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Mannachine to drop EP, play release show

‘Shiva, the Destroyer’ out Feb. 26

In the mood for a tribal-esque dance party? Mannachine hopes you are.

Oklahoma City’s Jonny Martin, who records ambient/down-tempo electronic music as Mannachine, will release the five-track “Shiva, the Destroyer” EP Feb. 26 and play a release show of the material at Belle Isle Brewery that evening. Norman electronic jam band Montu will support.

Although Mannachine is a solo project, Martin will sport a full, percussion-heavy band for the show. Two songs from the five-track EP are already available online: “Silver Tongues” and a cover of Local Natives’ “Sun Hands.” The art for the free, digital-only release has not been set yet, but will be contributed by local artist Chris Cao.

by Stephen Carradini 02.16.2011 3 years ago
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Five alive

Local musicians are everywhere tonight

I’m no fan of cloning, but only because it doesn’t actually do what I want it to do. When I say, “I wish I could clone myself,” I really mean that I wish I could replicate/duplicate myself. Bill Watterson, genius creator of Calvin and Hobbes, understood this and created some of the best strips of the best comic series ever about it (scroll down to the sixth strip). 

The reason I need a replicator tonight is that there are five local concerts I want to attend tonight. I need duplicates.

The one I’m going to be hitting for sure is the one I’ve been looking forward to for weeks/months: Brine Webb and The Nghiems’ double-CD release show in Norman. I’ve been stuck on Webb’s gripping tunes for weeks now, and I’m thoroughly excited to see them played live. Also, he and The Nghiems are planning to accommodate Thunder fans by having The Nghiems play during halftime, and Webb play after the fourth quarter. As a pretty rabid Thunder fan, I’m stoked about this.

The one I’m most depressed about missing is Feathered Rabbit, Junebug Spade and The Gentle Art of Floating at Belle Isle Brewery. Both Feathered Rabbit and The Gentle Art of Floating are on my to-see list — the former because it’s a new Kyle Mayfield (O Fidelis, Junebug Spade, Larry Chin, everyone else in Oklahoma City) project, and the latter because they throw parties, not shows. Alas, I will have to wait yet again.

If the Webb show gets done early, I’ll traipse my way over to Opolis, where Kite Flying Robot, Chrome Pony and Guardant will be throwing an end-of-school dance party. I have been known to dance wildly at Opolis.

Before all this started getting crazy, I had planned on going seeing Ryan Lawson, Ali Harter and O Fidelis at Bad Granny’s Bazaar, as all three are OKS faves. If you like acoustic country/folk, this is your show; these are three of the best in the metro at it, and rare is the show where they all play together.

And I just heard that Anty Shanty, 318 Main Street in Norman, will be hosting Skating Polly, Luna Moth and Shitty/Awesome as part of Second Friday Art Walk. I still haven’t been to a show here yet, despite my desire. Must everyone play on the same night?!

As for non-local artists, Jamey Johnson will be stopping at Diamond Ballroom for those who are into straight-up country. It doesn’t get earthier than Johnson these days, so if that’s your bag, this is your gig. Red-dirt Austinite Brandon Jenkins will play Joy’s Palace, 300 E. Main Street in Norman, also as part of Art Walk. Finally, Avenged Sevenfold ,Three Days Grace and Bullet for My Valentine will be rocking faces off at Zoo Amphitheatre.

Saturday is less stacked, but still a difficult choice, as The City Lives’ final show is at The Conservatory; The Boom Bang, Copperheads and Purple Church make ears bleed at Opolis; and new band Bona Fide Villains (ex-Sweetwater) play Sauced.

Don’t ever let ‘em ever tell you this town had nothin’ for ya.

by Stephen Carradini 05.13.2011 3 years ago
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OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Move over, Bleeding Gums Murphy!
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Smag 7: Come on, baby, light my fire

Every week, we give you seven new OKC-area restaurants for you to explore.


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
From spicy cuisine to flamekissed foods, the city has hot dishes to warm you when you’re away from the fireplace.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Van go

Although they travel in a van that runs on vegetable oil, The Ragbirds sure fly high on wings of folk rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Ragbirds
10:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
$10

9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25
Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company
50 Penn Place
belleislerestaurant.com
840-1911
$5
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spirited reformation

Two grassroots organizations seek changes to Oklahoma’s liquor laws.


News

Greg Horton
Oklahomans might see some changes to their liquor laws this year. While one group is attempting to secure a state question on the November ballot about wine and strong beer in grocery stores, another organization is working with state lawmakers for parity in laws that affect breweries.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
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