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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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Shadow of no doubt

Enjoying the success of Confess, Twin Shadow is certain to put his hard-partying ways behind him ... well, mostly.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Twin Shadow with Niki & the Dove
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mayhem fest

Chronicles of Mayhem specializes in Southern-fried, Okie-made metal that grabs crowds and melts faces.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Rock Against Autism with Chronicles of Mayhem, Soul Crisis, Warneck and Lead Halo
7 p.m. Friday
Oklahoma City Limits
4801 S. Eastern
oclimits.com
619-3939
$10
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In orbit

When half the crew abandoned ship, The Rocketboys had a problem. With its alt-rock mission looking doomed, the Texas band fought to get back on track.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Rocketboys with Bearcat, Boxing the Stars, Greater Estates and Young Readers
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

His name is Lucca

From 'The Mickey Mouse Club' to constant touring, 'The Voice' finalist Tony Lucca continues drawing new fans.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Peace, Love and Goodwill Concert featuring Tony Lucca, Walk Off the Earth, John Fullbright, Maggie McClure and Shane Henry
5:30 p.m. Thursday
Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center
425 E. California
okgoodwill.org
236-4451
$25-$40
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

No joke

Warrbuckss’ early foray into hip-hop might have been a gag, but these days, his rap is serious business.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Warrbuckss with Joe Average, Kneighbourhood, Myke Brown and more
9 p.m. Friday
The Dugout Bar & Grill
10909 N. May
751-0700
$5

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuff enuff

After working on others’ projects, Kyle Thomas is focused on the garage rock of his own King Tuff.


Music

Joshua Boydston
King Tuff with Audacity
9 p.m. Wednesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10

 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Still got it

Long name, lovely indie pop — that’s Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin in a nutshell.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin with Horse Thief
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22
East Lawn, Oklahoma Memorial Union
University of Oklahoma, Norman
cac.ou.edu
free
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getting a leg up

What’s in a name? A world of difference, according to the OKC indie rockers who operate Limber Limbs.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Limber Limbs with The Wurly Birds and Zach Zeller
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vetting process

Now home in Yukon, an Iraq War soldier fights PTSD through the means of music.


Music

Sarah Lobban
From a small studio in his Yukon home, Brian Allen is busy making music. Augmenting his voice and guitar with a Mac Pro and its built-in Logic Pro 9 software, he turns words and chords into lyrics and melodies.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Youth group

Age is only a number, and the acoustic pop of Enid band The Fossil Youth, led by a recent high school grad, is proof-positive.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Fossil Youth with I Call Fives, ElectroFoam!, The Wake Up Call and Dead End Alaska
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Forté’s forte

Music has existed within Tulsa singer-songwriter Fiawna Forté almost as long as she has.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Fiawna Forté with Honeylark
10 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hostage situation

Keep calm and carry on? Not for Hostage Calm, an act for whom backing social causes are as important as making punk music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hostage Calm with Lost Empires and They Stay Dead
7 p.m. Monday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tunes by 10

To celebrate a decade of bringing indie and alternative acts to Norman, Opolis has assembled quite a lineup for a free, two-day show.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Opolis X
6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book of love

Roy Book Binder plays blues, country, bluegrass, folk and even pop. Most of all, he just plays; it what he lives for.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Roy Book Binder
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Affair of the hard

Street punk is where it’s at for Violent Affair, spiked with an unlikely coupling of hardcore and 8-bit.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Violent Affair
8 p.m. Thursday and Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12 Thursday, $8 Monday
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
 
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