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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
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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

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Punk rocker The Queers plan OKC performance


H. Barry Zimmerman February 1st, 2007

Since 1982, Joe Queer has been a part of the punk rock underground as leaders of The Queers.   Today, after being cited as a major influence by Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Blink-182, he wonders...

Since 1982, Joe Queer has been a part of the punk rock underground as leaders of The Queers.
 
Today, after being cited as a major influence by Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Blink-182, he wonders where the fun has gone.
 
"Calling yourselves The Queers is a gateway to comedy," Queer explained. "That's the main thing that I think is missing from punk rock today: a sense of humor. Where is the fun? I just think that's what punk rock is all about: fun."
 
SHOCK THE MUNKI
This year, The Queers will release their ninth record, "Munki Brain," and touring to support it.
 
Their music descends from the bubble-gum/nose-picker style of The Ramones' pop-punk of the late Seventies.
 
"The last tour The Queers did was with Marky Ramone in South America," Queer said. "That was real big 'rock star' stuff. That was the wildest tour ever."
 
ALL THINGS MUST PASS
"The Queers won't go on forever," Queer said, citing a new marriage and a desire to return to the restaurant business. He said he just wants to write a book and play occasionally.
 
"I wanna walk my dog, make pea soup and watch 'Cops.' Soon, that's what I'm gonna do," he said. "H. Barry Zimmerman
 
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