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Deceptively smooth

Electropop duo Yip Deceiver draws inspiration from pretty much everything ... and makes it work.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Yip Deceiver with Pink Pony
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8-$10

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Heart-shaped rock

Local musicians pay tribute to Nirvana’s timeless masterpiece In Utero, just in time for its 20th anniversary.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Doll Steak: A Tribute to In Utero with Glow God
9 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Golden path

Local singer Jacob Abello, aka Prettyboy, paves his own way toward pop stardom.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jacob Abello has come a long way.

Ten years ago, he was on the verge of signing a recording deal with a Christian music label as a singer-songwriter.

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Heavy cargo

With a new lead singer in tow, Stone Temple Pilots have a renewed creative trajectory.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington) with Mötley Crüe, Hinder and Filter
2:30 p.m. Friday
OKC Downtown Airpark
1701 S. Western Ave.
wheresthemusic.net
364-3700
$46-$128.50

Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington)
7 p.m. Saturday
First Council Casino 
12875 N. Highway 77, Newkirk
firstcouncilcasinohotel.com
(580) 448-3015
$47.50-$90

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Oxford karma

Mississippi pop maven Dent May gets personal with a deceptively carefree sound.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dent May with Dead Gaze
8 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sound excavation

The Fossil Youth seeks to preserve that classic pop-punk sound with their debut album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Fossil Youth with Tiger Lily, So Called Savages and more
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Made you Flinch

L.A. dubstep producer Flinch likes a little bit of melody with his grime.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Flinch with 12th Planet and Protohype
9:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein Ave. 
okcfarmersmarket.com
232-6506
$18-$20

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stone cold country

Oklahoma native Stoney LaRue is stickin' to his guns as he moves forward into the unknown.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Stoney LaRue with Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson
5 p.m. Saturday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
thezooamp.com
602-0683
$38.50-$72
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Justin Adams — Justin Adams


Country

Joshua Boydston
Bixby native Justin Adams is a former college football standout with a school record for consecutive games played at Northern Iowa, and that intensity and determination have informed his new path as a country singer. His self-titled debut EP is a sleek, polished recording in line with the genre’s like-minded, clean-cut vocalists Easton Corbin, Luke Bryan and Chris Young.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hello, Darling

When you can make rock roll like Somebody’s Darling does, struggling to survive doesn’t seem so bad.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Somebody's Darling with Chelsey Cope
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$6
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Speedy delivery

With heavy distortion and a hefty attitude, Speedy Ortiz’s alt-rock tunes burst forth from — surprise! — the mind of a poetry major.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Speedy Ortiz with Anti-Patterns
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$5
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plan of action

The live shows of The Dillinger Escape Plan can be as hard-hitting as the hardcore act’s music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Dillinger Escape Plan with Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean and more
3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bowled over

Chilled pop? Hip-hop? Whatever sounds Bowlsey is cooking up, it’s winning fans.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Bowlsey
10 p.m. Thursday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Heating up

Denver-based garage-rock outfit Sauna rides the wild surf with a new album and summer tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sauna with Moloko Litso
8 p.m. Wednesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$5
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Boyz to Men

The Hitt Boyz’ math-rock sound proved purely accidental. So wait until you hear what the OKC band next has in store.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Hitt Boyz with Sunny Side Up and Palmer
8 p.m. Friday
Bad Granny's Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
528-4585
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
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