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OKG Newsletter


Topic: record

Kanye West — Yeezus

The skills match the ego.


Hip Hop/Rap

Zach Hale
Try as you might, but there’s no escaping Kanye West. Turn on the TV, radio, computer — hell, take a stroll downtown and you might see his mug projected on the side of a building. It’s an undeniable fact of life in 2013: Kanye West is bigger than Buddha, Krishna and The Beatles (today, anyway) and he’ll be the first to let you know about it.
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New frontier

Lord Huron’s indie folk tunes serve as a perfect soundtrack to Westerns that exist only in the band members’ heads.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Lord Huron with Escondido
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Various artists — Woody Guthrie at 100!: Live at the Kennedy Center


Folk

Zach Hale
Few 20th-century figures were more influential than Woody Guthrie. The folk icon and Oklahoma native has a legacy and scope that span the musical stratosphere, predating and inspiring genres from country to punk rock.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Full steam ahead

Nearing two decades together, Oklahoma City rock trio Traindodge keeps chugging along, but toward a new destination: simplicity.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Traindodge with Self-Evident and Found Footage
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Takeoff Eyeslow — The Prescription


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Before Kanye West went off on his screaming, no-wave punk nonsense, he was the only honest mainstream rapper, mixing high-quality, production with heart-wrenching lyrics exploring the more truthful aspects of relationships.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Another Round — Just Walk Away


Rock

Louis Fowler
When you get to a movie early, you have to sit through numerous ads. Among the most entertaining are for the National Guard: Strong, determined individuals kick in doors and save children from raging flood waters while a specially made tune from Nickleback or Hinder blasts in the background, providing a fist-bumping soundtrack to these heroes’ courageous acts.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Maurice Johnson — Peace, Love & Jazz


Jazz

Louis Fowler
A swanky, ’60s cocktail vibe permeates Oklahoma City jazz guitarist Maurice Johnson’s Peace, Love & Jazz, right from the opening track, “In and Out,” which could have been the theme song to a heist caper starring Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood. It sounds like Burt Bacharach meets George Benson, with smooth melodic grooves hinting at just a little bit of underlying danger.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

‘Vital’ signs

Tired of playing the same ol’ same ol’, alt-rock’s Anberlin released a ‘Vital’ new record and embarked on an acoustic tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Anberlin with Stars in Stereo and Campfire Ok
7 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$18-$20
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Juggin’ out

Norman alt-folk ensemble The Great American Jug Band has a ripe and randy new album, so prepare to bust out the jugs!


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Great American Jug Band
10 p.m. Thursday
The Deli
309 White, Norman
thedeli.us
321-7048
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Various artists — Support Local Heroes: Vol 1


Eclectic

Zach Hale
Now in its fourth season, the Lower Bricktown Live outdoor summer concert series has serenaded Bricktown patrons with live performances by some of the metro’s most admired musicians. The free event has risen steadily in popularity, offering a glimpse of our city’s ever-budding arts scene and an opportunity to enjoy a night on the town while supporting local artists.
 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
 
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