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OKG Newsletter


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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

Son also rises

One of the alt-country pioneers of the ’90s No Depression movement, Son Volt charges forward with a new disc that looks backward.


Music

Zach Hale
Son Volt with Colonel Ford
8 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4200
$16-$19
 
Wednesday, June 26, 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

Boyz to Men

The Hitt Boyz’ math-rock sound proved purely accidental. So wait until you hear what the OKC band next has in store.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Hitt Boyz with Sunny Side Up and Palmer
8 p.m. Friday
Bad Granny's Bazaar
1759 N.W. 16th
528-4585
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Them Hounds — Them Hounds


Rock

Zach Hale
If there’s one defining characteristic of modern blues rock, it’s that the songs often are constructed around the band’s instrumental strengths.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Plan of action

The live shows of The Dillinger Escape Plan can be as hard-hitting as the hardcore act’s music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Dillinger Escape Plan with Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean and more
3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mountain Smoke — Roads Well Traveled


Country

Louis Fowler
As I plopped Mountain Smoke’s Roads Well Traveled into the CD player, I dreaded the worst, having been burnt out by a glut of third-rate bluegrass (with jam bands running a close second). I was surprised how much I liked — nay, loved — this album.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
 
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