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Bart Davenport mixes melody, melancholy into earnest retro pop


Music

Lucas Ross
By most accounts, Bart Davenport is a lover, not a fighter. Unguarded and unabashed in his adoration for the soft-rock pleasures of Seventies-era AM radio, the earnest singer/songwriter is about as ag...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's offer off-kilter chamber pop


Music

Lucas Ross
When Margot & the Nuclear So and So's decided to record a new album the year before a presidential election, the Indianapolis art-pop collective did not anticipate becoming involved in a campaign ...
 
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Austin's red-dirt Bart Crow Band rolls into Bricktown


Music

Lucas Ross
Bart Crow and the rest of the red-dirt ramblers in his band seem to realize that one of the most direct paths to musical success within the genre lies along the well-worn road known as Interstate 35. ...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ali Harter returns to Oklahoma City after European tour


Music

Lucas Ross
As one of Oklahoma City's premier songbirds, Ali Harter's migration back home signals a refreshing change in seasons " the summer of the so-called "staycation" is over and the fall of free acoustic co...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Valencia gives fans a 'reason to believe' pop-punk can grow up


Music

Lucas Ross
Throughout the last decade, the pop-punk landscape has increasingly resembled a musical version of Neverland " an escape where bands could live forever young, cracking sophomoric jokes and reveling in...
 
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crocodile's new Wave-tinged synth pop shows local music is far from endangered


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Lucas Ross
If the adage "families who play together, stay together" is true, then it is also the first reason why the future looks bright for the Oklahoma City-based band Crocodile. Like Yo La Tengo, Mates of ...
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Pleasure Kills set to blast with female-fronted New Wave


Music

Lucas Ross
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the mall, the Eighties are, like, totally back. Just look around: Elements of the Reagan era are popping up faster than you can say "voodoo economics," ...
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008

New York City natives crush the metro with two nights of earsplitting rock


Music

Lucas Ross
Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel famously observed that to get ahead in the rock arena, sometimes you've got to crank the amp up to 11. The "one louder" doctrine has evidently been adopted by A Place to Bu...
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008

Portland's Horse Feathers play minimalist American


Music

Lucas Ross
The Horse Feathers may tour with a saw player, but the chamber folk group is not likely to be mistaken for lumberjacks. Still, the act is undeniably effective in its ability to distill gorgeous songs ...
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Uglysuit raises the metro's temperature with shiny indie rock and good vibes


Music

Lucas Ross
Should Oklahoma's sweltering summer forecast of triple-digit heat already have you fantasizing about January temperatures, the remarkably sunny sounds and upbeat outlook of metro indie rock band The U...
 
Thursday, July 31, 2008

DragonForce proves to be the real 'Guitar Hero'


Music

Lucas Ross
Nowadays, it is cliché to suggest that kids could become rock virtuosos if they simply spent less time playing music-based video games like "Guitar Hero" and more time practicing actual instruments. P...
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Breakout band The Republic Tigers prepare to pounce on Norman


Music

Lucas Ross
Responsible for transplanting Death Cab for Cutie from Seattle to "The O.C.," television music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas has helped put some of indie rock's brightest acts on the mainstream map. ...
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Drmanhattan prescribes energetic, eccentric post-pop-punk


Music

Lucas Ross
Drmanhattan, the Wauconda, Ill.-based quartet, bears little resemblance to its notorious namesake: the brooding, blue-skinned superhero Dr. Manhattan from Alan Moore's classic graphic novel "Watchmen....
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jeremy Jay plans performance at The Conservatory


Music

Lucas Ross
While the rest of Los Angeles has seemingly become overrun with prepackaged pop starlets and post-post-punk bands, young singer/songwriter Jeremy Jay has emerged from his hometown's music scene with a...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Former Clem Snide front man steps into solo spotlight


Music

Lucas Ross
Israeli native and Nashville, Tenn.-based Eef Barzelay will play Saturday at The Opolis in Norman. When alt-country indie rock band Clem Snide called it quits in 2006 after 10 years of touring and re...
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008
 
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