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Good Grammer

Although half of her folk duo passed away a decade ago, Tracy Grammer made it her mission to keep Dave Carter’s voice alive.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tracy Grammer
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mind the Fox — Songs for the Needy


Rock

Joshua Boydston
It’s taken four years since Mind the Fox’s formation for the Oklahoma City rock outfit to finally offer a full-length debut album, but from the sounds of Songs for the Needy, it’s been worth the wait.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Locked and loaded

The hard rock of the UK’s Young Guns comes out a-blazing in its first major U.S. tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Young Guns with Seether, Sick Puppies and Kyng
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$32.50-$34
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bigger Brother

Those sibs of squawk rock known as Jeff the Brotherhood have made huge strides since their last Norman gig earlier this year.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jeff the Brotherhood with Diarrhea Planet and Shut In
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cope skills

Hard to believe there was a time when local singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope didn’t want anyone to know she had musical talent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Chelsey Cope with Black Canyon
10 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$7

 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Roll of the ’dise

Merchandise used to keep a low profile on purpose. An acclaimed album of noise pop changed all that.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Merchandise with Ringo Deathstarr, Depth & Current and Chud
7 p.m. Monday
Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union
University of Oklahoma
900 Asp, Norman
cac.ou.edu
free
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two Snakes — Cut Them Down


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Who needs Red Bull, 5-hour Energy or a Thermos of coffee when you can consume Oklahoma City rock act Two Snakes’ EP, Cut Them Down, in less than 10 minutes? It plays like an adrenaline shot: quick, ballsy, addictive.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Red-hot rock

The success of Red Wanting Blue has other bands colored green with envy.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Red Wanting Blue with John Calvin
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hank airin’

Punk icon Henry Rollins continues to air his grievances — only now, through another act.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Henry Rollins
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Map quest

By navigating the latitude and longitude of the alt-music world, Maps & Atlases have found math-rock treasures.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Maps & Atlases with Cory Branan
6 p.m Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The XX — Coexist


Pop

Joshua Boydston
After the aughts’ rush of bands with stellar debuts they were never able to match, there’s been a refreshing trend lately of building up to the masterpiece.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wild Nothing — Nocturne


Pop

Joshua Boydston
As clichéd as it is easy, it is nice to stop and smell the roses once in a while. Nocturne is the aural equivalent.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Animal Collective — Centipede HZ


Indie

Joshua Boydston
There really was no way for Animal Collective to match Merriweather Post Pavilion, widely considered the best album of 2009. It’s damn near impossible to bottle lightning twice, especially with the caustic and combustible ingredients the psych-rock band uses to build its ambitious opuses, in which indie electronics meet space rock.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Depth test

After personnel changes, Norman shoegaze act Depth & Current began experimenting with songs that are short, but far from shallow.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Depth & Current with Nervous Curtains and Brother Bear
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We’ve been had

So The Walkmen aren’t just a flash in the pan like every other alt-rock band of the aughts. Who knew?


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Walkmen with Milo Greene
7 p.m. Tuesday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
free
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
 
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