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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.
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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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Former members of Toadies, Reverend Horton Heat form OKC's Burden Brothers


Charles Martin April 12th, 2007

Burden Brothers are touring to support "Mercy," their second album. Drummer Patrick "Taz" Bentley formed the band with Vaden Todd Lewis, formerly of The Toadies. "We're in it for the long haul, so we...

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Burden Brothers are touring to support "Mercy," their second album. Drummer Patrick "Taz" Bentley formed the band with Vaden Todd Lewis, formerly of The Toadies.

"We're in it for the long haul, so we're just drudging away," Bentley said. "For myself, I can't believe I'm still doing this. I can't believe people still pay to see us."

TOURING
Despite Bentley's rockabilly roots with Reverend Horton Heat, the Burden Brothers have a more hard-edged rock 'n' roll sound. Their past touring experience has helped them refine the process so it can be done effectively.

"It's gotta pay the bills. If it doesn't, I gotta bow out," Bentley said. "The importance of performing well and being excited to play for the people who paid to see you is immense."

DALLAS' DYING SCENE
Bentley is somewhat discouraged by Dallas' currently volatile music market, including the slow death of the city's legendary music village, Deep Ellum, where Reverend Horton Heat got its start.

"Dallas is going through a purge. Venues are closing," he said. "Deep Ellum is drying up. It's always going to resurface, though. Dallas is a great music city and someone will come along to reinvent an area for kids to come out and see shows." "Charles Martin

 
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