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Music fans discuss state of the city's sounds


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Joe Wertz
What does it take to motivate music fans to see a live show? Are local bands, performers and venues getting it right? What inspires audiences? Oklahoma Gazette assembled a small forum of local fans an...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008

OKC rock quartet Anchors for Arsenal sets sail with new album


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Joe Wertz
Undocked from the local music scene for nearly a year, Oklahoma City rock band Anchors for Arsenal  has returned to port with its best album yet. The metro four-piece has been together since ea...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Downtown OKC once played home to brothels


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Joe Wertz
If she wasn't the first to run a whorehouse in Oklahoma City, Big Anne was certainly one of the most successful. She was a shrewd businesswoman who controlled and colluded with the city's thieves, g...
 
Thursday, February 14, 2008

Stock Market Crash giving away CD valentines at gig


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Joe Wertz
Metro pop-rockers The Stock Market Crash have a major crush on their Oklahoma City audience. To show their love, band members are giving away hand-painted valentines Friday night in the form of a limi...
 
Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hinder hits sales milestone


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Joe Wertz
As they prepare to record a sophomore album, Oklahoma City party-rock band Hinder has reached a new album sales milestone and broken a mobile music format record, according to the band's publicist. H...
 
Thursday, February 7, 2008

Guitarist Singleton promises rowdy roots-rock show


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Joe Wertz
Texas guitarist Nathan Singleton leads a roots-rock band, His Sideshow Tragedy, that has drawn comparison to Bob Dylan and Old 97's, and is returning to Oklahoma City on Friday for a show at the Wormy...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Banjo museum moving to Bricktown


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Joe Wertz
The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum is relocating from its home in Guthrie to a century old building in Bricktown, according to a report from the Associated Press. The $1.3 million buil...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Local blues act slated for TV appearance


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma City alt-blues rock outfit Blake Lankford and the Coats will be making a TV appearance at 10 p.m. Sunday during KOKH-TV Channel 25's evening sports show, "The Locker Room." The band plays r...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

As I Lay Dying aims for crowd-pleasing live show


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Joe Wertz
San Diego metal marauders As I Lay Dying have returned to Oklahoma City for another ground assault. Since forming in 2001, the band has collected droves of mostly younger metal fans worldwide. ...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Actor Jeff Daniels moonlights as acoustic guitarist


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Joe Wertz
It's easy to scoop all actor-turned-musicians and dump them into the same bin. After all, attempts by the likes of Steven Seagal and Keanu Reeves don't exactly inspire confidence in those who take a m...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sled heads find downhill glory at local parks


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Joe Wertz
To many in the metro, snow blows. The frosty weather and ice are just annoyances to suffer on the way to the mailbox and an extra irritation to survive on the drive to work. But to some, like Mary a...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Electro-rockers Peachcake promise dynamic live show


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Joe Wertz
Care for a slice of synthesizer sounds sprinkled with electronic beats that crumbles with sweet garage-punk vocals? Grab a fork and help yourself to a slice of Peachcake, a buzzed-about band that cook...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Unsigned metal band Novella writes own ticket across country


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Joe Wertz
In the downtime between national tours with his metal band, singer Tyler Konersman can be found delivering pizzas in St. Louis. The other members of the ferocious Missouri five-piece each do what th...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ryan Adams tops list of year's best albums


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Joe Wertz
bestof2007.jpg hspace=10 src="/Images/Imported/Music%20pics/bestof2007.jpg" width=150 align=right vspace=10 border=0>Even with slumping sales, 2007 was still a great year for new music, much of which ...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hinder lead singer cited for drunk driving


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Joe Wertz
Hinder front man Austin Winkler was arrested in Arkansas on a drunk-driving complaint, the Associated Press reported.   An Arkansas patrolman pulled over a sport-utility vehicle spotted drivin...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007
 
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