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Eureeka — Polysynthetic Fields


Indie

Zach Hale
It’s always refreshing to hear music that embraces its own eccentricity, yet presents it in an accessible and meek fashion. Eureeka — the Norman-based duo of Jordan Vargas and Devin Wahl — has tapped into this rarified air on its self-released EP, Polysynthetic Fields.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Code 22 — Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!


Pop

Louis Fowler
The guys of Oklahoma City’s Code 22 seem like a likable group of fellas. Their latest release, Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!, is likable enough as well — so likable that on first listen, I took its clean, acoustic sound and clear, unstressed vocals as an alternative praise-and-worship band.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tom Skinner — Tom Skinner


Country

Louis Fowler
Sincerity is nearly dead in songwriting. The image of the earnest singer with eyes tightly shut and a crack in his voice as he plunges to emotional depths has become a joke.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Big Worm — Bench All-Stars


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Fans of the comedy classic Friday may recognize the name Big Worm, but the Big Worm behind Bench All-Stars is rooted not in South Central L.A., but on the streets of Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mama jama

Your Mom is so old, she has an autographed Bible. And she’s playing a 10th-anniversary show on Mother’s Day, which is so punk.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Your Mom with Psychotic Reaction and Abby and the Norms
7 p.m. Saturday
Blue Bonnet Bar
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
$5

Your Mom with Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Sunday
HiLo Club
1221 N.W. 50th
843-1722
$4
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Here for the party

Embracing her outlaw image, Gretchen Wilson is still proud to be country’s original ‘Redneck Woman.’


Music

Louis Fowler
Gretchen Wilson with Outlaw Son
6 p.m. Thursday
Newcastle Casino
2457 U.S. 62, Newcastle
mynewcastlecasino.com
387-6013
free
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bright stripes

Tiger High roars into town with claws bared, ready to tear into a colorful take on garage rock.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tiger High with Cosmonauts and The Garden
10 p.m. Monday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Grand Duel

To catch a Cleef.


Western

Rod Lott
Lee Van Cleef enjoyed a secondary career in Italy cranking out spaghetti Westerns, with little regard to quality. However, 1972’s Grand Duel — aka The Big Showdown — is deserving of its Grand label. No wonder Quentin Tarantino borrowed its sweeping theme song by Luis Bacalov for Kill Bill; you'll recognize it in two notes.
 
Monday, May 20, 2013

IndianGiver — Plafond EP


Indie

Zach Hale
If you were to peruse the “About” section of IndianGiver’s Facebook page, you’ll notice how the instruments attributed to each of the Oklahoma City band’s five members are described with downright flippancy: Dylan Jordan plays “sticks & animal skins,” while Jazzton Rodriguez earns his keep with “shanties & loud noises,” and so on.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Beat street

Lucky Date’s route to house-music stardom was paved with a blend of the academic and the spiritual.


Music

Zach Hale
Lucky Date with Kids at the Bar and Crystal Vision
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$20
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 
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