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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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Jazz hands

Pianist Bert Dalton brings the heat to the 29th incarnation of Norman’s Jazz in June with his Brazilian-flavored project.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jazz in June
Thursday-Saturday
Norman
jazzinjune.org
free
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Star trek

For the rock act Stars in Stereo, its meteoric rise toward the big leagues is just part of the plan.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stars in Stereo with Foxy Shazam and Maniac
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$9-$11
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Symphomaniacs

If Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham do their jobs at OK Mozart Festival’s grand finale, you’ll believe 'Life' is beautiful.


Music

Joshua Boydston
OK Mozart Festival
2 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okmozart.com
(918) 336-9800
$10-$40
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hey, Mon!

Emerging amid a thriving local hip-hop scene is Damon Johnson, aka Mon. When an injury forced him from football, he turned to rap.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pairadime Music Summer Showcase
9 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kampsok.com
819-6004
$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ellis county

Bricktown is sure to sound saucier with ace guitarist Tinsley Ellis headlining its annual Blues & BBQ Festival.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Bricktown Blues & BBQ Festival
Friday-Saturday
Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, Bricktown
bricktownokc.com
236-4143
free
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vesper recipe

Mix folk with pop, sprinkle a dash of the divine, and you have The Vespers, a Nashvillle quartet that’ll convert your ears.


Music

Matt Carney
The Vespers with Brianna Gaither and Zach Winters
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
The Backroom at Bridgeway Church
228 W. Hefner
bridgewaychurch.com
749-8044
$5
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Aw, Swell

Not too punky, not too poppy, The Swellers know one thing: If they weren’t any good, they wouldn’t be celebrating their first decade.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Swellers with And So It Goes, Just Marco and The Next Wave
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chevy bass

Pulling into a third season, Chevy Music Showcase spotlights those acts steering the local music scene.


Music

Susannah Waite
Entering its third season last week, Chevy Music Showcase has a dozen artists to expose to metro eyes and ears.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Barry spritzer

As effervescent as ever, Barry Manilow — the man, the legend — enjoys his '15 Minutes' of everlasting fame.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Barry Manilow
7:30 p.m. Saturday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$9.99-$129.99

 

 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A crappy show

OMG, it's an OBN night!


Music

Joshua Boydston
OBN IIIs and Shitty/Awesome
10 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Moody muse

Critically acclaimed for her folk songs, Ruth Moody practically has music embedded in her DNA.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Ruth Moody Band
7 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Evolution theory

Folksinger Sarah Jaffe ditched diary-style exposition for more purposeful songwriting, and the end result 'Wins.'


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sarah Jaffe with Secret Colours and Sherree Chamberlain
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

To the ’core

Looking for a local hardcore band with balls? Well, bud, meet Chud.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Chud with Dangerous Boys Club and Shattered Fixtures
8:30 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$6
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So and so good

No need to go nuclear, now that Nuclear is coming to you — the uncompromising Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, that is.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s with Dinosaur Feathers and Whispertown
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Young restless

Now towering with success after toiling for years, Young the Giant isn’t about to take a break.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Young the Giant with Civil Twilight
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$14-$17
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
 
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