Saturday 12 Jul

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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5 WTF Facts About Justin Bieber

No, really, these are true.

Rod Lott July 3rd, 2013

If you are a parent to a tween girl, you likely already know what I'm about to say in the next sentence. Yesterday, teen idol Justin Bieber returned to Oklahoma City to invade the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno. But did you know these five things about the 19-year-old Biebz?


1. The spelling feature of the layout program Adobe InDesign does not recognize “Bieber” as a word. It does, however, suggest “babyish” for a replacement.  

2. Bieber employed a full-time “swag coach” to teach the teen “different swaggerific things to do.” On a related note, the U.S. Department of Labor calculates the current unemployment rate at 7.6 percent.

3. He is rumored to have hooked up with Miley Cyrus. At press time, the two sport a similar haircut.

4. Bieber may have left a questionable message in Amsterdam’s Anne Frank House guest book (“Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber”), but he’s not stupid. Witness his statements to Rolling Stone magazine ...
• on his race: “I’m actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas.”
• on politics: “I'm not sure about the [political] parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that's bad.”
• on abortion: “It's like killing a baby.”
• on abortion in case of rape: “Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason.”

5. YouTube allows you to watch a loop of Bieber getting killed on a 2011 guest appearance on CSI, for 10 straight hours. So there's that. —Rod Lott

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07.03.2013 at 02:55 Reply

This is the full quote regarding the rape comment, which Rolling Stone asked. I would be grateful if you could amend your text so it's accurate. Thank you. 



"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber says.

"It's like killing a baby."

Q: How about in cases of rape?

A: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."