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Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0
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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 Best bring a date. —Matt Carney

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