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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

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
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And it feels so good. Former classmates Adam & Kizzie found love later in life, only to make beautiful music together.

Louis Fowler July 24th, 2013

Adam & Kizzie
8-10 p.m. Friday
Lower Bricktown Plaza
115 E. Reno


Oklahoma City musical duo Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter’s story is like something out of a romance. Classmates at Classen School of Advanced Studies, they went their separate ways after graduation, until 2011, when fate drew them back together.

“We were both going through some pretty heavy transitions in life, going through our depressions, so when we first started hanging out again as friends, music just became something else for us to do,” Adam Ledbetter said. “From there, it just kind of took off. We started developing feelings for each other. We say that music is the third part of our relationship: It’s me; it’s Kizzie; and it’s music. There’s really no way to have any of the other two without one or the other.”

Now married and performing full-time as Adam and Kizzie, the two will perform their specialized brand of pop-centric soul, which they call “Eedo,” Friday night at Lower Bricktown Plaza.

“‘Eedo’ is a word of our own creation that signifies the freedom to operate outside the boundaries. There’s no other really way to describe it,” he said. “It’s a really eclectic blend, but it’s not clichéd eclectic. We have really diverse influences, so our music is kind of like thrift-store shopping: You take what you find, mix it together and every outfit is different.”

The goal, he said, is always to have something fresh.

“Even if we’re doing the same song, it might be informed by one thing one night, and something totally different the next night,” he said.

Kizzie Ledbetter added that what makes their stage performances so appealing is that their obvious chemistry goes “beyond music.”

“I don’t pretend to know that I’ve seen every musician here, but one thing that I do know is there isn’t a married couple doing what we’re doing: playing the piano and singing, writing their own music,” she said. “There’s not a Southern twang to it; there’s not an east-side twang to it. We cover all the ground, music-wise.”

It can be heard on their latest album, The Book of Eedo Vol. 1. The disc has brought them new fans eager to see the couple perform live.

“Our music is for people,” she said. “We don’t do music just for us, and we don’t do music for the sake of making money and putting out a record. We write stuff that others can relate to; we make it for everybody. We want to, in some way, touch someone with our music. It’ll make you think; it’ll make you feel; and even if it makes you cry, you'll feel good afterward.”

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