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OKG Newsletter


Topic: indie-pop

Givers — In Light

The most enthusiastic calypso/indie-pop band ever delivers


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Givers’ “In Light” does not capture the exuberant magic that the band puts out live.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

VOTD: Givers stop by NPR

If this doesn’t amplify your Friday happiness, you may need pharmaceuticals.

A few select descriptors from NPR music writer Michael Katzif’s write-up of Givers’ Tiny Desk Show: bright, tropical, polyrhythmic, slinky, wild, loose, fun, buoyant, raw, celebratory, Afrobeat, crisp, alluring, spirited, sunny, exuberant, and bobbing.


I feel like that just about says, it don’t you? That and singer Taylor Guarisco’s hilarious white boy head-bobbing. Dude moves like a drug-addled parakeet.

OOPS: It appears you have to surf through to NPR's site to get more than just the audio. Please do so. It's a very spirited, very fun desk show.
by Matt Carney 07.29.2011 3 years ago
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Mmm ... Minty!

Norman’s much-loved Starlight Mints announce digital releases, singer’s solo album.

I’ve only enjoyed the pleasure of hearing the Starlight Mints play once, but it was most definitely enough to make the email I received from Allan Vest today a very happy one. 

According to Vest, the band’s two earliest albums, 2000’s “The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of” and  2003’s “Built On Squares” are now available for purchase from  iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and other digital music outlets. While OKS is personally very fond of “Rhino Stomp” and “Drowaton” in general, this is good news that the band’s older material’s finally found its way online. Now go buy it!

Vest, of Edmond, also said that he’s currently working on solo material in pursuit of a career in film and television scoring. Go, Oklahoma!













by Matt Carney 10.04.2011 2 years ago
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Sleigh Bells — Reign of Terror

2010’s hot indie innovators return without any new bells or whistles. Thank goodness.


Pop

Matt Carney
Two albums in, I’m certain that Sleigh Bells’ distinct brand of girly noise-pop was assembled in some covert lab so as to make me look as ridiculous as possible when commuting to work.
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Indie 500

In the race of college-ready indie pop, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. passes the finish line.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with Brother Bear
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12 advance, $14 door
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
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