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IndianGiver - Understudies

There’s a difference between being derivative and being inspired by something, a line a lot of artists can’t seem to find — or at least don’t care to.
04/22/2014 | Comments 0

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.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

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.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

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.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

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
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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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