Friday 25 Jul
 
 

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

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
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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

Rock of ageless

That Aug. 31 show of Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford proved nothin’ but a good time.


Music

Louis Fowler
For one sweltering night, everyone at the Zoo Amphitheatre — young and old, black and white, old-school hesher and decked-out hipster — were 16 years old again, living in the much-missed year of 1987, all without a single hint of irony.
 
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blondie has more fun

The tide's still high for Debbie Harry and her iconic '80s band.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Blondie and Devo
7 p.m. Thursday
Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42.75-$114.75
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Red-hot rock

The success of Red Wanting Blue has other bands colored green with envy.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Red Wanting Blue with John Calvin
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hank airin’

Punk icon Henry Rollins continues to air his grievances — only now, through another act.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Henry Rollins
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Still whipped

What decade is it again? When a band as good as Devo comes knocking and rocking, the answer matters not.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Blondie and Devo
7 p.m. Thursday
Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42.75-$114.75

 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Map quest

By navigating the latitude and longitude of the alt-music world, Maps & Atlases have found math-rock treasures.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Maps & Atlases with Cory Branan
6 p.m Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dillard’s exclusive

The song 'So Long' marks the start of a hopefully lengthy recording career for OKC jazz-pop songstress Tara Dillard.


Music

Susannah Waite
Tara Dillard with Amy Downes and Molly Blanton
9:30 p.m. Saturday
Picasso Cafe
3009 Paseo  
602-2002 

 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Depth test

After personnel changes, Norman shoegaze act Depth & Current began experimenting with songs that are short, but far from shallow.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Depth & Current with Nervous Curtains and Brother Bear
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We’ve been had

So The Walkmen aren’t just a flash in the pan like every other alt-rock band of the aughts. Who knew?


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Walkmen with Milo Greene
7 p.m. Tuesday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
free
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh, yeah

Growing crowds clamor for the Thee Oh Sees’ indie take on garage rock. It’s not hard to see — or hear — why.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Thee Oh Sees with Ty Segall and Chud
8 p.m. Friday
ACM@UCO Performance Lab
323 E. Sheridan
acm-uco.com
974-4700
$12
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The way back home

Country king Vince Gill returns home to headline a benefit concert at Northwest Classen High School, whose stage he played as an unknown.


Music

Rod Lott
Vince Gill with The Mojo Men, Rick White and Bill Maxwell
2 p.m. Sunday
Hudson Performance Hall at Northwest Classen High School
2801 N.W. 27th
nwcfriends.org
840-2146
$50-$100
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Slim chance

As Okie-friendly as its cowpunk tunes are, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club never has motored into these parts before. It’s about to bust that cherry.


Music

Gazette staff
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with East Dallas Shufflers and Dark Valley Harvesters
8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
 
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