Thursday 10 Jul
 
 

Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

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California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
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Paul "Wine" Jones-Stop Arguing Over Me


None December 14th, 2006

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Fat Possum Records

This, the final album from the late Paul "Wine" Jones (1946-2005)' an original member of the Fat Possum Records family and a specialist in the raw, quirky, electric blues that put the label on the map' begins unexpectedly: with a hard-driving, hip-struttin' dance number. It's basically Jones' version of disco, and it's very, very good.
 
Although a couple other cuts stay in this groove, the rest of the album is more traditional Fat Possum fare' the kind of primal blues that spent decades fermenting into its own blend in the North Mississippi hill country while Chicago and Delta blues held the limelight.
 
Sadly, most of the label's original artists are now either deceased or too old to play, and Jones' passing signifies an ending to this rich vein of the blues. This album is solid on its own, but it is truly significant because of its place in the genre's timeline. 
 
- Tory Troutman

 
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