Saturday 19 Apr

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.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

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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Evanescence singer hopes to connect with OKC audience

Joshua Michael Torres March 22nd, 2007

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee looks forward to bringing rock to out-of-the-way places that need it most.   "Not that Oklahoma City is the middle of nowhere, but as compared to L. A. or...


Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee looks forward to bringing rock to out-of-the-way places that need it most.
"Not that Oklahoma City is the middle of nowhere, but as compared to L. A. or Chicago," Lee said. "It's more fun to play Salt Lake City because the fans are so excited because they need that release in their life."
Lee said the band, which hails from Little Rock, Ark., has a special relationship with middle-America audiences.
"I think that isolation breeds creativity. It's a lot of boredom. Not having anything to do but go to Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble at night makes you want to stay home and write music," she said.
After several bleak singles, Evanescence's new album, "The Open Door," reflects Lee's new emotional outlook of optimism.
"It takes a lot of bravery to expose such hopeful feelings," she said. "I'm a lot happier now. The new album shares a lot of things, but it has a lot of aggression and baggage. But by the end of it, I felt awesome."
Lee said she is thankful audiences can connect to the music, which she sees as a type of therapy.
"It's venting my deepest fears and sorrows," she said. "It's also love, but a lot of it is venting. A lot of people relate to our music; it's something to connect to. It's encouraging them to be empowered." "Joshua Michael Torres

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