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Topic: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix — South Saturn Delta

Jaw-dropping B-sides, just in case you forgot how awesome Hendrix is


Rock

Stephen Carradini
I am not the type to worship guitarists, as I prefer songwriting to epic solos.
 
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hendrix: Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East

A doc and rare concert in one package!


Documentary

Stephen Carradini
“Hendrix: Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East” is a documentary and full concert from the short-lived group that Jimi Hendrix headed up in late 1969 and early 1970.
 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Moz’ def

Think you know OK Mozart? Think again. For the first time, the long-running festival brings some unconventional acts — many of them Grammy winners — to the metro stage.


Music

Stephen Carradini
OK Mozart OKC Series
Monday-June 19
Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre, 6000 Trosper, Midwest City
OKMozart.com, 297-2264
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
uglysuitawwshucks

A little metro music

Releases in short from around the area

OKC’s defunct indie heroes The Uglysuit released their long-awaited final LP Tuesday. “Awwww, Shucks” is available via iTunes and eMusic, with streaming listening on Bandcamp. Read more about the band’s last hurrah here.



It’s a daunting task to take on a whole album of Jimi Hendrix tunes, but OKC blues/rock guitarist Phil Brown has done just that with “The Jimi Project.” The 12-song album collects faithful renditions of well-known cuts (“Voodoo Child,” “Are You Experienced?”) and lesser-known tunes (“Manic Depression,” “One Rainy Wish”), while Brown’s soulful vocals put a bit of a different spin on the tunes. Catch him as leader of the Phil Brown Trio from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the 2011 Devon Energy Sunday Twilight Concert Series (wow, that’s a mouthful) on the Grand Lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Normanite Two Suns, whose self-titled EP recently got some Gazette ink, has released two tracks from his July 11 EP, “Self-Addressed.” His artsy electronic pop is infused with a bit more muscle and confidence, showing that Two Suns could have some high highs if he keeps pursuing this growth.




Max Ridgway, longtime instructor of guitar at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently released “A Little Night Music,” an eight-track affair of originals and covers. The collection opens with “BB Blues” by Larry Coryell, who will headline next Friday’s second night of the Jazz in June festival in Norman. The pleasing collection of jazz, blues and rock includes versions of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” and The Beatles’ “Come Together” and “Help!” The latter Lennon/McCartney tune is heavily modified in a gravelly blues style, while the former is relatively unchanged. The originals show a strong sense of melody, and should be of interest to both blues and jazz fans.

Fans of the Zac Brown Band’s country/Southern rock/pop amalgam should snap up the self-titled album from Dead Man’s Bluff. Their most notable songs are more aggressive than the melodic pop version of country that’s currently dominating the radio (“The Line,” “What You Did”), but the band also can lighten up and have fun musically (“This Song,” “Better Luck,” “Oklahoma Blues”). The lyrics stay pretty downtrodden, however, which is a downside. —Stephen Carradini
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June tunes

Jazz in June is bustin’ out all over Norman with a variety of free concerts over three days.


Music

Stephen Carradini

Jazz in June
Thursday-Saturday, Norman
jazzinjune.org
Free

 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Get your Phil

Once an Oklahoman and a member of Little Feat, guitarist Phil Brown looks to the music of the past to live for today.


Music

Danny Marroquin
Phil Brown
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Jimi Hendrix Experience — Hendrix in the West / Winterland

How many different versions of ‘Hey Joe’ do you need to hear, really?


Rock

Matt Carney
I’m absolutely, totally, 100 percent, completely in support of reissues. There is great music in the past that often gets neglected or forgotten once the generation that popularized it ambles a few years into their first mortgages.
 
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Superchunk – Foolish

A well-deserving ’90s indie classic gets a timely re-release.


Indie

Matt Carney
A few weeks ago I negatively reviewed the packaging of a pair of reissues from Experience Hendrix LLC. Note that I enjoyed the albums’ actual sonic contents, which definitely proved themselves to be two of the best Hendrix documents on the (flooded) market.
 
Monday, August 29, 2011
 
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