Friday 18 Apr
CD reviews

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

Music Video Monday: Pretty things

With exception for a Rob Zombie laundry commercial

By Stephen Carradini June 20th, 2011

The video for Brianna Gaither’s “Find You” is everything I want in a video, local or no: great storytelling concept, mesmerizing cinematography, beautiful visuals, gorgeous song. If this doesn’t win you to Gaither’s team, I don’t know what will.

Approximately a bajillion years ago, the male two-thirds of Seapony lived in Oklahoma. Punks in love, rebelling against authority, all for love!

Chad Valley’s gleeful “Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?)” gets one of the most tender, heartfelt music videos I’ve ever seen.

A thousand watercolor paintings were used to make stop-motion animation. This is a visual feast.

Hometapes is becoming my favorite label, as this studio performance cut from the label’s Collections of Colonies of Bees is a smile-inducing blast of crescendo-ing O-prog.

There’s a Mountain Goats shout-out in what must be one of the most entertaining (and most necessary, and most insulting) public service announcements ever.

Rob Zombie directed a commercial for Woolite? Entitled “Torturer”? What?!?

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06.20.2011 at 11:40 Reply

the rob zombie spot is da sh*t


06.20.2011 at 08:38 Reply

I hope this isn't idicative of the direction of Rob Zombie's career.  But I gotta admit, it's kind of cool.