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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
 

On the way to SXSW


Jabee needs some dough, Heligoats need some listeners

By Stephen Carradini March 14th, 2011
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OKC rapper Jabee will be among the many Oklahoma artists heading down to Austin for SXSW this week, and he’s put out the APB that he needs some help getting there.

In an e-mail addressed to “fans, friends and supporters,” Jabee says that he’s looking to raise $700 for his SXSW trip. But he’s not soliciting donations; all he’s asking is that people go to his incredibly well-stocked Bandcamp (98 tracks over 16 albums, mixtapes and singles) and buy some tunes.

Most of the tracks are “pay what you want,” so head over to his site and help a local artist advance his career for as much as you care to spend. He leaves today, so buy some Jabee jams ASAP. I’m especially fond of the Regina Spektor X Jabee tune.

In other SXSW news, Norman’s brand-new Anty Shanty is proving itself as an exciting new venue by hosting The Heligoats on Wednesday. The Heligoats are on their way down to SXSW, and they’re making a stop here with Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps. Local artist Brian Cagle will open. It’s a pretty great start for a new metro music venue, if they continue this trend.

 
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