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Colourmusic focus on color in their music and get crazy on stage


Emily Hopkins April 22nd, 2010

Colourmusic 11 p.m. Saturday, Opolis Stage, 113 N. CrawfordBe prepared for a crazy kaleidoscope of psych-rock madness. The members of the Stillwater band, together since 2005, describe their sound as ...

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11 p.m. Saturday, Opolis Stage, 113 N. Crawford

Be prepared for a crazy kaleidoscope of psych-rock madness. The members of the Stillwater band, together since 2005, describe their sound as "hardcore and a little Oklahoma sex rock."

Founders Ryan Hendrix and Nick Turner, a London native, met 12 years ago at Oklahoma State University. Playing mostly local shows at first, the duo evolved to include a drummer and eventually added two more members.

Color is the driving force behind their inspiration. They became fascinated by Sir Isaac Newton's "Theory of Color and Sound" and decided to create albums that channeled a musical interpretation of a specific color. The band's first full-length, 2008's "F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic, 1 or 13," is a representation of orange. The second album, still in production, will be an interpretation of pink.

"'Orange' is supposed to be concept music expressed through children musicians. 'Pink' is what metal would have become if Black Sabbath had originally been a band of women instead of men," Hendrix said.

The group is well-known for the insanity and off-the-wall themes of its live shows. A previous set, dubbed "The Exercise Show," had the band working out while being painted by audience members and having sections of hair and clothes cut off. "Emily Hopkins
 
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