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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

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.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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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