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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.
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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.
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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

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.
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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Hudson Moore found the country stage, not college, to be his calling.

Joshua Boydston May 9th, 2012

Spring Jam with Hudson Moore, Casey Donahew Band, Sunny Ledfurd and The Damn Quails
5:30 p.m. Saturday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$22-$25

Hudson Moore is something of a young gun on the country circuit. At just 22, he’d seem more at place at college than opening for the likes of Alan Jackson. In truth, he’d be right in the thick of finals if not dropping out to pursue music full-time.

“I had these songs that I had written over the past five or so years and recorded it there in Austin, and we just got a really good reaction,” Moore said of his debut album, 2010’s Fireworks. “Before you know it, we were booked to play every night of the week. My desire to play music was greater than school. We were having to turn down good opportunities, so I decided to put my education on hold.”

Although the Texan thought he’d ditched the world of ramen noodles for bar gigs, he soon found himself thrust into a different kind of freshman year, attempting to find footing alongside contemporary country and Red Dirt favorites like Kevin Fowler and Reckless Kelly.

“It’s kind of like a fraternity. They are all brothers. I’m kind of the newcomer … the pledge,” Moore said.

“Pat Green has taken me under his wing, introducing me to his fan base. For someone like that I’ve always looked up to, it’s really special.”

Moore is in the midst of recording a follow-up EP and single for release early this summer. He said the material will be more focused on a pop-country sound than Fireworks, which recalls anything from Keith Urban to B.B. King to Dave Matthews in the span of a song or two.

“There were so many different sounds.

People didn’t really know how to describe me. That first album was a chance for me to play around in the studio, to grow as an artist and put down any idea I had,” Moore said. “Now, I’m concentrating my efforts and finding myself as an artist. The more you play, the more you find out who you are and what you want to say.”


 
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