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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.
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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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Soundcheck: The Prids


Matt Carney August 17th, 2011

The Prids survived more social shake-ups than most families. Fifteen years, a handful of city-to-city moves, a marriage and a divorce ago, there were just David Frederickson and Mistina La Fave, who started making music together in a little corner of Missouri.

The pair wound up in Portland, Ore., in 1999, where they started recording a certain subconsciously subterranean, guitar-driven music with catchy, but still literary lines sung boy-girl. And don’t forget the special ingredient: just the right amount of distortion.

Last year’s “Chronosynclastic” draws all this musical influence in and emotes it over 15 years’ worth of life experience. Frederickson said on the band’s website that it’s thematically concerned with the passage of time. Don’t confuse that with nostalgia, however; The Prids are far more than worn-out rockers. “I’ll Wait” is four and a half minutes about embracing what’s undesirable about yourself and sharing it with another. Few musicians ever reach that depth of emotional security.

At 8 p.m. Friday, The Prids bring their romantic, shoegazey brand of indie rock to The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western. Also appearing are Crown Imperial and Walking Relic; tickets are $7. For more information, visit conservatoryokc.com. Best bring a date. —Matt Carney

 
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