Thursday 10 Jul
 
 

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

Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
06/25/2014 | Comments 0
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The Radio Dept. - Passive Agressive: Singles 2002-2010

Trendy sounds from before the curve


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Dreamy, fuzzed-out psychedelic pop has been given a resurgence lately from both the chillwave people (à la Neon Indian, Baths, Houses, etc.) and from the pop/rock end (Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, etc.). But before all of those bands, there was The Radio Dept.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wye Oak — Civilian

Indie-rock mood pieces that don't bore


Indie

Stephen Carradini
It is helpful to consider Wye Oak in terms of punctuation.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broken Records — Let Me Come Home

More emotional Scottish rock!


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Having fallen head over heels for Frightened Rabbit in 2010, I was more than excited to hear another emotion-laden Scottish band when Broken Records’ “Let Me Come Home” was passed my way. The album did not let its Scottish brethren down.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Colin Stetson — New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Vastly unusual in an incredibly good way


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Some musicians want to make you dance. Some musicians want to make you rock. Some musicians want your money. Some musicians want to make you think.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Foxes in Fiction — Alberto

Good tunes hiding in reverb


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The chillwave bubble has not yet burst. No matter how many dudes appear playing dreamy, reverb-heavy ambient pop, there are people ready to snap it up.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Candi & the Strangers — 10th of Always


Indie

Rod Lott
Chimes vocalist Samantha Constant on the third track of "10th of Always," the sophomore album from Candi & the Strangers, "I am a radio."
 
Friday, January 14, 2011

Purple Church - Woodsporn/Hayseed EPs


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I hadn’t even heard the “Woodsporn” EP before I was impressed with Oklahoma City band Purple Church, because anything that comes handnumbered, hand-printed and sporting a mini-zine (complete with fold-out mini-poster!) as liner notes is pretty impressive.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rainy Day - The Winter Album

 
Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Skys - Small Dreams in an Elevator

 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brother Gruesome - Brother Gruesome

 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Youth Group - The Night is Ours

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown

 
Friday, January 1, 2010

Baby Walrus - Baby Walrus

 
Thursday, March 13, 2008
 
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