Wednesday 16 Apr

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.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

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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Several music giants recorded live albums in OKC

Thomas Anderson March 15th, 2007

There have been more live albums recorded in Oklahoma City than one might think. Here is a sampling:   Ernest Tubb " "On Tour"Recorded live at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in 1962, it has long been allege...

There have been more live albums recorded in Oklahoma City than one might think. Here is a sampling:
Ernest Tubb " "On Tour"
Recorded live at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in 1962, it has long been alleged that these tracks weren't live at all.
Neil Young " "Time Fades Away"
Released in 1973, this live album of then-unreleased material is culled from many different shows, including one at The Myriad in OKC. Two tracks come from that show: the title track and "L.A."
The Replacements " "The Shit Hits the Fans"
When the 'Mats played the old Bowery circa their "Let It Be" album, some wise guy decided to make a little souvenir for himself by surreptitiously taping the show.

The band found out about it, took the tape, and officially released it as a cassette.
Chet Baker " "Out of Nowhere"
This disc features the jazz titan in his twilight years, live at the Nine of Cups in Tulsa on Christmas Eve of 1982.

While the long years of heroin abuse had taken their toll, Baker still was compelling.
The Grateful Dead " "Dick's Picks, Vol. 19"
Recorded live at the Fairgrounds Arena in OKC in October 1973, this three-disc extravaganza is among the best of the extensive "Dick's Picks" series of Dead shows.
Elvis Presley " "Spring Tours '77"
Recorded in the dark months before Elvis permanently left the building, this 23-track compilation is available only from Graceland. Four songs here were recorded at the second night of Elvis' March appearance in Norman at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Merle Haggard " "Okie from Muskogee"
Released in 1969, this is the quintessential live-in-Oklahoma album, taped in Muskogee. "Thomas Anderson
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