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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

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Boare - "playdatshit"

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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.
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Manmade Objects - Monuments

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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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It's Miller time

Legendary singer/ songwriter Roger Miller is among this year’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees.

Carmen Forman November 16th, 2011

Saturday, ongoing

Out of more than 100 applicants, seven Oklahomans will be inducted into the 84th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees include Gen. Tommy Franks, businessman Harold Hamm, former Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes, former state first lady Cathy Keating, former Williams Companies CEO Steve Malcolm, singer/songwriter Roger Miller and Elizabeth Warren, who recently served as assistant to President Barack Obama.

“They have to have made an impact in their field of work, in the community, in our country or in our world in some meaningful, unique way,” said Shannon Rich, executive director, Oklahoma Heritage Museum.

Each inductee has selected a family member, friend or colleague to present them at the ceremony. Once honored at the formal induction ceremony, inductees will have their portraits on display to the public in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gallery at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, 1400 Classen Drive.

Each of the seven inductees is being honored for very different reasons. For example, Keating is being honored for her international prayer service following the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing and for the creation of the nonprofit Friends of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion organization.

Miller, perhaps best-known for “King of the Road,” will be posthumously inducted, and his wife will accept the award on his behalf.

“I’m very proud of the class we’re inducting,” Rich said. “I think we have a very diverse group of people.”

The black-tie dinner and ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. For more information, call 235-4458 or visit —Carmen Forman

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