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Attitude adjustment

College students are buying, selling and giving away the prescription College students are buying, selling and giving away the prescription drug Adderall. Do they understand the ramifications of abuse?


News

Matt Carney

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette interviewed eight local students about Adderall abuse. All feared arrest and requested anonymity, so names have been changed.

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mutemath — Odd Soul

I’d prefer odder. Wait, ‘odder’ is actually a word?


Rock

Matt Carney
Just two weeks ago, I enjoyed the pleasure of interviewing Mutemath drummer Darren King in advance of his band’s appearance at The Conservatory.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Swift justice

In which an Oklahoma Gazette writer wonders why one of the planet’s biggest pop stars spurned his interview advances ...


Music

Matt Carney
Taylor Swift
7 p.m. Saturday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$25-$69.50
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

St. Vincent — Strange Mercy

Born Tulsan, Annie Clark’s third record is alluring and fearless.


Indie

Matt Carney
Right away, “Chloe in the Afternoon,” the first track on St. Vincent’s new album, distinguishes itself as superior to both the band’s previous LPs, 2007’s “Marry Me” and 2009’s “Actor.”
 
Monday, October 10, 2011

Portugal. The Man — In the Mountain in the Cloud

Belongs ‘in the’ trash.


Indie

Matt Carney
Billed as a psychedelic indie-rock band, I think Portugal. The Man is kind of neither.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Without Thunder

Life will go on. We promise.


Features

Matt Carney
The forecast for this lockout is Cold War, in more ways than one.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Math test

After Oklahoma weather failed them, the men of Mutemath make a calculated move to bring their ‘Odd Soul’ to town. Go forth and multiply.


Music

Matt Carney

Mutemath
8 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805

 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stoney LaRue — Velvet


Music

Matt Carney

You know you’re listening to a Red Dirt — not a country, or worse, pop-country — album, when a song called “Dresses” hits you in the gut with the lyric “You recklessly abandon me / That’s just the way you are.”

 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Neon Indian — Era Extraña

Set synthesizers to … video game?


Electronica

Matt Carney
Alan Palomo, Neon Indian’s oddball brain, is literally one week older than me, according to his Wikipedia page (note to self: Build my own Wikipedia page). This boggles my mind, although it really shouldn’t. The bands building these synth-thick, shoegazey, beat-propelled chillwave albums are all kids screwing around on the Internet (see: Washed Out, Youth Lagoon, Toro Y Moi), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise then to find out that they like to also sometimes record really cheeky, very fun music.
 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Groovin’

Hosting an event like Groovefest and need musical entertainment? Just call Caravact! The group will play for hours.


Music

Matt Carney
Groovefest
Noon- 9 p.m. Sunday
Andrews Park
201 W. Daws, Norman
groovefest.org
Free
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Soundcheck: Beetyman — Underdog


Music

Matt Carney
It’s refreshing to hear earnest backpack rap at a time when some of the most topically vile, base and offensive music in the genre’s history (read: Odd Future) is what’s buzzing.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Copy that

Inspired by setting, Australia’s Cut Copy is on a Midwestern adventure that stops in Tulsa Monday night.


Music

Matt Carney
Cut Copy with Washed Out and Midnight Magic
8 p.m. Monday
Cain's Ballroom
423 North Main Street, Tulsa
cainsballroom.com
918-584-2306
$29 advance, $30 door

 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Giants’ success

Alt-rock vets They Might Be Giants ensure endurance by borrowing a page from Big Tobacco: Hook ’em while they’re young.


Music

Matt Carney
They Might Be Giants with Jonathan Coulton
7 p.m. Sunday
Cain’s Ballroom
423 N. Main, Tulsa
cainsballroom.com
918-584-2306
$23 advance, $26 door
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soundcheck: Modern Rock Diaries - Great Western Civilization

Budding local indie band aims high with their debut EP.


Music

Matt Carney
A lot of local bands could learn a lesson or two from songwriter Brantley Cowan and his new band, Modern Rock Diaries. There hasn’t been an album bigger and more ambitious than “Great Western Civilization” in a long while. It’s the sound of an act aiming for regional and national success, not just hoping for it.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soundcheck: Junebug Spade — Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Music

Matt Carney
Don’t worry, rock kids. Now on EP No. 3, Oklahoma City’s Junebug Spade is still the same, early British, vaguely psychedelic, throwback band that Oasis returned to fashion in the ’90s — the kind of band that kills with simple, original guitar riffs and lyrics about ... well, girls mostly.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
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