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Hinder earns BMI award for Song of the Year


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Joe Wertz
It wasn't your imagination: The ballad "Lips of an Angel" was officially on the radio all the time in 2007. The song earned Oklahoma City rock band Hinder accolades for Song of the Year at the BMI's...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Fellowship Students plan metro-area performances


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Joe Wertz
Local indie-rock favorites The Fellowship Students " mute in the metro for more than a year " are smashing the silence with a 10:30 p.m. Friday show at The 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 N.W. 51st, accor...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shawnee dedicates day to local musician


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Joe Wertz
It's not an official holiday yet, but mark your calendars for Monday, a day officially dedicated to local singer/songwriter Samantha Crain by her hometown Shawnee. City Mayor Chuck Mills applauded C...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Legislature passes resolution for state song


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Joe Wertz
The House resolution passed, and voting for the official state rock 'n' roll song is well underway "¦ and, looking at the list, the state's reputation might already bein danger. Public nominations mu...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Electric Primadonnas plan CD release show


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Joe Wertz
Retro-inspired metro garage-rockers The Electric Primadonnas are set to slay crowds Saturday night with songs from "Tambourine Massacre," the trio's debut full-length CD. Rather than a full-volume ro...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Okie alt-glam rockers, the Chainsaw Kittens, reunite for Norman event


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Joe Wertz
Sometimes Tyson Meade wonders if the Chainsaw Kittens ever really happened. It's been nearly 20 years since the alt-glam rock band formed in Norman. More than a decade has passed since the lauded lo...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Young band For the Atlantic part of four-band Bricktown bill


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Joe Wertz
The six members of the impossibly catchy metro rock band For the Atlantic range in age from 16 to 20, and despite having formed just months ago, seem primed with urgently addictive songs and instant...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Old-fashioned lawn mowers prove to be economical, eco-friendly option


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Joe Wertz
Your body " not gasoline " is directly responsible for the whir of the blades in a old-fashioned reel lawn mower, leaving you instantly rewarded with a pleasant snick-snick-snick sound and the sweet s...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

OCU drums up free workshop, concert by percussion act Loop 2.4.3.


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Joe Wertz
Delicate bells and cymbals swells are split by interlocking blasts of percolating drums that heave and bellow, in the music of New York-based percussion ensemble Loop 2.4.3. While it only has two memb...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Norman's Evangelicals on free Bjrk tribute album


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Joe Wertz
Norman indie rockers Evangelicals joined several other celebrated indie bands for a tribute to Björk's acclaimed 1995 album "Post," according to the band's Web site. The band was tapped to record "Y...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Voters have chance to pick state's official rock song


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma has always rocked " just never officially. But a resolution expected to pass through the state Legislature would give the public the power to strike the right chord and nominate an official s...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Singer/songwriter Dave Barnes has a fan in Vince Gill


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Joe Wertz
When one looks into the chief exports of Kosciusko, Miss., pop singer/songwriter Dave Barnes' only real competition is Oprah Winfrey. "It's a tiny town of only 8,000 people," Barnes said. "It's...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

All-American Rejects front man makes leap to movies


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Joe Wertz
If he's not already feeling on "Top of the World," maybe sharing some screen time with seven sorority sisters and an "American Idol" this summer will help warm All-American Rejects front man Tyson Rit...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Oklahoma performers head to Texas for SXSW


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Joe Wertz
The Texas exodus is already under way for many Central Oklahoma bands, performers, filmmakers and entertainment industry insiders who are among the thousands that make the annual pilgrimage to Austin ...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Norman musician tapped for 'One Tree Hill'


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Joe Wertz
Norman singer/songwriter and Starlight Mints keyboard player Ryan Lindsey should have had a great birthday this year, because one of the musician's songs was recently featured on a popular teen televi...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008
 
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