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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

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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.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

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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Norman program teaches studio recording to young musicians

Graham Lee Brewer July 18th, 2007

In today's technology-driven world, it's feasible for young, inexperienced musicians to find ways to get their music to the masses. Kids are so computer savvy that most of them can e...


In today's technology-driven world, it's feasible for young, inexperienced musicians to find ways to get their music to the masses.

Kids are so computer savvy that most of them can easily navigate amateur computer recording programs, convert their creations into MP3s, throw them up on the Internet, and voila!

But the art of studio recording is a process that most of those young musicians know little about. Which is something that the teachers at Charlie Rayl Music Lessons of Norman hope to change with their new program, "Rock Clinic 2."

"Most kids have computers, which means they have the capabilities of recording the music they're writing right in their bedroom," said music teacher Chad Hogue. "But for them to be able to walk into a real recording studio and be involved in every process from tracking to mastering, I feel as though they leave there with a much better understanding of the time and effort it actually takes for a band to record a full album."

Hogue said it's a great feeling to see the looks on their faces over a new song they've learned or the first time they hear their band's recording on a CD.

"To see them booking shows and putting together press kits at such an early age has given me a sense of accomplishment," he said. "Hopefully they'll continue the path they're on to become the next wave of amazing musicians to come out of the Norman music scene." "Graham Lee Brewer

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