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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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Know your Woody!

Don't worry: This isn't for a grade.


Music

Rod Lott
As Okemah celebrates the 100th birthday of favorite son Woody Guthrie today through Sunday with its annual free folk festival, we offer a primer on the man and his music. These facts are your facts.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thinkin’ about Woody

Woody Guthrie’s legacy shines bright in 2012.


Music

Hugh Foley
Editor’s note: With Saturday marking Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, we asked music scholar Hugh Foley for his take on why Guthrie still matters. A professor at Rogers State University in Claremore, Foley is the author of the Oklahoma Music Guide II and a founding board member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The (off)beat goes on

OKC offers many music venues off the beaten path.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Randy Cassimus has spent years cranking out rock ’n’ roll in bars and clubs throughout Oklahoma City. He’s used to playing over the clink of beer glasses and shouts of liquored-up patrons when he plays with local band The Hi-Def Howlers. So he wasn’t quite sure what to expect when he booked an acoustic gig at a bookstore.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More than a fan

Tommy DeCarlo is living the dream by fronting his beloved Boston.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Boston
7 p.m. Saturday
Lucky Star Casino
7777 N. Highway 81, Concho
luckystarcasino.org
262-7612
$42.50-$125
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Black gold

A change in the lineup of Dallas-based Oil Boom has broadened the band’s deep well of blues and pop.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Oil Boom with Quaker City Night Hawks
9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Everything’s Jake

Jake Germany escaped his hometown to play music and see the world — and he’s still on the adventure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jake Germany with Theatre Breaks Loose, Poema, The Wake Up Call and Almost Legendary
6 p.m. Tuesday
The Parish
1757 N.W. 16th
theparishokc.com
633-0454
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Line in the sand

Don’t you love that one Beach House song? Then Beach House doesn’t love you.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beach House with Wild Nothing
7 p.m. Monday
Cain’s Ballroom
423 N. Main
Tulsacainsballroom.com
918-584-2306
$23-$26
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sky high

Love it or hate it, local hardcore act Our Sky Is Falling finds that if it bleeds, it leads.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Our Sky Is Falling with Found in Atlases, Alice Awaits, So Called Savages and more
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A history of Violence

With just a year in business, local eardrum-busters Sonic Violence make music that’s not just good — it’s Sonic good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sonic Violence with Speedy Ortiz and Chud
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ox rocks

While other siblings rumble, Sam and Ray Ashford rock — as the local band of brothers known as Oxford Town.


Music

Mia Cantu
Oxford Town
6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday
Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Cafe
100 E. California
bourbonstreetcafe.com
232-6666
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The gap

The bluegrass of Black Canyon bears roots darker than the rest. Proof is in the Oklahoma City act’s newest material.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Black Canyon with Beau Jennings & The Tigers and Defining Times
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So Sheik

Although not religious leaders, The Sheiks could inspire legions of followers with their alt-rock riches.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Admittedly, the origin of The Sheiks’ name might be a tad uncouth, but the moniker suits the local alt-rockers pretty well.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Horse, of course

On the brink of breaking out, Oklahoma buzz band Horse Thief reins in its psychedelic folk to embark on a tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Horse Thief with The Gentle Art of Floating and The Samurai Conquistadors
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Music Made Me: Cami Stinson

Local jazz vocalist Cami Stinson reveals the five albums that helped polish her pipes.


Music

Rod Lott

Patsy Cline, 12 Greatest Hits (1988)

I listened to this tape so many times in my Walkman, I actually ruined it. I was about 6 or 7, and didn’t realize I’d spend my entire life trying to create a similar buttery warmth and womanly tone. Her heart spills through, and nothing sounds contrived or put-on. My first time performing with a live band was when I sang “Leavin’ on Your Mind” on the Oklahoma Opry. I was 9, and I sounded ridiculous because I was trying to make myself sound just like Patsy. I even had my Mom make me an exact replica of Patsy’s outfit.

 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Slumber party

Four decades strong, the Grammy-winning Asleep at the Wheel hasn’t slowed down. Next, the country group rolls into Yukon.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Blackout Block Party with Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny Cooper and more
11 a.m. Sunday
Grady’s 66 Pub
444 W. Main, Yukon
gradys66.com
364-8789
$10-$25
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 
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