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OKG Newsletter


Topic: record

X marks the spot

Blissed-out Texans Pure X found their groove with Angel, the band’s third full-length record.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Pure X with M. Geddes Gengras

8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9

The Conservatory

8911 N. Western Ave.

conservatoryokc.com

607-4805

$8

 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Smith Westerns — Soft Will


Indie

Zach Hale
Most bands don’t make their “mature” album until they’re, you know, mature. Chicago trio Smith Westerns is like the indie-rock equivalent of Robin Williams in Jack: just a few years removed from high school, yet appearing to age more rapidly than the majority of their contemporaries.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Record it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Vinyl is back in a big way, and Record Store Day celebrates indie stores devoted it. For live music and exclusive releases, check out local shops, including Size Records, 8915 N. Western Ave.; Vintage Stock, 7407 N. May Ave.; and Guestroom Records (with Sugar Free Allstars, pictured), 3701 N. Western Ave. and 125 E. Main St. in Norman or visit recordstoreday.com. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fiawna Forté - mi-MOH-suh-pud-EE-kuh: A Lo-Fi Album


Indie

Zach Hale
When you have a voice as brawny and potent as Fiawna Forté’s, it’s tempting to let loose at every opportunity — let your hair down, unleash your cathartic howl and capitalize on your unusual skill. The Tulsa singer-songwriter’s 2010 debut album, Transitusdid exactly that; guitars were amplified to the max, and its songs were progressive in the sense that they built toward an inevitable release. The record operated largely within this traditional indie-rock framework, to the point where even its quieter moments couldn’t help but boil over.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia


Indie

Zach Hale
"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dropping science

A viral marketing campaign for Science Museum Oklahoma created by a local rapper and a design firm brings a statue back to Oklahoma.


News

Kory B. Oswald
Local musician Jabee, a constant in the Oklahoma City hip-hop scene, is now an Emmy Award winner.
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Local rapper booted from local TV appearance


News

Kory B. Oswald
The thrill of winning an Emmy quickly shifted to disbelief for musician Jabee after a scheduled appearance on a local television show was abruptly canceled.
 
Monday, July 21, 2014
 
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