Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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
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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

Trading places

When might a burgeoning blues-rock band write new songs? Oh, how about ... the live stage? That's how OKC's The Trading Co. operates.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Trading Co. with The Kamals and The Younglings
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mulling it over

Even if he never records another pop hit like ‘Lullaby,’ Shawn Mullins knows that everything’s going to be all right.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Shawn Mullins with Chuck Cannon
7 p.m. Thursday
Performing Arts Studio
200 S. Jones, Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
$20
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Over the Rainbow

Remember Rainbow Records, once a local vinyl mecca? Take a spin through music history.


Music

Ryan LaCroix
Today’s world is a virtual playground for music lovers. There’s no shortage of avenues to learn about breaking bands, download new songs or unearth a rare track. And there is little to no effort needed to find what you want or stumble upon the unexpected.
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaming with blues

In the current blues-rock revival, Luella and the Sun radiate with economy and eccentricity.


Music

Zach Hale
Luella and the Sun with Fiawna Forté
9 p.m. Saturday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nash bridges

It all starts with a song, but where does the song start? For some OKC songwriters, it’s a Nashville-based nonprofit.


Music

Alyssa Grimley
Ever think about what percent of a song purchase actually goes to the artist? Local songwriter Curtis Stover makes it his business to, as a coordinator for the Oklahoma City chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
 
Friday, April 5, 2013

Dream warriors

Formerly known as Sundress, Austin band Shrines brings its dream-pop sound back to Norman.


Music

Louis Fowler
The Shrines with Merchandise and Crown Imperial
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ever so Slightly

Stoopid is as Stoopid does, and Slightly Stoopid has been smoking its reggae-punk recipe for nearly two decades.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Slightly Stoopid with Tribal Seeds and Ethan Tucker
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Songs of the South

Which Okie acts at this year’s South by Southwest are poised for greatness in the years to come? Our SXSW correspondent picks five that are alive with pleasure.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Year three of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office’s Buffalo Lounge at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, built on past successes by adding space and a slew of new bands to its proceedings.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Range rovers

Despite growing buzz, rock’s Blackstone Rangers haven’t settled on a sound. No biggie since it sounds so good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Blackstone Rangers with Depth & Current and Prix Teen
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
 
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