It has been a relatively rocky road for Weatherford alt-country outfit Green Corn Revival, which has seen its share of highs (acting as backing band for rockabilly icon Wanda Jackson) and lows before an (amicable) split in the road led half of the original lineup to forming Honeylark.
Oklahoma is quickly becoming the indie Christmas music capital of the world, it seems, with yearly compilation albums featuring everyone from Stardeath and White Dwarfs to Graham Colton. So it makes sense that Colourmusic — freak-poppers hailing from Stillwater — would craft a full album of original, offbeat holiday tunes themselves.
The Oklahoma City metro has a thriving garage rock scene. With seasoned acts like Broncho and Copperheads carrying the modern-day torch, the way has been paved for a flock of gritty, young, guitar-centric acts. But nascent Norman trio Poolboy has a knack for riotous hooks that few of its contemporaries can boast.
The Flaming Lips’ longevity has allowed them to cover a lot of sonic terrain over the years. Yet they’ve arguably become more adventurous with age, jeopardizing a good portion of their fan base in favor of fascinatingly bleak experiments in sound, beginning with Embryonic in 2009 and, more recently, The Terror.
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That's just one little lesson I've learned at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well as the following: don't wear jorts (they snag in the crotch and it's more often than not difficult to dig your phone out of the front pocket), and sometimes you've got to just put in the time if you want to see a band you love up close.
The latter I'll be doing all day today, Sunday, as Broken Social Scene, Fleet Foxes and Arcade Fire play the Bud Light stage in succession. If all goes well, Win Butler's going to climb up on the barrier right in front of my face while he shouts his way through "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" at approximately 8:30 p.m. tonight.
In the meantime however, check out these photos from Saturday! Day 2 recap is on its way, though it is susceptible to the press tent's Wi-Fi, which has been spotty. Keep checking in on Twitter!
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Also, check out these hilarious dudes. Easily the best fest signs I've ever seen. Had a good laugh about them with my sister because we could see their signs at the Kanye show. Sure enough I go to buy a T-shirt at the merch tent Saturday afternoon, and they're right next to me with their own faces on signs. Brilliant.