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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

‘Idol’atry hits Norman tonight

Rob Bolin and Shelly Fraley front special show at Michelangelo’s.

By Rod Lott October 11th, 2011

Attention, 25 million “American Idol” fans — or at least those of you in the metro area: 2011 season fan favorite Rob Bolin will play a show tonight at Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar, 207 E. Main in Norman.

You may recall the Nashville-born Bolin auditioning for the show with his ex-girlfriend, Chelsee Oaks, nailing the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody.” Fast-forward to today, Bolin’s touring in support of his album, “This Is What Heartache Sounds Like.”

Joining Bolin on the bill is fellow Tennessean Shelly Fraley, who’s making waves of her own on the TV airwaves, by having her indie-flavored pop featured on such series as “One Tree Hill,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “Knight Rider.” An MTV-featured artist for “Needle in the Haystack,” the singer-songwriter is promoting her full-length debut, “Into the Sun.”

This special show starts at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call 579-3387 or visit —Rod Lott
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