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Fry daddy

Where the Gazette gets its grub

Food and Drink Features

Gazette staff
Screw healthy! We want fried food. Delicious, greasy fried food.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Alcohol problem

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Acers
I am not impressed with the Gazette’s glib celebration of alcohol consumption in the March 9 “Alcoholmanac” issue. Evidently, a business decision was made to use St. Patrick’s Day as a selling point to advertisers by capitalizing on the day’s associations with booze.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CFN QOTW, Part Deux

Maher for president?


Gazette staff
“Oklahoma Gazette (I pronounce it Gay- Zette) has a cartoon likeness of (Bill) Maher on the front cover riding on the top of a tank looking like Michael Dukakis when that goofball blew any chance he might have had in his failed run for president, more years back than I want to remember.”
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Momentum ‘money’

Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
Kudos to Oklahoma Gazette for printing some great investigative reporting of Clifton Adcock for the past few weeks in regards to all the big money being thrown at the Oklahoma City Council positions.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Khalamoo, y’all!

A festival and a CD release for your weekend enjoyment

Summer is here, so that means festivals, parties and staying out late. Here’s two more things to do if nothing in this week’s Gazette piqued your fancy. (What’s wrong with you?)

Oklahoma City clothing company Of New Astronomy is holding a festival Saturday and Sunday at Norman’s Hidden Castle, 1309 SW 24th. The Khalamoo Festival (scramble it up) will feature 20+ local and touring punk, rock and hardcore bands. Die to Yourself and Beyond Our Skies headline Saturday, while Teeth Like Lions, A Past Unknown and Outline in Color head up Sunday’s offerings. Get the full schedule here.

OKC rapper Warrbuckss drops “#fuckurmixtape” 10 p.m. tonight at The Dugout, 10909 N. May. The man himself will perform, as well as Nada Problem, L Smooth, Rob Vader, Jook Mode and more. The first 100 through the door paying cover get a copy of the CD for free! You can preview the tunes here.

While you’re here, grab these MP3s:

“Summer Home” — Typhoon. Acoustic guitars, horns, strings, a choir? Portland sends its love.
“Love Me More” — Roadside Graves. Down-home gospel warmth meets indie-pop reserve.
“Blacklight Horses” — Matt Bauer. Sometimes even a whisper can grab you by the throat.
“Trials” — Southerly. Sonorous piano leads this flowing instrumental.
by Stephen Carradini 06.10.2011 3 years ago
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Neither here nor there

Three CDs that are marginally related to OKC

The music the Gazette receives falls mostly into three categories: local, locally connected and national. Metro music runs in the paper, while national releases generally are reviewed online. The middle category often falls through the cracks. Not today, however.  

W.A. Fite lives in Dallas, but he’s signed to the Dallas/OKC record label Hand Drawn Records. His “Poisoning the Medicine Tree” is an album of gritty electronic pop with a modern-rock singer over it. He follows a less-traveled path through electronic music: This is not the subtle indie pop of The Postal Service, the sunshiny pop of Owl City, or dance-oriented electro. This is forceful, rock-oriented, electronic music that sort of sounds like the pseudo-electronic experiments of Bush (“Glycerine”), thanks to both the vocals and the song structures. “Beating Thomas Best” and “Jack” are immediate standouts, while the mellower “Carney’s Lake” kicks off the quieter, more experimental back half. “That Ain’t the Way” is a piano rumination, showing his diversity.

Tulsa modern rock band Burn Halo’s latest, “Up from the Ashes,” is not bad, as far as modern rock goes. The strict constraints of the genre still apply, but the production tones down the shrieking treble that makes other releases in the genre so earsplitting. The resulting mix is heavy on low-end of everything: Even the snares sound like almost like toms. The acoustic intro to “Threw It All Away” results in a better-than-average power ballad. (To the naysayers: Yes, it’s still a power ballad.) The band has toured with Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Halestorm. The album drops June 28.

Hailing from Okemah, Shawna Russell’s hot-country sound would fit in neatly with now-Okie Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, if Swift had a bit more muscular voice. Russell has a strong, mid-range one, and she uses it to the fullest on her self-titled, sophomore debut, which was recorded in OKC and Nashville. The album won’t convert any non-country fans, but Twister listeners will find much to love in her midtempo tunes.  

While you’re here, grab these free MP3s:

1. Hearts” — I Break Horses. You know that dream where you’re flying above the ocean and you’re awestruck instead of terrified?
2. Constellating” — James and Evander. The first band I’ve heard that lives up to a Postal Service comparison, because it has its own spin.
3. The First Time I Saw Jupiter” — Fall on Your Sword. Exactly the type of grounded, arresting electronic music I would expect from a former member of LCD Soundsystem.
4. “World’s Entire” — Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground. I’ve often wondered what “Pet Sounds” would sound like if Brian Wilson grew up now.
5. “Everything Must Spin” — Ryan Driver. Including your head, when you hear this dizzying acoustic track.
by Stephen Carradini 06.13.2011 3 years ago
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Men’s room

It’s a woman’s world in modern roller derby, but guys are starting to get a foothold as they transition from referees and coaches to players.


Charles Martin
Oklahoma City Roller Derby
5 P.M. Saturday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein,
$12 advance, $15 door
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Urban instruction

A site has been selected for a downtown elementary, which some hope will be established as a charter school.


Kelley Chambers
Despite sentimental attachments, a 1910 school building in downtown Oklahoma City will not be the home of a planned elementary school, although one will be built.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The right facts

Letters to the Editor

Marty Morelli
In the July 6 issue of the Gazette, Brandon Wertz (“Ridiculous ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ logic”) states that my referring to Hitler as a “progressive” spit in the face of the entire Jewish community.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011