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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

5 WTF Facts About Rick Springfield

No, really, these are true.

By Rod Lott March 22nd, 2011

Odds are good that ‘80s chart icon/heartthrob Rick Springfield will play many of his 17 Billboard Top 40 hits at 7 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Grand Casino in Shawnee. (In fact, bet the house on “Jessie’s Girl” — I just know it.)

But did you this about the Rickster?

1. Before hitting it big, he fronted a band called Zoot.
2. According to his memoir, he wrote some great songs while suffering depression and having suicidal thoughts.
3. He played the first incarnation of DC Comics’ “Human Target” in a 1992 ABC series. (The current one on Fox has lasted longer.)
4. In the early 1970s, he played himself on the “Brady Kids” Saturday-morning cartoon spin-off, “Mission: Magic!”
5. His one-time live-in girlfriend? “The Exorcist” star Linda Blair. She was 15 at the time. —Rod Lott

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