Wednesday 23 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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Cheap shoots

The time has come for Cheap Time, a punk trio whose growing fan base includes at least half of The White Stripes — not too shabby!


Music

Zach Hale
Cheap Time with Cosmostanza and Teen/Ragers
8 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Reid all about it

No longer nervous about performing, Norman singer-songwriter Kyle Reid even takes his love of music to bed.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Kyle Reid with Parker Millsap and John Calvin
10 p.m. Wednesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
329-3534
$5

Kyle Reid with Brother Gruesome, Depth & Current and Magnificent Bird
8 p.m. Saturday
Ampy Shanty
527 E. Main, Norman
754-1927
$5
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Freaky Friday

It’s the end of the Zoo Amp as we know it, and Oklahoma City’s own The Flaming Lips will send it out in style. And blood.


Music

Becky Carman
The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs and New Fumes
5:30 p.m. Friday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
free
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Come, the new Jerusalem

Members of The Polyphonic Spree and The Twilight Singers beget more indie rock as My Jerusalem, and they saw that it was good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
My Jerusalem with Beau Jennings & the Tigers and Cordell
8 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Movin’ Melvins

Presidential candidates aren’t the only ones scouring the states. So are punk’s Melvins, on the march for a Guinness World Record.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Melvins Lite with Tweakbird
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cosmo recipe

Take two dudes who love music, Nintendo 64 and anime. Add a dash of 'Seinfeld.' Yields one Cosmostanza, garage rock with Okie flavoring.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Grannyfest with Cosmostanza, Sunny Side Up and more
5 p.m. Saturday
Bad Granny's Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
528-4585
free

 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

’Van go

The Halloween season is the perfect time to sample Caravan of Thieves’ potent brew of gypsy-swing jazz.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Caravan of Thieves
8 p.m. Wednesday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$10-$15
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Frndz forever

Challenged in spelling but not in spirit, the indie-rocking Boyfrndz would like to court your ears.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Boyfrndz
10 p.m. Tuesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Calvinist theory

Not satisfied with his previous recordings, Norman singer-songwriter John Calvin molds 'Wax' with a simple sincerity.


Music

Joshua Boydston
John Calvin with Desi & Cody and Young Readers
10 p.m. Thursday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Good Grammer

Although half of her folk duo passed away a decade ago, Tracy Grammer made it her mission to keep Dave Carter’s voice alive.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tracy Grammer
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Locked and loaded

The hard rock of the UK’s Young Guns comes out a-blazing in its first major U.S. tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Young Guns with Seether, Sick Puppies and Kyng
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$32.50-$34
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bigger Brother

Those sibs of squawk rock known as Jeff the Brotherhood have made huge strides since their last Norman gig earlier this year.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jeff the Brotherhood with Diarrhea Planet and Shut In
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cope skills

Hard to believe there was a time when local singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope didn’t want anyone to know she had musical talent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Chelsey Cope with Black Canyon
10 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$7

 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

One direction

He’s a little bit country; she’s a little bit musical theater. Together, they’re North Meets South, and happy to be back in Oklahoma.


Music

Louis Fowler
North Meets South
9 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Limits
oclimits.com
619-3939

7 p.m. Friday
Midway Deli
601 W. Eufaula, Norman
321-7004
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Roll of the ’dise

Merchandise used to keep a low profile on purpose. An acclaimed album of noise pop changed all that.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Merchandise with Ringo Deathstarr, Depth & Current and Chud
7 p.m. Monday
Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union
University of Oklahoma
900 Asp, Norman
cac.ou.edu
free
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 
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