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Topic: The Conservatory

The Walkmen, Peelander-Z to headline Norman Music Festival 4

Local bands to be announced this week


Music

Stephen Carradini
Norman Music Festival has announced via Facebook that NYC indie-rock band The Walkmen will be headlining NMF4, scheduled for April 28-30. Japanese pop-punk act Peelander-Z also will be playing the main stage.
 
Monday, February 14, 2011

‘Gossip’ grrl

Taylor Momsen has gone ‘Grinch’ to grunge, now fronting The Pretty Reckless while taking time off from the ‘Gossip Girl’ TV series.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Pretty Reckless with Runner Runner, A Thousand Horses and Jacob Abello
6 p.m. Sunday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
Conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$12 advance, $14 door

 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hop, skip and a jump

Nobunny lured to OKC in an unusual way


Music

Rod Lott
Local Nobunny fan Clint McEwen noticed something wasn’t right when the Oakland, Calif.-based act’s winter tour dates were posted on Twitter recently: no Oklahoma City stop. This irked him, because he had seen Nobunny play an “incredible” show at The Conservatory, 8911 N.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wonder boys

The Wonder Years have found music is most impactful when dealing with tears and fears.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Wonder Years with Fireworks, Make Do and Mend and more
6 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
ConservatoryOKC.com, 607-4805
$12 advance, $14 door

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MilkDrive — Road from Home

Average 'newgrass' release filed next to Nickel Creek


Country

Stephen Carradini
Average must be the most frustrating thing to be labeled.
 
Thursday, May 12, 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 3 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 3 years ago
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Catch the atmospheric sounds of Chicago-based indie rockers Yourself and the Air at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot wax


Music

Hannah Colclazier
With so few record stores left in the metro, Oklahoma City photographer Hannah Colclazier dropped in to see what keeps them spinning.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

River rage

After choppy waters, Riverboat Gamblers right the ship. All bets are off, punk fans!


Music

Chris Parker
Riverboat Gamblers with Dead to Me, Off with Their Heads and Over Stars and Gutters
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$12
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
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