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Not-so-little Lamb

The ‘Revolution’ continues as country music powerhouse Miranda Lambert stages a concert in her new home state of Oklahoma.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Miranda Lambert with Justin Moore and Josh Kelley
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 Jenkins, Norman
Lloydnoblecenter.com, 800-456-4668
$26.75-$47.75

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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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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Young restless

Instead of waiting for success to come to him, country star Chris Young grabbed it by the horns.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Chris Young with The Lost Trailers
7 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19 advance, $22 door
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tishomingo blues


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Gazette staff
You guys! Miranda Lambert’s dog is missing. She tweeted the news to Chicken-Fried News personally. And also to her 1.3 million other followers. But still, we think she was mainly reaching out to us.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blake not-so-placid


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Gazette staff
Okie country music superstar Blake Shelton upset some of his industry peers recently — and this time, it wasn’t because they’re jealous he gets to do naughty things with Miranda Lambert.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mama's getting punchy


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Gazette staff
In Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” video, the country star portrays someone ravaged by torment, who eventually dabbles in mind-altering substances, cuts her own hair and deviously inspects a kitchen knife. Basically, it’s about being crazy.
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Goin’ country


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Gazette staff

Oklahomans love ’em some country music! Come Sunday night, the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will illustrate that fact perfectly, with Okies well represented, from presenters and performers to nominees.

 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tabloid heaven?


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Gazette staff
Have you been missing the never-ending gossip powerhouse that was TomKat?
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pet rescue

Oklahomans band together to assist pet-recovery efforts in the wake of the May 20 tornado.


News

Tim Farley
Country music superstar Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev, knew before the May 20 twisters touched down that their help would be needed in the Sooner State.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Miranda rights


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Gazette staff
At a Miranda Lambert concert, you’re more than welcome to hoot and holler and spill beer all over your Tony Lamas. But don’t start a fight in front of the performer.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 
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