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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.
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

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Who deserves a Woody?

Vote now, vote proud in our annual local music awards

Stephen Carradini March 22nd, 2011

Seeing such immense Oklahoma talent at The Buffalo Lounge in South by Southwest reminds me that it’s time again for The Woody Awards. 


Yes, the Oklahoma Gazette’s annual local music awards are back, and we need your help nominating the best acts for the prestigious honor.

Nominate up to three bands in any of the below categories by commenting on this article with your picks. You may enter nominations for multiple categories in one post. Nominating twice in the same category is disallowed. Nominating ends at midnight Sunday, March 27.

Example entries:
• Best Cover Band: U3 and Bavid Dowie
• Best in Rock: Tom and the Snares, Hardcore Knitting and Eeeew
• Best Blues: The Hot Oatmeal Blues Quartet

People’s Choice can be from any genre; it is purely what you want to tout as the best act in Oklahoma City. And although the Gazette is awesome, we’d like to know where else you get your local music info for the Music Information Source category (blogs, websites, publications, etc.).

The categories:
• Best in Rock
• Best in Pop  
• Best in Folk
• Best in Jazz
• Best in Metal
• Best in Country
• Best in Blues
• Best in Rap/Hip-Hop
• Best in R&B
• Best in Electronic
• Best DJ
• Best Cover Band
• Best Emerging Act
• Best Record Store
• Best Live Music Venue
• Best Music information source (not the Gazette)
• People’s Choice

Vote now in the comment section and be sure to pick up our annual Soundcheck issue on April 6 for the winners!

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03.22.2011 at 10:13 Reply

Best in Rock: The Non, Colourmusic

Best in Jazz: JFJO

Best Record Store: Guestroom

Best Music Info Source:



03.22.2011 at 10:18 Reply

The Purple Church Best Emerging Act


03.22.2011 at 10:30 Reply

Rock: The Purple Church

Folk: Ryan Lawson

Country: Ryan Lawson

Emerging Act: The Purple Church

Venue: Conservatory

People's Choice: Isn't that a pro-wrestler or something?


03.22.2011 at 10:36 Reply

Best in Jazz: JFJO

Best in Folk: Ryan Lawson

Best Live Music Venue: The Deli


03.22.2011 at 10:39 Reply

Best in Blues: Amy Lee and the Second Line

Best in Country: Shotgun Rooster

Best in Folk: Dave Broyles

Best in Rock: Dr. Pants

Best Live Music Venue: VZD's

Best Emerging Act: Dave Broyles

Best Record Store: Guestroom Records