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OKG Newsletter


Topic: songs

John Moreland — In the Throes


Rock

Joshua Boydston
With the soul of a poet and the look of a Sons of Anarchy extra, Tulsa’s John Moreland has been gifted the sort of gravely, booming voice that does Bruce Springsteen proud and a similar understanding of the universal human experience. It’s made for some fantastic records — both as a solo artist and with his dissolved Black Gold Band — and In the Throes is his best yet.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Superior sound

Set list? Rehearsal? Who needs ’em? Em and the MotherSuperiors’ off-the-cuff approach works for the OKC psych-soul indie band.


Music

Molly Evans
Em and the MotherSuperiors with Honeylark and Feathered Rabbit
10 p.m. Friday
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kamps1310lounge.com
819-6004
$7

 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beau bridges

With his new album, Norman native Beau Mansfield ties his lifelong love of piano to composing songs with universal themes.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beau Mansfield Trio
10 p.m. Saturday
The Bluebonnet Bar
321 E. Main, Norman
447-2480
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sweet slumber

Between the states of consciousness and unconsciousness exists the ideas behind the alt-electronic indie project This Is Sleep.


Music

Zach Hale
The technology boom of the last two decades has made life easier in a variety of ways. In the music world, widespread computer use has spawned a modern-day compositional renaissance.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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
 
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