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Now in its 20th year, Blue Door’s annual Woody Guthrie tribute fetes folk’s finest, from California to the New York Island

20th Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie 7 p.m. Sunday The Blue Door 2805 N. McKinley http://www.bluedoorokc.com 524-0738 $20 Greg Johnson said, “The Blue Door is a pretty sacred spot for Woody Guthrie songs.” He should know. As co-owner of The Blue Door, he’s been hosting tribute shows to Guthrie since 1994. The series started in

Powerhouse rockers Emit issue intelligent anthems as they hone their skills through higher education

 Emit with The RocketTops, Wunderjazz and Tree Farmer 7 p.m. Friday ACM@UCO Performance Lab 323 E. Sheridan http://www.emitrock.com $5 OK, yes, a mature understanding of the value of a college degree isn’t exactly in lockstep with the rock-‘n’-roll lifestyle, but like any career, knowledge is power. Members of Emit, Oklahoma City’s emerging powerhouse rock band,

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin hails from Missouri, exports power pop

 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin with Junebug Spade 9 p.m. Wednesday Opolis 113 N. Crawford, Norman http://www.starlightmints.com/opolis.html 820-0951 $8 advance, $10 door Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is certainly one of the more unwieldy band names in rock ‘n’ roll history, an especially impressive distinction in a field that’s witnessed The Voluptuous Horror

Christopher Wray has soul … plus heart

Graham Colton’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Concert with Christopher Wray, Sherree Chamberlain, Matt Stansberry and The City Lives 9 p.m. Wednesday Bricktown Brewery 1 N. Oklahoma http://www.bricktownbrewery.com 232-2739 $20 Those unfamiliar with Christopher Wray might be in for a shock when seeing him live for the first time. “I get surprised comments quite a bit,”

To celebrate its first year back on the air, The Spy throws an all-star shindig and continues its mission of supporting local musicians.

Spy’s Night Out 7 p.m. Friday The 51st Street Speakeasy 1114 N.W. 51st http://www.51stspeakeasy.com 463-0470 The Spy crept up from the shadows and back onto the radio waves just one year ago. It’s existed in various facets since 1991, but Ferris O’Brien ” a longtime DJ for the station ” was able to relaunch The

Musicians emerge from an artists’ collective to form psych-rock outfit Conspiracy of Angels

Conspiracy of Angels with Bridgewater Band and Aliens Vs. Robots 8 p.m. Saturday The Blue Note 2408 N. Robinson http://www.myspace.com/conspiracyofangels 600-1166 Conspiracy of Angels is not so much a band, as it is the arrowhead for an artist collective its Oklahoma City founders have fostered for three years. On Saturday, the experimental rock group at

Indie rock’s Shearwater dissects our relationship with the natural world

Shearwater with Damien Jurado 9 p.m. Saturday Opolis 113 N. Crawford, Norman http://www.starlightmints.com/opolis.html $12-$14 Shearwater offers an intriguing mix of oddity and familiarity. Elements of folk, baroque pop and post-rock coalesce through music that doesn’t correspond very tightly with any of those styles. Call it “naturalistic chamber drama” because of its rich, orchestral mien; dynamic

Irish eyes are smiling at The Righs, Edmond’s very own Celtic punk band, whose members can’t wait to subvert your expectations

The Righs with The Gunship 8 p.m. Saturday VZD’s Restaurant & Club 4200 N. Western http://www.vzds.com 524-4203 Celtic punk rockers The Righs don’t actually hail from the Emerald Isle, but they are making a good go of mastering the culture. Marrying a love of Irish heritage with their rebellious nature has been at the center

After enduring as many stumbling blocks as there are colors in the rainbow, indie rock’s Colour Revolt is ready to shine

Colour Revolt with The City Lives and Coney Island 7 p.m. Thursday The Conservatory 8911 N. Western http://www.conservatoryokc.com 607-4805 $8-$10 It’s been a quick, but rocky, road for indie-rock upstart Colour Revolt. Over the course of its five-year career, most things have tended to come in reverse. Playing Thursday at The Conservatory, the Mississippi-based group

Thanks to these local rockers, kids’ music no longer has to induce nausea

Three-year-olds are scolded by adults when they misbehave, not vice versa. That is, unless you’re Brendan Parker. “It’s humbling when a 3-year-old tells you you’ve messed up,” said Parker, a kids’ musician. “It’s a good weird.” It seems that, regardless of age, everyone’s a critic. But a significant portion of “everyone” has been quick to

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