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Weekend update: Not the end of the world

Country bands, a movie and a countdown

Because we’re breaking a brand-new MP3 from Purple Church tomorrow, our weekend update is coming a day early.

Collected Thread, 1705-A N.W. 16th, will be hosting a private-public viewing of “An Island,” a film by Vincent Moon and Danish indie rockers Efterklang at 8 p.m. Friday. Efterklang is a highly underrated art-rock band, and this collaboration should be a sight to behold and hear. No RSVP is necessary, just in case the movie’s website gives you pause. 

If you like The Twister, you’ll like Eli Young Band. You may have even heard of the Eli Young Band. Rascal Flatts has scared me off from ever listening to The Twister, so I have not heard of Eli Young Band until this very press release. Let the stoning ensue? But seriously, if you like country/pop, you’ll love it. Check the band out at Diamond Ballroom tomorrow. 2 Steps Back will open the show.

If Bob Wills is more your idea of country, then Hot Club of Cowtown will be right up your alley. The Western swing trio is touring behind “What Makes Bob Holler,” which is a collection of tunes made popular by Wills. If you like to two-step, hear great musicianship or wax nostalgic for an era before you were born, get yer tail out to The Blue Door on Saturday. It’s gonna be a great time. If I hit up a show this weekend, it’s gonna be this one.

Finally, Oklahoma transplants Shiny Toy Guns have a timer running on their website. As of this writing, it’s at approximately 11 hours left. I’m assuming they’re not counting down to the end of the world, because that’s what 5320 is counting down to. Just kidding! I have no idea what either of them are counting down to, which means I’m both a terrible journalist and sick of secrets. (Secrets, secrets are no fun…)
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“Socialite Death Squad” — The Idle Hands. Perfect opening track for your “slinky black dress out on the town” mixtape. Other than, you know, the lyrics. (pictured)
“Proud” — Easter Island. Perfect opening track for “Stare out the window at the melting snow and think” mixtape.
“Always Everything” — Sin Fang. Can art-damaged bedroom pop be so transparent and unassuming that it comes around the other side of the world and ends up at gravitas?

by Stephen Carradini 02.10.2011 3 years ago
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‘Island’-bound

Music and islanders combine for a Friday screening at Collected Thread

This is so cool. Collected Thread will be screening “An Island” this Friday during the Plaza District’s monthly “LIVE on the Plaza.”

“An Island” is part musical performance/part documentary that follows the band Efterklang as they performed for four days on an island off the coast of Denmark. During those four days of filming, the Danish indie act worked with more than 200 local kids and musicians that makes the film as much about the people of the island as it is about the band.

Check it out:



The film will screen at 8 p.m. As far as I can tell, this is the only screening in the metro, so take advantage of it. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other “LIVE on the Plaza” events, like a special Valentine’s Day photo booth, courtesy of the SPYwagon, and a kiss cam.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 02.10.2011 3 years ago
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DIY or die

Even in an increasingly techie world, a do-it-yourself revival is in full swing among the local arts scene.


Visual Arts

Charles Martin
As industrious Oklahomans climb out of a recession, handmade products surge in popularity.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Geek love

Satisfy your inner nerd at Science Museum Oklahoma’s gift shop.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
Guess what comes out in two days? I’ll give you a hint: It’s on the cover; I’ve blogged/talked/wrote about it kind of incessantly; I may or may not be wearing a T-shirt dedicated to it right now.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Going Live

Live on the Plaza is tonight.

You guys, rejoice. After three months of living like the mole people, we can finally venture back outside without bursting into flames and/or instantly dehydrating. It’s almost like we’re living on a habitable human planet again!

So what should we do with this newfound, above-ground freedom? Party. I was hoping for a “Return of the Jedi”-style Ewok village extravaganza, but tonight’s Live on the Plaza is a close second.

This month, Live on the Plaza will feature the kick-off of The Society, a new artists’ collective (aka, a nest of hippies). The launch party will feature live music, live painting by Dusty Gilpin and Dylan Bradway, food and art vendors.

Cole Dewey Designs and Warpaint Clothing will present film screenings (of a Native American artist doc and skateboarding, respectively), while there will be open houses at the new Urban WineWorks, Wild.Flower, Collected Thread and more. And when you get hungry (living off reconstituted foodstuffs in your underground warren can get ho-hum) stop in at Saints or place an order at one of the food trucks.

Welcome back to society, friends.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.12.2011 2 years ago
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Black Friday, OKC-style

Let’s talk shop.

I'm going to be honest with you: Black Friday freaks me out. A lot.

The absolute last thing I want to do after OD-ing on turkey is get up early and shove through hoards of coupon clippers (no offense to those who clip ’n’ save). 

Also, most BF offers come from corporate retailers, and honestly, I'd rather a more personal (read: local) product.

If you have the urge to shop but not battle jam-packed malls fraught with strollers, stick fingers and endless lines, then I've got a treat for you.

This year, 16th Street in the Plaza District offers local lovers an option. Get 20 percent off and stimulate your home economy!

Shop art at DNA, peruse vintage at Bad Granny's or pick up some handmade goods from Collected Thread, just to name a few of the great shops. Make sure and take a break for lunch at Saints and a glass of wine at the new Urban Wineworks. And voilà! You've got a stress-free, local day.

Refuse to go out but want to keep it in OK? Head on over to Etsy. Specifically those e-shops run by locals!

Make sure you pop by OU grad and local sweetie Marek Ferguson's shop for thoughtful and OK-themed treasures.

Love Oklahoma? I'll believe it when I see the pillow on your couch.

by Jenn Scott 11.23.2011 2 years ago
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Toasty tootsies


Features

Jenn Scott
First things first: Happy New Year!
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top it off


Features

Jenn Scott
The last bit of winter isn’t doing a very good job of being wintery. Sure, it might be a little rainy, but the recent 60- and 70-degree weather is enough to ignite excitement for the spring season of tailgating, followed by a summer of pool parties.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
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