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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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

Psyched up

D.C. psychedelic rockers Dead Meadow are reveling in the genre’s rebirth.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dead Meadow with We the Undead and Cobra Jab

8 p.m. Tuesday

The Conservatory

8911 N. Western Ave.

conservatoryokc.com

607-4805

$10-$12

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Headliners announced for Tulsa's Center of the Universe Festival


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
The Center of the Universe Festival today announced headliners for its free festival, July 25 and 25 in in the Brady Arts District of downtown Tulsa.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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