Wednesday 23 Jul

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.
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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

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Music · Music · DJs celebrate Friday the 13th...

DJs celebrate Friday the 13th with records, blood

July 12th, 2007

Friday's third annual Disco Bloodbath at The Conservatory is not your parents' shindig from the Seventies, but a costume party with several different DJs providing tunes to a crowd displ...


Friday's third annual Disco Bloodbath at The Conservatory is not your parents' shindig from the Seventies, but a costume party with several different DJs providing tunes to a crowd displaying fake blood on their clothing and skin.

Austin Greene, promoter for J.A.R. Productions, said the idea for the first Disco Bloodbath came when he and his friends noticed Oklahoma City nightlife lacked theme parties.

"We did it partly because there wasn't anything going on in the city that we wanted to do. So we decided to throw our own party," Greene said. "It was about going out and having a wild night out instead of a tame one, It was a ritual of getting ready and looking the most outrageous possible."

Getting Disco Bloodbath off the pages and into OKC nightlife took a bit of convincing, however. Initially, venues were unsure if a blood-and-gore rave party would go over well in the state.

Worries were unfounded, as Greene said the first Disco Bloodbath found an audience looking for something different and the second one brought in even more people.

DJ Brian Zero said last year's party attracted about 400 people, some traveling from Missouri and Texas.

"There's a different variety of people that come: some people from Bricktown, concert people and a lot of the Goth crowd," Zero said. "It's a very diverse crowd." "Heather Caliendo

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