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OKG Newsletter


Topic: alt-country

Heavy Years: 2000-2010 — Chris Mills

An under-radar singer/songwriter gets a well-deserved retrospective


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Singer/songwriter Chris Mills’ appeal can be summed up in the title of his 1996 debut EP, “Chris Mills Plays and Sings.”
 
Monday, June 13, 2011

City folk

Long known for a rat problem, New York City can be proud of its recent infestation. That’d be alt-folk act Country Mice.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Country mice
9:53 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com, 600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

97's in '11

Everything Old — as in Old 97’s — is new again, as the alt-country act keeps churning out ‘Fight Songs’ for fervent fans.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Old 97’s with Robert Ellis, The Workweek, Kentucky Knife Fight and The Lusitania
7 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org, 820-0951
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Enid’s Black Canyon release debut album on Bandcamp

‘Battlefield Darlins’ features OKC singer Sherree Chamberlain

Anybody in Oklahoma City with their ears in even remote proximity to the ground have been hearing boot-stomping and hand-clapping the last few months.

The alt-country/folk-rock sounds are coming this way from Enid songwriter Jake Morisse, who starred in Okie videographer/photographer Nathan Poppe’s debut film, “Black Canyon’s Crossroads for the Restless.” After a bit of tinkering with the band’s sound, lineup and direction, Morisse recorded and released the debut on Bandcamp, which features Enid instrumental whiz and former Mayola frontman Riley Jantzen and Normanite Tyler Hopkins.

But most notable is Sherree Chamberlain’s contribution to the record; a graceful, soul-singing depiction of the female in the album’s Civil War-era romance. Expect a review in the Aug. 3 edition of the Oklahoma Gazette. But for now, you should definitely head over to the band’s Bandcamp page and download the album. Below is the trailer to the aforementioned film which —in the interest of full disclosure— I helped make. Enjoy.


by Matt Carney 07.22.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: Black Canyon — Bottles of Shine

‘Battlefield Darlins’ gets its first video

Enid alt-country band Black Canyon gets another Nathan Poppe treatment with this impromptu music video featuring fellow Okie singer Sherree Chamberlain. You can actually hear the cicadas buzzing in the trees on this one.


Follow Black Canyon on Twitter here.


by Matt Carney 07.25.2011 2 years ago
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Black Canyon

Looking for some locally grown alt-country?


Music

Matt Carney
The subject of budding Okie videographer Nathan Poppe’s debut documentary, the foot-stomping Enid alt-country dudes in Black Canyon released their debut record “Battlefield Darlins” on Bandcamp.com last month, and — happy surprise! — they recruited Sherree Chamberlain to guest as the gal in this musical romance.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Honey, I quit the band

Two married members of alt-country’s Green Corn Revival now pursue ‘folk-rock noir’ as Honeylark.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Honeylark with The Town and County War
10 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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