It has been a relatively rocky road for Weatherford alt-country outfit Green Corn Revival, which has seen its share of highs (acting as backing band for rockabilly icon Wanda Jackson) and lows before an (amicable) split in the road led half of the original lineup to forming Honeylark.
Oklahoma is quickly becoming the indie Christmas music capital of the world, it seems, with yearly compilation albums featuring everyone from Stardeath and White Dwarfs to Graham Colton. So it makes sense that Colourmusic — freak-poppers hailing from Stillwater — would craft a full album of original, offbeat holiday tunes themselves.
The Oklahoma City metro has a thriving garage rock scene. With seasoned acts like Broncho and Copperheads carrying the modern-day torch, the way has been paved for a flock of gritty, young, guitar-centric acts. But nascent Norman trio Poolboy has a knack for riotous hooks that few of its contemporaries can boast.
The Flaming Lips’ longevity has allowed them to cover a lot of sonic terrain over the years. Yet they’ve arguably become more adventurous with age, jeopardizing a good portion of their fan base in favor of fascinatingly bleak experiments in sound, beginning with Embryonic in 2009 and, more recently, The Terror.
Local garage-punk miscreants The Boom Bang and directors Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe are no strangers to VOTD’s digital pages. Before they explode your brains with their new venture, let’s review where we saw each of them last.
Inspired by Teen Wolf, The Boom Bang were dressing their friends up in fur and surfing on top of vans for “Jabroni Ramoney.”
But this glorious day, they’ve combined their powers to generate their own take on a gem from our collective childhood: the intro to the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. What follows basically combines Poppe’s drawings, Roberts’ stop-motion discipline (which he said required three months’ work when he stopped by the Gazette’s office last week), and The Boom Bang’s super-shredding, and it’s beautiful.