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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Blue Note

Mim’s the word

After a successful reunion show last fall, Norman’s The Mimsies are back again, and back in action.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Mimsies
11 p.m. Friday Norman Music Festival Sooner Theatre Stage, 101 E. Main
normanmusicfestival.com
free

9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western
vzds.com, 524-4203
$5

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Odds and ends

New local tunes, info on that Polyphonic Spree show, and a free Flaming Lips documentary.

OKSee got sick last week — the doctor said it was a sinus infection, although I was hoping for “Cat Scratch Fever”— and in so doing, fell woefully behind the times. So here I am catching back up with Oklahoma music-centric news and notes from the last week. Let’s get to it.

First up, we’ve got a couple of hip-hop mixtapes — both from Tulsa rappers, sure enough — that you can cop for free on these here Internets. First is P.D.A.’s “Occupy Hollywood” ...



 ... and next is aDDLib’s “99% of My Fans Wear High Heels.”



Secondly, Other Lives, now a major thing outside our humble borders, are playing shows in Oklahoma City and Tulsa before month’s end. The Stillwater indie band graces the Blue Note on the 27th, so be sure to snag your tickets ($12) as far in advance as possible. As in, right now.

Coincidentally, they also recently announced a headlining date at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif. Awesomesauce.

Thirdly, it appears that Pitchfork has inaugurated a new video series titled “Classic,” with a documentary  about our own balloon-busting, psychedelic-rocking, jelly-not-using Flaming Lips. Specifically, it’s about their 1999 opus, “The Soft Bulletin,” and I can personally say it’s pretty compelling stuff, especially if you still think that “The Spiderbite Song” isn’t about mainlining heroin. Watch the 45-minute doc over at Pitchfork.

Fourthly, The Polyphonic Spree is returning to Norman! The last time the group was here, it headlined the inaugural Norman Music Festival on an adequately sized stage. This time, at 8 p.m. Feb. 7, the Tim DeLaughter-led band’s 20-plus members intend to pack Opolis. I think at this point, if Girl Talk can play a show there, anybody can.

Here are a few details:
• New Fumes are opening.
• Only 150 tickets are available.
• The first set of tickets goes on sale tomorrow at all three Guestroom Records locations.
• Tickets are $25 each, cash only.
• Fifteen pairs of tickets will be given away from The Spy FM Spywagon at various locations throughout the OKC/Norman area on Friday, Jan. 13. Follow @fowlervw on Twitter to find out when and where.

Fifthyly, but surely not leastly, Samantha Crain has a brand-new 7-inch single out. It’s produced by Mr. John Vanderslice and is positively lovely. Snag “A Simple Jungle” and “The Dam Song” at her website.

Other Lives photo by James Rhodes
by Matt Carney 01.10.2012 2 years ago
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Sultan of sting

Mark Sultan doesn’t care what you think, which is all the more reason to catch his garage-punk act.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mark Sultan with The Copperheads
9 p.m. Tuesday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$8
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A crappy show

OMG, it's an OBN night!


Music

Joshua Boydston
OBN IIIs and Shitty/Awesome
10 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The gap

The bluegrass of Black Canyon bears roots darker than the rest. Proof is in the Oklahoma City act’s newest material.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Black Canyon with Beau Jennings & The Tigers and Defining Times
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Color me busy

Jordan Herrera plays with so many local bands, it’s remarkable he has time for a solo project, Young Readers. And that it’s a hit.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Young Readers with Origami Ghosts and Limber Limbs
9 p.m. Sunday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Forté’s forte

Music has existed within Tulsa singer-songwriter Fiawna Forté almost as long as she has.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Fiawna Forté with Honeylark
10 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
 
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