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Onomatopoeias have never been more ‘Fun’

The Boom Bang drop their debut album tomorrow at The Conservatory

The Boom Bang, which still owns one of the metro’s best band names, is all set to drop its debut album, “World War Fun,” on the unsuspecting world tomorrow. The (rim)shot heard round the (music) world will fire sometime after The Conservatory’s doors open at 9 p.m. Copperheads and Shitty/Awesome will be there to celebrate as well.

I believe that The Boom Bang is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the current indie trends (as I noted here). This is their last local show before SXSW, which could very well catapult them into the skuzzy, lo-fi rock spotlight as a buzz band. They could be the next Best Coast, and make pizza the new Snacks the Cat.

For real, I’m ready for that. I mean, I love LOLcats more than the next guy, but Snacks’ time in the limelight needs to give way to an actual snack/meal. And people need to hear The Boom Bang.

What does this mean for you? Only the only all-important, all-coveted phrase: “I was there.

Be there.

by Stephen Carradini 03.10.2011 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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Beneath the Keith

Even if audiences didn’t love John Paul Keith’s music, he’d still love playing it. But they do.


Music

Joshua Boydston
John Paul Keith with The Copperheads and Black Canyon
8:30 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$8
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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

Copperheads — Apocalyptic Behavior


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City’s Copperheads have remained relatively quiet this year — ironic, given that the punk outfit stands alongside The Boom Bang and Shitty/Awesome as the metro’s loudest rock bands.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Listen up

Rock, folk, hip-hop, metal — local music was loud and proud in 2012, and these 10 albums prove it. Just press play.

 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cosmostanza — Champs


Rock

Joshua Boydston
It takes most bands a couple of years to put out two EPs. Oklahoma City garage rockers Cosmostanza did that in less than six months.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

White flight

The sibling duo known as White Mystery soars higher, thanks to a strong bond to garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
White Mystery with The Copperheads and Dudes of America
10 p.m. Friday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Out with a Bang

Mourning has broken: The Boom Bang will play its final show Friday. Get your hankies ready ... and your preferred hangover cure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Boom Bang with The Copperheads and Shitty/Awesome
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It might get loud

Scratch that — it will get loud. After all, that’s the whole point of Okie Noise Fest.


Music

Louis Fowler
Okie Noise Fest 2 with Psychotic Reaction, Copperheads, Fire Bad! and more
3 p.m.-midnight Saturday
Bad Granny’s Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
free
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
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