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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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Soundcheck: Woody Awards nominations

Cast your vote now for Oklahoma Gazette's annual local music awards!

Matt Carney February 22nd, 2012

It’s nom-nom-nomination time in Oklahoma!


Back after a long year of rocking and rolling, hipping and hopping, twanging and clapping, Oklahoma Gazette’s Woody Awards are once again calling for nominations.

You may nominate up to three bands in as many of the categories as you wish by commenting on this article with your picks (see the example below). Please be sure to enter your nominations for multiple categories in one post. Nominating two separate times in the same category is disallowed. Nominations after March 7 will not be accepted. You may also vote by emailing me at

The categories are:
—Best in Rock
—Best in Pop  
—Best in Folk
—Best in Jazz
—Best in Metal
—Best in Country
—Best in Blues
—Best in Rap/Hip-Hop
—Best in R&B
—Best in Electronic
—Best DJ
—Best Cover Band
—Best Emerging Act
—Best Record Store
—Best Live Music Venue
—Best Music Information Source (other than Oklahoma Gazette)
—People’s Choice

Example ballot:
-Best in Metal: Trollpunt, Quorthorn's Lament, Bill Paxton and the Angry Druids
-Best DJ: DJ Jazzy Geoffrey, Dopecision
-Best in Rap/Hip-hop: Lil' Skeetz
-Best Cover Band: Elton Juan

Vote now, or forever hold your peace! —Matt Carney
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02.22.2012 at 09:26 Reply

-Best in Rock: In Union

-Best Emerging Act: In Union


02.22.2012 at 10:05 Reply

Best in Rock: Colourmusic

Best in Rap: Privaledge

Best in Electronic: Kids at the Bar

Best DJ: DJ Neu

Best Cover Band: My So Called Band, FauxKISS

Best Record Store: Charleys

Best Live Music Venue: vzd

People's Choice: Skating Polly


02.22.2012 at 10:12 Reply

Best in Rock: Pole Position, Rainbows Are Free, 

Best in Metal: Rainbows Are Free, Cyclops, Exitium

Best in Rap/Hip Hop: Jabee

Best Cover Band: My So Called Band, Syke, John Wayne's Bitches

Best Record Store: Guestroom Records

Best Music Information Source: Oklahoma


02.22.2012 at 10:17 Reply

—Best in Rock:Fire Bad!, Billy Joe Winghead 
—Best DJ: Chang and Eng Sound System
—Best Emerging Act:Fire Bad!
—People’s Choice: Fire Bad!


02.22.2012 at 11:00 Reply

—Best in Rock Modern Rock Diaries
—Best in Rap/Hip-Hop Warrbuckss
—Best in R&B Born in November
—Best in Electronic Kids at the Bar
—Best DJ Switch
—Best Record Store Guestroom
—Best Live Music Venue VZDs
—Best Music Information Source (other than Oklahoma Gazette) SoSix mag