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Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

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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.

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Zoo Amphitheatre on upswing with diversified lineup


Charles Martin July 4th, 2007

The Zoo Amphitheatre is seeing its best days since the PM Group took over operations six years ago. "We really revamped the amphitheater so it looks good, feels good, sounds good, so peo...

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The Zoo Amphitheatre is seeing its best days since the PM Group took over operations six years ago.
 
"We really revamped the amphitheater so it looks good, feels good, sounds good, so people want to come to it," said Howard Pollack, a senior partner with the PM Group.

Howard said it's long been an underutilized location, but is quickly living up to its potential.

"In the past six years since we've come here, we've had more shows than the rest of the entire history of the zoo," Pollack said. "We refocused the facility. We put in a VIP section in front of the stage, separated from the rest of the audience, for people who want to sit and see the show. You also have access to a VIP deck which has plasma screens, air conditioning, gourmet food bars, private bar service."

YOUTH FOCUS
Traditionally, the venue has hosted a lot of classic-rock shows, but is testing the youth market and getting rewarded with sell-out crowds.

"Me being a classic-rock person, I always had success with those shows at the Zoo Amphitheatre," Pollack said. "But I've come to find that if I analyze my success in the past, the reason I had success with shows was because I was a kid while I was promoting the shows."

Now they are courting artists like:
" Snow Patrol,
" Korn,
" Godsmack and
" The Flaming Lips. "Charles Martin

 
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