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.
I've never had a smartphone, because I like to keep my life simple. My phone calls and texts. That's it.
But as smartphones get more and more sophisticated, I'm starting to covet one. This latest dispatch from the "Look what the iPhone can do!" files has definitely increased my phone lust.
The excellently named local pop-rock band Dr. Pants produced an entire music video for "Sarsparilla Girl" in 48 hours, with the only camera being an iPhone 4.
I was skeptical, but I watched it in HD (!) and was amazed by how great it looked. It doesn't look like a low-budget production at all. The indie sheen it has comes more from the shots they decide to take (biking around the Pops parking lot? Awesome!! Playing pass the Frisbee down the line a couple times? MORE AWESOME!!!) as opposed to the quality of the shots. Super kudos to the band for their creativity and ingenuity.
Also super kudos for proudly repping Oklahoma, by setting the whole video at Pops and having the lead singer wear a Guestroom Records T-shirt. I love it when bands rep their scene/hometown/home state.