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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.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0

Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots - “When I Was Young”

Every artist should be the star of their own creative life, which makes Kyle Reid’s steps out of the shadows of the many ensembles and supporting roles he has played in Oklahoma bands over the years to front and center on stage feel like a just journey.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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Alt-country group The Silos make OKC stop on tour


Rob Collins March 15th, 2007

Losing your record label funding and a big-name producer sometimes can be the best scenario.  Just ask Walter Salas-Humara, guitarist and vocalist of The Silos. The stalwart rockers were...

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Losing your record label funding and a big-name producer sometimes can be the best scenario. 
 
Just ask Walter Salas-Humara, guitarist and vocalist of The Silos. The stalwart rockers were poised to record 20 days when Dualtone Records pulled the funding, leaving the band with enough money to eke out four days.
 
"We actually didn't listen to playback. We just played the songs, and if it felt right with the headphones on, we would just roll it back," Salas-Humara said.
 
20 YEARS STRONG
The Silos' current tour should warm the hearts of middle-aged alt-rockers who remember when R.E.M. was on I.R.S. Records. Salas-Humara said the set list will include highlights of the back catalog of The Silos' storied alt-country career, which commenced with a "best New American Band" nod from Rolling Stone back in 1988.
 
"It makes me feel mature," he said, putting that critical acclaim into perspective in 2007. "It makes me feel grateful I'm still alive. It went by really fast. I must say, it doesn't seem like 20 years, that's for sure." "Rob Collins

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