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OKG Newsletter


Topic: punk

Kindest cut

Oklahoma City band Paperscissor crafts a punk-rock sound as far away from stripped-down as it can get.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Paperscissor with Horse Thief and So Called Savages
8:30 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aw, Swell

Not too punky, not too poppy, The Swellers know one thing: If they weren’t any good, they wouldn’t be celebrating their first decade.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Swellers with And So It Goes, Just Marco and The Next Wave
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The gap

The bluegrass of Black Canyon bears roots darker than the rest. Proof is in the Oklahoma City act’s newest material.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Black Canyon with Beau Jennings & The Tigers and Defining Times
9 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Affair of the hard

Street punk is where it’s at for Violent Affair, spiked with an unlikely coupling of hardcore and 8-bit.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Violent Affair
8 p.m. Thursday and Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10-$12 Thursday, $8 Monday
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hostage situation

Keep calm and carry on? Not for Hostage Calm, an act for whom backing social causes are as important as making punk music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hostage Calm with Lost Empires and They Stay Dead
7 p.m. Monday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Foreign Home — How Strange the Night


Indie

Joshua Boydston
Arena-ready indie rock sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but with bands like The Black Keys, Muse and Kings of Leon all headlining the biggest venues in town, the weird subspace is here to stay.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hank airin’

Punk icon Henry Rollins continues to air his grievances — only now, through another act.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Henry Rollins
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$19-$24
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two Snakes — Cut Them Down


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Who needs Red Bull, 5-hour Energy or a Thermos of coffee when you can consume Oklahoma City rock act Two Snakes’ EP, Cut Them Down, in less than 10 minutes? It plays like an adrenaline shot: quick, ballsy, addictive.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Movin’ Melvins

Presidential candidates aren’t the only ones scouring the states. So are punk’s Melvins, on the march for a Guinness World Record.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Melvins Lite with Tweakbird
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lost Empires — Death and Evil Beasts


Rock

Joshua Boydston

Oklahoma is flush with Southern and hard-rock acts, but there’s a narrower selection of quality straight-ahead metal bands. Enter Lost Empires.

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
 
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