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Every move monitored by rock radio radicals, different kind of Spy re-emerges


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Joe Wertz
With expectations stoked by more than five years of public anticipation, months of tedious planning and a handful of vocal skeptics, The Spy's studio was awash with frenzy and panic Sunday, Nov....
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dewey Binns — Spare Tires Vol. 1

 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

The September Issue' offers titillating glimpse of Vogue's top tastemakers


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Joe Wertz
Fall is critical to high fashion, and for the editors of Vogue, the season starts about the time its youngest readers make plans for spring break. "The September Issue" is a documentary that...
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Terminator Salvation

 
Thursday, December 3, 2009

Totally Kegs one-man operation recently reached frothy fervor


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Joe Wertz
When the economy runs flat and dries out, thrifty drinkers stock up and buy their beer by the barrel. November marks an end to the busiest time of the year for Pat Hyde, owner of Totally Keg...
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Flaming Lips fertilize new album in experimental metro studio insemination


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Joe Wertz
A self-described music junkie from California with a concert habit regularly fed by trips to large-scale festivals around the country, Steph Anderson knew little about The Flaming Lips as she glanced over a schedule of bands booked for Street Scene in the summer of 2005.
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009

As technology evolves, Oklahoma Gazette will continue to orient itself to readers


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma Gazette today barely resembles the community newsletter it was founded as 30 years ago. After decades of evolution, countless redesigns and appearance tweaks, and an editori...
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009

To take in music in Oklahoma City, locals have to leave seats


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Joe Wertz
In November last year, a veritable establishment of well-dressed business leaders, politicians and educators gathered in downtown Oklahoma City. BALANCING ACTS ...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oklahoma City names street for 'Queen of Rockabilly'


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Joe Wertz
The "Queen of Rockabilly" performed for downtown crowds this afternoon at a ceremony organized to formally dedicate an Oklahoma City street named in her honor. The newly named Wanda Jackson ...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

And the Woody goes to...


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Joe Wertz
A few solid standbys and several surprises are on the list as readers once again made their picks of the best local music for the Gazette's annual Woody Awards. ROCK BAND ...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Norman Music festival expands to two-day event


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Joe Wertz
Organizers revealed dates for the 2010 Norman Music Festival last week and announced that the third annual outdoor concert has been expanded into a two-day event. To be held April 24-25 next...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rockabilly Queen' plans to hold court


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Joe Wertz
The "Rockabilly Queen" will hold court with fans, politicians and community leaders, and perform a free concert on Sept. 30 to celebrate the official dedication of city alley renamed in her hono...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thick with racial tension, shady dealings, urban gardeners fight for South Central plot


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Joe Wertz
In 1992, to soothe tensions after riots induced by the Rodney King verdict, the city of Los Angeles sectioned off a 14-acre garden plot, hoping to sow seeds of community goodwill that would over...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

UCO hosts DCI Summer Music Games Tour performance


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Joe Wertz
Seven of the country's top drum corps will roll into Edmond on July 15 to strike sticks and trade licks at the University of Central Oklahoma, school officials announced last week. The DCI Su...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Trio of metro shows pack country charm, Euro trance-metal, organ-laced psychedelia


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Joe Wertz
The Donkeys with Action! 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 8Opolis113 N. Crawford, Norman447-3417$8 advance, $10 door The Donkeys will make you feel good. The San Diego foursome and indie ...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009
 
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