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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Austin

In orbit

When half the crew abandoned ship, The Rocketboys had a problem. With its alt-rock mission looking doomed, the Texas band fought to get back on track.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Rocketboys with Bearcat, Boxing the Stars, Greater Estates and Young Readers
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Expendables 2

Bigger, better, badassier.


Action

Rod Lott
Preceding the start of The Expendables 2 is an ad for its tie-in video game. Why bother playing such a thing when so many sequences of the the movie make you feel like you're doing so already? I mean that as a compliment, because as directed by Simon West (The Mechanic), the sequel’s 15-minute prologue is so unrelenting in nonstop action that it’s likely to turn you giddy.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hinder — Welcome to the Freakshow


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City’s own Hinder is viciously derided even by butt-rock standards, catching just as much flak as Nickelback and Buckcherry, if not more.
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Milwaukee blues

Times have been tough for What Made Milwaukee Famous, but the Austin indie act vows to go up from here.


Music

Joshua Boydston
What Made Milwaukee Famous
9 p.m. Thursday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$7-$10
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Courts of appeal

Rising stars of post-punk, Parquet Courts plot to ‘Light Up’ the ears of listeners nationwide.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Parquet Courts with The Phaggs, Gay Uncle and Glow God
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Bad Granny's Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
528-4585
$7

 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SXSW 2013: Tallows

When experimental rock’s Tallows takes the stage, don’t fret.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Fret-tapping is an alternate way of playing guitar that creates very percussive rhythms out of melodic sounds. Instead of strumming each note, the guitar player taps a finger from the fretting hand against each note on the fretboard. The mesmerizing rapid hand movements are a neat side benefit.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Horse Thief / Colourmusic

Horse Thief takes the reins, while Colourmusic paints music to be felt.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Horse Thief’s act of draping an Oklahoma flag over one of its amp stands may have just been a proud statement of local love, but it is also a reflection of its wide-open, rootsy, rock ’n’ roll sound. The band describes itself as a “psychedelic folk rock band,” and that description isn’t bad, either.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Bowlsey / Desi and Cody / Brave

A triple treat of tuneage.


Music

Stephen Carradini
After an unusually easy commute and parking job, I settled into a chill afternoon at The Buffalo Lounge with Bowlsey, Desi and Cody, and Brave.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

SXSW 2013: Guardant / The Del Toros / The Kamals / Josh Sallee

Just Joshin'. And you?


Music

Stephen Carradini
It only took Guardant 30 seconds to win me completely over to its team. The quintet’s hyperactive, quirky dance pop is simply irresistible.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

SXSW 2013: Zach Winters / Parker Millsap

Zach attack!


Music

Stephen Carradini
Zach Winters’ set of singer/songwriter tunes hinged on the charms of his and other people’s voices.
 
Friday, March 15, 2013
 
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