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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
 

How to spend your last day on Earth


Friday’s gonna be great (Rebecca Black not included)

By Stephen Carradini May 20th, 2011
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Not to be outdone by Culture Chic, here are some musical suggestions for your last ever Friday on the planet / last weekend before the rumored massive, doomy tribulation.

I’ve already pimped the Third Eye Blind show at Diamond Ballroom on Friday, but I didn’t mention the opener, who I’m actually just as excited about. U.S. Royalty’s pastoral folk doesn’t seem to be an immediate fit, but the two bands’ upbeat vibes are the same. I reviewed U.S. Royalty’s CD earlier this year, and it’s still as good as it was then. Definitely a double bill worth catching.

Hadden Sayers, a bluesman with heavy doses of folk and rock in him, will be stopping at The Blue Door in support of his latest album, “Hard Dollar.”

And hometown heroes Red City Radio (pictured) will be swinging through The Conservatory with their manic pop-punk Friday. If you’ve never seen the band, you’re in the wrong. Just do it. If you’d like 250 more words telling you why you should be at this sure-to-be-awesome show, read my review of their “The Dangers of Standing Still” CD. —Stephen Carradini
 
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