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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Australia

Lenka — Two

Pleasant pop songs that don't ask too much of you


Stephen Carradini
Lenka’s “Two” is a pleasant little release that doesn’t ruffle any feathers and may produce a couple of radio hits.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tattoo terror

...and that'll be another year apiece for first-degree misspelling.


Gazette staff
You may remember this tale of tattoo terrorism from a few months back, but here’s a refresher: After a woman accused 18-year-old local resident Stetson Johnson of trying to have, ahem, relations with her, she and her three friends attacked Johnson.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Clinic

Probably should've miscarried.


Rod Lott
Aussie thriller “The Clinic” begins on Christmas Eve 1979, "six years before the advent of DNA testing," the odd title read, and the visibly pregnant Beth (Tabrett Bethell, TV’s “Legend of the Seeker”) and Cameron (Andy Whitfield, TV’s “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) are headed to spend it with her mother.
Thursday, August 4, 2011


‘X’ marks the scene of the crime.


Rod Lott
Not to be confused with a certain superhero series or a Spike Lee biopic, “X” is an unrated thriller about an X-rated lifestyle: having sex with men for money.
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Emmanuel forever

Tommy Emmanuel has picked his way from Australia to the realm of guitar greats, one finger at a time.


Joshua Boydston
Tommy Emmanuel
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14
Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Art
1809 Stubbeman, Norman
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Seeker Lover Keeper — Seeker Lover Keeper

Classic folk tunes from some young Aussie gals.


Matt Carney
Just when I was about to write off the debut LP from Australian lady-singer collective Seeker Lover Keeper as a collection of overly subdued, wannabe Feist mishy-mash, a shocking and attention-grabbing drum machine hooked me back in on the sixth track, “Rely on Me,” midway through the album.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Craig Finn — Clear Heart Full Eyes

The Hold Steady’s songwriter steps out on his own to write some songs about loneliness.


Matt Carney
I think the best way to compare the songwriting material in 40-year-old Craig Finn’s first-ever solo album with the excellent stuff that constitutes his catalogue with Brooklyn-by-Minneapolis rockers The Hold Steady is to just embrace the truth that you can’t have fun all the time.
Monday, January 30, 2012

Hear this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
They’re all out of love. They can’t live without you.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Steady as he goes

Finding success with The Hold Steady, why would Craig Finn want to take a break? To be alone again, naturally.


Matt Carney
Craig Finn with Horse Thief and Mount Moriah
6:30 Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
$12 advance, $14 door
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Hunter

Catch a tiger by his Dafoe.


Rod Lott
Forgive the bland title; The Hunter stands tall as a terrific thriller from Down Under, arguably three-fourths excellent.
Thursday, June 28, 2012