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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

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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.
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Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

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Rain or shine, the Bricktown Reggae Festival draws crowds eager to hear some of the genre’s best acts.

Ryan Querbach July 27th, 2011

Hey, mon! The 2011 Bricktown Reggae Festival takes place Friday and Saturday night in the heart of Bricktown, on the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, rain or shine.

The annual festival features some of the region’s best reggae music, traditional Caribbean cuisine and a wealth of vendors offering everything from beer to tie-dyed T-shirts.

Friday’s main stage performance schedule is as follows:

—5-6:20 p.m.: The Suspects —6:45-8:15 p.m.: Sam and the Stylees

—8:45-10:05 p.m.: One Love Uprising

—10:30-midnight: The Ark Band Saturday’s main stage performance schedule is as follows:

—4-5 p.m.: The Suspects

—5:20-6:40 p.m.: Sam and the Stylees

—7-8:20 p.m.: Ugly Lion —8:40-10:05 p.m.: Watusi

—10:30-midnight: Carlton Pride and Zion

Lawn chairs are welcome, but the festival prohibits outside food or drinks, coolers, pets, professional video or camera equipment and weapons. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 236-4143 or visit bricktownokc.com.

—Ryan Querbach

Photo by Mark Hancock

 
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