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CD reviews

IndianGiver - Understudies

There’s a difference between being derivative and being inspired by something, a line a lot of artists can’t seem to find — or at least don’t care to.
04/22/2014 | Comments 0

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

5 WTF Facts About The Moody Blues

Leather pants? See-saws? Amusement park rides?

By Rod Lott April 29th, 2011

Appearing Tuesday at Tulsa’s Brady Theatre, symphonic rockers The Moody Blues are one of the biggest modern acts to emerge from England. But did you know this about “The Magnificent Moodies”?

1. Despite their name, The Moody Blues are Caucasian and even-tempered.

2. Originally, they performed as The Krew Cats.

3. Their biggest hit, “Nights in White Satin,” has charted four separate times within its 40-plus years of existence. The album version is nearly eight minutes long, and was adapted into a 3-D ride at the former Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Furthermore, the song creeps me out.)

4. The 1968 single “Ride My See-Saw” is presumed to be a Pedobear fave, based on title alone.

5. Bassist John Lodge is known for wearing black leather pants in concert. Just sayin’. —Rod Lott

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