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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Diamond

Yo ho ho and a flagon of rum

English folk/party band Skinny Lister joins Dropkick Murphys for a rowdy St. Patrick’s Day tour of the Midwest.


Music

Devon Green
A few years ago, Skinny Lister was enjoying mild success in its home country before being discovered in a hotel parking lot at SXSW. Already the darlings of the festival set in Europe, the band was discovered by the Dropkick Murphys’ manager, who witnessed the rowdy 5-piece in what lead singer Lorna Thomas described as “the world’s only mandolin solo in a glass lift.” The band was notorious for setting up anywhere and everywhere and playing to anyone who would listen. This approach, especially at SXSW, proved to be an effective one.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

They did not suck

Vampire Weekend played to a sold-out crowd at Diamond Ballroom — and the band didn’t disappoint.


Music

Devon Green
There wasn’t anyone obviously over the age of 40, but that’s to be expected for a show by a bunch of fresh-faced college students who still look like they might get carded for beer. Vampire Weekend has spent the last year and a half winning hearts and minds with its latest offering, Modern Vampires of the City, a significant departure from its previous albums.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Technical skills

Rapper Tech N9ne put his talent — and his fondness of women — on display at the Diamond Ballroom.


Music

Ryan Querbach
The 30-minute delay before Tech N9ne took the stage gave me time to study how large and diverse the crowd was. Wednesday night’s show at the Diamond Ballroom featured people from all walks of life — including a few Juggalos — but they all seemed to have one thing in common: They were die hard Tech N9ne fans.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 
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