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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.

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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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Mumford’s the word!

Mumford & Sons, Magnetic Zeros to headline September music festival in Guthrie.

Zach Hale February 5th, 2013

Grammy-nominated folk-rock sensations Mumford & Sons are coming to Oklahoma. The British four-piece band will perform Saturday, Sept. 7 in Guthrie as one leg of the Gentlemen of the Road tour.


Guthrie is one of only five cities in the world — three in the United States — that will host the tour.

The mini-festival will span two nights, with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performing Friday, Sept. 6. Other confirmed featured guests are Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Bear's Den and Half Moon Run, with more to be announced.

Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall told Oklahoma Gazette today that the event will have a celebratory, communal feel.

"The goal is to bring people together to celebrate a specific town through music," Marshall said. "It's to bring people to somewhere they'd not been before to celebrate all the things we love. … We love places we've never been to before. Your country, for example, is fucking mental and we love it."

He added that he especially looks forward to his first trip to the Sooner State.

"People are more openly enthusiastic [in America]. I think generally there's less cynicism in your country. Also, people are prepared to travel. That's an American thing, I think," Marshall said. “Guthrie, specifically, is a town that lots of musicians rave about. They're like, 'It's fucking awesome; it's mental,' and that's why we want to go there. That's why we love touring."

Two-day tickets are $109 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, exclusively at Gentlemen of the Road’s website. —Zach Hale

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02.05.2013 at 07:55 Reply

My name's Bethany Ohlin and I've posted what I hope is a courteous (albeit bold) request to consider the above bands on M&S Facebook wall under "posts from others" 

PLEASE LIKE/COMMENT THAT POST! Bring your own recommendations!

You can't receive if you don't ask! Carpe Diem!

so let's start some good ol' grassroots buzz going and support our local boys!