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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.
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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OKC artist formerly with The Fellowship Students releases solo album


Charles Martin March 22nd, 2007

Bands generally recoil from the term "concept album" for fear of being pretentious. But Matt Brown, formerly of The Fellowship Students, declares it proudly.   "The problem is, it's for ...

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Bands generally recoil from the term "concept album" for fear of being pretentious. But Matt Brown, formerly of The Fellowship Students, declares it proudly.
 
"The problem is, it's for music nerds," Brown said. "When most people buy an album, they listen to four or five songs. There aren't enough people who will smoke a joint, put on headphones and pay attention for 50 minutes to an hour and a half."
 
Regardless of what one thinks of concept albums, Brown's first solo outing, "Rainbow Around the Sun," is not pretentious. It is track after track of engaging and colorful pop songs that guide the listener through a story, rather than dragging them.
 
FUTURE PLANS
The album was finished in the fall, but Brown became involved in a feature-length movie based on the record, which put the disc's release on hold through the winter.
 
He relishes the idea of creating an album that demands astute attention and repeated listens. He next plans a country opera. "Charles Martin

 
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