Monday 21 Apr
CD reviews

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

VOTD: Turtle power!

What happens when three Okie VOTD regulars combine forces? You’ve got to see it to believe it.

By Matt Carney March 1st, 2012

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.”

Roberts most recently shot a spiffy, short music video with Defining Times’ Chase Kerby with a GoPro HD, but you might recall all the noise he made with his super-cool, stop-motion, video-game vid with The Nghiems back in October.

And Poppe last showed up with some New Year’s Eve Freakout footage of Phantogram that I was happy to assist him with.

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.
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