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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

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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.
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Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

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Scotty Karate breaks out with unique punkabilly sound in OKC


Charles Martin January 25th, 2007

You've got to be bold to include your appearance on TV reality show "Elimidate" as a resume builder in music, but with a name like Scotty Karate, boldness is probably just second nature.   But the epi...

You've got to be bold to include your appearance on TV reality show "Elimidate" as a resume builder in music, but with a name like Scotty Karate, boldness is probably just second nature.
 
But the episode, which showed Karate throwing pizza on an arrogant competitor, shouldn't dissuade anyone seeking out his high-energy honky-tonk. The one-man band has energy to burn, but with a solid footing in the Johnny Cash gospel.
 
"People have called me the hillbilly Elton John," Karate said.
 
PROPS AND PUNK
Karate began playing as a way to bring twang to the masses, playing his style of punkabilly at a breakneck pace and supplementing that sound with kitschy sets and props, such as teepees and mountaineer hats.
 
"I love beautiful music and I want people to be spiritually uplifted by what I do, but I'm pretty goddamn funny and I can't help that," he said.
 
HEY, AREN'T YOU"¦
His "Elimidate" appearance has given him a measure of notoriety during his travels. After he was accepted by the show, he nearly backed out, but a friend convinced him to go through with it.
 
"He told me Paul Newman and Robert Redford got their starts on 'The Dating Game,' so after that, I knew I had to," Karate said. (Actually, it was Tom Selleck.) "Charles Martin

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