Horse Thief takes the reins, while Colourmusic paints music to be felt.
Music Stephen Carradini
Horse Thief’s act of draping an Oklahoma flag over one of its amp stands
may have just been a proud statement of local love, but it is also a
reflection of its wide-open, rootsy, rock ’n’ roll sound. The band
describes itself as a “psychedelic folk rock band,” and that description
isn’t bad, either.
Indie Zach Hale
Most bands don’t make their “mature” album until they’re, you know, mature. Chicago trio Smith Westerns is like the indie-rock equivalent of Robin Williams in Jack: just a few years removed from high school, yet appearing to age more rapidly than the majority of their contemporaries.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Those summer nights are about to get more summery thanks to cult classic Grease 2. Catch the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and all their wild shenanigans this weekend at The Boom, 2218 N.W. 39th St. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $15. Call 367-3774 or visit whatisthenextstage.com.
Electronica Joshua Boydston
With a name like Whatever, you might expect the full-length debut of Oklahoma City’s Pink Pony — a repackaging of Steven Battles’ Chrome Pony now featuring our governor’s daughter, Christina Fallin — to read nonchalant, but it’s anything but. Instead, Whatever is one of the most tailored and tightly programmed efforts to come out from these parts in some time. It’s an album that moves as well as it thinks.