Friday 18 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


OKC gets its own rock doc

By Stephen Carradini February 8th, 2011

If you haven’t been following the Chevy Bricktown Showcase, which is the most prominent car dealer name in Bricktown now that the Ford dealers failed on the Oklahoma City Arena (Mitsubishi Thunderdome, anyone?), you should be. It features local bands talking about being a band, which is pretty cool.

And if you’ve got a half-hour to chill (see, like “kill,” only in a positive light!), the below documentary takes the best of all the sessions and ties the pieces together. What I’ve seen so far is really entertaining. Check it out.  


“22:22” — Ice Black Birds. Remember when Kings of Leon played sweaty bars instead of stadiums?
“Fools Wish” — The Kill Van Kulls. Remember when The Police played sweaty bars instead of stadiums? ... Maybe not.
“Nothing Can Tear It Apart” — L’Altra. The wistful pop tune is solid. The above promo pic is awesome.

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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