Thursday 24 Jul

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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Filmmaker uses Oklahoma-Texas rivalry as backdrop for film

Joe Wertz August 21st, 2008

If there is a real lesson to be learned from watching "Little Miss Sunshine," "National Lampoon's Vacation" or "Weekend at Bernie's," it's that corpses equal comedy gold. Cinematically, we also know...


If there is a real lesson to be learned from watching "Little Miss Sunshine," "National Lampoon's Vacation" or "Weekend at Bernie's," it's that corpses equal comedy gold.

Cinematically, we also know stepmothers are always evil. So when Mark and Brian Stanton's dad, a dedicated University of Oklahoma fan, dies, and his money-grubbing shrew of a wife breaks with his wishes and buries him in Texas, the brothers round up the posse "¦ and the shovels.

At a cost of $5,500, "The Stanton Family Grave Robbery" is the first feature-length film from director Mark Potts, an OU graduate student.

The 20-day whirlwind production started last year, Potts said, logging footage in parts of the metro, Enid and Austin, Texas.

Potts co-wrote the film with Cole Selix and Kevin Costello, who also star as the brothers. The 80-minute film was shown to deadCENTER Film Festival audiences in June, and returns to the metro for 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday screenings at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.

The film is part of the museum's "Bumper Crop!" program, a six-movie showcase of local films playing Thursday through Sunday.

Potts said he and some of the movie's crew will attend Friday's screening of "The Stanton Family Grave Robbery." The museum's film curator, Brian Hearn, said filmmakers with each of the "Bumper Crop!" selections will also attend their respective film's screenings. "Joe Wertz

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