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Topic: Bricktown

Pixies do ‘Doolittle’

Gouge away at pics from the Pixies’ visit to Bricktown.

I was born less than a year prior to “Doolittle”’s April 1989 release, so I imagine if I’d have heard it then, it would’ve likely damaged my little ears much worse than when I walked past the stage-level speakers in the photo pit last night.

Absolutely inhuman sounds blasted from them, a mix of Frank Black’s snarling caterwaul and Joey Santiago’s damaged guitar playing. If you like your noise just as much as you like your pop hooks, then Bricktown was the place to be last night. Check out my photos:

by Matt Carney 11.16.2011 2 years ago
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Stickin' with the union

Letters to the Editor

Tom Elmore
The back-alley freight transfer line and ramp discussed in “Spur of the moment” (News, Clifton Adcock, Nov 2, Oklahoma Gazette) compares to OKC Union Station’s lamented, 12-track-wide, 8-block-long rail plant and its direct, metro and statewide rail connections only insofar as an outhouse might be compared to the White House.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You are now entering Yoko-lahoma

Check out photos from last night's Flaming Lips-hosted and Plastic Ono Band-assisted New Year's Eve Freakout #5.

Best Freakout yet?

With Plastic Ono Band, Phantogram, a proclamation from the mayor, Beatles covers, and the Flaming Lips' usual giant laser hand-firing, space bubble surfing, psychedelic face-melting antics, it's hard to argue against it.

A few highlights:

-Phantogram played an excellently trippy, dark-toned set.

-A very cool 15-ish-minute intro video for Plastic Ono Band that featured a ton of old home footage of Yoko with John Lennon, and shortly, but beautifully, captured her life dedicated to art and activism for peace.

-The NYE countdown when Lips manager and ACM@UCO CEO Scott Booker presented Yoko the official proclamation, on behalf of the mayor. Read it here.

-A full-on, everybody-hugging-and-holding-hands rendition of John Lennon's "Merry Christmas (War is Over)."

-A monstrous 15-minute Lips cover of The Beatles' "She's So Heavy" that included a hypnotic, dissonant Nels Cline guitar solo.

-Seeing Sean Lennon snag my friend Tate's camera to shoot video of Wayne addressing the crowd before the set. Lennon basically just asked him about the camera, then asked if he could try it out. When he did, Tate just sorta shrugged and looked at me, like "What am I gonna do? He's Sean Lennon."

-Always-ecstatic Lips frontman Wayne Coyne tweeted the set list about two hours before they even took the stage. The new song "Drug Chart" unfortunately got scratched.

Check out the rest of my photos and my friend Nathan Poppe's below.

by Matt Carney 01.01.2012 2 years ago
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A new juice joint brings tassels and fan dances to Bricktown.


Jenn Scott
The ragtime piano number bounces off the ceiling and gets caught in the plush curtains before it has a chance to echo. All the while your old fashioned warms its way into your belly. The music cues, curtains open and a cheeky dancer onstage begins to shimmy.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Linked in

Want to attend ACM@UCO’s LiveLink concert series, but don’t know any of the young bands? We’ve got you covered.


Matt Carney
7 p.m. Friday
ACM@UCO Performance Lab
323 E. Sheridan
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Take me out to Newcastle ...


Gazette staff
The 1919 World Series was tarnished by gamblers. Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling on the game. Suffice it to say, the national pastime and gambling haven’t made for the most harmonious of bedfellows.
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Beat it

No doubt you have The English Beat to thank for ska. Repay the pioneers by watching them rock Bricktown along with 80 student bands.


Joshua Boydston
ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown with The English Beat, Colour Revolt, Horse Thief and more
5 p.m. Thursday-2 a.m. Friday
across Bricktown
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don’t be crabby

Excellent service and authentic food await you in this Creole hideaway.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
303 E. Sheridan

What’s good: Crawfish étouffée and shrimp Creole are about as authentic as you’ll get around here.
What’s not so good: The goofy decorations.
Tips: Be sure to ask for the Crabtown Trash when your waitress first comes by, as it sometimes sells out.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Junk ball


Gazette staff
Talk about adding insult to injury — literally.
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jump, shot


Gazette staff
With basketball returning to the Chesapeake Energy Arena tomorrow, remember that there have been some changes since the last time the Oklahoma City Thunder played took the court at home.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012