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Chamber-made

Brightmusic begins a note-perfect new season of chamber classics, starting with ‘Twilight of Romanticism.’


Music

Tory Troutman
Brightmusic
7:30 p.m. Monday
Casady School
9500 N. Penn
7:30 p.m. Tuesday
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
127 N.W. Seventh
Brightmusic.org
$10, free for students
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Texas troubadour Wayne Hancock wanders into metro with classic country sound


Music

Tory Troutman
Despite all the permutations and possibilities of what is dubbed country music, the wrong hands just can't make it work. For Texas native Wayne "The Train" Hancock, being the real deal while...
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vienna Tang drives her own brand of Americana


Music

Tory Troutman
The engaging Vienna Teng became a singer/songwriter after she tried a lot of other things first. While classical piano training, a degree from Stanford University and a software engineering ...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Documentary subject brings new, still-edgy sibling duo to 66 Bowl


Music

Tory Troutman
Those who watched the 1987 documenary "Athens, GA " Inside/Out" probably expected a durable cinematic souvenir of the coronation of R.E.M. as the band unexpectedly ascended. While the film deliv...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Charlie Louvin, Narvel Felts introduce themselves to new generations


Music

Tory Troutman
When Charlie Louvin sings now, his voice carries the dry Old Testament gravity of Johnny Cash without as much bleakness. He's blunt, like classic George Jones, but twice as sober and without the blu...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Benefit concert slated for Blue Door repairs


Music

Tory Troutman
When a recent building inspection of The Blue Door raised concerns about those same walls, scores of dedicated musicians lined up to help shore up the humble venue with a benefit concert this Saturday...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Experimental rockers Xiu Xiu bring kitchen-sink instrumentation to town


Music

Tory Troutman
In the world of Xiu Xiu (pronounced "shoe-shoe"), quick blasts of electronic noise and dissonance clash with kitchen-sink folk " the only constant being the committed intensity of James Stewart's lead...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Canadian folk group Po' Girl heads south to share its roots music with OKC


Music

Tory Troutman
Homer Simpson patronized Canada as "America Jr.," but in some shared traditions, such as music, our northern neighbors have, on occasion, handed us our hats and showed how it's done. Beyond Canada's m...
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008

AutoVaughn hones celestial sound in home base of Tennessee


Music

Tory Troutman
Despite being based in Tennessee, the indie-rock foursome AutoVaughn has more in common with atmospheric Eighties bands like U2 and celestial Seventies performers like David Bowie than floor-walkin'...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Singer/songwriter Peter Case coming to Blue Door


Music

Tory Troutman
Peter Case is a songwriter's songwriter who took Bob Dylan's route backward, unplugging to go acoustic after doing the electric thing years with California power-poppers The Nerves and The Plimsouls.&...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Members of spiritualist church talk to dead


News

Tory Troutman
It is generally assumed that when you die, you not only become dead, you become scary. At the Central Spiritualist Church at 2348 N.W. 36th, the perspective is different. Spiritualists believe tha...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Cross Canadian Ragweed comes home to debut new CD


Music

Tory Troutman
There's a good reason one-third of Cross Canadian Ragweed's releases are live albums: It is first and foremost a live act. Although lead singer and songwriter Cody Canada acknowledged the group...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Former Jayhawk now plays Americana solo


Music

Tory Troutman
Mark Olson left The Jayhawks when they seemed on the precipice of "next big thing" status, having transitioned from Flying Burrito Brothers-style country rock harmonizing to Crazy Horse fuzz and thump...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Stillwater country band No Justice set to storm Bricktown


Music

Tory Troutman
Stillwater's rowdy five-piece No Justice will play the Wormy Dog Saloon, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Bricktown " the band's second show in a three-day home stand. The band also will play Okemah's Red ...
 
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Celebrated jamsters Green Lemon return home for Bricktown show


Music

Tory Troutman
Can the "jam band" tag can be fairly applied to Green Lemon? "That's kind of what we get portrayed as, but it's pretty different in a lot of regards," said guitarist Steve Schaben. Green Lemon's b...
 
Thursday, August 9, 2007
 
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