Sunday 20 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Smith Westerns — Soft Will


Indie

Zach Hale
Most bands don’t make their “mature” album until they’re, you know, mature. Chicago trio Smith Westerns is like the indie-rock equivalent of Robin Williams in Jack: just a few years removed from high school, yet appearing to age more rapidly than the majority of their contemporaries.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Maurice Johnson — Peace, Love & Jazz


Jazz

Louis Fowler
A swanky, ’60s cocktail vibe permeates Oklahoma City jazz guitarist Maurice Johnson’s Peace, Love & Jazz, right from the opening track, “In and Out,” which could have been the theme song to a heist caper starring Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood. It sounds like Burt Bacharach meets George Benson, with smooth melodic grooves hinting at just a little bit of underlying danger.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Another Round — Just Walk Away


Rock

Louis Fowler
When you get to a movie early, you have to sit through numerous ads. Among the most entertaining are for the National Guard: Strong, determined individuals kick in doors and save children from raging flood waters while a specially made tune from Nickleback or Hinder blasts in the background, providing a fist-bumping soundtrack to these heroes’ courageous acts.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Takeoff Eyeslow — The Prescription


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Before Kanye West went off on his screaming, no-wave punk nonsense, he was the only honest mainstream rapper, mixing high-quality, production with heart-wrenching lyrics exploring the more truthful aspects of relationships.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Various artists — Woody Guthrie at 100!: Live at the Kennedy Center


Folk

Zach Hale
Few 20th-century figures were more influential than Woody Guthrie. The folk icon and Oklahoma native has a legacy and scope that span the musical stratosphere, predating and inspiring genres from country to punk rock.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

John Moreland — In the Throes


Rock

Joshua Boydston
With the soul of a poet and the look of a Sons of Anarchy extra, Tulsa’s John Moreland has been gifted the sort of gravely, booming voice that does Bruce Springsteen proud and a similar understanding of the universal human experience. It’s made for some fantastic records — both as a solo artist and with his dissolved Black Gold Band — and In the Throes is his best yet.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kanye West — Yeezus

The skills match the ego.


Hip Hop/Rap

Zach Hale
Try as you might, but there’s no escaping Kanye West. Turn on the TV, radio, computer — hell, take a stroll downtown and you might see his mug projected on the side of a building. It’s an undeniable fact of life in 2013: Kanye West is bigger than Buddha, Krishna and The Beatles (today, anyway) and he’ll be the first to let you know about it.
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jumpship Astronaut — Lights Burn Out


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma has never been the haven for electronic rock music that it is for country, folk and, as of late, psychedelic pop, but from the sound of Lights Burn Out, Oklahoma City upstart Jumpship Astronaut seems intent on changing that.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Limber Limbs — Limber Limbs


Rock

Joshua Boydston
A new name can be indicative of far more sweeping changes. Such is the case of Limber Limbs.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Joe Average — The Lullaby Goodbye


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
There’s no telling why Joe Average chose the moniker he did. He’s far from mediocre.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Progress in Color — Get Well


Pop

Joshua Boydston
It’s been a long, bumpy ride for Glenpool’s Progress in Color, which saw a record deal with Epic evaporate before even one record could come of it, but it’s led the outfit to where it was supposed to be.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Various artists — Reaching Out


Eclectic

Zach Hale
Like so many Oklahomans, the local music scene has responded with generosity and grace in the wake of last month’s tragedy in Moore. In the weeks since, droves of local musicians have banded together for benefit concerts and radio marathons to raise funds for the relief effort, and with extraordinary results.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

IndianGiver — Plafond EP


Indie

Zach Hale
If you were to peruse the “About” section of IndianGiver’s Facebook page, you’ll notice how the instruments attributed to each of the Oklahoma City band’s five members are described with downright flippancy: Dylan Jordan plays “sticks & animal skins,” while Jazzton Rodriguez earns his keep with “shanties & loud noises,” and so on.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Various artists — Never Give Up: Celebrating 10 Years of The Postal Service


Indie

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eureeka — Polysynthetic Fields


Indie

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It’s always refreshing to hear music that embraces its own eccentricity, yet presents it in an accessible and meek fashion. Eureeka — the Norman-based duo of Jordan Vargas and Devin Wahl — has tapped into this rarified air on its self-released EP, Polysynthetic Fields.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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