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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. 

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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.
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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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World-renown cellist opens Philharmonic's 21st season

Paige Lawler September 17th, 2009

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic kicks off its 21st season Saturday with recognizable tunes that will jolt the audience out of its pre-fall funk. The opening night concert at Civic Center Music...

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic kicks off its 21st season Saturday with recognizable tunes that will jolt the audience out of its pre-fall funk.

The opening night concert at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, begins with a solo performance by world-renown cellist Steven Isserlis, who will be accompanied by conductor Joel Levine and the philharmonic in Antonín Dvorák's "Concerto for Cello in B Minor," an arrangement that requires the soft-spoken instrument to find a perfect balance with its supporting instruments. The concerto was written with familiar folk dance-like melodies, said philharmonic spokeswoman Michelle Winters.

"The composer got it just right, which is why it's such a favorite," she said.

British-born Isserlis is not only a well-respected and talented cellist, but also an accomplished creator beyond music, Winters said. He wrote a children's book that focuses on classical music, and uses his knowledge to help educate kids about music as well. This is his first trip to the metro, and Winters said the entire orchestra is thrilled to have him on the stage.

The second is a large orchestra piece composed by Igor Stravinsky, a suite from "The Firebird." Among the most celebrated ballets of all time, the suite features calm, elegant music. Stravinsky composed several different suites of this piece, and the philharmonic is using his 1945 version that includes colorful portions from the ballet to help the audience fall into a beautiful story of a boy and his hero.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. concert are $12-$65. For more information, call 297-2264. "Paige Lawler 


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