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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Dizzy spells

Rising emcee Dizzy Wright is just focusing on his words and flow, even as the hype surrounding him continues to mount.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dizzy Wright with Josh Sallee, Mike Turner and more

10 p.m. Saturday

Kamp's Lounge

1310 NW 25th St.

lndrnrs.com

819-6004

$12-$15

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stranger than fiction

Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry has amassed a cult following over the years, largely on the heels of his twisted literary chops.


Music

Kevin Pickard

James McMurtry

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$25-30

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bird’s-eye view

Even in his early years, prodigious songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird blurred the lines between modern and classical music.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory with Tift Merritt
7 p.m. Sunday
Cain’s Ballroom
423 N. Main St., Tulsa 
cainsballroom.com 
(918) 584-2306 
$27-$42 

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bold as Loveland

The local music community is united in its support of local musician Michael Loveland, who was diagnosed with cancer in April.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Michael Loveland Cancer Benefit
5 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman 
opolis.org
$10 suggested donation

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Square roots

When husband-wife lovebirds Thompson Square sing love songs, they actually mean it.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Thompson Square
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Birds of a feather

Americana artists JT Nero and Allison Russell flock together, both on tour and in life.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Birds of Chicago
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave. 
bluedoorokc.com 
524-0738
$20

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

They did not suck

Vampire Weekend played to a sold-out crowd at Diamond Ballroom — and the band didn’t disappoint.


Music

Devon Green
There wasn’t anyone obviously over the age of 40, but that’s to be expected for a show by a bunch of fresh-faced college students who still look like they might get carded for beer. Vampire Weekend has spent the last year and a half winning hearts and minds with its latest offering, Modern Vampires of the City, a significant departure from its previous albums.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

White knight

Era-defining guitarist Jack White kicked off his solo tour Thursday night at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Jack White has always been something of a time traveler. The first notes that crept out from those early days in Detroit were carved out of the best and brightest pockets of ’60s garage rock. And by the time "Seven Nation Army" grew into a cultural phenomenon in 2003 (one that you'll still hear marching bands charming the crowds at high school football games with today), Jack White had reconciled modern alternative with classic rock 'n' roll in a way few bands have ever come close to matching.

 
Monday, June 2, 2014

I beg your Parton

As she revs up for back-to-back performances at WinStar World Casino, American icon Dolly Parton is still as boisterous, insightful and lovable as ever.


Music

Jennifer Chancellor

Dolly Parton

9 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday

Global Event Center 

WinStar World Casino and Resort 

777 Casino Ave., Thackerville

winstarworldcasino.com

(800) 622-6317

$75-$141.45

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday school

Whether the band is ready or not, Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches is primed for indie-pop stardom.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chvrches with Summer Cannibals 

7 p.m. Sunday

Cain’s Ballroom

423 N. Main St., Tulsa

cainsballroom.com

918-584-2306

$23-$38

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cultish vibes

Airy indie-pop duo Cults has endured its fair share of turbulence, yet its founding members remain as mellow as the California breeze.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Cults with Vampire Weekend

7 p.m. Sunday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$35-$39

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gettin’ Weird

The second year of the Make Guthrie Weird summer block parties kicks off with the sultry talents of singer-songwriter Valerie June.


Music

Shannon Helton

Make Guthrie Weird featuring Valerie June, John Moreland and Stranded at the Station

6:30 p.m. Friday

Downtown Guthrie

makeguthrieweird.com

282-1947

Free

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Friends in high places

Tulsa’s proposed OKPOP Museum has a compelling new advocate in Garth Brooks.


Music

Devon Green
Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) plans for a pop culture museum have gained a powerful advocate. Garth Brooks, international country star and state royalty, has advocated for a collection highlighting Oklahoma’s contributions to the performing arts.
 
Friday, May 23, 2014

Stepping up

Love him or hate him, there's no avoiding Skrillex in 2014 — and the dubstep icon wouldn't have it any other way.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Skrillex with Dillon Francis, What So Not and more
5:30 p.m. Friday
The Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 NE 50th St. 
thezooamphitheatre.com 
602-0683
$51-$83.50

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hooked on stereophonics

The ever-ambitious girls of Skating Polly joined forces with Norman-based studio Hook Echo Sound to learn the nuts and bolts of the recording process.


Music

Kevin Pickard
Chris Harris has been recording and producing music for over 15 years. The Depth & Current frontman started a commercial studio in his house in 1999, but by 2008, it was time for a change of venue.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 
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