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Local favorite Little League Hero re-unites with songs old and new


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Becky Carman
Little League Hero8 p.m. ThursdayThe 51st Street Speakeasy1114 N.W. 51stwww.myspace.com/51speakeasy463-0470Little League Hero's Kyle Caldwell admits he might be little bit out of touch with the area's...
 
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Four young-but-committed musicians assemble a psychedelic Action! plan


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Becky Carman
The four men of Norman psychedelic rock outfit Action! are just babies, relatively speaking. UNDER-THE-RADAR ACTS RELEASE CELEBRATION Each...
 
Thursday, December 3, 2009

The All-American Rejects make future plans that may forgo immediate touring return


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Becky Carman
It's November, but somewhere in Massachusetts, Mike Kennerty is soaking up some unseasonably summery rays. Just as the warm weather has outlasted its usual tenure this year, even in the northeas...
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stillwater's BrotherBear shares, records more-electronic ideas between college classes


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Becky Carman
College seems a funny time for rock musicians, where the optimism of your hundred closest high school friends faithfully attending every show dwindles. Dividing time, performers start paying the...
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seams opened by age, distance repaired for one-night Smarty Pants reunion show


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Becky Carman
Sorry, Oasis. Reunions are the new band breakups. Members of No Doubt, Blink-182 and Pavement all cast aside their differences recently, and the trend has found its way to the metro-area music s...
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009

J.P. Hasson prepares multimedia main event to headline two-night Norman Halloween show


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Becky Carman
What do Yoda, "CHiPs" and The Dead Milkmen have in common? On the surface, nothing really, unless you're JP Incorporated, in which case, these are all glimmers of what made you who you are today...
 
Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd, DJ Jon Mooneyham spin one-night-only dance party to close out parade


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Becky Carman
If you're hoping to congregate with 50,000 of Oklahoma's finest and freakiest, look no further than the Gazette's third annual Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween Parade. In conjunction with The Flaming ...
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Get Up Kids revisits signature '90s sound


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Becky Carman
Got your full attention over hours of speculation / We're not running backwards, sings Matt Pryor, on the opening track of his band's 1999 EP, "Red Letter Day." "Don't you know that we love re...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Arming veterans with guitars, local musicians command pilot program


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Becky Carman
A lifelong musician, Oklahoma City native Butch Johnson knows more than most how deeply music can affect the mind and body. TREATMENT PROGRAM GUITAR LES...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Dandy Warhols know working for fans, themselves is best job ever


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Becky Carman
Rock stardom used to be so linear: Start band. Get signed. Meet girls. Make money. Buy drugs. Crash. Burn. Maintain a mystique, and live legendarily in the hearts and minds of your legions of fa...
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ricky Salthouse clocks in with three locals, stamps time card for Workweek


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Becky Carman
Historically, when academic pursuits come to an end, it's generally important for early 20-somethings to put to rest their bohemian ways, to find gainful employment and eke out some semblance of...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oklahoma City's Red City Radio's seem unafraid of making waves


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Becky Carman
Defensibly, the mid-'90s saw the death rattle of "real" punk rock. To the chagrin of purists everywhere, the popularity of bands like Green Day and Blink-182 brought the genre's message of rebel...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Traindodge puts brakes on some of its indie angst in favor of family


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Becky Carman
In the age of overnight Internet fame, "legwork" is often a foreign concept to new bands. The ultimate lack of memorable identity and real working friendships can mean a rapid demise for those w...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Subatomic Pieces reform for a fresh collaboration, clear vision


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Becky Carman
A veritable Kevin Bacon of Oklahoma music, it likely takes only a few steps to trace Chris Harris to any other local performer. As owner and recording engineer of Hook Echo Sound, behind the...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Norman student strikes impressive debut album in secret


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Becky Carman
On the surface, Jacob Abello has a very 21-year-old life. He studies English literature at the University of Oklahoma and works part-time as a barista to get by. Since moving to Norman from his Tuttle hometown roughly two years ago, he has made a number of close friends on and around campus, but there's something they don't know about him.
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009
 
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