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Topic: campus corner

Coriander can-do

Authentic Vietnamese family recipes are interpreted for modern tastes at Norman’s Coriander Cafe.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Coriander Cafe
323 White Street, Norman
801-3958

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Weekend math

Shopping + music + food = a fantastic Friday and Saturday

It was only 70 degrees out this morning when I met a friend to go running (or, in my case, stumbling/lurching/whining). 70 degrees! I may or may not have sang a few snippets from “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” on the way home, because nothing welcomes a lovely, cool morning like a song from a racist Disney cartoon.

 

So, the weekend. There’s a lot going on — hopefully the nice weather actually sticks around.

Local designer Annah Chakola Ramsey is debuting her new line of jewelry and purses at a trunk show tonight at A Date with Iris. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and will also coincide with a fabulous new window display from the Iris ladies (seriously, they create the coolest displays).

The new line was inspired by her travels in Asia, and the gorgeous bags are actually using hand-embroidered fabric she sourced from the Hmong people. If you can’t make it to the show tonight, Annah will also be around from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Tonight is also the kick-off of the Night Food Market, a really fantastic idea that brings together the growing contingent of food trucks in one location for a smorgasbord of late-night eats.

You can find the Night Food Market outside Elemental Coffee (that’s N.W. Eighth and Hudson) from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. today. Besides food trucks, look for drinks from Coop Ale Works and Elemental.

This is hopefully the start of a new foodie tradition that will set up the last Friday of every month. For more, follow it on Twitter.

Finally, Dustbowl Arts Market presents its fifth semi-annual arts and crafts show Saturday on Campus Corner in Norman.

Besides the regional arts-and-crafters lined up along Buchanan, there will also be a kids’ area and two stages (with 20 local bands set to perform). The market runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and bands will perform from noon to 2 a.m.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.26.2011 2 years ago
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Louie’s latest

It’s new digs for Louie’s in Nichols Hills, and the impressive place runs like the proverbial well-oiled machine.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
“Let’s go to Louie’s!” That’s the frequent chant I hear bellowing from friends of mine when we try to come to a decision on where to eat.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Under-21 action

Not every college kid is 21 or older. Here’s what to do when drinking (legally) isn’t an option.


Features

Alex Ewald
Going out on weekends is a rare union of public humiliation and pride for me, the perpetually underage, now-20-year-old student. Being a mature adult is a big deal in college, and Campus Corner is full of them, every Thursday through Sunday.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cover charge

Grab your slap bracelets, Skip-Its and grungy plaids. My So Called Band brings back the ’90s every time it takes the stage.

So the biggest mistake I made Saturday night (I promise this post is rated PG-13) was showing up late to The Deli. Due to unforeseen hot tub-related issues (again, PG-13, I assure you), a few friends and I wound up on Campus Corner much closer to midnight than the beginning of My So Called Band’s marathon sprint through the decade I first used the big-boy bathroom, first played organized sports and first feared Y2K.

My mistake.

Turns out that Ricky Salthouse, Carly Gwin, Kyle Davis, Brian Stansberry and Aaron Daniels aren’t your typical “We play covers ’cause we’re too lazy to write our own stuff” cover band. They play covers because it’s fun to shout radio choruses from their teenage years in front of rowdy crowds who do the same. Toss in a few pop hits with Garth Brooks and Dixie Chicks country numbers, indie classics and highlights from hip-hop’s formative years and you’ve got a My So Called Band set list, which usually gets split up into multiple sets for the same reason most marathon runners have to take breaks: They go for a long time.

On top of solid musicianship and a dedication to truthful covers, the group’s got a lot of talent as musicians and songwriters in their own right. Gwin and Davis play in two of Norman’s finest bands, The Workweek and Evangelicals, respectively, and Salthouse’s guitar work on “Possum Kingdom” rang so loud and muscular in The Deli’s dark, overcrowded confines. With a name like My So Called Band, they might be a little sarcastic in nature, but dammit, they mean business.

Were he born a decade earlier, Salthouse (also a member of The Workweek) probably would’ve fronted a successful alt-rock or grunge band, as he handled singing (or rather, howling) duties on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the aforementioned “Possum Kingdom” and Spin Doctor’s “Two Princes.” Davis took over on hip-hop duty and quirky indie hits, brandishing a bullhorn for Beck’s “Where It’s At” (bonus points for remembering to shout “that was a good drum breeeeak” between the first few verses) and even stepping in as a hype man for guest rapper Marcus Dixon (Norman’s Hi-PoP!) who pushed Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” well over the top. Gwin sings anytime a female voice is called for, but she was absolutely on her A-game for Alanis Morissette’s pissed-off kiss-off classic, “You Oughta Know.”

It was a fun show. The most genuine, rowdy fun I’ve had at a show since the last time I saw Broncho. My So Called Band plays Friday at The Blue Note, and you’d better believe I’ll be there, begging them to play “Blue Album”-era Weezer. They also play Tulsa's Crystal Pistol on Saturday.

Follow the band on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Setlist:

SET I
"Lump"
"What’s Up"
"Semi-Charmed Life"
"Hunger Strike"
"Stay"
"Popular"
"It Was A Good Day"
"All I Wanna Do"
"Ice Ice Baby"
"Champagne Supernova"

SET II
"The Distance"
"Bitch"
"No Rain"
"Wicked Game"
"Nothin But A G Thang"
"Zombie"
"Mr. Jones"
"Big Poppa"
"Celebrity Skin"
"Two Princes"
"You Oughta Know"

SET III
"Possum Kingdom"
"Where It's At"
"The Sign"
"Regulate"
"Santeria"
"Lovefool"
"Got Your Money"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Gangsta's Paradise"

P.S.: Thanks for the free tickets, guys!

by Matt Carney 11.14.2011 2 years ago
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