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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
 

SXSW, Okie-style


Planning to catch your favorite Okie bands in Austin this year? Tote this handy list along.

By Matt Carney March 6th, 2012

Oklahoma’s gonna hit Austin hard this year. Real hard.

Forty-four bands hard, in fact. And those are just the ones OKSee’s got listed so far. Thanks to the super-swell folks at Buffalo Lounge, Friends Bar at 208 E. Sixth will be the focal-point hangout for Okies at this year’s installment of South by Southwest, boasting seven different music showcases. They are as follows.

Tuesday
Oklahoma Film + Interactive + Music Event
4-7 p.m.

Okie Soundcheck presented by CNGnow.com
8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Wednesday
Sax, Clogs, and Rock ’n’ Roll
noon-5 p.m.

Backyard Bash presented by CNGnow.com
5-8 p.m.

ACM@UCO Showcase
8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Thursday
ACM@UCO Day Party
noon-5 p.m.

Oklahoma Showcase
8 p.m.-2 a.m.

You can find more information about these showcases at thebuffalolounge.com, or below.

OKSee is also excited to announce the return of former skipper Stephen Carradini and the addition of regular Gazette music contributor Joshua Boydston to our SXSW coverage. We’ll be down there live-blogging all week long, so be sure to check back here — and on Twitter at @okgazette, @scarradini and @okmattcarney — for photos and write-ups from Austin, starting next Tuesday.

Now on to the good part: OKSee’s been in touch with a ton of local musicians in a concerted effort to list all the shows — official and unofficial, Buffalo Lounge and otherwise — they’ll be playing during their visit to Austin. We’ll be updating this listing as shows are added, so please feel free to email me at mcarney[at]okgazette[dot]com if your band adds or has to cancel any shows.

See y’all in Austin!

Beau Jennings
Thursday
with Brine Webb, 3 p.m. at Farmer Grove Fest, 1604 E. Adriane

Saturday
with Brine Webb, 3:30 p.m. at The Crow Bar, 3116 S. Congress (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Showcase)

The Boom Bang (pictured)
Wednesday
9 p.m. at Friends (SXSW Official ACM@UCO Showcase)

Black Canyon
Tuesday

between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Okie Soundcheck)

Brianna Gaither
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

Brine Webb
Thursday
with Beau Jennings, 3 p.m. at Farmer Grove Fest, 1604 E. Adriane

Saturday
with Beau Jennings, 3:30 p.m. at The Crow Bar, 3116 S. Congress (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Showcase)

Broncho
Wednesday
2:45 p.m. at Longbranch Inn (SXSW Rubberneck Party)
midnight at Friends (SXSW Official ACM@UCO Showcase)

Thursday
2:45 p.m. at Cheers (SXSW Treehouse Party)
5 p.m. at Austin Java (SXSW CQ Records Party)
8 p.m. at Valhalla (SXSW Official Danny Rose Showcase)

Friday
12:15 p.m. at Side Bar (SXSW Mostly Harmless Day Party)

Saturday
6:30 at Dan’s House Party (2208 E. 18th)

BrotherBear
Wednesday
between 5 p.m. and noon at Friends 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs, & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Chrome Pony
Tuesday
between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Okie Soundcheck)

Daniel(s)
Tuesday
between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Okie Soundcheck)

The Damn Quails (pictured)
Wednesday

12:40 p.m. at Friends 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs, & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Thursday
7:30 p.m. at Threadgills, 301 W. Riverside (Music Fog’s SXSW Showcase)

Day One
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

Deerpeople
Tuesday
8:55 p.m. at Casa Chapala, 101 San Jacinto Blvd.
11:35 p.m. at Friends at 208 E. Sixth (Buffalo Lounge)

Wednesday
noon at Moltov, 719 W. Sixth (SOM Showcase)
9:15 p.m. at J Blacks, 710 W. Sixth (SOM)

Thursday
2 p.m. at The Slab, 3423 Guadalupe
9:10 p.m. at Crow Bar, 3116 S. Congress

Friday
8:05 p.m. at Crow Bar, 3116 S. Congress

Saturday
7 p.m. at Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd.

The Defining Times
Wednesday
8 p.m. at Friends (SXSW Official ACM@UCO Showcase)

Denver Duncan
Wednesday
with Jabee, between 5 p.m. and noon at Friends 208 E. Sixth) Sax, Clogs, & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Desi and Cody
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Oklahoma Film + Interactive + Music Day Party)

Friday
3:15 p.m. at The Side Bar (acoustic stage), 602 E. Seventh

Feathered Rabbit
Wednesday
3:15 p.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs, and Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Fiawna Forte
Thursday
at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Official SXSW Oklahoma Showcase)

Fos
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

Green Corn Revival
Thursday
9 p.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Official SXSW Oklahoma Showcase)

Gum
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

Horse Thief
Wednesday
4 p.m. at The Molotov Lounge, 719 W. Sixth (Choose My Music and Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Presents: The State of Music Showcase)
11 p.m. at Friends (SXSW Official ACM@UCO Showcase)

Friday
TBA

Saturday
5 p.m. at Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd.

Jabee (pictured)
Wednesday
with Denver Duncan, between 5 p.m. and noon at Friends 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs, & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Jacob Abello
Thursday
at Friends (SXSW Official Oklahoma Showcase)

Friday
3 p.m. at Oilcan Harry’s at 211 W. Fourth (OUTlander Fest)

J.D. McPherson
Thursday
at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Official SXSW Oklahoma Showcase)

Jesse Aycock
Tuesday
between 4 and 7 p.m. (Oklahoma Film + Interactive + Music Day Party)

Josh Sallee
Tuesday
between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Okie Soundcheck)

Thursday
between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 2815 Guadalupe (The Inaugural South by Nice Kicks Showcase)

Junebug Spade
Thursday
at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Official SXSW Oklahoma Showcase)

Modern Rock Diaries
Tuesday
between 4 and 7 p.m. (Oklahoma Film + Interactive + Music Day Party)

Mont Lyons
Tuesday
between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Okie Soundcheck)

The Non
Wednesday
10 p.m. at Friends (SXSW Official ACM@UCO Showcase)

O Fidelis
Tuesday
between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Okie Soundcheck)

Of the Tower  (pictured)
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

OK Sweetheart
Thursday
at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Official SXSW Oklahoma Showcase)

Painted Wolf
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

The Panda Resistance
Wednesday
between 5 p.m. and noon at Friends 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs, & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Paperscissor
Thursday
Between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

Pretty Black Chains
Tuesday
10 p.m. at Friends, 208 E. 6th St.(Okie Soundcheck)

Friday
4:15 p.m. at Beale Street Tavern (Rocker Stalker Day Party)
6:00 p.m. at Doc’s Motorworks (Blackbox Day Party)

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Wednesday
midnight at The White Horse Bar, 500 Comal (Official SXSW Showcase) 

The Rockettops (pictured)
Thursday
between noon and 5 p.m. at Friends (ACM@UCO Official SXSW Day Party)

Scales of Motion
Wednesday
1:15 p.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs, & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Shitty/Awesome
Tuesday
time TBA with Chrome Pony at Friends, 208 E. Sixth

Wednesday
3:30 p.m. at Friends Bar, 208 E. Sixth (Sax, Clogs & Rock ’n’ Roll Day Party)

Thursday
1:30 p.m. at Javacalypse presented by CQ Records
6:30 p.m. at Dikes House IV

Shiny Toy Guns
Thursday
midnight at Chevrolet Sound Garage, 612 and 614 E. Sixth (Official SXSW Showcase)

Saturday
6 p.m. at Auditorium Shores Stage, Lady Bird Lake (Official SXSW Showcase)

Sunday
1:30 a.m. at PureVolume House, Second and Trinity (Official PureVolume SXSW Showcase)

Stardeath and White Dwarfs
Thursday
1 a.m. at Friends, 208 E. Sixth (SXSW Official ACM@UCO Showcase)
6 p.m. at The Highball, 1142 S. Lamar (Lucy the Poodle Showcase)

Friday
4 p.m. at Doc’s, 1123 S. Congress (Blackbox Day Party)
midnight at Top Secret House Show with New Fumes and Holy Wave (performing a psychedelic interpretation of Stravinsky's Symphony of the Psalms); follow @STARDEATHontour on Twitter for details and address

Sunday
8 p.m. at Caves Lounge, 900 W. Division in Arlington with New Fumes

Wink Burcham
Tuesday
between 4 and 7 p.m. (Oklahoma Film + Interactive + Music Day Party)

Young Readers
Wednesday
9 p.m. at In.gredients, 2610 Manor

Thursday
noon at Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd.
 
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