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Topic: garage

SXSW: The Buffalo Lounge: The Boom Bang

They came. They boomed. They bung.

They may not be aiming, high, but The Boom Bang are sure realistic.

Singer James Smith announced to The Buffalo Lounge earlier this evening that the garage-housed four-piece were “probably the worst band to play here all night.” He was kinda right, but that didn’t make their set any less fun. 

Smith mumbled his way through their usual schtick: noisy, propulsive rock styled after The Ramones’ sonic blitz and Andrew W.K.’s intentionally stupid revelry. It was a tie-loosening; a rowdy break in between two much headier bands — The Defining Times and The Non — that brokered the evening’s bill of rock acts nicely.

The show ended with a brief episode involving the sound guy, who chased a fan off the stage when the latter yelled “Fuck you!” into a microphone, shortly after McKenzie and drummer Brian Whetstone traded places for a final, scuzzy jam. If ever there was a better end to a Boom Bang show, I wasn’t there for it.
by Matt Carney 03.15.2012 2 years ago
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Sultan of sting

Mark Sultan doesn’t care what you think, which is all the more reason to catch his garage-punk act.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mark Sultan with The Copperheads
9 p.m. Tuesday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$8
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So Sheik

Although not religious leaders, The Sheiks could inspire legions of followers with their alt-rock riches.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Admittedly, the origin of The Sheiks’ name might be a tad uncouth, but the moniker suits the local alt-rockers pretty well.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ox rocks

While other siblings rumble, Sam and Ray Ashford rock — as the local band of brothers known as Oxford Town.


Music

Mia Cantu
Oxford Town
6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday
Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Cafe
100 E. California
bourbonstreetcafe.com
232-6666
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Black gold

A change in the lineup of Dallas-based Oil Boom has broadened the band’s deep well of blues and pop.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Oil Boom with Quaker City Night Hawks
9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cosmostanza — Rad Vibes


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Some music is meant to be studied — sat down with for extended periods of time with each subsequent listen revealing another layer to savor.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We’ve been had

So The Walkmen aren’t just a flash in the pan like every other alt-rock band of the aughts. Who knew?


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Walkmen with Milo Greene
7 p.m. Tuesday
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
free
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bigger Brother

Those sibs of squawk rock known as Jeff the Brotherhood have made huge strides since their last Norman gig earlier this year.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jeff the Brotherhood with Diarrhea Planet and Shut In
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cheap shoots

The time has come for Cheap Time, a punk trio whose growing fan base includes at least half of The White Stripes — not too shabby!


Music

Zach Hale
Cheap Time with Cosmostanza and Teen/Ragers
8 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Copperheads — Apocalyptic Behavior


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City’s Copperheads have remained relatively quiet this year — ironic, given that the punk outfit stands alongside The Boom Bang and Shitty/Awesome as the metro’s loudest rock bands.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
 
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