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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Delicate Steve

Adebisi Shank — This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

More mostly instrumental, relentlessly fun, technical rock.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The positive prog-rock movement that Fang Island helped break last year has been a blast to listen to.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
reverse halo

Spring makes me want a Reverse Halo

A mixtape for the drive to a concert!

So it’s still cold in the mornings, but it’s hot in the evenings. This calls for a mixtape (OK, most things call for a mixtape). Here’s a playlist of great stuff that’s just come my way.

OKS’ “Spring Is the Transition Between Winter Music and Summer Music” Mix (click for 82.4 MB .zip file)

1.     “MVP” — Breathe Owl Breathe. Intricate, intimate, guileless, mellow indie pop.
2.     “Lament” — Mount Moriah. Harmony-laden and female-fronted, these veteran musicians throw down mature indie rock.
3.    “Leroy” — Hammer No More the Fingers. Splits the difference between ‘90s college rock and modern indie rock.
4.     “'Le Rallye' from Vendredi Soir” — Tindersticks. A piece from a collection of film soundtracks by one band being released, it works well as plucky, interesting post-rock without its film accompaniment.
5.    “Hippie Glue (Extreme Super Death Moon Mix)” — Charlie Blacksmoke and the Swamp Energy Mass Choir. Pop/R&B/boogie/electronic/experimental smoothness. Whoa. (NOTE: not in .zip)
6.    “Vrgn Evl” — El Obo. Nice, dreamy indie pop with Grizzly Bear leanings.
7.    “Emmanuel Road” — The Jolly Boys. Chilled-out Jamaican pre-Calypso revivalists that have been together for almost 60 years. That’s 60, with a zero.
8.    “Laugh Out Louder” — The Extraordinaires. Horn-led pop? Can’t resist.
9.     “Can’t Keep My Hands Off You” — Simple Plan. I am sucker for a pop song. I’m not even ashamed. (NOTE: not in .zip)
10.   “Les Enfants du Paradis” — World’s End Girlfriend. Prog, electropop, post-rock, spazz and more get jammed into this baffling, wonderful track. Please tour with Delicate Steve.

And you can bump these tracks as you head out to see Reverse Halo Effect’s grungy rock ’n’ roll at Norman’s The Hidden Castle tomorrow. The Nashville power trio comes from an alternate reality where Kurt Cobain never died, and Bush never gentled grunge. The show is free, so you’ll know you’re right when you get there.

by Stephen Carradini 04.05.2011 3 years ago
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All Tiny Creatures — Harbors

A blissful experience for fans of optimistic prog-rock


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’ve been making as much racket as I can about optimistic prog-rock.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ponytail — Do Whatever You Want All the Time

Not as strong as other recent releases similar to it


Indie

Stephen Carradini

Having a singular vision is difficult, especially when it’s so singular that listeners don’t get it.
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Riot’s race

By giving strings a permanent place in its lineup, Ra Ra Riot’s reach for the top is well within its grasp.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Ra Ra Riot with Delicate Steve and Yellow Ostrich
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2
ACM@UCO Performance Lab
323 E. Sheridan
acm-uco.com

974-4700
$15 advance, $17 door
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
 
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