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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.
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Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Celebrated jamsters Green Lemon return home for Bricktown show

Tory Troutman August 9th, 2007

Can the "jam band" tag can be fairly applied to Green Lemon? "That's kind of what we get portrayed as, but it's pretty different in a lot of regards," said guitarist Steve Schaben. Green Lemon's b...


Can the "jam band" tag can be fairly applied to Green Lemon?

"That's kind of what we get portrayed as, but it's pretty different in a lot of regards," said guitarist Steve Schaben.

Green Lemon's brand of danceable jams are big on slow-building, sparse grooves; progressive rock; electronica; and solos that have a point. In short, the band didn't graduate magna cum laude from Jerry Garcia University. Still, jam fans seem to like what they do, and they've found a home among jam bands, living the nomadic summer lifestyle of the festivalgoer.

Since February, the Edmond-native band has been zigzagging across the country, by plane and automobile, hitting jam-friendly festivals such as the recent Dfest in Tulsa. Festivals like these are a great place for the band to enlarge its fan base, and to stretch out musically.

"There's a lot more improvising in the live show than there is on the disc," said Schaben, who said his jazz studies at the University of Central Oklahoma's top-notch program prepared him for Green Lemon's fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants live shows.

Friday's show at the Bricktown Ballroom is one of Green Lemon's frequent homecomings " they tend to return to Oklahoma two or three times a year.

All concertgoers are strongly encouraged to wear white shirts, which will play havoc with the custom black-light setup the band has arranged. As a reward for doing so, the first 100 souls through the door will get a free live disc. "Tory Troutman

For the full story, pick up a copy of Oklahoma Gazette.

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