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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Indie

Searching for Sonny

At least two-thirds of it is worth seeking out.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Through nearly every frame of the indie crime comedy Searching for Sonny, it is obvious that writer/director Andrew Disney's debut would not exist if not for Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. That 1996 cult classic bears a quirky, amiable stamp in the way it deals with three lovable losers, which Disney has done his best to duplicate, right down to its distinctive beats and rhythms.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Depth test

After personnel changes, Norman shoegaze act Depth & Current began experimenting with songs that are short, but far from shallow.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Depth & Current with Nervous Curtains and Brother Bear
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Animal Collective — Centipede HZ


Indie

Joshua Boydston
There really was no way for Animal Collective to match Merriweather Post Pavilion, widely considered the best album of 2009. It’s damn near impossible to bottle lightning twice, especially with the caustic and combustible ingredients the psych-rock band uses to build its ambitious opuses, in which indie electronics meet space rock.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The XX — Coexist


Pop

Joshua Boydston
After the aughts’ rush of bands with stellar debuts they were never able to match, there’s been a refreshing trend lately of building up to the masterpiece.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Feathered Rabbit — Feathered Rabbit


Indie

Zach Hale
Feathered Rabbit is kind of a throwback band. Unlike most others in the digital age, its increased exposure has come by way of a bedazzling live presence and the ensuing word-of-mouth.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Come, the new Jerusalem

Members of The Polyphonic Spree and The Twilight Singers beget more indie rock as My Jerusalem, and they saw that it was good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
My Jerusalem with Beau Jennings & the Tigers and Cordell
8 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cheap shoots

The time has come for Cheap Time, a punk trio whose growing fan base includes at least half of The White Stripes — not too shabby!


Music

Zach Hale
Cheap Time with Cosmostanza and Teen/Ragers
8 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Helio, you must be going

After all, it’s not every day that celebrated alt-rock act The Helio Sequence performs live for free.


Music

Zach Hale

The Helio Sequence with Ramona Falls
7 p.m. Monday
Oklahoma Memorial Union
900 Asp, Norman
free

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

But a ‘Safe’ bet.


Comedy

Rod Lott
If only Oklahoma Gazette classified ads were this intriguing: "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed."
 
Friday, November 2, 2012

You go, girls

While The Chloes prefer you want to hear them because they rock, and not because they’re all women, they’ll take it.


Music

Zach Hale
The Chloes with Skating Polly and The Venditos
8 p.m. Saturday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
 
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