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Bears surprised their hooks liked by many listeners


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
As a melodic indie-pop band, Bears is a perfect example of music made without any preconceived notions of attention or recognition. Bears has a refreshing and earnest quality to its musi...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Norman program teaches studio recording to young musicians


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
In today's technology-driven world, it's feasible for young, inexperienced musicians to find ways to get their music to the masses. Kids are so computer savvy that most of them can e...
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sibling duo The Red Alert no longer aping White Stripes


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Graham Lee Brewer
The Red Alert consists of Hank Hanewinkel III on guitar and vocals and his younger sister, Christy Hanewinkel, on drums. The pair first started playing four years ago, when she was only ...
 
Thursday, June 21, 2007

Casiotone shifts focus to songwriting


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's first three albums were made with the idea that art can be truly unique and amazing when made with strict boundaries. Or in Casiotone's case, one:...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Touring makes The Gunship homesick for Norman


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Graham Lee Brewer
Norman's The Gunship set out to play 50 shows in two months, and that's just what they did. From one coast to the next, the Okie rockers have been firing off round after round of its own brand o...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Japan band Melt-Banana out to make noise


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Graham Lee Brewer
We are Melt-Banana from Tokyo, Japan! Now imagine that phrase being yelled at you by a tiny Japanese woman fronting one of the heaviest, loudest and most pugnacious rock bands you've e...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Man Man puts on high-energy live shows


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Graham Lee Brewer
With its band members furiously jumping from instrument to instrument, Man Man live is a nonstop roller coaster of heartache, beauty, energy and ear-pounding ruckus that, oddly enough, feels lik...
 
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Country crooner Linville a fixture of Norman scene


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Graham Lee Brewer
For the past six years, Chickasha native Travis Linville (my space page) has played at The Deli in Norman every Monday night, strumming guitar-rich ballads, full of iconic Oklahoma imagery and w...
 
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hot Hot Heat recalls past Oklahoma concerts


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
Many Oklahoma music fans have grown used to the state being passed over by big-label rockers. Luckily for fans of garage rockers Hot Hot Heat front man Steve Bays can relate. "We g...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

That 70's Show' star to DJ at Electro Lounge


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Graham Lee Brewer
Danny Masterson, star of Fox's long-running sitcom "That 70's Show," will DJ on May 9 at the Electro Lounge.   Masterson, aka DJ MomJeans, started DJ'ing in 2000 just for fun, but it eventually tu...
 
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Flickerstick's live act proves VH1 victory was well-deserved


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
Texas rock act Flickerstick won VH1's reality show "Bands on the Run," getting a deal with Epic Records. But with newfound stardom came a stigma: being scoffed at for getting signed with...
 
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Norman's Groovefest offers day of music and activism


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
Norman's Groovefest has been showcasing local bands and promoting the importance of human rights to people of all walks of life since 1986. Sunday's show carries the theme, "A Healthy Environment Is...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Guster makes Oklahoma stops on environmental tour


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Graham Lee Brewer
Dream-pop band Guster is currently on its Campus Consciousness Tour, playing its music and promoting environmental awareness at several universities.   "The Campus Consciousness Tour is ...
 
Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Irish tunes of Flogging Molly becoming St. Pat's tradition


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Graham Lee Brewer
For a growing number of young Americans, there is a staple of St. Patrick's Day beyond green beer and four-leaf clovers: the music of Flogging Molly.   "In Ireland, it's not a particular...
 
Thursday, March 15, 2007
 
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