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OKG Newsletter


Topic: blues

Wanda Jackson — Unfinished Business


Rock

Phil Bacharach
You can’t keep genuine royalty from flaunting their power. Wanda Jackson, the 1950s’ Queen of Rockabilly who set the standard for rock ’n’ roll women and even managed to get Elvis Presley hot and bothered, is back with Unfinished Business.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blues brothers

The latest project of local bluesman Eric ‘Dirty Red’ McDaniel proves that the thrill is far from gone.


Music

Louis Fowler
Cedric Burnside with Dirty Red
9 p.m. Tuesday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$8-$10

 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dirty Red & the Soulshakers — Soul Shakin’


Rock

Louis Fowler
I know most purists would look middle-aged white guys playing soul music and immediately pass — I can’t count how many times I have — but damned if Dirty Red & the Soulshakers don’t rock the joint for all of its juke, lack of pigment notwithstanding.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rebel with a cause


Commentary

Steve Hill
He looked like rock ’n’ roll.
 
Friday, February 1, 2013

’Wood burning

Ramsay Midwood scorches with a flammable mix of psychedelia, country and blues. Listen with caution.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Ramsay Midwood
10 p.m. Friday
The Blue Bonnet
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beaming with blues

In the current blues-rock revival, Luella and the Sun radiate with economy and eccentricity.


Music

Zach Hale
Luella and the Sun with Fiawna Forté
9 p.m. Saturday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Trading places

When might a burgeoning blues-rock band write new songs? Oh, how about ... the live stage? That's how OKC's The Trading Co. operates.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Trading Co. with The Kamals and The Younglings
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No Justice — America’s Son


Country

Louis Fowler
When something really catches my ear, I tend to imagine it in the closing credits of a movie, and then I work backward, formulating a plot and actors. “Never Gonna Be Enough,” the opening track on Red Dirt rockers No Justice’s latest, America's Son, had me doing that within 10 seconds.
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Slim it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
With the album Bull Goose Rooster due next month, Okie blues legend Watermelon Slim and the Workers headline the Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival. Also featuring food, drinks and family-friendly fun, the event stages from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Stephenson Park, at the corner of Fifth Street and South Boulevard in Edmond. Admission is free. Visit edmondjazzandblues.org.

Saturday-Sunday

 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kick-brass

The legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band headlines Norman’s 30th annual Jazz in June concert series.


Music

Aimee Williams
Jazz in June
Thursday-Saturday
Norman
jazzinjune.org
free
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
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