weekends is a rare union of public humiliation and pride for me, the perpetually underage, now-20-year-old student. Being a mature adult is a big deal in college, and Campus Corner is full of them, every Thursday through Sunday.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 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

Musical entity

As their band name suggests, Norman post-rockers Gentle Ghost play aggressive music that’s unsettling, yet far from menacing.


Music

Matt Carney
Gentle Ghost with Chris Bathgate and Riley Jantzen & The Spirits
Saturday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Van go

Although they travel in a van that runs on vegetable oil, The Ragbirds sure fly high on wings of folk rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Ragbirds
10:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
$10

9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25
Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company
50 Penn Place
belleislerestaurant.com
840-1911
$5
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey to tour behind ‘Race Riot Suite’

Tulsa jazz act announces Aug. 30 album release

Written by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey lap steel guitarist Chris Combs, the band’s new long-form LP, “Race Riot Suite,” debuted live back in May to blissful reviews from critics. Now the Tulsa act has announced a new single and a 29-date tour, including several stops in the 918 and 405.

The single, “Black Wall Street,” opens with Brian Haas’s always-excellent grand piano tinkering and builds into a full-on zig-zagging lap steel party, backed by an all-star brass lineup recruited to paint a picture of the once-populous Greenwood district, one of the most successful black communities in American history.

Unfortunately, most of Greenwood was destroyed during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, an oft-neglected and particularly ugly chapter of our state’s history, which JFJO depicts with awe-inspiring detail and clarity in the “Race Riot Suite.”

You can catch the group in their hometown of Tulsa performing at 11 p.m. July 30 at the FreeTulsa Music Festival; Aug. 13 at Simmer Fest in Tahlequah; or Aug. 26 at The Deli in Norman. They’ll set out for dates in the Pacific Northwest, Northeast and South before returning to Tahlequah on Nov. 18.

Click below to watch the band’s May 20 performance of “Black Wall Street” at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.


by Matt Carney 07.18.2011 3 years ago
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Fling, flang, flung

Looking for some fun in Norman tonight? Fling a ding.

The boys of Long Beach, Calif.’s The Fling must be quite the fans of the Sooner State, as they are following up a late-fall show at The Conservatory with tonight’s set at The Deli, 309 White, Norman. 

 The Dangerbird Records signees play at 8 p.m. with ever-evolving local rock trio The Pretty Black Chains, showcasing material from “What I’ve Seen” and “When the Madhouses Appear,” both of which were released nationally last year.

The Fling’s brand of classic American indie rock recalls acts both new (Delta Spirit, Deer Tick) and old (Guided by Voices, The Byrds), and several of their Western soul ballads have found their way onto TV shows like “Being Human,” “I Just Want My Pants Back” and “Revenge” in recent months.

Enjoy the video for “What I’ve Seen” standout track “Dogpile,” and then catch it live tonight:

by Joshua Boydston 02.22.2012 2 years ago
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Stoned

Oklahoma-raised Stoney LaRue is riding high on success. But don’t think that hit overnight.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue
8 p.m. Saturday
Riverwind Casino
1544 W. State Highway 9, Norman
riverwind.com
322-6000
$18-$28
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cover charge

Grab your slap bracelets, Skip-Its and grungy plaids. My So Called Band brings back the ’90s every time it takes the stage.

So the biggest mistake I made Saturday night (I promise this post is rated PG-13) was showing up late to The Deli. Due to unforeseen hot tub-related issues (again, PG-13, I assure you), a few friends and I wound up on Campus Corner much closer to midnight than the beginning of My So Called Band’s marathon sprint through the decade I first used the big-boy bathroom, first played organized sports and first feared Y2K.

My mistake.

Turns out that Ricky Salthouse, Carly Gwin, Kyle Davis, Brian Stansberry and Aaron Daniels aren’t your typical “We play covers ’cause we’re too lazy to write our own stuff” cover band. They play covers because it’s fun to shout radio choruses from their teenage years in front of rowdy crowds who do the same. Toss in a few pop hits with Garth Brooks and Dixie Chicks country numbers, indie classics and highlights from hip-hop’s formative years and you’ve got a My So Called Band set list, which usually gets split up into multiple sets for the same reason most marathon runners have to take breaks: They go for a long time.

On top of solid musicianship and a dedication to truthful covers, the group’s got a lot of talent as musicians and songwriters in their own right. Gwin and Davis play in two of Norman’s finest bands, The Workweek and Evangelicals, respectively, and Salthouse’s guitar work on “Possum Kingdom” rang so loud and muscular in The Deli’s dark, overcrowded confines. With a name like My So Called Band, they might be a little sarcastic in nature, but dammit, they mean business.

Were he born a decade earlier, Salthouse (also a member of The Workweek) probably would’ve fronted a successful alt-rock or grunge band, as he handled singing (or rather, howling) duties on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the aforementioned “Possum Kingdom” and Spin Doctor’s “Two Princes.” Davis took over on hip-hop duty and quirky indie hits, brandishing a bullhorn for Beck’s “Where It’s At” (bonus points for remembering to shout “that was a good drum breeeeak” between the first few verses) and even stepping in as a hype man for guest rapper Marcus Dixon (Norman’s Hi-PoP!) who pushed Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” well over the top. Gwin sings anytime a female voice is called for, but she was absolutely on her A-game for Alanis Morissette’s pissed-off kiss-off classic, “You Oughta Know.”

It was a fun show. The most genuine, rowdy fun I’ve had at a show since the last time I saw Broncho. My So Called Band plays Friday at The Blue Note, and you’d better believe I’ll be there, begging them to play “Blue Album”-era Weezer. They also play Tulsa's Crystal Pistol on Saturday.

Follow the band on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Setlist:

SET I
"Lump"
"What’s Up"
"Semi-Charmed Life"
"Hunger Strike"
"Stay"
"Popular"
"It Was A Good Day"
"All I Wanna Do"
"Ice Ice Baby"
"Champagne Supernova"

SET II
"The Distance"
"Bitch"
"No Rain"
"Wicked Game"
"Nothin But A G Thang"
"Zombie"
"Mr. Jones"
"Big Poppa"
"Celebrity Skin"
"Two Princes"
"You Oughta Know"

SET III
"Possum Kingdom"
"Where It's At"
"The Sign"
"Regulate"
"Santeria"
"Lovefool"
"Got Your Money"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Gangsta's Paradise"

P.S.: Thanks for the free tickets, guys!

by Matt Carney 11.14.2011 2 years ago
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