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Okies abound on Grammy nominations list


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma bands and musicians garnered nearly a dozen nominations for the 50th annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy has announced. Some of the nominations earned by Okies " past or present " i...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shoe Gypsy owner debuts new indie band, CD


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Joe Wertz
Apparently, when Ryan Walker isn't slinging footwear at Shoe Gypsy in Nichols Hills, he is off somewhere writing gorgeous, quirky songs or recording near-brilliant albums with Oklahoma City indie ba...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Devil Doll combines retro pinup look with punk sensibilities


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Joe Wertz
Devil Doll sounds like the soundtrack from a bar brawl between June Carter Cash and Patti Smith, yet comes wrapped as a sultry, dark-haired pinup starlet: leading lady Colleen Duffy. The fun-lovin...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Garth Brooks 'never intended' to sing at statehood concert, says spokeswoman


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Joe Wertz
The Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular, held on Nov. 16, was a celebrity-studded variety show filled with performances from well-known Sooner State musicians "¦ except country superstar Garth Brooks. ...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Oklahoma City's The City Lives debuts new CD


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Joe Wertz
The liner notes for "American Kids," the Oklahoma City indie-pop band The City Lives' newly released full-length CD, notes that food from Arby's was used as partial payment to a recording engin...
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Carrie Underwood joins other Oklahoma performing musicians at Centennial Spectacular


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Joe Wertz
An enthusiastic and celebratory crowd packed the Ford Center Friday night to celebrate the Oklahoma Centennial with a star-studded variety show from Oklahoma celebrities, politicians and musicians. ...
 
Saturday, November 17, 2007

Flaming Lips to headline New Year's Eve concert downtown


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Joe Wertz
Break out the glitter and silver confetti, because Oklahoma City will say goodbye to 2007 and celebrate the new year with The Flaming Lips.   OKC's three-time Grammy- winning psychedelic ban...
 
Friday, November 16, 2007

Norman's The Separation finishing preparation of debut disc


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Joe Wertz
For the last year, members of Norman indie-rock band The Separation have been in and out of the studio, working on their first full-length album. Vocalist David Hoffner said the band has kept a st...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Garth Brooks passes Elvis in solo sales


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Joe Wertz
It's official: An Oklahoman now wears the crown of music royalty. Garth Brooks dethroned "The King" Elvis Presley, to become the best-selling solo artist of all time, according to the Recording Ind...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Flaming Lips celebrate alley dedication


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Joe Wertz
Confetti cannons, giant balloons and a monstrous inflated caterpillar creature marked the occasion as fans, freaks and city officials gathered today in Bricktown to celebrate an alley named after loca...
 
Friday, October 26, 2007

Flaming Lips Alley's official dedication slated Thursday


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Joe Wertz
If you have lunch plans on Thursday, you should cancel them. And if they involve going anywhere near Bricktown, they will probably need to be rescheduled. The dedication of Flaming Lips Alley, which...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hard-rock duo Jucifer tours in RV


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Joe Wertz
It's been more than four years since Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood's Georgia rent house was sold while they toured and they made the decision literally to live a life on the road. Together, Vale...
 
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Norman's Yacht Club! celebrates new CD with show


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Joe Wertz
The Norman indie foursome Yacht Club! will be hosting a CD release party at The Opolis Friday night. With Edmond's The Neopolitans and OKC band The City Lives opening the show up " and turntable tunes...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Childhood move forced alt-country's Votolato to pursue music


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Joe Wertz
There aren't many teenagers who would be excited about packing everything up to move across the country after just starting high school.
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Yukon cow stuck in silo made headlines in 1949


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Joe Wertz
On Feb. 22, 1949, a Hereford cow named Grady had just given birth inside a barn at Bill and Alyne Mach's farm in Yukon, according to daughter-in-law Pam Mach. After the attending veterinarian told B...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007
 
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