Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

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

Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

07/01/2014 | Comments 0

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
06/24/2014 | Comments 0

Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
06/17/2014 | Comments 0
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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

Formidable fest

The Joy Formidable headlines the sixth annual Norman Music Festival, three free days of tons of tunes.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Norman Music Festival 6 featuring The Joy Formidable, JD McPherson and more
Thursday-Saturday
Downtown Norman
normanmusicfestival.com
free
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Royal rush

With a new lineup, the Blacklist Royals return to make a claim for the rock ’n’ roll throne.


Music

Louis Fowler
Blacklist Royals
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
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