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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.
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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Comedian Chris Rock takes on locks in the documentary "Good Hair"

Gazette staff January 7th, 2010

Good Hair 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. 236-3100, racial differences on film typically res...

"Good Hair"
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.

Examining racial differences on film typically results in documentaries that raise and debate issues and motivations, often with a politically pointed finger.

But comedian Chris Rock has taken a different angle. An exposition on African-American hair care, "Good Hair" is a documentary departure that forgoes underlying lessons and conclusions, opting instead for a cultural anthropology lesson that follows a simple and a very entertaining exploration.

Rock doesn't know how to reply when his young daughters ask why they don't have "good" hair, so the actor/comedian dives into celebrity interviews (including actors Nia Long and Raven-Symoné, musicians Ice-T and Salt-N-Pepa, poet Maya Angelou and the Rev. Al Sharpton) to examine the attitudes surrounding black hair and the culture supporting the mixtures and methods often employed to "fix" it.

Rock tracks the industrial roots of chemical hair relaxer, uncovers the surprising human source for many hair weaves and mixes in his findings with footage of contestants as they prepare for the annual Bronner Bros. hair show, the "American Idol" of black hairstyling, and street interviews conducted with everyday patrons of barber shops and beauty salons."Gazette staff
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