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Better red than dead

Sometimes time off is a good thing, as the Arizona-based outfits proves.


Music

Chris Parker

The Bled with Pay at the Pump, Facing Giants and A Heart’s Polyphony
6 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$10 advance, $12 door

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Second-degree Murder

The Murder Junkies keep GG Allin’s memory and angry spirit alive. You’ve been warned.


Music

Chris Parker

The Murder Junkies with The Constanzas, Half Black Jesus and Bare Knuckle Shuffle
9 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
ConservatoryOKC.com, 607-4805

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Russell’s brand

Tom Russell forces his way out of the constricting Americana box, preferring to let his songs speak for themselves.


Music

Chris Parker

Tom Russell
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley
BlueDoorOKC.com, 524-0738 |
$25 advance, $30 door

 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Low show

Punk pop’s All Time Low gets ready to do all the ‘Dirty Work.’


Music

Chris Parker

All Time Low with Hey Monday and Summer Set
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net, 677-9169
$19 advance, $24 door

 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ray of humanity

Folk’s Ray Bonneville imparts musical messages of life the only way he knows how: feeling his way around.


Music

Chris Parker

Ray Bonneville
8 p.m. Friday The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
BlueDoorOKC.com, 524-0738
$15 advance, $25 door

 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Astro boy

Astronautalis tries to flip the script of his rap sheet by shaking indie hip-hop free from its creative doldrums.


Music

Chris Parker

Astronautalis with Sims and Algebra
7 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Got milk?

It's a milkshake of bluegrass, classical and jazz.


Music

Chris Parker
More chamber quartet than string band, alt-folk act MilkDrive takes gallons of influence from bluegrass.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

‘Dark’ horse

After 10 albums, folksinger John Gorka gets more up close and personal with ‘So Dark You See,’ mixing heartbreak with social commentary.


Music

Chris Parker

John Gorka
7 p.m. Sunday
Performing Arts Studio, 200 S. Jones, Norman
Pasnorman.org, 307-9320
$20

 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The last Samurai

Now reunited and it feels so good, Norman atmospheric rockers The Samurai Conquistadors prepare for battle again.


Music

Chris Parker

The Samurai Conquistadors with Lollipop Factory and The Forever Years
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org, 820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

’Pike psyched

For Americana act Turnpike Troubadours, what lies ahead is nothing but open road and ample opportunities


Music

Chris Parker
Turnpike Troubadours with Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
Saturday Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E. Sheridan
www.wormydog.com, 601-6276
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bang on!

Despite setbacks, Bang Tango is in the glam-metal game for the long haul, making lots of noise along the way.


Music

Chris Parker
It all happened pretty quickly. One moment, Bang Tango singer Joe Lesté was just Joe McElyea, a 19-year-old from San Diego, Calif. The next, he was a rock star with a major-label deal and a hit video on MTV.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ray’s way

Free of drugs and drink, Ray Wylie Hubbard now keeps his creative fires stoked by giving back to the music community


Music

Chris Parker
Born in the tiny Oklahoma town of Soper, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard moved to Texas as a kid and became one of its deans of songwriters, if by a rather circuitous route.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chicago marathon


Music

Chris Parker
Chicago outlasts the scorn of the 1980s to establish itself as one of the biggest pop acts of all time.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hippies that time forgot


Music

Chris Parker
The Bellamy Brothers still know how to go with the flow.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Welcome to your ‘Nightmare’


Music

Chris Parker
Hinder, Oklahoma’s bad boys of rock, hopes to recapture that old chart magic with its new album, ‘All American Nightmare.’
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
 
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