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OKG Newsletter


Topic: stars

Social's security

Although admittedly dysfunctional, the indie-rock collective of Broken Social Scene works through its meltdowns to make great music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Broken Social Scene with Zeus
7 p.m. Sunday
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Tulsa
www.cainsballroom.com, 918-584-2306
$26 advance, $28 door
 
Friday, February 18, 2011

Future investments

High school students are getting an education in the stock market, thanks to a program sponsored by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and the University of Oklahoma.


News

Brendan Hoover
When stock markets crashed worldwide in the fall of 2008, Bob Bailey’s students scrambled to protect their portfolios.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Star bright

Nearly 13 years later, Oklahoma City’s Thirteen Stars still shine with a sparkling new album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Thirteen Stars with They Stay Dead
10 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com, 524-4203
$5

 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Skull on the brain

No need to build a Halloween playlist this year.

So you may have heard that The Flaming Lips recently recorded a 24-hour song. Per Wayne Coyne’s promise of a Halloween release date, that song is now available for listening (assuming you are the lucky 999th listener) at flaminglipstwentyfourhoursong.com/. I can tell you right now that the first six or so minutes are pretty wobbling and eerie, and also that I intend to live-blog this thing, titled “7 Skies H3,” all Halloween workday long.

Check back throughout the day as I attempt to at least carve out a third or so of this thing. Feel free to tweet me your thoughts at @okmattcarney, and we can get a little discussion going.

Also, for those of great fortune looking to blow an extra $5,000 on a collector’s item, you can purchase — via PayPal — The Flaming Lips 24-Hour Song Skull™, which is encased in an ACTUAL HUMAN SKULL, thanks to the services of Oklahoma City’s own Skulls Unlimited. Wayne Coyne has assured the public that this is perfectly legal, and also pretty bizarre.

Also, Wayne recently told Pitchfork that the Lips have a laundry list of artists they’re currently either recording with (via email) or talking about recording with that includes Deerhoof, No Age (No Age!), Stars, Death Cab for Cutie, and Nick Cave (Nick Cave!). I think a No Age-Lips EP would absolutely just split my brains out all over the floor.

Anyhoo, live-blogging begins now:

9:40 a.m.: The track begins with a gentle keyboard and short-circuiting guitar ambling around an overhanging haze of synth aura, with little, muted drums plodding along behind.

10:39 a.m.: It was much of the same for the first hour, each instrument growing steadily louder in volume.

11:11 a.m.: Aaaand my Internet connection was interrupted. I am currently listener #1,000. Balls.
by Matt Carney 10.31.2011 2 years ago
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Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003

No longer holding back the years.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Don't tell anyone, but in my first year of high school, I owned a couple of Simply Red cassettes, purchased from Sound Warehouse. If you clicked on the link to read this review, it's likely you did, too.
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Myriad of movies

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.

Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.

For the rest of the summer, expect:
• July 25, Grease
• Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh)
• Aug. 8, West Side Story
• Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf
• Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum
• Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes

That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.

Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information,  call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.19.2012 2 years ago
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Sweet charity


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Gazette staff

Oklahoma-born country music sweetheart Carrie Underwood and actress Olivia Munn have been busy shaming the rest of us self-absorbed brats. The two, by virtue of bestowing charitable gifts of kindness upon those less fortunate — human and animal alike — made DoSomething.org's list of 2012’s “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good.”

 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 
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