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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
 

SXSW: Buffalo Lounge: Denver Duncan and Jabee


Folky, funky rap

By Stephen Carradini March 14th, 2012

Denver Duncan (left) and Jabee (Right)
Credits: Stephen Carradini

Denver Duncan and Jabee have careers in their own right, but on this stage, they brought their rootsy rock and rap together to build more than the sum of their parts. Denver Duncan and band played a backing track, and Duncan and Jabee took turns vocalizing. It sounded smooth. 

Both the artists and the audience enjoyed it: The artists were smiling, involving the audience, bringing a friend on stage to sing, and covering Jackson 5's "I Want You Back." Jabee capped off the cover with a freestyle that included audience members (Shoutout to Jonathan Fowler!) and the phrase "Buffalo Lounge." It was a festive, upbeat way to end the third event at The Buffalo Lounge.

 
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