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OKG Newsletter


Topic: music

Yes men

‘Come Sail Away’ as two prog-rock icons, Styx and Yes, prove they’re still ‘One for the Ages.’


Music

Joshua Boydston
Styx with Yes
5:30 p.m. Saturday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com, 364-3700
$41.75-$119.75


 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Enid’s Black Canyon release debut album on Bandcamp

‘Battlefield Darlins’ features OKC singer Sherree Chamberlain

Anybody in Oklahoma City with their ears in even remote proximity to the ground have been hearing boot-stomping and hand-clapping the last few months.

The alt-country/folk-rock sounds are coming this way from Enid songwriter Jake Morisse, who starred in Okie videographer/photographer Nathan Poppe’s debut film, “Black Canyon’s Crossroads for the Restless.” After a bit of tinkering with the band’s sound, lineup and direction, Morisse recorded and released the debut on Bandcamp, which features Enid instrumental whiz and former Mayola frontman Riley Jantzen and Normanite Tyler Hopkins.

But most notable is Sherree Chamberlain’s contribution to the record; a graceful, soul-singing depiction of the female in the album’s Civil War-era romance. Expect a review in the Aug. 3 edition of the Oklahoma Gazette. But for now, you should definitely head over to the band’s Bandcamp page and download the album. Below is the trailer to the aforementioned film which —in the interest of full disclosure— I helped make. Enjoy.


by Matt Carney 07.22.2011 3 years ago
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Soundcheck: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Award-winning 'kindie' singers to play eight metro library shows


Music

Matt Carney
Whether it’s playing bluegrass in homeless shelters or kids’ music in public libraries, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing are going to do their darndest to get their audiences’ hands clapping and feet stomping.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tulsa time

FreeTulsa! is making a name for itself during the hiatus of DFest.


Music

Joshua Boydston
FreeTulsa! 2011 featuring Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Fiawna Forte, The Pretty Black Chains and more
Friday and Saturday
Blue Dome District, Tulsa
freetulsa2011.com
Free
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rap this


Music

Gazette staff
Edmond’s own rapidfire-delivery rapper Josh Sallee celebrates his new project with a release party at 9 p.m. Friday at XIIIX Lounge (formerly Kamp’s), 1310 N.W. 25th.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yeah, mon

Rain or shine, the Bricktown Reggae Festival draws crowds eager to hear some of the genre’s best acts.


Music

Ryan Querbach
Hey, mon! The 2011 Bricktown Reggae Festival takes place Friday and Saturday night in the heart of Bricktown, on the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, rain or shine.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Student body

The Fellowship Students never officially broke up, and the city-based band prepares to school listeners in power pop once again.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Fellowship Students with Little League Hero
9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com, 524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

VOTD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. cover Pavement

‘Everytime, everytime, everytime, everytime …’



What’s a more perfect song for the A.V. Club’s “Summer Break” series than a gentler, more melodic and acoustic version of Pavement’s classic “Summer Babe,” I ask? Well, certainly not the winter version.

Note: ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’ might just be one my all-time favorite non-metal band name.

by Matt Carney 07.27.2011 3 years ago
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VOTD: Black Canyon — Bottles of Shine

‘Battlefield Darlins’ gets its first video

Enid alt-country band Black Canyon gets another Nathan Poppe treatment with this impromptu music video featuring fellow Okie singer Sherree Chamberlain. You can actually hear the cicadas buzzing in the trees on this one.


Follow Black Canyon on Twitter here.


by Matt Carney 07.25.2011 3 years ago
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Oh, Deer!

Deerpeople may have been born out of boredom, but its live shows provide anything but.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Deerpeople with Junebug Spade
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org, 820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 
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