Sunday 20 Apr

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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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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