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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
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GDP — Useless Eaters


He hates everything; listeners win

Stephen Carradini April 7th, 2011

Here’s a partial list of things that rapper GDP is angry about: rampant drug use, alcoholism, loose sex, children as a result of that loose sex, corporations running everything, excess destroying the environment, aimless youth, cult of celebrity, posers and even rappers.

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Example rap: “What kind of person could I possibly become when my personality is dependent on a drug / And usually more than one, ’cause too much of anything is never enough.”

In short, GDP hates modern rap. That’s enough to make me recommend it to you. But before you think this is an “ABC Afterschool Special,” note this choice line: “Fucking gas is too expensive, man / Better send some more fucking troops / Start a fucking draft.”

Yes, he also hates senseless war, poverty, overmedication, taxes, FEMA … OK, pretty much everything. He’s anti-authoritarian and anti-proletariat. I’m not sure who GDP likes, but his upset insights are delivered in a brutal, brittle, confrontational style that grabs my ears and doesn’t let go. Pair his excellent rapping with grimy, grinding, claustrophobic beats, and his “Useless Eaters” album becomes easily my favorite of the year so far in that genre.

You can stream the whole thing here, and I advise you do, no matter what type of rap you like.

 
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