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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Indie

We’re no angels

Indie supergroup Mister Heavenly begets its first album. And it saw that it was good.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Mister Heavenly with Waters and Seth McCarroll
9 P.M. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10 advance, $12 door
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sure thing

Edmondites behind the indie thriler ‘iCrime.’

Edmond-based Sure Crossing Films is behind the Internet-fueled thriller “iCrime,” which hits DVD and VOD on Sept. 27.

Sure Crossing principals Richard Ford and Scott Bridges produced the flick, set in the world of vlogs. Here’s the official synopsis: “’iCrime’ begins with the live kidnapping of a popular Internet celebrity and follows an Oklahoma girl obsessed with exposing it as a hoax, catapulting her to her own online celebrity in the process.”

Plus, the page for the film’s YouTube trailer mentions the phrase “sex tape.” Now you’re interested, right? —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.23.2011 44 years ago
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Superchunk – Foolish

A well-deserving ’90s indie classic gets a timely re-release.


Indie

Matt Carney
A few weeks ago I negatively reviewed the packaging of a pair of reissues from Experience Hendrix LLC. Note that I enjoyed the albums’ actual sonic contents, which definitely proved themselves to be two of the best Hendrix documents on the (flooded) market.
 
Monday, August 29, 2011

Wilco – The Whole Love

Wilco’s relevant again!


Indie

Matt Carney
As far as Wilco albums go, 1999’s “Summerteeth” and 2004’s “A Ghost Is Born,” are two of the band’s most beloved, but rarely by the same fans. The former, the group’s third full-length, is a joyful romp of Americana indie rock and pop, bubbling along on a turgid undercurrent of relational struggle, drug abuse and loneliness.
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

VOTD: Man Battles escalator; loses

An open letter to indie rockers everywhere.

Truly inspired music videos like this one don’t come along often enough. So get creative. Do more with less. Here’s “My Machines,” by Battles, which, according to the press that came with it, is a single long shot. Remarkable. And vaguely reminiscent of a certain other one-shot video from early this year.



by Matt Carney 09.07.2011 2 years ago
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Westerns’ union


Music

Joshua Boydston
Smith Westerns with Evangelicals
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$14   
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paws command

You better believe a band led by a 16-year-old girl can claw its way to indie-rock greatness. ZOMG Kitten!


Music

Joshua Boydston
Kitten with Electric Six and Mark Mallman
9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

VOTD: A Norman double-feature!

Watch new videos from locals Broncho and Shi++y/Awesome!

Sorry for the lack of post-age the last couple of days- I've been scrambling to catch up with work, post-ACL when I wasn't busy mourning the late retirement of one of America's greatest bands. It's not the end of the world as we know it, I guess; I feel fine. Onward to the videos!

Another Delo-helmed Broncho vid is reason to celebrate. Watch Ryan Lindsey get chased by stuff like growing up, responsibility and all that other terrible junk, represented by his murderous bandmates. Cool graphic work, guys!



Shitty/Awesome once again live up to their name with this hilarious, low-grade spacesuit romp at Norman's annual medieval fair. Those suits.

by Matt Carney 09.22.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: What large, iris-less eyes you have

Watch a freaky new video from soon-to-visit Norman indie act Twin Sister.

On Oct. 14, New York boy-girl indies Twin Sister and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will play at the University of Oklahoma. Both bands create dreamlike sonic landscapes, but while TPOBPAH skew more toward distorted rock, Twin Sister indulges in lush, sense-defying, alternate-reality dream-pop.

Check out this video for “Kimmi in a Ricefield,” off their debut album, “In Heaven,” which comes out today. Expect a positive review soon.

by Matt Carney 09.27.2011 2 years ago
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Sweet charity

The Guilt Racket may have a short history, but the city-based band has a big heart.


Music

Joshua Boydston
the guilt racket with Good Morning Grizzly
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD's Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
 
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