Friday 25 Jul
 
 

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

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.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Crooks for life

Texas band Crooks brings its ‘bandito country’ sound to town, with a live show so different, it’s criminal.


Music

Louis Fowler
Crooks with Jason Boland & the Stragglers
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$15
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ready or not

Here comes pop-punk’s The Ready Set, returning to Oklahoma for yet another energetic engagement. Hide your daughters.


Music

Molly Evans
The Ready Set with We the Kings, Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and Keep It Cute
6 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Roots radical

Americana founding father Bill Kirchen brings his classic roots sound to The Blue Door.


Music

Louis Fowler
Bill Kirchen
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$25-$30

 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All that jazz

Jeremy Gossett’s love of jazz now is shared with radio listeners statewide, through a ‘Backstage’ look at national musicians.


Music

Tim Farley
Three years ago, Jeremy Gossett had an innovative idea for a jazz radio show that would feature live performances and interviews with prominent musicians.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Smith and lesson

Between name woes and lineup changes, alt-country act Frank Smith has learned a lot. Its goal now: Just play songs.


Music

Zach Hale
Frank Smith with Mighty Big Fire and Jimmy Grubb
8 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Look who’s Tonking

HonkyTonk StepChild brings simplicity back to Oklahoma City’s Americana music scene.


Music

Louis Fowler
If you’re anybody in the local music scene, chances are you’ve come across Casey Friedman.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello, Darling

When you can make rock roll like Somebody’s Darling does, struggling to survive doesn’t seem so bad.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Somebody's Darling with Chelsey Cope
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$6
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Reunited

And it feels so good. Former classmates Adam & Kizzie found love later in life, only to make beautiful music together.


Music

Louis Fowler
Adam & Kizzie
8-10 p.m. Friday
Lower Bricktown Plaza
115 E. Reno
lowerbricktown.com
236-8666
free
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Huff stuff

New Fumes exudes a potent blend of psychedelic rock and undefinable sounds. Breathe it in.


Music

Zach Hale
New Fumes with Applied Music Program and Quilted Cherry Podium
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Speedy delivery

With heavy distortion and a hefty attitude, Speedy Ortiz’s alt-rock tunes burst forth from — surprise! — the mind of a poetry major.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Speedy Ortiz with Anti-Patterns
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$5
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plan of action

The live shows of The Dillinger Escape Plan can be as hard-hitting as the hardcore act’s music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Dillinger Escape Plan with Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean and more
3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Music Made Me: Chris Harris

The Depth & Current front man and Hook Echo Sound engineer taps the five albums that shaped his textured musical perspective.


Music

Zach Hale
Michael Jackson, Thriller (1982)
When I was 9 years old, I received a yellow plastic turntable and a gift certificate from Sound Warehouse for Christmas. I had grown up listening to my parents’ albums, and music was always playing in our house. I was so excited to go to buy my very own albums. I ended up getting Thriller, The Go-Go’s Vacation, and a K-tel sampler. Thriller is such a perfect album. It’s packed with hooks and hit songs. The performances are incredible, but even at 9, it was the sound that drew me in. [Producer] Quincy Jones is a genius musician and arranger. It ended up being one of the biggest pop albums of all time.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bowled over

Chilled pop? Hip-hop? Whatever sounds Bowlsey is cooking up, it’s winning fans.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Bowlsey
10 p.m. Thursday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Heating up

Denver-based garage-rock outfit Sauna rides the wild surf with a new album and summer tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sauna with Moloko Litso
8 p.m. Wednesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$5
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Boyz to Men

The Hitt Boyz’ math-rock sound proved purely accidental. So wait until you hear what the OKC band next has in store.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Hitt Boyz with Sunny Side Up and Palmer
8 p.m. Friday
Bad Granny's Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
528-4585
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
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