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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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Norman group shuns metal-band label


Becky Carman January 29th, 2009

The founding of Norman's Rainbows Are Free was something out of a hip movie scene, wherein guitarist Joey Powell, then working at Guestroom Records in Norman, took notice of Justin Gallas, then a freq...

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nd feels it's best-received at The Deli, a 21-and-over Norman venue "“ the sort of bar that exudes appreciation for rock 'n' roll. The band will perform there 10 p.m. Saturday with The Mean Spirits.

After releasing their self-titled EP last year " "We recorded it to have something to make our MySpace sound better," Powell said " RAF is tentatively planning a record release sometime this year. Probably.

"It'll come out this year. We just don't know when," Gallas said. "We want it to be a good record, clearly. We're not just going to force it out." "Becky Carman

 
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