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.
The last time Samantha Crain showed up on OKSee, she showcased a simple, friendly pop tune with bubble gum stickiness for Delo Creative’s “Be Nice to Your Kids” series. Now she’s doing a more nuanced number with a much longer title: “The Last Stanchion Goes Belly Up.” Great storytelling here, Sam.
Also worth a shout-out is Penny Hill’s bass playing, which is so casually cool as to warrant smoking a cigarette:
Deerpeople — “Ulysses” Here’s another BNTYK installment, this one from chaotic Stillwater indie-rock freakazoids Deerpeople. It’s kinda nice to see them outside of those bizarre costumes, just performing for once — not sarcastic; I just honestly didn’t know what a bunch of those dudes looked like:
But yeah, this one’s called “Ulysses” and it showcased some impressive work on the skins from Jordan Bayhylle.
Johnny Polygon — “My Shit” Tulsa rapper Johnny Polygon sure dresses well for a guy who rides a bike around 24-hour liquor stores:
Shut Up and Play the Hits clip I. Must. See. This. Film. Chuck Klosterman spends about half this video setting up a question:
Skrillex — “Bangarang” I despise dubstep a lot, and for a lot of different reasons, but that doesn’t change how funny and then exciting this music video is. For fans of ice cream, fat guys, fake mustaches and stuff blowing up: