The finals begin 8 p.m. Saturday at ACM@UCO Performance Lab.
Peter Hughes said there is no need to feel sorry for the many post-punk and new-wave musicians of the 1980s beached ashore by the ever-shifting tide of pop culture’s restless ocean. The Mountain Goats bassist thinks society’s changing tastes might have helped force some of them into greater things. Hughes spoke with Oklahoma Gazette…
Keith and Kevin Hodge are known for their YouTube channels TwinMuscle, TheHodgetwins and askhodgetwins.
The 2017 festival includes Nashville songwriters Zac Maloy, Clint Lagerberg and Marcus and Levi Hummon.
Pardo is known for his long-running Never Not Funny podcast and a stint opening for Conan O’Brien’s nightly talk show.
Turner and his friends were involved in a mid-February car accident after a late-night recording session.
Drummer Griffin Goldsmith talks about his family’s music tradition, Bob Dylan’s songwriting legacy and We’re All Gonna Die with Oklahoma Gazette.
The 12-track cover album Redemption & Ruin pays homage to the musical artists who have influenced the band in the past.
“There’s always some kind of Star Wars deep burlesque show in an abandoned steel mill in those cities,” he said. “I often find … when you go to a place where you’re like ‘I don’t know about this,’ it has a cool underbelly of people who show up for the underground thing.”
Vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe developed their theatrical stage dress as a nod to artists like David Bowie and The Supremes.