Wednesday 23 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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SXSW 2013: Bowlsey / Desi and Cody / Brave

A triple treat of tuneage.


Music

Stephen Carradini
After an unusually easy commute and parking job, I settled into a chill afternoon at The Buffalo Lounge with Bowlsey, Desi and Cody, and Brave.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

SXSW 2013: Guardant / The Del Toros / The Kamals / Josh Sallee

Just Joshin'. And you?


Music

Stephen Carradini
It only took Guardant 30 seconds to win me completely over to its team. The quintet’s hyperactive, quirky dance pop is simply irresistible.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

‘Weary’ traveler

After a tumultuous upbringing, Americana artist Ryan Bingham left home to find himself. In the process, he found a career showered with major awards.


Music

Zach Hale
Ryan Bingham with HoneyHoney
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24

 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mac ’n’ cheese

Seemingly overnight, humor has helped propel garage rocker Mac DeMarco from sleeping in cars to sweeping the continent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mac DeMarco with Naomi Punk and Calvin Love
8 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tracks of my ears

The Deer Tracks venture from their native Sweden to share their electronic pop with the world.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Deer Tracks with F.O.X. and Little Fuss
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Paperscissor

The Buffalo Lounge rocks out to a great start.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Getting to Austin for South by Southwest is always an adventure, so I’m happy to report that the only damage I incurred on my way to The Buffalo Lounge was an unexpected oil change.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Tallows

When experimental rock’s Tallows takes the stage, don’t fret.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Fret-tapping is an alternate way of playing guitar that creates very percussive rhythms out of melodic sounds. Instead of strumming each note, the guitar player taps a finger from the fretting hand against each note on the fretboard. The mesmerizing rapid hand movements are a neat side benefit.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW 2013: Horse Thief / Colourmusic

Horse Thief takes the reins, while Colourmusic paints music to be felt.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Horse Thief’s act of draping an Oklahoma flag over one of its amp stands may have just been a proud statement of local love, but it is also a reflection of its wide-open, rootsy, rock ’n’ roll sound. The band describes itself as a “psychedelic folk rock band,” and that description isn’t bad, either.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Radio gets ‘Red’ again

‘The Red Dirt Radio Hour’ returns to airwaves, thanks to KOSU.


Music

Alyssa Grimley
After more than five years of silence, The Red Dirt Radio Hour has returned to the airwaves. The show, which features artists of the Red Dirt genre, has found a new home at 9 p.m. Sundays on KOSU. Based in Stillwater, the public radio station also airs on 91.7 FM in Oklahoma City and streams online at kosu.org.
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013

White flight

The sibling duo known as White Mystery soars higher, thanks to a strong bond to garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
White Mystery with The Copperheads and Dudes of America
10 p.m. Friday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Clip art

Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.


Music

Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One in Three

Oklahoma City’s Nathan Mickle makes up a third of the new vocal group The American Three, dedicated to belting out standards.


Music

Louis Fowler
Press materials for The American Three tag the new vocal group as “fun and wholesome,” with a little Rat Pack thrown in “just for flavor!” It’s that extra flavor that Three member and lifelong Ol’ Blue Eyes fan Nathan Mickle believes fits his song stylings to a T.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Buffalo roams

And rocks! For the third year in a row, The Buffalo Lounge will showcase Oklahoma musicians at the South by Southwest festival.


Music

Stephen Carradini
In less than a week, a small army of Oklahomans will invade Texas with the intent of taking over one of its storied events. The revolution will not be televised (what is these days?), but it will get loud: For the third consecutive year, the Oklahoma Film & Music Office will bring The Buffalo Lounge to Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW), Monday through Wednesday, March 13.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Unknown soldiers

The indie-minded men of Unknown Mortal Orchestra combat digital piracy with a tour of duty. Enlist your ears!


Music

Zach Hale
Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Foxygen and Wampire
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ADD it up

Norman hip-hop collective ADDverse Effects aims to take the genre back to its roots.


Music

Ryan Querbach
ADDverse Effects with Cadillac Jackson and Dare We Say Pioneers
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 
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