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Group lobbies for Norman Music Festival inclusion


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Joe Wertz
Local musician Chris Cody has expressed his approval of the recently announced Norman Music Festival headlining act. "We can't wait for Of Montreal," he said. Cody went on to make the cas...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Appleseed Cast ends a yearlong break with Opolis show


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Joe Wertz
After a nearly yearlong road respite, indie-rock darlings The Appleseed Cast have readied a return punctuated by a new direction, album and rhythm section. Today's 9 p.m. show at Norman's Op...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Norman Music Festival announces headliners


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Joe Wertz
Indie-pop band Of Montreal will join Starlight Mints as headliners at this year's Norman Music Festival, organizers announced last week. In a posting on the festival's Facebook page, organiz...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Red dirt rocker, state chart-topper gives audiences some Texas country flavor


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Joe Wertz
Reared in rock with folk singer roots, red dirt music is often disparagingly referred to as "college country" in music towns outside Oklahoma and Texas. But that's fine with Josh Abbott, a singer/so...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

OKC piano rock teaches 'Science' education


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma City piano-rocker Benji Kay has released "The Science of Sound," a 10-song album from his electronic pop-project Love Is a Story. The upbeat album is peppered with vocoder-laced vocals, dan...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Ettes return for another sweaty session at The Conservatory


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Joe Wertz
Beneath the overdriven bass, fuzz-toned guitar and retro drum frenzy lurks a country tune. "That's my favorite music," singer Lindsay "Coco" Hames said. "All the songs start as a country song." Wit...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oklahoma brothers sing in prestigious choir


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Joe Wertz
Two Comanche brothers have been invited to join a prestigious vocal ensemble slated to perform at a national conference in Oklahoma City this spring. Matthew and Scott Pitts, both University of Scie...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oklahoma bands, performers shut out at SXSW


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Joe Wertz
Oklahoma bands and performers were absent from a list of more than 130 acts chosen for official performances at the 2009 South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Festival organizers vette...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Locally produced, kindhearted comedy premieres


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Joe Wertz
Arthur Bennett is off to college and on a mission. The 18-year-old (Jordan Brodess) has finally escaped his smart-mouthed sister (Magen Maddox), an awkward and generally uninvolved dad (Darryl Cox),...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oklahoma City Zoo screens award-winning nature documentary


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Joe Wertz
A free screening of an award-winning nature documentary will be held Thursday at the Oklahoma City Zoo. "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," will unspool 6:30 p.m. at the zoo's Rosser Co...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

OCMA screens Sundance-winning film about rural Mississippi


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Joe Wertz
Filmed in rural Mississippi, "Ballast" details the lives of a family coping with suicide and poverty. The feature-length debut from director Lance Hammer won awards for direction and cinematography ...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Fortune Tellers reunite for a New Year's Eve show


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Joe Wertz
Considered local legends by many metro music fans, The Fortune Tellers reunite tonight for a New Year's Eve show in Oklahoma City. Returning to the metro from Greece, guitarist Miho Kolliopoulos wil...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Opening Night will feature dozens of bands, musicians


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Joe Wertz
Dozens of bands and musicians will perform for New Year's Eve crowds tonight during "Opening Night" events scattered throughout downtown Oklahoma City. The 7-11:30 p.m. event, sponsored by the Arts ...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

OKC live-music venues offer holiday escapes


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Joe Wertz
You've made lists, stood in lines, unwrapped gifts and turkey-dined. Christmas is the season for giving, but even those who've been bad all year deserve a break. Get out of the house, forgo family fes...
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Oklahoma City's Academy of Contemporary Music accepts applicants


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Joe Wertz
Students eager to enroll in Oklahoma City's new Academy of Contemporary Music may now apply for admission, organizers said. Patterned after an acclaimed British school and directed by Flaming Lips ma...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008
 
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