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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
 

Red Bull red dirt


More red dirt artists than you can shake a Red Bull at

By Stephen Carradini April 15th, 2011
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If you're kickin' about Stillwater right now or plan to be this evening, you should hit up the Red Bull Gypsy Café. Sponsored by the OG energy drink, the "café" is actually a four-venue red dirt country extravaganza. I could talk about how stacked the evening's going to be, or I could just set the stack in front of you:


The College Bar, 319 S. Washington
8:00 pm Monica Taylor, Rick Reiley
9:00 pm Bob Wiles, Brad James
10:00 pm Gene Collier, Travis Kidd
11:00 pm Steve Rice , Jake Moffat

Stonewall Tavern, 115 S. Knoblock
8:00 pm Randy Pease, Don Morris
9:00 pm Mike McClure, Randy Crouch
10:00 pm Susan Herndon, Scott Evans
11:00 pm Joe Baxter, Larry Spears

Eskimo Joe's , 501 W. Elm St.
8:00 pm Ben Han, Greg Jacobs
9:00 pm Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch
10:00 pm Stoney LaRue, John Cooper
11:00 pm Jimmy LaFave, Chris Bell

Outlaws, 501 S. Washington
7:30 pm Bo Phillips, Sam Naifeh
8:30 pm Bill Erickson, Joe Mack
9:30 pm Chuck Dunlap, Don Wood
10:30 pm Tom Skinner, Brad Piccolo
11:30 pm Cody Canada , John Parker Milsap

I'm not going to lie, I thought the 9:00 slot at The College Bar said Bob Wills, and I was about ready for a zombie red dirt show. Zombie novelists, get on this. Thanks.
 
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