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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Pop

Union labors

Bluegrass giants Alison Krauss and Union Station continue to pick and pluck their way to popular brilliance.


Music

Matt Carney
Alison Krauss and Union Station
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okcciviccenter.com
$49.50-$59.50
297-2264
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003

No longer holding back the years.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Don't tell anyone, but in my first year of high school, I owned a couple of Simply Red cassettes, purchased from Sound Warehouse. If you clicked on the link to read this review, it's likely you did, too.
 
Thursday, May 31, 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

Vesper recipe

Mix folk with pop, sprinkle a dash of the divine, and you have The Vespers, a Nashvillle quartet that’ll convert your ears.


Music

Matt Carney
The Vespers with Brianna Gaither and Zach Winters
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
The Backroom at Bridgeway Church
228 W. Hefner
bridgewaychurch.com
749-8044
$5
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Black gold

A change in the lineup of Dallas-based Oil Boom has broadened the band’s deep well of blues and pop.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Oil Boom with Quaker City Night Hawks
9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat — Jon Lyle Williams and the Bravest Retreat


Rock

Joshua Boydston
Who doesn’t miss the music the ’90s brought? It was heartfelt, catchy, soulful and universally accessible — everything popular music isn’t now.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

News ease

Picture this: Huey Lewis and the News, once giants of 1980s radio, remain relevant simply by workin’ for a livin’.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Huey Lewis and the News with Joe Cocker
7:30 p.m. Thursday
OKC Zoo Amphitheatre
2011 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42-$125
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Childish melodies

As long as audiences cry out for their power pop, Forever the Sickest Kids don’t wanna grow up.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Forever the Sickest Kids with Plug In Stereo, Paradise Fears and At Long Last
6 p.m. Thursday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$15-$17
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Last chance

For four high school students, At Long Last marks their first step toward rockin’ careers.


Music

Susannah Waite
“I saw them perform for the sixthgrade talent show and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ and I liked them and they sounded really good,” Castelli said. “I talked to some of the guys who were in the band, and I tried out and made it.”.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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