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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Diamond Ballroom

Irish springs

St. Patrick’s Day comes to town early, thanks to Irish punkers Flogging Molly.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Flogging Molly with Moneybrother and The Drowning Men
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net, 677-9169
$29
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Noize this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Bring the Noize! The Strange Noize Tour 2011 sounds off 7 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern.
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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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 2 years ago
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How to spend your last day on Earth

Friday’s gonna be great (Rebecca Black not included)

Not to be outdone by Culture Chic, here are some musical suggestions for your last ever Friday on the planet / last weekend before the rumored massive, doomy tribulation.

I’ve already pimped the Third Eye Blind show at Diamond Ballroom on Friday, but I didn’t mention the opener, who I’m actually just as excited about. U.S. Royalty’s pastoral folk doesn’t seem to be an immediate fit, but the two bands’ upbeat vibes are the same. I reviewed U.S. Royalty’s CD earlier this year, and it’s still as good as it was then. Definitely a double bill worth catching.

Hadden Sayers, a bluesman with heavy doses of folk and rock in him, will be stopping at The Blue Door in support of his latest album, “Hard Dollar.”

And hometown heroes Red City Radio (pictured) will be swinging through The Conservatory with their manic pop-punk Friday. If you’ve never seen the band, you’re in the wrong. Just do it. If you’d like 250 more words telling you why you should be at this sure-to-be-awesome show, read my review of their “The Dangers of Standing Still” CD. —Stephen Carradini
by Stephen Carradini 05.20.2011 2 years ago
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Celtic pride

Dropkick Murphys are honored to have audiences shout along to their raucous, Irish-punk anthems.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dropkick Murphys with The Tossers and The Cobra Skulls
6:30 P.m. Wednesday
Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net, 677-9169
$24
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Terrace stamp

After shuffling lineup changes, Evergreen Terrace’s remaining members are feeling swell about the band’s current lineup.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Evergreen Terrace with Bury Your Dead, For the Fallen Dreams and more
3:30 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net 677-9169
$15-$18

 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

No dummy

The man behind alt-rock act Jack’s Mannequin knows what it takes to dress up his piano-pop tunes: freshness.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Jack's Mannequin with Steel Train, Lady Danville and River James
6 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net, 677-9169
$19 advance, $24 door
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tympanic TNT

Boom go the dynamite sounds of Explosions in the Sky, the beloved band instrumental to keeping the world interested in moving music without lyrics.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Explosions In The Sky with Wye Oak
7 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19 advance, $24 door

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beneath the Owl

Operating as Owl City, Adam Young gives such a hoot about his music that he does it all himself, but for the love of millions.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Owl City with Days Difference and Unwed Sailor
6:30 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19 advance, $24 door
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Signs of possession

How does metal act The Devil Wears Prada know when it succeeds? When it conjures a sound more confrontational while keeping the faith.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Devil Wears Prada with Whitechapel, Enter Shikari and For Today
6:30 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Easter
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19 advance, $22 door

 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
 
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