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OKG Newsletter


Topic: holiday

December downtown doings


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
How much holiday spirit can you jam into one weekend? With Downtown in December, it turns out, quite a bit.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sober sisters


Food and Drink Features

Nathan Gunter
Designated driver this year for the big holiday celebrations? Stay sober in style.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dear ‘Diaries’


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
David Sedaris’ stint as a department-store elf makes for a subversive, one-man play in the hilarious ‘Santaland Diaries.’
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmastime in September

Now it's October. But the video was shot in September. And the song's due in December.

I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Okie singer Samantha Crain recently, as she recorded her contribution to this year's Fowler Volkswagen Christmas compilation. You might recall last year's edition — of silly cover — which was recorded by Chris Harris at Hook Echo Sound and even spawned a really great free holiday concert. 

This year's edition currently is being recorded at Blackwatch Studios, and owner/producer Jarod Evans says the album will feature Colourmusic, Sherree Chamberlain, Chrome Pony, Ol' Savior and more, including Ryan Lindsey singing the wonderfully titled "I'm Coming Down Your Chimney." Nathan Poppe's been tapped to shoot a promotional music video for the album, and he subsequently tapped yours truly to help out.

Watching Sam work on her Oklahoma-themed girl-crush seasonal song with Jarod and Daniel Foulks, her friendly fiddle player was a delight. At first, they considered doing a Lucinda Williams number, but decided it'd be more fun to layer a bunch of vocals over a steady, crackling-fire beat with plenty of sleigh bells, like a '60s girl-group song. Of the tracks I've heard, it's my favorite so far. Looking forward to picking up a copy come Christmastime! Watch video of her and Daniel recording their parts. Apologies for me being a bit of a wobbly videographer. Musicians make me nervous:




by Matt Carney 10.03.2011 2 years ago
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Body Language — Social Studies

This band is properly named.


Indie

Joshua Boydston
If Body Language breaks out like it has the potential to, the Brooklyn-based four piece surely would owe a heavy debt to Passion Pit; it’s a similar formula with the twist of adding a female vocalist … although that feels but a step removed from Michael Angelakos’ signature falsetto.
 
Monday, October 24, 2011

Hostess with the mostess

Your holiday party how-to.


Features

Malena Lott
I love to party.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

VOTD: The most wonderful time of the year

Scott Weiland is really into ‘Mad Men,’ apparently.

Remember Stone Temple Pilots? How about Velvet Revolver? Magnificent Bastards? If not, then you’re too young to be using the Internet.

The rest of you then will recall Scott Weiland, who fronted those cock-rockin’ bands. The glammy, oft-arrested-for-cocaine-and-or-alcohol-related issues, writer of the lyrics to “Sex Type Thing,” has announced a Christmas album. Of course! Because when I think Christmas, I think of the guy who claimed to move into a hotel to shoot up with Courtney Love for two whole months in 1995.

Well, like it or not (I encourage you to join me in loving it because it’s just so much more fun that way), we’ve got this fantastic video of Weiland responsibly enjoying eggnog, sharing gifts and riding in an ostensibly horse-drawn carriage with friends in approximately 1963.

Also, the “Yeah!” that caps this video is the perfect, corny end. Watch "Winter Wonderland":

by Matt Carney 11.18.2011 2 years ago
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