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Who is Is/Is?

Good question. Not even the three members of the alt-rock band know for sure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Is/Is with Feel Spectres and Power Pyramid
8:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Formidable fest

The Joy Formidable headlines the sixth annual Norman Music Festival, three free days of tons of tunes.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Norman Music Festival 6 featuring The Joy Formidable, JD McPherson and more
Thursday-Saturday
Downtown Norman
normanmusicfestival.com
free
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trading places

When might a burgeoning blues-rock band write new songs? Oh, how about ... the live stage? That's how OKC's The Trading Co. operates.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Trading Co. with The Kamals and The Younglings
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mulling it over

Even if he never records another pop hit like ‘Lullaby,’ Shawn Mullins knows that everything’s going to be all right.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Shawn Mullins with Chuck Cannon
7 p.m. Thursday
Performing Arts Studio
200 S. Jones, Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
$20
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Taddy Porter — Stay Golden


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Stillwater rock outfit Taddy Porter must have been blissfully ignorant of the sophomore slump that’s taken down so many bands before it. Stay Golden not only matches the group’s 2010 self-titled debut, but exceeds it in about every possible way.
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ever so Slightly

Stoopid is as Stoopid does, and Slightly Stoopid has been smoking its reggae-punk recipe for nearly two decades.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Slightly Stoopid with Tribal Seeds and Ethan Tucker
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Range rovers

Despite growing buzz, rock’s Blackstone Rangers haven’t settled on a sound. No biggie since it sounds so good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Blackstone Rangers with Depth & Current and Prix Teen
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Depth & Current — Transient


Rock

Joshua Boydston
One gets the feeling that Depth & Current understands the dangers of having too much of a good thing.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Out with a Bang

Mourning has broken: The Boom Bang will play its final show Friday. Get your hankies ready ... and your preferred hangover cure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Boom Bang with The Copperheads and Shitty/Awesome
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mac ’n’ cheese

Seemingly overnight, humor has helped propel garage rocker Mac DeMarco from sleeping in cars to sweeping the continent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mac DeMarco with Naomi Punk and Calvin Love
8 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
free
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tracks of my ears

The Deer Tracks venture from their native Sweden to share their electronic pop with the world.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Deer Tracks with F.O.X. and Little Fuss
8 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Johnny Polygon — The Nothing


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
Tulsa rap export Johnny Polygon made a splash with 2010’s Rebel Without Applause. Now he’s back with his most fully realized effort to date.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

White flight

The sibling duo known as White Mystery soars higher, thanks to a strong bond to garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
White Mystery with The Copperheads and Dudes of America
10 p.m. Friday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Clip art

Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.


Music

Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cosmostanza — Champs


Rock

Joshua Boydston
It takes most bands a couple of years to put out two EPs. Oklahoma City garage rockers Cosmostanza did that in less than six months.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
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