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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.
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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.
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Norman's Blue Fish music show celebrates 20th gig

Charles Martin April 3rd, 2007

The 20th Blue Fish Companion party/music show recently was held at Norman's Red Room.   "It comes with a built-in crowd," said Quentin Bomgardner, founder. "When I contact ...


The 20th Blue Fish Companion party/music show recently was held at Norman's Red Room.
"It comes with a built-in crowd," said Quentin Bomgardner, founder. "When I contact people, they want to play Blue Fish and that is why. You want to play in front of people. As a musician, it stinks to play in front of 10 people on a Tuesday night."
The Blue Fish began as a simple house party which outgrew the house. The party moved to the American Legion Hall and bands started playing. From there, the Blue Fish has migrated from club to club as it drew waves of new fans.
"I met the girl I lost my virginity to at a Blue Fish party," Chase Spivey of Ghosts of Monkshood said. "Blue Fish shakes people out of apathy toward the scene now and then. Quentin has a good ear for picking bands and it's an event everyone knows about and everyone thinks is cool."
Blue Fish's most notable " and notorious " event came when the party doubled as a reunion show for Tyson Meade's pre-Chainsaw Kittens band Defenestration at the Sooner Theatre. It got shut down.
"(Hundreds of) people showed up and a bunch of people tried to smoke in there, and we had problems with security," Bomgardner said. "It has become a favorite moment of mine, but at the time it wasn't." "Charles Martin

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