Wednesday 23 Apr
 
 

IndianGiver - Understudies

There’s a difference between being derivative and being inspired by something, a line a lot of artists can’t seem to find — or at least don’t care to.
04/22/2014 | Comments 0

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

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.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Norman rock well

In honor of Norman Music Festival's seventh installment, here are five out-of-state bands to check out, based on your beverage of choice.


Music

Zach Hale

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grouplovin’ it

Given the unlikely circumstances under which it formed, tightly woven indie pop outfit Grouplove quite literally embodies its name.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hear and now

A growing nonprofit organization battles childhood deafness with a universal language: music.


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Shannon Helton

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Saddle up

Arguably Oklahoma City’s fastest-rising musical outfit, Horse Thief battles anxiety and mounting expectations as it preps its debut album.


Music

Shannon Helton

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Odyssey of the mind

Lineup reshuffling and a renewed musical outlook has Jacob Fred Jazzy Odyssey creatively inspired.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Frndz with benefits

Austin indie rock outfit Boyfrndz hit some bumps in the road earlier this year, but the band’s communal spirit remains intact.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bricktown rocks

COVER STORY: Students and stars are set to perform at ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown music festival.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
See full schedule, venues and more coverage in the ACM@UCO pull-out section in this week's print issue on stands now and online, here. Learn more online at okgazette.com.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sporting goods

Denton-based punk throwbacks Bad Sports have the sounds of decades past in their blood.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Bad Sports with Lotta Tuff, Community Pools and Trash Pops

10 p.m. Friday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4203

$5

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Darkened tones

Alt-metal titans Chevelle are no strangers to gothic melodrama. But on its seventh full-length album, the trio gets even darker.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

High heaven

Sludgy scuzz-rock trio Glow God only recently stormed onto the local scene, but it’s already making seriously heavy waves.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Horse Thief — Little Dust

Local indie-folk band debuted a new single from its highly anticipated forthcoming album.

 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sleighing the dragon

Despite their improbable rise in fame, noise pop maximalists Sleigh Bells are focusing on what’s next.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Sleigh Bells

8 p.m. Saturday

East Union Lawn

University of Oklahoma

900 Asp Avenue, Norman

Free

 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reverential rock

Ageless psychobilly icon Reverend Horton Heat plans to just keep on rockin’ and a-rollin’.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Reverend Horton Heat with Nekromantix and Deke Dickerson

7 p.m. Tuesday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$15

 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

X marks the spot

Blissed-out Texans Pure X found their groove with Angel, the band’s third full-length record.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Pure X with M. Geddes Gengras

8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9

The Conservatory

8911 N. Western Ave.

conservatoryokc.com

607-4805

$8

 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mayhem sets OKC date with Korn, Ice T and more


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be Aug. 7 at The OKC Downtown Airpark, 1701 S. Western Ave.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
 
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