OKGazette.com - Music http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-124-1-music.html <![CDATA[Sheriff Woody - Red Dirt icon Jimmy LaFave has become synonymous with the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.]]>

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

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<![CDATA[Next big thing - Despite wowing her fair share of crowds, 11-year-old phenom Olivia Kay is balancing the life of a normal kid with that of a rising star.]]>

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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<![CDATA[Major League tunes - Texas-based experimental rockers Chipper Jones bring a host of influences and skills to the metaphorical dugout.]]>

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

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<![CDATA[California dreamin’ - L.A.-via-Oklahoma trio Modern Pantheist found its creative spark after moving to the West Coast.]]>

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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<![CDATA[Oklahoma stampede - OKC Fest brings some of the most popular acts in the world together for a premier music showcase, and we ain’t seen nothin’ like it ’round these parts.]]>

OKC Fest Festival Stage
5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
okcfest.com
866-977-6849 
$35-$42

FreeFest
4:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W. Reno Ave.
okcfest.com 
866-977-6849 
Free

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<![CDATA[River men - Iowa folk-pop collective The River Monks embodies both the sound and temperament of its home state.]]>
The River Monks with Tallows and Foxburrows
9 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge 
2408 N. Robinson Ave. 
thebluenotelounge.com 
600-1166
$5
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<![CDATA[Music Made Me: Sardashhh - ]]> Norman beatmaker and instrumental hip-hop artist Sardashhh — born Joseph Sardashti — likes to keep busy over the summer. Last year, he released his debut “beat tape” (think mixtape — but without the rapping), The Feast, and he promptly followed that up with Vol. 2 this June, sampling anything and everything from Key & Peele and Adventure Time to classic R&B and soul jams. Oklahoma Gazette asked Sardashti to spell out what fuels his eclectic sense and style of production.]]> <![CDATA[Technical skills - Rapper Tech N9ne put his talent — and his fondness of women — on display at the Diamond Ballroom.]]> The 30-minute delay before Tech N9ne took the stage gave me time to study how large and diverse the crowd was. Wednesday night’s show at the Diamond Ballroom featured people from all walks of life — including a few Juggalos — but they all seemed to have one thing in common: They were die hard Tech N9ne fans.]]> <![CDATA[Neon colors - Utah-based dance-rockers Neon Trees stopped by Cain’s Ballroom last week, much to the delight of its dedicated fan base.]]> Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.]]> <![CDATA[Oklahoma stampede: OKC Fest cover story preview - OKC Fest brings some of the most popular acts the world together for a premier music showcase, and we ain’t seen nothin’ like it ’round these parts.]]> <![CDATA[Brotherly love - The Avett Brothers create a bond with its fan base that few bands are ever able to attain.]]>

The Avett Brothers with Langhorne Slim and the Law

7 p.m. Saturday

Cox Business Center

100 Civic Center, Tulsa

coxcentertulsa.com

918-894-4350

$35-$44

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<![CDATA[Dizzy spells - Rising emcee Dizzy Wright is just focusing on his words and flow, even as the hype surrounding him continues to mount.]]>

Dizzy Wright with Josh Sallee, Mike Turner and more

10 p.m. Saturday

Kamp's Lounge

1310 NW 25th St.

lndrnrs.com

819-6004

$12-$15

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<![CDATA[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.]]>

James McMurtry

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$25-30

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<![CDATA[Bird’s-eye view - Even in his early years, prodigious songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird blurred the lines between modern and classical music.]]>

Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory with Tift Merritt
7 p.m. Sunday
Cain’s Ballroom
423 N. Main St., Tulsa 
cainsballroom.com 
(918) 584-2306 
$27-$42 

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<![CDATA[Bold as Loveland - The local music community is united in its support of local musician Michael Loveland, who was diagnosed with cancer in April.]]>

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

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<![CDATA[Square roots - When husband-wife lovebirds Thompson Square sing love songs, they actually mean it.]]>

Thompson Square
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission

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<![CDATA[Birds of a feather - Americana artists JT Nero and Allison Russell flock together, both on tour and in life.]]>

Birds of Chicago
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave. 
bluedoorokc.com 
524-0738
$20

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<![CDATA[They did not suck - Vampire Weekend played to a sold-out crowd at Diamond Ballroom — and the band didn’t disappoint.]]> There wasn’t anyone obviously over the age of 40, but that’s to be expected for a show by a bunch of fresh-faced college students who still look like they might get carded for beer. Vampire Weekend has spent the last year and a half winning hearts and minds with its latest offering, Modern Vampires of the City, a significant departure from its previous albums.]]> <![CDATA[White knight - Era-defining guitarist Jack White kicked off his solo tour Thursday night at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom.]]>

Jack White has always been something of a time traveler. The first notes that crept out from those early days in Detroit were carved out of the best and brightest pockets of ’60s garage rock. And by the time "Seven Nation Army" grew into a cultural phenomenon in 2003 (one that you'll still hear marching bands charming the crowds at high school football games with today), Jack White had reconciled modern alternative with classic rock 'n' roll in a way few bands have ever come close to matching.

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<![CDATA[I beg your Parton - As she revs up for back-to-back performances at WinStar World Casino, American icon Dolly Parton is still as boisterous, insightful and lovable as ever.]]>

Dolly Parton

9 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday

Global Event Center 

WinStar World Casino and Resort 

777 Casino Ave., Thackerville

winstarworldcasino.com

(800) 622-6317

$75-$141.45

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