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Poliça — Give You the Ghost

Nah, thanks — you can keep it.


Indie

Matt Carney
You’ve got to admire what they’re up to in the north Midwest these days. That Bon Iver/Gayngs/Megafaun collective is probably the best non-Aaron Rodgers thing to happen to Wisconsin in forever.
 
Monday, February 13, 2012

Steve Aoki — Wonderland

Stick to running your label, Stevie.


Pop

Matt Carney
Were it not for Steve Aoki, we would have no Dim Mak Records (founded in L.A. in 1996), and, therefore, possibly none of some of the most important electro dance music of the mid-2000s, including but not limited to Canadian house duo MSTRKRFT, rockers Bloc Party or possibly even New York avantists Battles, whose 2004 “B EP” was distributed by said record label.
 
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Carter Sampson — Mockingbird Sing

This displaced Okie can belt.


Country

Matt Carney
Carter Sampson’s voice and subject matter are too sweet to get lumped in with those rough ’n’ tumble Red Dirt boys, but instrumentally, her “Mockingbird Sing” isn’t far off.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Revolt!-ing

Looking for a casual, quiet evening out? Then don’t go see fluorescent dance-pop act Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!


Music

Matt Carney
Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! with Balthazar, Jabee and Little Ruckus
9 p.m. Thursday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge

1310 N.W. 25th
kampsok.com
819-6004
$7
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Laura Gibson — La Grande

The cure for the common Lana Del Rey.


Folk

Matt Carney
I’ve come up with a great cure to having to read Lana Del Rey’s name every 45 seconds I spend on the Internet, you guys!
 
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Two Suns — Dream Familiar


Indie

Matt Carney

Norman’s Jake Davidson beautifully reconciles his love for tradition-rich acoustic music with old-school English drum ’n’ bass electronica on his full-length debut, “Dream Familiar,” as recording project Two Suns.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Music Made Me: Nicholas Ley

Colourmusic’s drummer dishes on the five albums that tinted his musical roots.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Steady as he goes

Finding success with The Hold Steady, why would Craig Finn want to take a break? To be alone again, naturally.


Music

Matt Carney
Craig Finn with Horse Thief and Mount Moriah
6:30 Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$12 advance, $14 door
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Craig Finn — Clear Heart Full Eyes

The Hold Steady’s songwriter steps out on his own to write some songs about loneliness.


Indie

Matt Carney
I think the best way to compare the songwriting material in 40-year-old Craig Finn’s first-ever solo album with the excellent stuff that constitutes his catalogue with Brooklyn-by-Minneapolis rockers The Hold Steady is to just embrace the truth that you can’t have fun all the time.
 
Monday, January 30, 2012

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Less hip-hop, more history.


Documentary

Matt Carney
One of those bywords of documentary filmmaking, a film’s objectivity often gets debated more vigorously than its merit or artistry.
 
Monday, January 30, 2012

‘Slow’ your roll

Life imitates art at The Conservatory, where a documentary about Southern metal will screen before a concert.


Features

Matt Carney

Slow Southern Steel
8 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10 advance, $12 door

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lynne her your ears

After more than two decades in the business, sometimes Shelby Lynne feels like she’s only just now got the hang of it.


Music

Matt Carney

Shelby Lynne
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$40

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Raekwon — Unexpected Victory

Here’s the best from a new year’s bumper crop of hip-hop mixtapes.


Hip Hop/Rap

Matt Carney
My favorite hip-hop moment from 2011 was when the speed-rap once-superstar Busta Rhymes, now almost 40, resurfaced from the 1990s on Chris Brown’s excellent “Look at Me Now” single, as confident as if he’d been around all this time.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012

Seeker Lover Keeper — Seeker Lover Keeper

Classic folk tunes from some young Aussie gals.


Folk

Matt Carney
Just when I was about to write off the debut LP from Australian lady-singer collective Seeker Lover Keeper as a collection of overly subdued, wannabe Feist mishy-mash, a shocking and attention-grabbing drum machine hooked me back in on the sixth track, “Rely on Me,” midway through the album.
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day One — Art by Death


Hip Hop/Rap

Matt Carney
“Art by Death” is something you probably won’t hear every day.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
 
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