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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | 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 michelangeloscoffeeandwine.com. —Rod Lott
 
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