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Topic: singer/songwriter

Suzanna Choffel — Steady Eye Shaky Bow

Sultry singer/songwriter tunes with some high highs


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Singer/songwriter Suzanna Choffel sounds best when she’s feeling sinister.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Prinz of wails

Singer/songwriter Dustin Prinz would rather not vocalize, so pay attention to his guitar, won’t you?


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dustin Prinz with Stephen Salewon
8 p.m. Saturday
Othello’s Italian Restaurant, 434 Buchanan, Norman
othellosnorman.com, 360-2353
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Gazette staff
Singer-songwriter Rod Picott puts his gravelly voice to good use at 7 p.m. tonight at The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paul Simon — Paul Simon / There Goes Rhymin’ Simon / Still Crazy After All These Years / In Concert: Live Rhymin’

Only one of the four is a true reissue; but c'mon...it's Paul Simon


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Some reissues are chock-full of new bits that entice hardcore fans to go out and buy beloved albums again. Columbia’s reissues of Paul Simon’s first three albums do not fall in that category.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Get your Phil

Once an Oklahoman and a member of Little Feat, guitarist Phil Brown looks to the music of the past to live for today.


Music

Danny Marroquin
Phil Brown
7 p.m. Friday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com, 524-0738
$15 advance, $20 door
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Slim start

Americana fighter Langhorne Slim’s ready to step up, both musically and financially.


Music

Chris Parker
Langhorne Slim with The Donkeys and Ryan Lawson
113 N. Crawford, Norman
820-0951
opolis.org 
$8 advance, $10 door
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Good grief

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. For Ryan Lawson, that means music that’s sweet, not sour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Ryan Lawson with Black Canyon and Blue Valley Farmer
9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ain’t no ‘Hack’

Listen to local Ryan Lawson’s new album, ‘Hack & Saw Nation,’ for free.

Choctaw folkie and singer/songwriter Ryan Lawson recently announced the release of his new album, “Hack & Saw Nation,” which you can stream for free or purchase at his Bandcamp page. Two live-recorded songs, “One Year Ago” and “Toxic Fumes,” are also available for free.

Lawson’s signature croon is a state treasure, and comes bolstered here by Melissa Stevens’ backing vocals. Also featured on the album are guitarist Aaron Tackett, bassist Kristina Tackett, multi-intstrumentalist Brad Fielder and fiddle player Daniel Foulks (who made an OKS appearance on video just a few weeks ago).

Can’t recommend this one enough. Stream it below, and do consider shelling out a couple of bucks for this one. “Broken Record”’s worth the $5 itself.

by Matt Carney 10.18.2011 2 years ago
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Ben Folds — The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective

Deserving songwriter gets a career-spanning, three-disc collection that doesn’t overstay its four-hour welcome.


Pop

Matt Carney
Drawing from his three studio albums with Ben Folds Five, three solo studio albums and piles of EPs, compilations and live albums, “The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective” is a highly convenient and well-selected exposition of the two highly developed skills of Mr. Benjamin Scott Folds.
 
Friday, October 28, 2011

VOTD: Girls aplenty

Watch eight beautiful, grainy videos of Girls’ Christopher Owens at an SF gallery.

Stereogum pointed out late Tuesday that a bunch of videos of mushy-gushy bedroom songwriter Christopher Owens of Girls performing songs both released and unheard showed up on the openingceremony.us blog this weekend.

“I wrote this song a coupla days ago, hadn’t played it for anybody yet,” he said before dedicating “Key to My Heart” to his girlfriend. The song (and several others here) didn’t appear on last year’s “Broken Dreams Club” EP, nor on this year’s fantastic “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” suggesting he’s probably got a wealth of scribbled-in notebooks full of lyrics stashed away somewhere.

The filters on the video (it’s almost exclusively black-and-white, except for “Cold Again,” with splices of sepia color), Owens’ jean jacket and the folkie setup make these performances seem really timeless. Watch for yourself:

“Solitude”


“Mr. Blue”


“Saying I Love You”


“Nobody’s Business”


“Keys to My Heart”


“End of the World”


“Cold Again”


“Back to London”
by Matt Carney 11.03.2011 2 years ago
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