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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
 

SXSW: The Non


Pure music forever

By Stephen Carradini March 16th, 2011
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In vivid and stark contrast to Deerpeople's theatrical extravaganza, The Non got up on stage and treated the audience to a set that was about nothing but music. No tricks, no gimmicks, nothin' but four guys making their own unique brand of music.

There's really no one who makes music like The Non; part Explosions in the Sky, part Sigur Ros, part guitar wizards, part funk geniuses, they make songs that no one else can. Their acrobatic, emotive guitarwork and lightning-fast bass work meshed with the solid drumming to create a whirlwind of sound that had the audience thrilled.

They performed without much ado, just saying hello and thanking people intermittently. But what they didn't say, sing, or show, they played. And it was fantastic.

If you haven't seen The Non, you need to, ASAP. Just a friendly note for you.

 
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