As industrious Oklahomans climb out of a recession, handmade products surge in popularity.
Because we’re breaking a brand-new MP3 from Purple Church tomorrow, our weekend update is coming a day early.
Collected Thread, 1705-A N.W. 16th, will be hosting a private-public viewing of “An Island,” a film by Vincent Moon and Danish indie rockers Efterklang at 8 p.m. Friday. Efterklang is a highly underrated art-rock band, and this collaboration should be a sight to behold and hear. No RSVP is necessary, just in case the movie’s website gives you pause.
If you like The Twister, you’ll like Eli Young Band. You may have even heard of the Eli Young Band. Rascal Flatts has scared me off from ever listening to The Twister, so I have not heard of Eli Young Band until this very press release. Let the stoning ensue? But seriously, if you like country/pop, you’ll love it. Check the band out at Diamond Ballroom tomorrow. 2 Steps Back will open the show.
If Bob Wills is more your idea of country, then Hot Club of Cowtown will be right up your alley. The Western swing trio is touring behind “What Makes Bob Holler,” which is a collection of tunes made popular by Wills. If you like to two-step, hear great musicianship or wax nostalgic for an era before you were born, get yer tail out to The Blue Door on Saturday. It’s gonna be a great time. If I hit up a show this weekend, it’s gonna be this one.
Finally, Oklahoma transplants Shiny Toy Guns have a timer running on their website. As of this writing, it’s at approximately 11 hours left. I’m assuming they’re not counting down to the end of the world, because that’s what 5320 is counting down to. Just kidding! I have no idea what either of them are counting down to, which means I’m both a terrible journalist and sick of secrets. (Secrets, secrets are no fun…)
“Socialite Death Squad” — The Idle Hands. Perfect opening track for your “slinky black dress out on the town” mixtape. Other than, you know, the lyrics. (pictured)
“Proud” — Easter Island. Perfect opening track for “Stare out the window at the melting snow and think” mixtape.
“Always Everything” — Sin Fang. Can art-damaged bedroom pop be so transparent and unassuming that it comes around the other side of the world and ends up at gravitas?
This is so cool. Collected Thread will be screening “An Island” this Friday during the Plaza District’s monthly “LIVE on the Plaza.”
“An Island” is part musical performance/part documentary that follows the band Efterklang as they performed for four days on an island off the coast of Denmark. During those four days of filming, the Danish indie act worked with more than 200 local kids and musicians that makes the film as much about the people of the island as it is about the band.
Check it out:
The film will screen at 8 p.m. As far as I can tell, this is the only screening in the metro, so take advantage of it. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other “LIVE on the Plaza” events, like a special Valentine’s Day photo booth, courtesy of the SPYwagon, and a kiss cam.