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Topic: zanzibar! records

Groovin’

Hosting an event like Groovefest and need musical entertainment? Just call Caravact! The group will play for hours.


Music

Matt Carney
Groovefest
Noon- 9 p.m. Sunday
Andrews Park
201 W. Daws, Norman
groovefest.org
Free
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Z is for Zanzibar!

Shop. Hear. Dance.

Plans tonight?

Well, might I suggest an art walk/concert/dance party combo for you?

Tonight, at Opolis in Norman, take part in some tempting holiday fun with a dance contest, handcrafted items from Totem Tokens and delicious libations by Native Roots.

Hosted by Zanzibar! Records, Zebre and Oblivious will rock you out while you finish up holiday shopping or just enjoy the local talents that will surround you.

So, get out and dance, shop and drink tonight at Opolis!







by Jenn Scott 12.09.2011 2 years ago
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MPFree

Free music for you from The Rapture, Laura Gibson and a bunch of artists in ol’ Norman-town.

Economy — “Winter Recording Fiasco”
I have no idea what Economy is, nor anything more about the “Winter Recording Fiasco” than what the musical collective posted to its Bandcamp page, but judging by that information, it’s the Zanzibar! Records folks exploring their weirdness.

These songs are droning and creepy, pulsing with what sounds like bass keyboard and rhythmic lyrics like “keep the species alive.” They’re also topical enough to title a song after a certain dictator of North Korea, recently deceased.



The Rapture — “Sail Away” remixes
While The Rapture’s full-length fell a little more flat than I’d hoped, it had a couple of standout singles, and “Sail Away” was one of them. Cut Copy gives a signature tribal contribution, Aeroplane’s starts out sparse before blowing up into a full-on house rave, and Cosmic Kids win the award for choppiest chop-up. Their spacier, hypnotic take, complete with long-echoing, mixed-up vocals is about as different from the original as you can get. Thanks, DFA Records!



Laura Gibson — “La Grande”
Plaintive, pretty singer/songwriter Laura Gibson visits Opolis in February with Breathe Owl Breathe. Take this opportunity from NPR to get to know her.

Josh Sallee — “Ride Out”



What immediately grabbed me about this song was the cheesy, Grandma-giving-the-thumbs-up art, which initially triggered what I call a “whack-novelty” reaction deep within my brain. Then the track kicked in and I got all excited for his forthcoming album, “Probably Flaws.” Dude’s got skill, and it’s fun listening to him dance around the melody on the “Birthday Sex” sample. As solid a local hip-hop track as I've heard in a while.

by Matt Carney 01.16.2012 2 years ago
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