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Topic: Ryan Lawson

Ain’t no ‘Hack’

Listen to local Ryan Lawson’s new album, ‘Hack & Saw Nation,’ for free.

Choctaw folkie and singer/songwriter Ryan Lawson recently announced the release of his new album, “Hack & Saw Nation,” which you can stream for free or purchase at his Bandcamp page. Two live-recorded songs, “One Year Ago” and “Toxic Fumes,” are also available for free.

Lawson’s signature croon is a state treasure, and comes bolstered here by Melissa Stevens’ backing vocals. Also featured on the album are guitarist Aaron Tackett, bassist Kristina Tackett, multi-intstrumentalist Brad Fielder and fiddle player Daniel Foulks (who made an OKS appearance on video just a few weeks ago).

Can’t recommend this one enough. Stream it below, and do consider shelling out a couple of bucks for this one. “Broken Record”’s worth the $5 itself.

by Matt Carney 10.18.2011 2 years ago
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Celebrate boys, b-days and 'staches

This month, give cancer the middle finger.

Do you like boys? I do.

You've probably noticed your Facebook and Twitter feeds filled with the pleas of your men who are growing 'staches in honor of “Movember.”

They want you to donate to their cause. Now, if you're like me, you are generally inundated with the pleas of many for some sort of financial support. After the budgeting and balancing of that hard-earned paycheck, sometimes there's only a meager sum left for the good of mankind.

I urge you to consider the Movember Madness. This movement funds awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

Think about your favorite man. Who is it?

Well, I'll tell you who mine is.

It's this guy right here – my grandfather, who the family lovingly refers to as “Pawpaw.”

You might be wondering what this has to do with 'staches and such. I'll tell you:
1. He's a man.
2. He's a prostate cancer survivor.
3. It's his 75th birthday today.

Without the amazing research done, my Pawpaw might not be here today. And I wouldn't have pictures like this:





As you can see, I'm not the only person who would miss him. His honey of 53 years (and counting) would, too.

The point is: Cancer sucks and research costs money. So, get involved if you love your men as much as I love mine!

Though Pawpaw doesn't have a Facebook and isn't growing a 'stache in honor of the cause, there are many people who are. Find yourself a participant and give a little love so we can have more moments like this:


Oklahoma boys growin' 'staches:
• musician Ryan Lawson
• OK native Johnny Perkins
• the Oklahoma City Barons
by Jenn Scott 11.04.2011 2 years ago
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OKSee in 2011: 40 honorable-mention albums

Let’s look back at the year in music: part 4.

My OKSee predecessor, Stephen Carradini, and I received hundreds of physical copies submitted to our little cubicle in the back of the Gazette offices this year, in addition to the hundreds of digital solicitations from PR companies, in addition to the occasional, much-appreciated, personal hand-changing of musical media, be that CD, vinyl or yes, even cassette tape.

It’s a ton of music to listen to, but we were up to the task. The sonic wheat’s now sorted from the chaff, and not in any particular order. So peruse our list for those quality albums you may have missed, recall a few you’ve forgotten and hopefully even find a new artist to love in the process. Let’s get started.

1. Fucked Up — “David Comes to Life”





2. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — “Belong”


3. Matt the Electrician — “Accidental Thief”


4. Horse Thief — “Grow Deep, Grow Wild”


5. Kurt Vile — “Smoke Ring for My Halo”


6. Beetyman — “The Underdog”


7. Youth Lagoon — “The Year of Hibernation”




8. Neon Indian — “Era Extraña”


9. The Drums — “Portamento”


10. Wilco — “The Whole Love”


11. Laura Marling — “A Creature I Don’t Know”




12. Yuck — “Yuck”


13. Icona Pop — “Nights Like This EP”


14. Ryan Lawson and the Hack & Saw Nation — “Hack and Saw Nation”


15. Riley Jantzen — “Feathers”


16. The Workweek — “Promises, Promises”


17. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks — “Mirror Traffic”




18. Small Sur — “Tones”


19. Wye Oak — “Civilian”


20. The Roots — “undun”


21. Crown Imperial — “Crown Imperial”


22. The Damn Quails — “Down the Hatch”


23. Zach Winters — “They Were Longing for a Better Country”


24. Twin Sister — “In Heaven”


25. St. Vincent — “Strange Mercy”


26. The Weeknd — “House of Balloons”



27. Kanye West & Jay-Z — “Watch the Throne”




28. Washed Out — “Within and Without”


29. Givers — “In Light”


30. tUnE-yArDs — “w h o k i l l”


31. Manchester Orchestra — “Simple Math”


32. Josh Sallee — “Return to Sender”


33. Kite Flying Robot — “Solid Gold”


34. Death Cab for Cutie — “Codes and Keys”


35. Chris Bathgate — “Salt Year”


36. Smith Westerns — “Dye It Blonde”


37. Danny Brown — “XXX”


38. Destroyer — “Kaputt”





39. A$AP Rocky — “LIVELOVEA$AP”


40. Cut Copy — “Zonoscope”



OKS in 2011 — Monday:  Your Most-Viewed Music Videos
OKS in 2011 — Tuesday:  The Year in Photos
OKS in 2011 — Wednesday: By the numbers
OKS in 2011 — Thursday: OKSee's Honorable Mention Albums of the Year
OKS in 2011 — Friday: OKSee's 30 Favorite Albums of 2011

by Matt Carney 12.22.2011 2 years ago
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Black Canyon

Looking for some locally grown alt-country?


Music

Matt Carney
The subject of budding Okie videographer Nathan Poppe’s debut documentary, the foot-stomping Enid alt-country dudes in Black Canyon released their debut record “Battlefield Darlins” on Bandcamp.com last month, and — happy surprise! — they recruited Sherree Chamberlain to guest as the gal in this musical romance.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paint the town Red

Bids and bachelors combine to benefit the YWCA.


Features

Jenn Scott

Red Night
8 p.m. Saturday
Cafe Nova
4308 N. Western
cafenova.com

525-6682
$5

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Woody would pick ’er

The best in metro music, right here!


Music

Rod Lott and Stephen Carradini
With thousands of votes submitted, the people have spoken! These are your winners of Oklahoma Gazette’s Woody Awards for 2011!
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
 
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