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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

Oh, yeah

Growing crowds clamor for the Thee Oh Sees’ indie take on garage rock. It’s not hard to see — or hear — why.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Thee Oh Sees with Ty Segall and Chud
8 p.m. Friday
ACM@UCO Performance Lab
323 E. Sheridan
acm-uco.com
974-4700
$12
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shadow of no doubt

Enjoying the success of Confess, Twin Shadow is certain to put his hard-partying ways behind him ... well, mostly.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Twin Shadow with Niki & the Dove
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Matt Stansberry & the Romance — Let’s Brighten It Up


Pop

Joshua Boydston
The cover of the seven-song EP Let’s Brighten It Up is a telling one. Oklahoma City’s Matt Stansberry is midbounce, dressed in a tailored suit and black-rimmed glasses à la Elvis Costello or Buddy Holly, clutching what looks like a bright-red Les Paul guitar. Stansberry is true to form, as polished and accomplished as ever, and his new band, The Romance, adds a little pep to his step.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cosmostanza — Rad Vibes


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Some music is meant to be studied — sat down with for extended periods of time with each subsequent listen revealing another layer to savor.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mayhem fest

Chronicles of Mayhem specializes in Southern-fried, Okie-made metal that grabs crowds and melts faces.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Rock Against Autism with Chronicles of Mayhem, Soul Crisis, Warneck and Lead Halo
7 p.m. Friday
Oklahoma City Limits
4801 S. Eastern
oclimits.com
619-3939
$10
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In orbit

When half the crew abandoned ship, The Rocketboys had a problem. With its alt-rock mission looking doomed, the Texas band fought to get back on track.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Rocketboys with Bearcat, Boxing the Stars, Greater Estates and Young Readers
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fablecar — Fablecar


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Yukon’s Fablecar seems to have emerged from whatever year the Pixies and U2 would have crossed paths with David Bowie. It’s a big, ambitious, self-titled debut, one that stands tall more often than falling flat. Even the missteps are forgivable, as it’s refreshing to hear a young band take a swing at something wholly original.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

His name is Lucca

From 'The Mickey Mouse Club' to constant touring, 'The Voice' finalist Tony Lucca continues drawing new fans.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Peace, Love and Goodwill Concert featuring Tony Lucca, Walk Off the Earth, John Fullbright, Maggie McClure and Shane Henry
5:30 p.m. Thursday
Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center
425 E. California
okgoodwill.org
236-4451
$25-$40
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
 
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