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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.
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

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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Lip service

In which a podcaster drunk-dials a rock star.

Stephen Carradini July 13th, 2011

No Fun Intended’s live podcast Thursday at The 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 N.W. 51st, has scored one hot guest: The Flaming Lips’ ringmaster, Wayne Coyne.

It started when Ryan Drake, who runs the podcast with Allan Pellegrin, mentioned Coyne in a tweet.

“I think it was around the time he joined Twitter,” Drake said. “I don’t think he knew how to use Twitter, and he accidentally followed me because I said something about him.”

Several tweet conversations later, Coyne agreed to a podcast interview.

Well, in principle. Then it fizzled out until Drake ran into Coyne at The Drunken Fry and scored his number.

“I’ve drunk-dialed him so many times,” said Drake, who has expanded from initial drunken podcasts into stand-up comedy. That’s why Drake told Coyne the live interview needed to be on a Thursday, when OKC Comedy has a standing Speakeasy gig.

Although it wasn’t yet spring, July 14 was the first date that both No Fun Intended guys and Coyne were available. In the meantime, No Fun Intended kept busy interviewing people like rapper Johnny Polygon and comedian Rob Delaney. The podcast currently sits at approximately 2,000 listeners, although Thursday’s interview with Coyne could raise that.

Aside from the Q-and-A, the 8:30 p.m. event includes music from Deerpeople and comedy by BradChad Porter. Admission is free.

For more information, call 463-0470. —Stephen Carradini

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