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OKG Newsletter


Topic: songs

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

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

Nina Medley — Red Dirt Redemption


Eclectic

Louis Fowler
Bethany blues chanteuse Nina Medley is, if the title track of her latest album is to be believed, “worn out on the Delta blues” and just looking for some “red dirt redemption.”
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kali Ra — Electric Living


Rock

Louis Fowler
Dressing in black and smoking Clove cigarettes may be in my past, but my love of darkly introspective music has stayed, no matter my mood. It’s not unusual to see me smiling while blasting The Cure’s Faith, David Bowie’s Low or, now, Oklahoma City act Kali Ra’s debut, Electric Living.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Heating up

Denver-based garage-rock outfit Sauna rides the wild surf with a new album and summer tour.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Sauna with Moloko Litso
8 p.m. Wednesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$5
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 
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