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OKG Newsletter


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Milwaukee blues

Times have been tough for What Made Milwaukee Famous, but the Austin indie act vows to go up from here.


Music

Joshua Boydston
What Made Milwaukee Famous
9 p.m. Thursday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$7-$10
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Electric Primadonnas — Clergymen


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City psych rockers The Electric Primadonnas have been in hibernation for what feels like a couple of years, only emerging from their slumber for the occasional show or to leak a rough cut of a track.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

T.I. — Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper T.I. has released Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, his eighth studio album and the first since his most recent stint in prison. The title is no doubt a reference to his legal troubles on federal weapons charges, but it also makes reference to the Marvin Gaye song of the same name, which is sampled in the album’s opening track.
 
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tiger would

With music fans crying out for a return to the pop-punk sound, face it, Tiger Lily: You just hit the jackpot.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tiger Lily with So Called Savages, Forever Young, At Long Last and more
6 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dirty Red & the Soulshakers — Soul Shakin’


Rock

Louis Fowler
I know most purists would look middle-aged white guys playing soul music and immediately pass — I can’t count how many times I have — but damned if Dirty Red & the Soulshakers don’t rock the joint for all of its juke, lack of pigment notwithstanding.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Michael Summers — More


Jazz

Louis Fowler
This honky cat is really something else! Need proof? Just take a listen to his swingin’ version of the Elton John classic. Deep bass grooves, jaunty piano, smooth trumpet and sexy, crystalline vocals: This is the version to which all others now must live up.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dewey Binns — High Character


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
A lot of hip-hop is pure escapism: fantasies about fast cars, attractive women and having more money than you know what to do with. High Character is not that; it’s about as real and down-to-earth as it gets, while still taking the time to appreciate the small things the world gives us.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Suddenly

Shoot the president? Sinatra aims to do it his way.


Thriller

Rod Lott
From 1954, Suddenly is the lesser-known of Frank Sinatra’s two films centered on a presidential assassination. Cry “sacrilege” if you wish, but I actually prefer it to the later, more polished, highly revered The Manchurian Candidate. Yes, Suddenly is a B-noir treatment of the same theme, but the underdog proves ridiculously effective.
 
Friday, January 11, 2013

They’re gonna rock you, sucka

Garage rockers Junebug Spade are on a mission to keep rock real in OKC.


Music

Louis Fowler
Junebug Spade with Sonic Violence
8 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$5
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Boner jams

The Texas dream-poppers of Skeleton Coast couldn’t have picked a more appropriate role model for their music: The Flaming Lips.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Skeleton Coast with Depth & Current and New Fumes
8 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 
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