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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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A "Phresh" performance

Radiant pop star Rihanna dazzled Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.


Music

Brittany Pickering
Opening act 2 Chainz's return to OKC after his notorious actions in August was interesting, if somewhat underwhelming. Instead of ignoring the elephant in the room, he addressed it immediately: “Regardless to what you may think, I'm happy to be back in this motha fucka.” 
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nu sounds

Seminal nu metal band Korn refuses to spoil, experimenting with genres two decades into its career.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Korn with Rob Zombie
7 p.m. Friday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno Ave.
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$29.50-$45

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Music Made Me: Chase Kerby

The singer-songwriter and Defining Times frontman shares five albums that have proven instrumental in his own music career.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Nick Drake, Pink Moon (1972) 
I first heard this album in 1999 on a Volkswagen Cabrio commercial. The next year, when I became a sophomore and was old enough to drive, I remember cruising around on warm nights by myself, listening to that album while being completely lost in thought. His ability to do so much with so little is what had me enthralled from the moment I pushed play.
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fair to Midlake

Denton’s Midlake hits the big time after a decade in the indie scene with an opening stint for Pearl Jam.


Music

Louis Fowler

Midlake with Pearl Jam
7:30 p.m. Nov. 16
Chesapeake Energy Arena 
100 W. Reno Ave.
chesapeakearena.com 
602-8700
$80.40

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Green with envy

Not being allowed to do music on his own terms inspired country’s Pat Green to go Home.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Pat Green with Bri Bagwell
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan Ave.
wormydog.com
601-6276
$22.50

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pop. punk

NYC-based cyberpunks Pop. 1280 are inspired by all the bad music out there.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pop. 1280 with Esoterik and Weeping Martyr
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Burnin’ up

Metalcore clerics August Burns Red take a fiery approach to their art.


Music

Joshua Boydston
August Burns Red with Blessthefall, Defeater and Beartooth
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$21-$24
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Weed control

After 40 years, comedy legends Cheech & Chong are still smokin’ and still jokin’, all on their own terms.


Music

Louis Fowler
Cheech & Chong with War and Tower of Power
7 p.m. Saturday
Lucky Star Casino, Concho
7777 N Highway 81, El Reno
luckystarcasino.org
262-7612
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blades of gory

Stoner-metal stalwarts The Sword get heavy — both musically and lyrically — on their new album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Sword with Clutch and American Sharks
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$21-$24

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Married with music

Despite having day jobs and nightly marital duties, OKC/D.C. duo Husbands overcome odds to craft blissful bedroom pop.


Music

Zach Hale

If it wasn’t for their name, you’d never know Husbands have wives and 9-to-5s. Peruse through the many singles on their Bandcamp website and the youthful exuberance with which their music brims becomes clear: Sunlit melody is often obscured by ominous cloud cover, only to burst through in a densely layered amalgam of reverb-laced guitar and soaring harmonies dubbed to the max.

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tonk-adile Dundee

Roots singer-songwriter Audrey Auld might hail from Australia, but her sound is pure Americana.


Music

Louis Fowler

Audrey Auld
7 P.M. Sunday
Performing Arts Studio
200 S. Jones Ave., Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
$15

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

East meets West

Rising Seattleites Rose Windows write songs that are simultaneously foreign and familiar.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Rose Windows with Moondoggies
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Slaid, Slaid songs

Americana singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves loves it most when his audience cries.


Music

Louis Fowler

Slaid Cleaves
8 P.M. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bread + butter

Local music video directors LAMAR+NIK are making serious waves in a quietly thriving art form.


Music

Zach Hale

If you think the music video is a dying art form, you haven’t being paying attention. Sure, it has probably been a good decade or so since MTV has shown one, and if a Top 40 track does get the video treatment, it’s usually not the most artistic visual representation.

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Groomed for success

With Norman ties in tow, Brooklyn psych-pop outfit Grooms is hitting its stride.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Grooms with Depth & Current and Power Pyramid
8 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 
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