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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 Goo Goo Dolls


They seem way more hard-core than they actually are

By Stephen Carradini May 19th, 2011
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Adult alternative hitmakers The Goo Goo Dolls hit Lucky Star and First Council Casinos on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Yes, they've seen "Better Days," which you can read about below, in our latest WTF installment.

1. The Goos were originally considered a punk band and once played New York City’s iconic punk club CBGB.
2. Somehow, The Goo Goo Dolls released several albums on the Metal Blade label, which also signed GWAR, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse.
3. In addition to writing "Iris" for "City of Angels," the band wrote songs for both "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" and "Transformers."
4. Leader John Rzeznik and company helped create a video for the Buffalo Sabres 2007 Playoffs. They also sang at halftime of the 2007 Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game and before the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl.
5. The WWE used a song of theirs as the theme for "Tribute to the Troops 2008." —Stephen Carradini
 
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