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Songs of the South

The Kamals Photo: Stephen Carradini Taking place March 12-17, the event’s switch from the single-story Friends Bar to The 512, a two-story location, allowed for two stages without too much noise interference, which is almost always a problem at SXSW. The open-air upstairs stage had a bit of peripheral sound invasion, but even during Samantha

SXSW 2013: OK Sweetheart / Defining Times / Samantha Crain

OK Sweetheart knows how to write a pop tune, whether it’s a slow ballad or a peppy, full-band sing-along. The Tulsa quintet showed both sides of their prowess during its set. The latter were marked by enthusiastic clapping from the band and audience. This energy carried over to the songwriting, as the bass lines were

One in Three

center Nathan Mickle “My parents always had a bunch of Frank Sinatra records lying around, along with Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr. … all of those guys I would sing along to,” Mickle said. “The records actually taught me how to sing before I even really got into it professionally.” A music career almost

It’s a TV-on-DVD fall frenzy!

The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season Now that the third season has started, I guess we’ll know soon enough, but The Walking Dead must figure out a way to deliver a consistent season. It delivers awesome season openers and closers, but the ones in between can be maddening; they can take several episodes to

Affair of the hard

Photo: Chris Hultner The usual suspects of street punk brought the guys behind Violent Affair together: The Unseen, Broken Bones, Krum Bums and so on. But when it came time to record the Oklahoma City band’s latest material — the recently released, two-song EP, A Call to Arms — the five-piece sought inspiration through Nintendo.

Last chance

Deer Creek isn’t known as a birthplace of rock music … yet. At Long Last, a band of four Deer Creek High School students, is on the rise, having opened for the likes of Forever the Sickest Kids, Go Radio and Greyson Chance. Singer-songwriter Jordan Lindley and drummer Carson Hawkins started playing together at their

Ox rocks

Making music comes naturally to Oklahoma City brothers Sam and Ray Ashford, who made it official by s tarting a band together in 2009. With big choruses and mellow verses, Oxford Town has been described as garage blues with a hint of grudge. A reflection of their shared musical taste, their band name is taken

Ryan’s hope

Ryan Lindsey hasn’t been himself for almost two years. The local musician and songwriter has kept busy in the interim — jaunts with Starlight Mints and poppunk band Broncho have more than helped him fill the hours — but it’s apparently high time for an accidental and slightly premature comeback. “I’ve been working on my

You can dance

But in the United States at least, more people may be dancing than ever before, thanks to hit television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” plus Broadway-style shows like “Burn the Floor,” which came through Oklahoma City earlier this year. “I think it’s had a tremendous impact,” said

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