Saturday 12 Jul

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.

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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.
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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

Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots - “When I Was Young”

Every artist should be the star of their own creative life, which makes Kyle Reid’s steps out of the shadows of the many ensembles and supporting roles he has played in Oklahoma bands over the years to front and center on stage feel like a just journey.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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Kids at the Bar turn a fun project into a near-full-time one

Becky Carman October 28th, 2010

For four years, Robotic Wednesdays has perfected the art of the electronic remix, giving locals a midweek reason to imbibe, gyrate and sweat together.

For four years, Robotic Wednesdays has perfected the art of the electronic remix, giving locals a midweek reason to imbibe, gyrate and sweat together.

About a year ago, John Bourke moved to New York, leaving a vacancy in the event's collective of DJs/organizers. Duo Chad "Rad" Raunborg and Matt Buckley " aka Kids at the Bar " were tapped to fill the void.

"Matt and I both started as rock 'n' roll kids," Raunborg said. "He was into producing music, and I was into working with bands. We did a remix for John, and we loved it so much, it just took off from there."

While it's become a near-full-time engagement since, the pair leapt into the gig with admirably low expectations.

"It was totally for fun, just to have something to do," Raunborg said.

Where they are now is likely the calm before the media storm. On Tuesday, Kids at the Bar will digitally release its debut, "Exile EP," to be followed early next year with a European tour. Closer to home, Oklahoma City's rising affinity for dance music is at least a little surprising.

"There couldn't be another night like Robotic," Raunborg said. "People's musical tastes are still in the Top 40 here. It's hard, but definitely progressing. I think it's just going to get bigger as long as the music is always growing, too."

Robotic Wednesdays begins at 10 p.m. at Kamp's Market & Deli, 1310 N.W. 25th. Admission is $3, or $5 under 21. For more information, visit "Becky Carman | photo/Rachel Renee
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