Is your evergreen not so green anymore, or — dare we say it — a nevergreen? Oklahoma City Beautiful and Southern Tree Preservation have organized a dead pine tree removal event Jan. 22 to get the needly nuisances off your hands.
ACM@UCO is really working hard to put young musicians into the Oklahoma City scene. The school has just secured two residencies of sorts for its bands at Nonna’s Purple Bar and The Blue Note.
Nonna’s, 124 E Sheridan, will feature two ACM@UCO bands from 7-10 p.m. every Thursday. The Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson, will host student bands from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
This week (Jan. 27), Nonna’s will feature Elspeth Brown and the jazz/pop of Wunderjazz.
On Feb, 3, Molly Blanton and Taylor Gary will play folky sets at Nonna’s, while Ghostlight Army, Of the Tower and Between the Devil will kick it a bit more loudly at Blue Note.
Support these musicians, Oklahoma City. If we’re lucky, they’ll stick around, and the scene will grow. And more musicians means more music, which means nothing but good things. Not that you shouldn’t be supporting other bands, ‘cause you should. But if Oklahoma City is a good place to be for young musicians, it’s a good place to be for music listeners like you and me.
In the mood for a tribal-esque dance party? Mannachine hopes you are.
Oklahoma City’s Jonny Martin, who records ambient/down-tempo electronic music as Mannachine, will release the five-track “Shiva, the Destroyer” EP Feb. 26 and play a release show of the material at Belle Isle Brewery that evening. Norman electronic jam band Montu will support.
Although Mannachine is a solo project, Martin will sport a full, percussion-heavy band for the show. Two songs from the five-track EP are already available online: “Silver Tongues” and a cover of Local Natives’ “Sun Hands.” The art for the free, digital-only release has not been set yet, but will be contributed by local artist Chris Cao.