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Bang on!

Despite setbacks, Bang Tango is in the glam-metal game for the long haul, making lots of noise along the way.


Chris Parker
It all happened pretty quickly. One moment, Bang Tango singer Joe Lesté was just Joe McElyea, a 19-year-old from San Diego, Calif. The next, he was a rock star with a major-label deal and a hit video on MTV.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vidal signs


Joshua Boydston
“A good friend of mine said when she visited the land I’m on right now, ‘Wow, this explains a lot of why your music sounds the way it does.’ There’s Spanish moss hanging off huge, old oak trees with geese and sandhill cranes flying over next to a lake with gators.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Animal prints

Not just stuff for animals, either


Jenny Coon Peterson
Once a year, I give my two cats catnip. Charlie, the smarter of the two, gives it a bit of a sniff and then goes on about his business.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crown heights

The reigning Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson puts on a ‘Party’ locally to celebrate her new album with The White Stripes’ leader


Joshua Boydston
Wanda Jackson with Green Corn Revival
7 p.m. Friday
ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 323 E. Sheridan
974-4700, free
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CFN Quote of the Week

Wanda Jackson


Gazette staff
“I was just a little apprehensive, because I was afraid he was gonna try to have me singing this contemporary-type rock stuff..."
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CFN Tweet of the Week

Do you get an IMDb credit for that?


Gazette staff
“I just found out I’m in the movie coming out the Mechanic they play one of my sex scenes woohoo” —Oklahoma adult film star Jesse Jane.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Roping in ears

With a debut album as fresh as morning dew, Braids entangle ears nationwide with their purposeful patterns of experimental rock


Joshua Boydston
Braids with Native Lights and Gentle Ghost
9 p.m. Wednesday Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman, 820-0951
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Strip club

With a shoestring budget but a deep pool of talent, Oklahoma City University students give stage time to brand-new musicals.

Performing Arts

Charles Martin

OCU Stripped
8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Oklahoma City University, Petree Recital Hall
2501 N. Blackwelder
Free, donations accepted

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Divine Grace

Don’t hate Grace Potter because she’s beautiful. Love her because she and her band have broken through with old-school rock.


Joshua Boydston

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals with Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
7 p.m. Sunday
Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California, 866-966-1777
$17.50 advance, $20 door

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bite Size

Still scared to pick up the sticks?

Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
The Chork is just what it sounds like — a fork on one end, and chopsticks on the other. The Chork actually has three user options: the standard fork, trainer chopsticks (with the fork at the other end making it easier to handle) and standard chopsticks (the fork end snaps apart).
Wednesday, December 15, 2010