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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
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Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
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Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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DJ Funke says mixing for OKC's Bricktown no different than Vegas


Joshua Michael Torres February 22nd, 2007

DJ Graham Funke has played parties for Marilyn Manson, Jack Osbourne and porn star Jenna Jameson. But Oklahoma City is no different.   "Honestly I'm gonna give the same level of performance for either...

DJ Graham Funke has played parties for Marilyn Manson, Jack Osbourne and porn star Jenna Jameson. But Oklahoma City is no different.
 
"Honestly I'm gonna give the same level of performance for either party," he said. "Alcohol has the same effect on everybody else. It goes for whether I am even in Oklahoma or a celebrity party. I'm gonna give it my all. I aim to please."
 
WHAT HE USES
Funke's digital DJ tool of choice utilizes:
" two time-coded vinyl LPs,
" a computer interface and
" a laptop.
 
It enables him to keep true to the vinyl style while giving him unlimited old-school mixing access to 8,000-plus digital music files. 
 
"We're doing a performance. We don't play a whole lot of the song," Funke said. "It's not unforeseeable to hit 200 songs in one night, constantly mixing."
 
KEEP IT GOING
According to Funke, people exhibit a certain excitement, which he keeps going so the dance floor never empties.
 
SKKY Bar manager Tony Henry said that's why he brought Funke to Oklahoma City.
 
"We like the guys who know how to throw a party," Henry said.  "Joshua Michael Torres

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