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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Live Music Previews

Tulsa's Harmonious Monk specializes in jazz, optimism


Music

H. Barry Zimmerman
Tulsa-based jazz band Harmonious Monk is spreading the good vibes of God, Miles Davis and the hippie nature of wonderment.   "When we play, what is most important is that we are brothers sharing time ...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Scotty Karate breaks out with unique punkabilly sound in OKC


Music

Charles Martin
You've got to be bold to include your appearance on TV reality show "Elimidate" as a resume builder in music, but with a name like Scotty Karate, boldness is probably just second nature.   But the epi...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

OKC's The Stringents rock out with classical instruments


Music

Jay C. Upchurch
While artists such as Elvis Costello and Sting recently have dabbled in classical music, four classically trained Oklahoma City musicians have joined forces to form what they call a "rock string quart...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Rockabilly singer enjoys impersonating Elvis in OKC


Music

Charles Martin
At the Jan. 8 Elvis Presley impersonator contest at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, Brian Dunning proved he was the complete package, having: " the moves, " the look, " the attitude and " the ...
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Sugar Free Allstars returns to OKC with new album, library tour


Music

Charles Martin
The duo Sugar Free Allstars is putting out its first album in two years, "Return of Dos Machos!"   The songs pack a heavy punch, with Chris Wiser and Rob Martin doing more with just an organ and drums...
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Visiting OKC, Slayer remains a heavy-metal favorite


Music

H. Barry Zimmerman
Something you wouldn't imagine to hear from Tom Araya, lead singer and bassist of thrash-metal giant Slayer: "I live in a small town out in the country close to Dallas now. I got registered cattle and...
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

New Edmond-based record label aims to prime bands for stardom


Music

Charles Martin
Scott Booker's long experience managing bands " not the least of which is The Flaming Lips " makes him uniquely qualified to run Great Society, his new record label.   Warner Bros. Records is on board...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Norman venue Studio 360 hopes metal music is here to stay


Music

Joshua Michael Torres
Studio 360 is Norman's home for metal: grindcore, death metal, heavy metal, black metal, thrash and anything heavy enough to which one can start a bar brawl.   Originally doubling as a private-party v...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Norman's Syke! covers Eighties rock classics


Music

Joshua Michael Torres
Even if it is a tongue-in-cheek Eighties cover band, Syke! is an act to be taken seriously.   "It was like lots of other bands that ever start: It was everybody sitting around and drinking," said drum...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Punk rocker The Queers plan OKC performance


Music

H. Barry Zimmerman
Since 1982, Joe Queer has been a part of the punk rock underground as leaders of The Queers.   Today, after being cited as a major influence by Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Blink-182, he wonders...
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007
 
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