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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.

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Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
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Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0

Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots - “When I Was Young”

Every artist should be the star of their own creative life, which makes Kyle Reid’s steps out of the shadows of the many ensembles and supporting roles he has played in Oklahoma bands over the years to front and center on stage feel like a just journey.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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OKC rapper Nymasis flexes his skills

Wins Oklahoma City’s “Hottest on the Scene MC” battle, prepares new album

Stephen Carradini May 4th, 2011

Rapper Nymasis’ 11 years of performing have given him experience he feels no one in town can top.

“A lot of these cats, they come with premeditated stuff, but I come with the essence of true battle rap,” said Nymasis (pronounced “nemesis”). “There’s no one here who can mess with me.”

The rapper, legal name Anthony Tee, recently proved his words with a win in Oklahoma City’s “Hottest on the Scene MC” battle. Although he’s proud of his victory and his past local and national battle-rap success, he’s got a different focus at the moment.

“The battle rapping is for showing skills, but what really counts is making music,” he said.

He is finishing a new album called “The Legendary Loogie Hocker, Vol. 2,” which should be out in a few months. Nymasis has released many mixtapes, albums and EPs, but none were digital. Only recently did several online videos of his battles appear. Web marketing efforts on his new album will be turning over a new leaf for him, as “Vol. 2” will sport iTunes and Bandcamp support.

“I’m getting into the new century,” he said. No matter which direction he goes, his rhymes precede him. “You can ask anybody anywhere, and they’ll say I’m the real deal,” Nymasis said. “I’m gonna flex that.” —Stephen Carradini

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