Friday 18 Apr
 
 

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

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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Bright stripes

Tiger High roars into town with claws bared, ready to tear into a colorful take on garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tiger High with Cosmonauts and The Garden
10 p.m. Monday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reverb brotherhood

Members of the metro music scene band together to pay tribute to one of its pioneers, the late Basile Kolliopoulos.


Music

Louis Fowler
Basile Benefit Bash with The True Believers, The Fortune Tellers, The Reverb Brothers, DJ Jon Mooneyham and more
9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$20 Friday, $10 Saturday
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Here for the party

Embracing her outlaw image, Gretchen Wilson is still proud to be country’s original ‘Redneck Woman.’


Music

Louis Fowler
Gretchen Wilson with Outlaw Son
6 p.m. Thursday
Newcastle Casino
2457 U.S. 62, Newcastle
mynewcastlecasino.com
387-6013
free
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

God bless metal

We’re unsure on which day God created metal, but he saw that it was good, and Becoming the Archetype continues spreading that sound.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Becoming the Archetype with Bermuda, The Burial, Horror Cosmic and Veil of Suffering
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Better off Red

Grady’s 66 Pub devotes its stage to preserving Oklahoma’s Red Dirt roots, one band at a time.


Music

Louis Fowler
For almost two decades, Grady Cross was a member of Cross Canadian Ragweed, one of the most popular Red Dirt bands ever to cross the Red River. After years on the road and in the studio, he hung up his guitar to spend more time with his family in Yukon.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mama jama

Your Mom is so old, she has an autographed Bible. And she’s playing a 10th-anniversary show on Mother’s Day, which is so punk.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Your Mom with Psychotic Reaction and Abby and the Norms
7 p.m. Saturday
Blue Bonnet Bar
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5

Your Mom with Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Sunday
HiLo Club
1221 N.W. 50th
843-1722
$4
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Back to basics

Paring down to a duo, OKC’s folk-rock duo O Fidelis loosens up.


Music

Zach Hale
O Fidelis with Chelsey Cope
9 p.m. Thursday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
free
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Son shines

A rising star in his own right, Beatles son James McCartney brings a welcome low-key show to The Blue Door.


Music

Kelley Chambers
By no fault of his own, James McCartney has one of the most famous faces on the planet. He looks like the cute Beatle, but he has reddish-blond hair and a rounder face.
 
Friday, May 3, 2013

aDD it up

In rapping about the positive, Oklahoma City’s aDDLib has cracked the equation for hip-hop success.


Music

Joshua Boydston
aDDLib hasn't starred in movies, and you probably won't find him in a production of Riverdance anytime soon, but that doesn't mean he's not a triple threat. A talented rapper, studio artist and graphic designer, aDDLib — the moniker of lifelong Oklahoma City resident Dewayne Butler — is quite the total package.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dewey decimate

Over a decade and a half, local rapper Dewey Binns has perfected a system of making his music break through: storytelling.


Music

Ryan Querbach
Local rapper Dewey Binns has spent more than 15 years trying to perfect his craft, and shows no signs of stopping.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

On the Fritz

Ever the unconventional cowboy, alt-country’s Jonny Fritz can’t seem to escape his outlaw image, even with orthopedic shoes.


Music

Zach Hale
Jonny Fritz with The Devil Makes Three
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15-$18
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Norman Music Festival 6: Day 3

Our ears stopped ringing long enough to bestow these awards for the fest’s Saturday bow.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Norman Music Festival 6: Day 2

Friday night rocked so hard, even Mother Nature crashed the show. Here’s the best of what you missed.

 
Monday, April 29, 2013

Norman Music Festival 6: Day 1

Missed Thursday night’s opening slate? Rock along with our recap.


Music

Zach Hale and Joshua Boydston
The sixth annual Norman Music Festival began last night, the first of three free days of tons of tunes. Here were the highlights.
 
Friday, April 26, 2013

Who is Is/Is?

Good question. Not even the three members of the alt-rock band know for sure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Is/Is with Feel Spectres and Power Pyramid
8:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
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