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Iron & Wine — Kiss Each Other Clean

It's a good album, but old fans will hate it.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Imagine that “Kiss Each Other Clean” isn’t by Iron & Wine, and you could really like the album.
 
Monday, March 7, 2011

Mark Growden — Lose Me in the Sand

Some great tunes, as well as some odd ones


Country

Stephen Carradini
Mark Growden’s 2010 release, “Saint Judas,” saw him comfortably in mournful, New Orleans jazz mode.
 
Friday, March 4, 2011

Speak this


OKG7 things to do

Stephen Carradini
Aron Ralston, the man whose miraculous story of being pinned by a boulder for five days in a Utah canyon recently became the Oscar-nominated Best Picture “127 Hours,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 100 Campus Drive in Weatherford.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kite Flying Robot — Solid Gold

Here's to cool.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
For an album that boasts 13 different instruments, eight vocalists and a bling-tastic title, I expected the Oklahoma City-based Kite Flying Robot’s debut to be a giddy, stuffed-to-the-hilt affair.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Scoop of Brahms

Brightmusic continues its season with a program featuring the cream of the crop of ‘German Romanticism’ composers.


Music

Stephen Carradini

Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma
7:30 p.m. Monday
Fee Theatre, Casady School, 9500 N. Penn
7:30 p.m. Tuesday
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 N.W. Seventh
brightmusic.org

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Harry Connick Jr. — In Concert on Broadway

Connick is on fire, and his band plays like maniacs.


Jazz

Stephen Carradini
Do you miss the era where Frank Sinatra was the biggest thing around? Do you pine over the days when the musical was king in pop culture? Are you already a fan of Harry Connick Jr., who apparently never left those days?
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adele — 21

This disc screams, 'Star! Star! Star!'


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Adele doesn’t really need my help, but I’ll say it anyway: “21” shows her blossoming into a diva that could be a force for a long, long time.
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Rural Alberta Advantage — Departing

More somber than its beloved predecessor


Folk

Stephen Carradini
The Rural Alberta Advantage wrote two of my favorite songs of 2009: “Don’t Haunt This Place” and “The Dethbridge in Lethbridge.”
 
Monday, February 28, 2011

Duke Garwood — Dreamboatsafari

Jazz/blues/noise with some acoustic stuff thrown in


Eclectic

Stephen Carradini
Bait-and-switch is at best a bummer and at worst offensive.
 
Friday, February 25, 2011

Braids — Native Speaker

All the indie kids are gonna get cooties


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’m pretty excited about Braids.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata — The Hills Are Alive

Fans of musicals or WTF head trips, rejoice!


Eclectic

Stephen Carradini
Cult movies. Some people can’t take them at all. Some people watch them once, marvel at them, and then move on. Some viewers fall into the cult and learn everything about it.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Typhoon — A New Kind of House

Astounding acoustic/folk/indie/Arcade Fire, etc. music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I love music with depth. Give me a complicated arrangement with lots of instruments and a gnarly lyric to be parsed, and I’m happy as a clam.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wind chimes

Choir to debut twelve pieces from renowned composers


Music

Stephen Carradini
Oklahoma City’s The Mary Heath Endowment has commissioned sacred choral music by renowned composers for the last 12 years.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kerri Arista — 50 Different Ways

Not heart-stopping, but not snooze-inducing either


Country

Stephen Carradini
Kerri Arista’s “50 Different Ways” is a solid acoustic country/pop album all the way through.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aaron Lewis — Town Line

Solid country tunes from rock songwriter


Country

Stephen Carradini
Aaron Lewis is not just some guy. He’s the lead singer of Staind.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
 
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