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Topic: Colourmusic

Divided no more

Do the math: The reunion of ’90s Red Dirt ramblers The Great Divide should add up to one stellar show.


Music

Matt Carney
College Days with The Great Divide, Cold War Kids, Colourmusic and more
Thursday-Saturday
Tumbleweed Dance Hall
West Lakeview and Country Club Roads, Stillwater
calffry.com
$29-$110
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What sound does a Walrus make?

Watch three more local musicians test out Walrus Audio’s latest product, the Iron Horse.

Normanite and Gentle Ghost guitarist Brady Smith alerted his Facebook friends to another Delo Creative-created video testimonial promotion yesterday. This one, like the last one for the Voyager pedal, features three excellent local musicians playing around with it in the studio. This time, it’s Tulsa guitarist Clay Welch (Panda Resistance, Dead Sea Choir), Colourmusic drummer Nick Ley and Stardeath bass player Casey Joseph.



It sounds like this distortion pedal adds some serious force to the live performance. So watch out, Oklahoma music fans, as Brady Smith may be equipping your favorite bands with what they need to stomp on your eardrums.
by Matt Carney 09.13.2011 2 years ago
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Mutemath — Odd Soul

I’d prefer odder. Wait, ‘odder’ is actually a word?


Rock

Matt Carney
Just two weeks ago, I enjoyed the pleasure of interviewing Mutemath drummer Darren King in advance of his band’s appearance at The Conservatory.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Villainy

Sonic tough dudes Bona Fide Villains want to creep out their fellow Okies. Bwah-ha-ha!


Music

Matt Carney

Bona Fide Villains with Them Hounds and Dirty Evil People
10 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166

 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Other Lives to play with Radiohead

The Stillwater band scores the opening slot for U.S. tour's first leg.

A senior in high school, I was visiting friends in Stillwater when I saw Kunek for the first time. If you’d told me that night that some of the dudes in that band would one day open for the guys who recorded “Kid A” and “OK Computer,” then I would’ve considered giving you a few bucks to leave me alone, because you were probably a crazy homeless person.

But Jesse Tabish and the dreary, indie-pop mini-orchestra that is Other Lives have toured across this country and many others in support of the mindful, gorgeous “Tamer Animals,” to the acclaim of fans, critics and fellow musicians. Colourmusic’s Ryan Hendrix (the two bands, both from Stillwater, are very close) told me that Radiohead’s managers are friends with Other Lives’, which was a pretty big factor in the alt-Brits’ appearance at Other Lives’ show at Oxford’s historic Jericho’s Tavern in August.


But you don’t just ask somebody along on your tour as a favor to your manager.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, according to Radiohead's website. So far, Other Lives are set to open on 10 dates across the South and Midwest, and you can bet a ton of Okies will drive down I-35 for that March 5 date in Dallas, this writer included. I just can't imagine how much more ethereal and soulful Tabish's voice will sound pouring out of two-story speakers, how much more space the band's mid-tempo beauty will have to surround and envelop you.

Until then, feast your ears on “Tamer Animals”:



Other Lives perform at the Blackwatch Stage at the 2011 Norman Music Festival/Photo by Nathan Poppe
by Matt Carney 11.07.2011 2 years ago
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Music Made Me: Nicholas Ley

Colourmusic’s drummer dishes on the five albums that tinted his musical roots.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Various artists — The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack


Soundtrack

Joshua Boydston
Just two years removed from winning Best Okie Feature at deadCENTER Film Festival, the comedy The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher saw a digital release just this May, with its accompanying soundtrack hitting shelves.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tunes by 10

To celebrate a decade of bringing indie and alternative acts to Norman, Opolis has assembled quite a lineup for a free, two-day show.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Opolis X
6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Searching for Sonny

At least two-thirds of it is worth seeking out.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Through nearly every frame of the indie crime comedy Searching for Sonny, it is obvious that writer/director Andrew Disney's debut would not exist if not for Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. That 1996 cult classic bears a quirky, amiable stamp in the way it deals with three lovable losers, which Disney has done his best to duplicate, right down to its distinctive beats and rhythms.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sexing up the spectrum

Colourmusic, Stillwater’s critically acclaimed rock band on the rise, explores carnal knowledge on ‘My _____ Is Pink.’


Music

Stephen Carradini
Colourmusic with Other Lives
Friday 
ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 323 E. Sheridan
acm-uco.com, 974-4700
$10
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
 
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