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Beat street

Lucky Date’s route to house-music stardom was paved with a blend of the academic and the spiritual.


Music

Zach Hale
Lucky Date with Kids at the Bar and Crystal Vision
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$20
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

IndianGiver — Plafond EP


Indie

Zach Hale
If you were to peruse the “About” section of IndianGiver’s Facebook page, you’ll notice how the instruments attributed to each of the Oklahoma City band’s five members are described with downright flippancy: Dylan Jordan plays “sticks & animal skins,” while Jazzton Rodriguez earns his keep with “shanties & loud noises,” and so on.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Eureeka — Polysynthetic Fields


Indie

Zach Hale
It’s always refreshing to hear music that embraces its own eccentricity, yet presents it in an accessible and meek fashion. Eureeka — the Norman-based duo of Jordan Vargas and Devin Wahl — has tapped into this rarified air on its self-released EP, Polysynthetic Fields.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Back to basics

Paring down to a duo, OKC’s folk-rock duo O Fidelis loosens up.


Music

Zach Hale
O Fidelis with Chelsey Cope
9 p.m. Thursday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
free
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

On the Fritz

Ever the unconventional cowboy, alt-country’s Jonny Fritz can’t seem to escape his outlaw image, even with orthopedic shoes.


Music

Zach Hale
Jonny Fritz with The Devil Makes Three
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15-$18
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Skating Polly — Lost Wonderfuls


Rock

Zach Hale
Skating Polly is a different type of novelty act. The Oklahoma City-based duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse has accrued an inordinate amount of interest for such a young band, ascending to the top of the local ranks largely because of their age: 13 and 17, respectively.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Horse Thief — Grow Deep, Grow Wild


Indie

Zach Hale
Psychedelic folk isn’t new, but it certainly is increasing in popularity. The surge has brought such weird-minded acts as Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective to the forefront, but the downside to any emerging movement is that it inevitably will seduce those who seek to piggyback on its success.
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beaming with blues

In the current blues-rock revival, Luella and the Sun radiate with economy and eccentricity.


Music

Zach Hale
Luella and the Sun with Fiawna Forté
9 p.m. Saturday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Flaming Lips — The Terror


Rock

Zach Hale
An ominous letter from Wayne Coyne surfaced when The Flaming Lips released a video preview of The Terror last month.
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Hitt Boyz — AlphaCat


Rock

Zach Hale
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: The band is called The Hitt Boyz, whose latest release is an EP titled AlphaCat, and, yes, the artwork is kind of amazing.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jump street

OKC’s Jumpship Astronaut navigates a galaxy of guitars with the only weapon it has: electronic rock that’s out of this world.


Music

Zach Hale
Jumpship Astronaut with Ford the River
9 p.m. Friday
Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company
50 Penn Place
belleislerestaurant.com
840-1911
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

‘Weary’ traveler

After a tumultuous upbringing, Americana artist Ryan Bingham left home to find himself. In the process, he found a career showered with major awards.


Music

Zach Hale
Ryan Bingham with HoneyHoney
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24

 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Unknown soldiers

The indie-minded men of Unknown Mortal Orchestra combat digital piracy with a tour of duty. Enlist your ears!


Music

Zach Hale
Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Foxygen and Wampire
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Grown Ups — Dark Hearts


Rock

Zach Hale
It's pretty clear that The Grown Ups know what good music sounds like. When the band ceases its emulation of good music and lets its creativity flow naturally, the Oklahoma City collective's new album, Dark Hearts, offers flashes of genuine talent.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Samantha Crain — Kid Face


Folk

Zach Hale
Take away the album name — and its cover — and you’d never know Kid Face was released by a 26-year-old. The most alluring weapon in her arsenal, Samantha Crain’s voice resides somewhere between Nico’s husky croon and Joni Mitchell’s tuneful elegance.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
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