Saturday 19 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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Higher ground

Vertically blessed Oklahoma act Lower 40 is quickly ascending the regional country music ladder.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Lower 40 with Blackberry Smoke and The Delta Saints

7 p.m. Thursday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$16-$19

 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In the saddle

Buffalo Rodeo holds on tight in its commitment to building relationships with its own music and its fans.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Buffalo Rodeo with Indian Giver

9 p.m. Thursday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Morrison hotel

The Morrison siblings grew up in a house that was home to musicians of all sorts and welcomed a bouncing band of brothers.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Brothers Comatose

7:30 p.m. Thursday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

RECAP: South by Southwest, day three

Tennessee rap, Fader Fort, Pitchfork day party and more.


Music

Zach Hale
Mustering enthusiasm for Thursday's events was difficult, given what happened the night before. I had planned to attend Stereogum's day party at The Mohawk Thursday afternoon. But with the ongoing investigation and the still-shaken morale of those in town for the conference, the stacked showcase (which was to feature Cloud Nothings, Fucked Up, Speedy Ortiz and more) had no choice but to cancel.
 
Friday, March 14, 2014

RECAP: South by Southwest, day two

A serious wreck dampens spirits as festival continues.


Music

Zach Hale
I didn't hear about last night's tragedy outside the Mohawk until after I was home and ready for bed. For as grand a celebration as the Buffalo Lounge was yesterday, the news put a serious damper on the day's events — and it will surely do the same for every day after.
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014

A showman’s life

A stint as music director of an award-winning musical took Chuck Mead to places he never thought he’d go.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19

Grandad’s Bar

317 NW 23rd St.

grandadsbar.com

604-0922

$12

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sexy time

After local hardcore outfit Chud disbanded, Sex Snobs rose from the ashes with a denser, more melodic sound.


Music

Shannon Helton
Sex Snobs with Depth & Current and Little Bear
9 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

RECAP: South by Southwest, day one

From Parker Millsap to Chelsey Cope, Austin's SXSW fest starts strong with Oklahoma music showcase at Buffalo Lounge.


Music

Zach Hale
This is my first South by Southwest, so some rookie mistakes are to be expected on Day 1. There were a few instances, however, in which I definitely should have known better. Like, you know, sunscreen.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Okie music, Texas flavor

South by Southwest is the largest festival of its kind in the world. Oklahoma’s contribution to the Austin-based event brings the world’s focus onto our state, too.


Music

Zach Hale and Jennifer Chancellor
Everything’s bigger in Texas, they say. From the skyscrapers adorning its cityscapes to the vast plains stretching from the panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico, the adage largely holds true.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Meant to surf

Alt-rock heavyweight Switchfoot rediscovered its creativity — and its chemistry — after hanging ten across the globe.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Switchfoot with Kopecky Family Band

7 p.m. Thursday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$19-$24

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Who’s your daddy?

While L.A.-based instrumentalist Son of Stan’s songwriting has matured, he still yearns for ’80s nostalgia.


Music

Kevin Pickard

Son of Stan with Depth & Current and Bored Wax

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5

Mainsite Contemporary Art

122 E. Main St., Norman

mainsite-art.com

360-1162

$5

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Switching gears

Singer-songwriter Andrew Belle can explain his pivot to electronica with only three words: the Drive soundtrack.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Andrew Belle with Diane Birch

7 p.m. Sunday

Bricktown Music Hall

103 Flaming Lips Alley

bricktownmusichall.com 

600-6092

$15-$17

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Adding culture

A new ad campaign from Fowler Volkswagen emphasizes the importance of supporting local artists.


Music

Alissa Lindsey

Could Oklahoma City's invigorated music scene become the next Portland, Ore.?

The Fowler Volkswagen dealership in Norman is playing its part in this transformation by rejuvenating its marketing strategy through support of local music.

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Luck of the Irish

Boston punk rockers Dropkick Murphys bring a unique brand of Irish folk-influenced punk rock to the Diamond Ballroom just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


Music

Devon Green

Dropkick Murphys with Lucero and Skinny Lister

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$23-$28

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hell-bent

Reno, Nev.-based Hellbound Glory returns to Oklahoma City after opening for Leon Russell earlier this year.


Music

Kelley Chambers

Hellbound Glory

8 p.m. Saturday

Wormy Dog Saloon

311 E. Sheridan Ave.

wormydog.com

601-6276

Free

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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