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Stranger than fiction

Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry has amassed a cult following over the years, largely on the heels of his twisted literary chops.


Kevin Pickard

James McMurtry

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bold as Loveland

The local music community is united in its support of local musician Michael Loveland, who was diagnosed with cancer in April.


Kevin Pickard

Michael Loveland Cancer Benefit
5 p.m. Saturday
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
$10 suggested donation

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Birds of a feather

Americana artists JT Nero and Allison Russell flock together, both on tour and in life.


Kevin Pickard

Birds of Chicago
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hooked on stereophonics

The ever-ambitious girls of Skating Polly joined forces with Norman-based studio Hook Echo Sound to learn the nuts and bolts of the recording process.


Kevin Pickard
Chris Harris has been recording and producing music for over 15 years. The Depth & Current frontman started a commercial studio in his house in 1999, but by 2008, it was time for a change of venue.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Paper planes

Baroque folk band Paper Bird endured some turbulence in its nascent years but now finds itself soaring.


Kevin Pickard

Paper Bird
8 p.m. Sunday
Bricktown Music Hall
104 Flaming Lips Alley

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ghosts of the past

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl would rather avoid the looming shadow of the past, but they’ll gladly revel in its sounds.


Kevin Pickard

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Broncho

8 p.m. Saturday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Southern drawl

Country music is still relatively new to Cody Bryan, which makes his songwriting proficiency all the more remarkable.


Kevin Pickard

Cody Bryan Band

7 p.m. Saturday

Wormy Dog Saloon

311 E. Sheridan Ave.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Odyssey of the mind

Lineup reshuffling and a renewed musical outlook has Jacob Fred Jazzy Odyssey creatively inspired.


Kevin Pickard

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sporting goods

Denton-based punk throwbacks Bad Sports have the sounds of decades past in their blood.


Kevin Pickard

Bad Sports with Lotta Tuff, Community Pools and Trash Pops

10 p.m. Friday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sleighing the dragon

Despite their improbable rise in fame, noise pop maximalists Sleigh Bells are focusing on what’s next.


Kevin Pickard

Sleigh Bells

8 p.m. Saturday

East Union Lawn

University of Oklahoma

900 Asp Avenue, Norman


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Higher ground

Vertically blessed Oklahoma act Lower 40 is quickly ascending the regional country music ladder.


Kevin Pickard

Lower 40 with Blackberry Smoke and The Delta Saints

7 p.m. Thursday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In the saddle

Buffalo Rodeo holds on tight in its commitment to building relationships with its own music and its fans.


Kevin Pickard

Buffalo Rodeo with Indian Giver

9 p.m. Thursday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rachel Brashear — Revolution


Kevin Pickard
Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Flying high

Video journalist Brent Weber’s new documentary explores the bittersweet realities of living with special needs.


Kevin Pickard

Real Live Angels

4 p.m. Saturday

The Paramount OKC

7 N. Lee Ave.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Who’s your daddy?

While L.A.-based instrumentalist Son of Stan’s songwriting has matured, he still yearns for ’80s nostalgia.


Kevin Pickard

Son of Stan with Depth & Current and Bored Wax

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5

Mainsite Contemporary Art

122 E. Main St., Norman



Wednesday, March 5, 2014