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Guitar-shredding phenom Marnie Stern delivers high energy


Kevin Bogle
Marnie Stern plays the guitar. Not just plays, but destroys it. Super-fast, two-handed, finger-tapping rock guitar lines that prickle the hair on the back of your neck the first ti...
Thursday, June 28, 2007

OKC metro man goes without amenties for six-month Tent Life experiment


Kevin Bogle
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, dis... Deborah Benjamin /Images/Imported/Article_Thumbnails/Sam-Duregger-71-SC_jpg.jpg 9/30/2009 0:00 12/31/2099 0:00 45ee2fdd-7d32-407f-bf21-c6c965869dbf OKC metal band seeking listeners for new album


Welcome the Silence has been dormant for the last 10 months, recording and producing their latest album in the same studio in which they practice.

The garage lies outside Justin and Craig Bornemann's parents' house, and was built from scratch by the brothers, according to the specifications of the metal-tinged rock band.

Everyone in the Oklahoma City rock band has their own technical experience, ranging from vocalist Denovan Ratcliffe " who works at Guitar Center " to drummer Justin McCart and the Bornemann brothers, who build everything from their effects pedal board to the studio.

Their do-it-yourself garage studio is nothing short of professional quality, an impressive feat seeing as how they work in the space normally reserved for two Ford Tauruses.

Plans include touring constantly and negotiating with any record labels interested in listening to their new album, "Is Anyone Listening?," whose release will be celebrated with a party Friday night at the Bricktown Ballroom.

"We're hoping to play enough that some of the 'right ears' will hear our album, smaller labels especially," Ratcliffe said. "This is the idea that led us to come up with the title of our new album, just wondering if anyone will hear us at all." "Kevin Bogle


Thursday, April 19, 2007