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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Live Music Previews

Blending bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band visits OKC


Music

Tracy M. Rogers
While most bluegrass bands have a sound that is easily identifiable, Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band mixes elements of rock, pop, country and bluegrass with vocal harmonies and something that i...
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Snow Patrol makes OKC visit


Music

Charles Martin
Snow Patrol is in the midst of a major worldwide surge in popularity, helped by opening for U2 on tour and having their breakout single, "Chasing Cars," appear on "Grey's Anatomy."   "Twenty-two milli...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

RJD2 leaves samples behind for psych rock in OKC


Music

Charles Martin
RJD2 can't understand why people are so surprised that he's made the move from sample-heavy hip-hop to atmospheric psychedelic rock with his new album, "The Third Hand."   "In my mind, the two are ine...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Purcell school teacher moonlights as local rocker


Music

Tory Troutman
When not playing rock 'n' roll or classic country, you might find local musician Mark Lewellen at the tiny Christian Crusaders Academy in Purcell, where he teaches mostly high school students language...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

OU student radio station hits AM dial


Music

Joe Wertz
University of Oklahoma student radio station, The WiRe, has officially hit the airwaves. Now broadcasting on 1710 AM, the WiRe has expanded its reach past the campus to much of Norman.   Program and M...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Oklahoma's Blake O. not just another white rapper


Music

Joshua Michael Torres
Oklahoma rapper Blake O. " the O is for Overstreet " isn't worried about the "white rapper" label.   "I just pretend I'm not a rapper, no matter that I'll be rapping everywhere I go," Blake said. "I'm...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Oklahoma Lottery picker has second career as songstress


Music

Tory Troutman
Singer-songwriter Cara Black resumed performing a year ago after a nearly five-year break.   Black is one of the most visible musicians in the metro: Her regular gig is drawing numbers and smiling on ...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Klipspringer singer leader sells Norman fine wine


Music

Tory Troutman
Ty Kamm is the assistant manager at Joe's Place Fine Wine & Spirits in Norman, but you might recognize him as the showman fronting longtime local heroes Klipspringer.   "My discount comes in handy...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Several music giants recorded live albums in OKC


Music

Thomas Anderson
There have been more live albums recorded in Oklahoma City than one might think. Here is a sampling:   Ernest Tubb " "On Tour"Recorded live at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in 1962, it has long been allege...
 
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Energetic Monotonix plans OKC tour stop


Music

Timothy Bradford
The Tel Aviv-based trio Monotonix lists ABBA as an influence, but its music feels more akin to punk, especially considering lead singer Ami Shalev's unhealthy disregard for his body while performing. ...
 
Thursday, March 15, 2007
 
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