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OKG Newsletter


Topic: lyrics

Hip anatomy

No decoding necessary: Art and hip-hop collide in 'Cipher,' an exhibition exploring lyricism and urban poetry.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Cipher
through May 5
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
iaogallery.org
232-6060
free
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rock of ageless

That Aug. 31 show of Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford proved nothin’ but a good time.


Music

Louis Fowler
For one sweltering night, everyone at the Zoo Amphitheatre — young and old, black and white, old-school hesher and decked-out hipster — were 16 years old again, living in the much-missed year of 1987, all without a single hint of irony.
 
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Big Boi — Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper and one-half the legendary duo Outkast, Big Boi has released his new solo project, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. It’s far from a typical hip-hop album; every song has a different feel to it, sometimes even stepping outside of the genre.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Amanda Earhart — Tell Me What You Want


Pop

Alyssa Grimley
Amanda Earhart’s sound is hard to categorize. Think today’s pop, but with fewer thump-thump club beats and synthesizers, traded for more undoctored vocals and guitar. Throw in a dash of country twang and a sprinkling of piano and violin, and that’s a start.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spyda “the Wise Musician” — Mr. Metaphor


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma City’s rap revolution continues with Mr. Metaphor from Spyda “the Wise Musician,” a self-proclaimed “worldwide producer” with a style that’s “more doper than rocks of crack.”
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kanye West — Yeezus

The skills match the ego.


Hip Hop/Rap

Zach Hale
Try as you might, but there’s no escaping Kanye West. Turn on the TV, radio, computer — hell, take a stroll downtown and you might see his mug projected on the side of a building. It’s an undeniable fact of life in 2013: Kanye West is bigger than Buddha, Krishna and The Beatles (today, anyway) and he’ll be the first to let you know about it.
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Takeoff Eyeslow — The Prescription


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Before Kanye West went off on his screaming, no-wave punk nonsense, he was the only honest mainstream rapper, mixing high-quality, production with heart-wrenching lyrics exploring the more truthful aspects of relationships.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Maurice Johnson — Peace, Love & Jazz


Jazz

Louis Fowler
A swanky, ’60s cocktail vibe permeates Oklahoma City jazz guitarist Maurice Johnson’s Peace, Love & Jazz, right from the opening track, “In and Out,” which could have been the theme song to a heist caper starring Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood. It sounds like Burt Bacharach meets George Benson, with smooth melodic grooves hinting at just a little bit of underlying danger.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

‘Vital’ signs

Tired of playing the same ol’ same ol’, alt-rock’s Anberlin released a ‘Vital’ new record and embarked on an acoustic tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Anberlin with Stars in Stereo and Campfire Ok
7 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$18-$20
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
 
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