Thursday 24 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

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

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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Lenka — Two

Pleasant pop songs that don't ask too much of you


Stephen Carradini
Lenka’s “Two” is a pleasant little release that doesn’t ruffle any feathers and may produce a couple of radio hits.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Smith Westerns — Dye It Blonde

Packages 70 years of pop/rock into one fantastic album


Stephen Carradini
You know what’s often lost in hip and new sounds? Good songs. This is why chillwave was doomed. It was awesome, but who remembers it, other than a cloudy haze?
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Buried Beds — Tremble the Sails

Some good songs reside on a conflicted release


Stephen Carradini
Buried Beds wants to be a charming pop band and a serious act at the same time.
Monday, April 4, 2011

Lelia Broussard — Masquerade

Will soon be breezing through the indie scene with perkiness and wonder


Stephen Carradini
Sometimes it’s hard to pin down what’s so great about an album.
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Noah and the Whale — Last Night on Earth

Folk band goes synth-rock?


Stephen Carradini
There’s one less witty folk-pop group in the world, and one more synth-driven pop band.
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brianna Gaither — Love Is Patient

Piano pop on the short list for 'year's best album'


Stephen Carradini
Piano-based singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen, so it’s always a shock when one immediately jumps out from the first seconds of a track.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Luke Rathborne — Dog Years E.P./I Can Be One E.P.

'90s-influenced guitar-pop that will floor you


Stephen Carradini
Luke Rathborne’s next five days look like this: opening for tastemakers Noah and the Whale in West Hollywood, playing the Paste SXSW showcase and opening for The Strokes in Austin on the same day, playing the Filter Showcase at SXSW, then hopping on up to his stomping grounds of NYC to play Bowery Ballroom with Noah again.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kurt Vile — Smoke Ring for My Halo

Because your lazy Friday night needs a soundtrack


Stephen Carradini
It’s Friday, and your girlfriend is having a girls’ night.
Friday, March 11, 2011

Simon and Garfunkel — Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition

As close to a masterpiece as pop music gets


Rod Lott
I’m not sure I’d call Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album the “masterpiece” as it packaging proclaims, since a couple of its tracks have never clicked with me, but it’s as damn close as pop music gets.
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Adele — 21

This disc screams, 'Star! Star! Star!'


Stephen Carradini
Adele doesn’t really need my help, but I’ll say it anyway: “21” shows her blossoming into a diva that could be a force for a long, long time.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Michael Jackson — Michael

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Without a Face - The First Album Was Better


Eric Webb

With a title like “The First Album Was Better,” Henry Dillard, Texas-based singer/songwriter/guitarist and sole member of acoustic rock act Without a Face, dares listeners to make the comparison to his 2009 debut, “Worst Debut Album Ever.”
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Now That's What I Call the 1990s

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Elvis Presley' Viva Elvis: The Album

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Neil Diamond' Dreams

Wednesday, November 17, 2010