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MC Chris arrives back in the OKC-metro area


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Chris Parker
He's an über-creative, humor-spouting, rap phenom who drops more references than Wikipedia, and maintains a closer relationship with his fans than most have with their girlfriends. Chris War...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Texas punk scofflaws the Riverboat Gamblers work through bad run of cards


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Chris Parker
A decade and four albums into their career, the Riverboat Gamblers hit a wall upon returning from a tour supporting 2006's "To the Confusion of Our Enemies." Founding bassist Pat Lillard called ...
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009

One-man psychobilly band Joe Buck has learned a lot


Music

Chris Parker
Jim Findley, aka Joe Buck, is a pretty uncompromising fellow, which is about what you'd expect of someone who names a band Joe Buck Yourself. Of course, the band is just him, pounding the dr...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Brooklyn indie-rock quartet the French Kicks sidestep success to go its own way


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Chris Parker
The French Kicks are a good band to know. In addition to making supple, engaging indie rock, the quartet seems to have great taste in opening bands. "Opening for us is a great career move," f...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hardcore heroes MDC old-schools real punk rock


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Chris Parker
Punk ain't what it used to be. Once a threat aimed largely at middle-class suburban American culture, with its self-satisfaction and alienating conformity, punk's diminishing relevance i...
 
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Justin Townes Earle forges own name, identity and sound


Music

Chris Parker
The shadow of his father, Steve Earle, shades Justin Townes Earle. Like Dad, he's a singer/songwriter who draws on old country/roots music who has battled drug addiction, some of that time as a ...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Abe Vigoda responds to buzz with nicer noise


Music

Chris Parker
A little-commented key to a vibrant local music scene is a good all-ages club where future jaded rockers can shed their naïveté while honing their chops. No place is hotter this moment than ...
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers uphold their moniker's promise


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Chris Parker
Mexico is as much an idea as a place for Roger Clyne " an escape both virtual and figurative. From the loose talk of absconding across the border on the Refreshments' minor hit "Banditos," t...
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Backcountry crooner continues 16 Horsepower's mission work with Woven Hand


Music

Chris Parker
The ship may harbor a different name, but David Eugene Edwards sails the same seas. The former 16 Horsepower frontman started his solo project, Woven Hand, during a break, and while the music ha...
 
Thursday, March 5, 2009

From punk roots in Iowa farmland, singer/songwriter re-kindles spirit


Music

Chris Parker
It took almost a decade, but at 31, William Elliott Whitmore is finally a free man. While the Iowa farmer turned musician has always loved to sing, he didn't see it as a future so much as a ...
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Music Tapes' Julian Koster returns from a self-imposed exile


Music

Chris Parker
In a mere six months, The Music Tapes' Julian Koster has gone from borderline agoraphobe to a mad touring extrovert. A member of Elephant 6's psych-pop collective in the 1990s, Koster performed ...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

T.S.O.L. front man keeps anarchic spirit burning


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Chris Parker
T.S.O.L. were punk rock originals, and the flagship act of the late 1970s/early 1980s Orange County hardcore scene, headlining shows with Bad Religion, Social Distortion and Suicidal Tendencies. Thoug...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Major leap returns big dividends for Texas country act


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Chris Parker
It's been a whirlwind year for the Eli Young Band, and drummer Chris Thompson's still trying to catch his breath. They've not only watched music from their Universal South debut, "Jet Black & Jeal...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mississippi-born blues-folk favorite sweeps into OKC with rambling, rootsy songs


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Chris Parker
Some artists are crafted by outside forces, while others wind upward, vine-like, working their way slowly into the light, supported by the traditions that came before them. Rootsy singer/songwriter Ja...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009
 
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