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Paramount release

The concerts of experimental rock’s Psychic Paramount are so loud, you not only hear them, but feel them.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Psychic Paramount with Depth & Current
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition — Incommunicado


Country

Joshua Boydston
Just a few minutes into Incommunicado, it becomes painfully obvious that Oklahoma native Chad Sullins knows his Red Dirt, country, classic rock and blues, and he blends them into the perfect barn-party soundtrack. The album plays like The Hangover set in Stillwater instead of Vegas, with all the emotions, amusement and reflections therein.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bastards!

For being Heartless, these Bastards of garage rock sure sound glorious.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Heartless Bastards with Beau Jennings & the Tigers
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bros before woes

While their songs may not always sound full of glee, The Avett Brothers embrace their ever-increasing audience.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Avett Brothers
8 p.m. Friday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$35-$39.75
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Color me busy

Jordan Herrera plays with so many local bands, it’s remarkable he has time for a solo project, Young Readers. And that it’s a hit.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Young Readers with Origami Ghosts and Limber Limbs
9 p.m. Sunday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Honey, I quit the band

Two married members of alt-country’s Green Corn Revival now pursue ‘folk-rock noir’ as Honeylark.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Honeylark with The Town and County War
10 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat — Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Who doesn’t miss the music the ’90s brought? It was heartfelt, catchy, soulful and universally accessible — everything popular music isn’t now.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Harp dreams

Self-described Okie songstress Camille Harp stretches out of her comfort zone to let in a 'Little Bit of Light.'


Music

Joshua Boydston
Camille Harp and John Calvin
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Lions Park
400 S. Flood, Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
free
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Childish melodies

As long as audiences cry out for their power pop, Forever the Sickest Kids don’t wanna grow up.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Forever the Sickest Kids with Plug In Stereo, Paradise Fears and At Long Last
6 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$15-$17
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Extra-strength EDM

Top house DJ Kaskade delivers mixes of electronic dance music that shine and sparkle.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Kaskade with Fareoh and Squirt D
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$31-$36
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

News ease

Picture this: Huey Lewis and the News, once giants of 1980s radio, remain relevant simply by workin’ for a livin’.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Huey Lewis and the News with Joe Cocker
7:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42-$125
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chelsey Cope — A Deeper Root


Folk

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma has no shortage of talented female singer-songwriters, and with A Deeper Root, you can add Tulsa native and Oklahoma City-based musician Chelsey Cope to the ranks.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All in the family

The siblings of Eisley believe in making music a family affair.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Eisley with Merriment and The Antler Thief
8 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$13-$15
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More than a fan

Tommy DeCarlo is living the dream by fronting his beloved Boston.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Boston
7 p.m. Saturday
Lucky Star Casino
7777 N. Highway 81, Concho
luckystarcasino.org
262-7612
$42.50-$125
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Black gold

A change in the lineup of Dallas-based Oil Boom has broadened the band’s deep well of blues and pop.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Oil Boom with Quaker City Night Hawks
9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
 
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