Wednesday 23 Jul
 
 

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
Reviews
 
Top Articles from Reviews

Pink Pony — Whatever


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
With a name like Whatever, you might expect the full-length debut of Oklahoma City’s Pink Pony — a repackaging of Steven Battles’ Chrome Pony now featuring our governor’s daughter, Christina Fallin — to read nonchalant, but it’s anything but. Instead, Whatever is one of the most tailored and tightly programmed efforts to come out from these parts in some time. It’s an album that moves as well as it thinks.
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Power Pyramid — The God Drums


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Shoegaze has its roots in the United Kingdom, but Oklahoma outfit Power Pyramid is doing it as well as anyone here or abroad. The four-piece started making noise with the release of a self-titled EP last fall, returning nearly a year later with its full-length debut The God Drums, a slow-burning, confident collection of endearingly lo-fi vignettes.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kings of Leon — Mechanical Bull


Rock

Zach Hale
Let’s be perfectly clear: Kings of Leon sold out. That’s not always necessarily a bad thing, but in this case, it is.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Grooms — Infinity Caller


Indie

Zach Hale
Grooms may be based out of Brooklyn, but their roots are firmly entrenched in Norman. Frontman Travis Johnson — an OU graduate — is the project’s linchpin, one that underwent a series of lineup shuffles and a name change (from The Muggabears) before relocating.
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Barling — Barling With a “B”


Country

Louis Fowler
With the exception of a few months in my early teens when I was trying to impress gutter-punk chicks, I have always had a deep and abiding love of country music. Because, as any kid growing up in this region will tell you, it was all my leather-skinned dad would listen to in the car.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tallows — Memory Marrow


Indie

Zach Hale
Expectations can be a real pain in the ass. With today’s digital release model, hype trains traverse the Internet at breakneck speeds, often before a proper album is released. One or two great songs can set the bar so extraordinarily high that it will never be attained, much less cleared.
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Leaf Hands — Your Imagination


Indie

Louis Fowler
While listening to the opening track of Leaf Hands’ Your Imagination, it’s almost impossible to not stare at the cover art: a bleak, early-winter rural landscape wherein distant figures huddle together and feel a lo-fi sense of melancholy.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Young Lyons — Crash Course EP


Indie

Louis Fowler
The first time I heard Weezer was a magical moment. It was early-September 1994 and I was in the parking lot of a Catholic church making out with a girl I had desperately been trying to hook up with for weeks.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Justin Adams — Justin Adams


Country

Joshua Boydston
Bixby native Justin Adams is a former college football standout with a school record for consecutive games played at Northern Iowa, and that intensity and determination have informed his new path as a country singer. His self-titled debut EP is a sleek, polished recording in line with the genre’s like-minded, clean-cut vocalists Easton Corbin, Luke Bryan and Chris Young.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bowlsey — Sleepy Weather


Indie

Zach Hale
Bowlsey is a fearless bunch. Not fearless in that robotic, armor-clad superhero kind of way, but fearless because its members have nothing to lose, so why not rap over that muffled synth-pop track? Hell, you could even plant it between a couple soulful acoustic ballads. Sure, that’ll work.
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Aisha Eustache — Love & Addiction


Eclectic

Louis Fowler
These days, it’s hard to find that classically soulful R&B sound. With so many manufactured pop divas’ vocal trills and high-pitched squeaks masquerading as music, R&B sadly has become a vapid wasteland.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Western Residents — Sunlit Nights


Indie

Zach Hale
When describing music, the word "maturity" implies that some weathering has been endured by a band — through trial and error, life events or what have you — before attaining this idea of a true identity, if it ever does.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Them Hounds — Them Hounds


Rock

Zach Hale
If there’s one defining characteristic of modern blues rock, it’s that the songs often are constructed around the band’s instrumental strengths.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nina Medley — Red Dirt Redemption


Eclectic

Louis Fowler
Bethany blues chanteuse Nina Medley is, if the title track of her latest album is to be believed, “worn out on the Delta blues” and just looking for some “red dirt redemption.”
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mountain Smoke — Roads Well Traveled


Country

Louis Fowler
As I plopped Mountain Smoke’s Roads Well Traveled into the CD player, I dreaded the worst, having been burnt out by a glut of third-rate bluegrass (with jam bands running a close second). I was surprised how much I liked — nay, loved — this album.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
 
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