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U.S. Royalty — Mirrors

Vital folk celebrating the Midwest


Folk

Stephen Carradini
One of the best love letters I’ve ever heard to the beauty of the Midwest is Rich Mullins’ “Calling Out Your Name” (who, despite being a solidly Christian artist, counts indie mainstay The Mountain Goats among his many fans). Quickly climbing the list is “Equestrian” by U.S. Royalty, off their new album, “Mirrors.”
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Billy Joel — Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert

You're sorely missed, Bill.


Rock

Rod Lott
Old Billy Joel songs fit like a glove — a baseball glove, in the case of “Live at Shea Stadium,” a recording of the Piano Man’s 2008 concerts at the iconic New York stadium before it was destroyed the following year.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shutter sounds

For decades, local photographer Vernon Gowdy has shot rock concerts, images from which comprise his new book.


Features

Stephen Carradini
Hanging out with Oklahoma City shutterbug Vernon Gowdy will get you a boatload of stories about near-mythical rock bands.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Murder Investigation Team: Series One

An effective, well-written police procedural


Television series

Rod Lott
Lest you think "MIT: Murder Investigation Team" sounds suspiciously like the UK’s answer to our “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” well, yeah, you’d be right.
 
Monday, April 11, 2011

Mutemath — Odd Soul

I’d prefer odder. Wait, ‘odder’ is actually a word?


Rock

Matt Carney
Just two weeks ago, I enjoyed the pleasure of interviewing Mutemath drummer Darren King in advance of his band’s appearance at The Conservatory.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lisztomania

Sex, symphonies and slapstick — all key to Ken Russell’s cult classic.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Ken Russell was either a genius or a madman, but more likely both. The iconoclastic filmmaker made movies that were loved by many — Tommy, Altered States, The Devils, Crimes of Passion — but despised by many, many more. Regardless of your opinion of them, one cannot deny they are different.
 
Monday, August 20, 2012
 
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