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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Well, frequently asked by Oklahoma Gazette, that is. We polled 12 local acts about their expectations for South by Southwest.

Stephen Carradini March 16th, 2011

If Oklahoma sounds a bit quieter today than usual, it’s for good reason: A slew of state musicians are in Texas, at Austin’s South by Southwest music conference, running through Saturday.

Many are part of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office’s Buffalo Lounge showcase; some even answered this question for us: What are your goals and expectations for the event?

The Pretty Black Chains
second SXSW appearance
“Just to do what we do: Generate some buzz, play some shows, expose people to our newer sound we have now (it’s changed a lot since we last played there), etc. We are very confident with what we’ve got going now. It’s a fun week, and I’m sure we’ll spend some quality time with the other Oklahoma bands, see some shows and meet some people as well.”

Kite Flying Robot
first SXSW appearance
“We’re looking forward to supporting our fellow Oklahoma musicians and artists. There are so many incredible unique Okie acts traveling to SXSW that I hope get good exposure and prove Oklahoma has a stellar and cutting-edge music scene. We also hope to visit our favorite taco spots, score some good free Austin beer, have a hell of a lot of fun and not go insane while looking for parking.”

The Boom Bang
second SXSW appearance
“To see how many Vulcan ice cream shops and Vulcan toy stores we can hit. We expect to eat a lot of Vulcan ice cream and explore many Vulcan toy stores in the SXSW stardate 2011.”

Colourmusic fifth SXSW appearance
“To promote the hell out our evil new album, ‘My _____ Is Pink.’ We aim to destroy.”

Ryan Lawson
first SXSW appearance

“Mostly, I expect to have a good time. I hope to establish myself a little more with the Oklahoma folks who will be at the showcase. And I’m looking forward to being heard by some new ears.

I’m looking forward to spreading the word about what Oklahoma has going on within its borders when it comes to music. Getting a communicative net work between the Austin music folks and the Oklahomans I play along with and love is what I expect to accomplish.”

first SXSW appearance

“We just want to play well at our show for the Buffalo Lounge and make sure we get to play a couple parties. We want to represent Oklahoma! We really just want to meet new bands/people. As long as we all make it back at the end of the week with all of our equipment, we’ll be happy.”

Scarlitt Redemption
first SXSW appearance

“Our main goal is to burst onto the scene and get our message some exposure through our music. And of course, we are looking forward to meeting new people, making new fans and enjoying the whole experience of it all.”

John Fullbright
second SXSW appearance
“Since I didn’t get an official showcase last year or this year, I go down just to do the free stuff, really. I have no expectations, except to have fun and see friends and play music.”

third SXSW appearance

“I hope to meet more artists like myself, who are coming up. I also want to get my music to new people and meet friends of mine that I’ve never met in person or some that I’ve met on the road and haven’t seen in a while.”

first SXSW appearance
“Our intentions are to be in the moment, because we don’t know what to expect. We want to meet up with bands.”

Emory Grey
first SXSW appearance
“To get the word out about the new album, ‘Flannel,’ being released this spring!”

the SKYS
first SXSW appearance

“We hope to network with music industry professionals, and connect with others in the business to learn ways that we can move our music forward in this everchanging entertainment business.”

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