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Metro folk-rock duo The Shining Lights stage a show at the UCO Jazz Lab, a creative hub of education


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Chris Parker
Thursday will be a homecoming for The Shining Lights, celebrating the release of their eight-song EP, "Taking the Hill," at Edmond's University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

South metro weirdos Psychotic Reaction break from reality to offer a ferocious, manic album for loyal fans of the odd-rock underground


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Chris Parker
The act's members share an abiding love for raw, obscure '60s garage-rock that covers a wide spectrum, from stoner rock to old-school punk and guitar psychedelia.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Singer/songwriter BettySoo adds sweat-stained confidence to 'Heat Sin Water Skin'


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Chris Parker
BettySoo9 p.m. Fridaythe Blue Door2805 N. McKinleywww.bluedoorokc.com524-0738$15You're quickly reminded of the old "book jacket judgment" cliché when you first encounter BettySoo. The petite Korean-Am...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Arizona's Andrew Jackson Jihad continues its folk-punk revolution with relentless personal rhetoric


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Chris Parker
Andrew Jackson Jihad with O Fidelis, Ali Bro and the Hippo and Petis9 p.m. Wednesdaythe Conservatory 8911 N. Westernwww.conservatoryokc.com607-4805$7Andrew Jackson was our seventh president and a hard...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Arizona power-pop outfit Kinch moves ahead with catchy hooks and inconsistent emotion


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Chris Parker
Kinch, Simpleton, Blake Fischer and Meddle 6:30 p.m. Tuesdaythe Conservatory8911 N. Westernwww.conservatoryokc.com607-4805$7 advance, $9 doorMaking it as a band is a mix of fortuitous circumstance and...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Warping Nirvana, ABBA and more, The Bad Plus entertains both uninitiated and experienced jazz fans


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Chris Parker
Jazz in June featuring The Bad Plus, Guy Forsyth, Suzanna Choffel and more7 p.m. Thursday-FridayBrookhaven Village3700 W. Robinson, Norman6 p.m. Saturday Andrews Park201 W. Daws, norman325-3388www.jaz...
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010

'American Idol' winner Kris Allen moves from TV to tour, bringing his trademark authenticity


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Chris Parker
Kris Allen with Green River Ordinance6 p.m. ThursdayFrontier City11501 N.E. Expresswaywww.frontiercity.com478-2140Free with park admission, $19.99-$36.99Kris Allen was ready to chuck the idea of a mus...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

After a decade, Ohio indie rock quartet Lovedrug is in limbo, but finally found the right formula


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Chris Parker
Lovedrug with All the Day Holiday, The City Lives and Leo Goes Grr7 p.m. Monday the Conservatory8911 N. Westernwww.conservatoryokc.com607-4805$8 advance, $10 doorLife is quite unlike the recording stu...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Singer/songwriter Joe Ely wandered the world for stories, but found his real song in his Texas home


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Chris Parker
Joe Ely7:30 and 10 p.m. FridayThe Blue Door 2805 N. McKinleywww.bluedoorokc.com524-0738$30 advance, $35 doorCountry singer Tom T. Hall is known for noting how some people search the world over for wha...
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

For Texas' Grammy-winning Brave Combo, the road goes on forever, and the polka never ends


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Chris Parker
Brave Combo9 p.m. ThursdayThe Deli309 White, Normanwww.thedeli.us329-3534Success occurs in the most unlikely places, as if a challenge to our preconceptions. So it is that Texas quintet Brave Combo is...
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010
 
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