Thursday 24 Jul
CD reviews

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Khalamoo, y’all!

A festival and a CD release for your weekend enjoyment

By Stephen Carradini June 10th, 2011
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Summer is here, so that means festivals, parties and staying out late. Here’s two more things to do if nothing in this week’s Gazette piqued your fancy. (What’s wrong with you?)

Oklahoma City clothing company Of New Astronomy is holding a festival Saturday and Sunday at Norman’s Hidden Castle, 1309 SW 24th. The Khalamoo Festival (scramble it up) will feature 20+ local and touring punk, rock and hardcore bands. Die to Yourself and Beyond Our Skies headline Saturday, while Teeth Like Lions, A Past Unknown and Outline in Color head up Sunday’s offerings. Get the full schedule here.

OKC rapper Warrbuckss drops “#fuckurmixtape” 10 p.m. tonight at The Dugout, 10909 N. May. The man himself will perform, as well as Nada Problem, L Smooth, Rob Vader, Jook Mode and more. The first 100 through the door paying cover get a copy of the CD for free! You can preview the tunes here.

While you’re here, grab these MP3s:

“Summer Home” — Typhoon. Acoustic guitars, horns, strings, a choir? Portland sends its love.
“Love Me More” — Roadside Graves. Down-home gospel warmth meets indie-pop reserve.
“Blacklight Horses” — Matt Bauer. Sometimes even a whisper can grab you by the throat.
“Trials” — Southerly. Sonorous piano leads this flowing instrumental.
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