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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Rock

VOTD: Ol' Savior

Ain’t heard of them? Well that’s because they’re a local band that currently only sort of exists.

When Blackwatch Studios’ Jarod Evans speaks, people listen. The guy’s worked with all the best local musicians around, and — with partner Chad Copelin — regularly works with regional and national-caliber talent. So when I woke up to find a Facebook message from Evans saying that Tulsa jack-of-all-trades artist Nathan Price has developed “2 or 3 records’ worth” of material with Broncho bandmate Ben King over the last two years, well, I got pretty excited.

Evans said that they’re looking to get an Ol’ Savior album out in early 2012. He also was kind enough to upload two unnamed tracks to Vimeo, which you can hear below. They’re soulful and steady, mostly acoustic, rich with grand piano and just a hint of synthesizer as some spice. Price sings low, and King sings high, and they complement each other beautifully.

I just can’t really get over how talented these guys are, especially considering how starkly this stuff contrasts against the punk music they’re gearing up to tour behind.




You can follow the band on Twitter and like them on Facebook for further updates.

by Matt Carney 08.30.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: The Hold Steady shows us ‘The Power of Love’

You probably didn’t expect someone admit to Huey Lewis’ coolness today, did you?

It’s too bad that Marnie Stern’s session with The A.V. Club’s “Undercover Series” wound up unusable due to technical difficulty, because I’d have been a lot more interested in hearing an interpretation of Huey Lewis from a very different artist.

However, with The Hold Steady, we do get to hear a couple of pretty solid, cheesy guitar solos from Tad Kubler and Steve Selvidge. Now close your eyes and try to re-envision “Back to the Future” through a Hold Steady lens.


by Matt Carney 08.31.2011 2 years ago
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Red Hot Chili Peppers — I'm with You


Rock

Kelley Chambers
For some of us, “I'm With You,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 10th studio album, is a long-awaited and welcome project that very likely could never have happened. To others, it didn’t need to happen, and is simply more of the same from a group that should have hung things up 10 years ago and spent their time preening courtside at L.A. Lakers games and basking in their own fame.
 
Friday, September 2, 2011

VOTD: Man Battles escalator; loses

An open letter to indie rockers everywhere.

Truly inspired music videos like this one don’t come along often enough. So get creative. Do more with less. Here’s “My Machines,” by Battles, which, according to the press that came with it, is a single long shot. Remarkable. And vaguely reminiscent of a certain other one-shot video from early this year.



by Matt Carney 09.07.2011 2 years ago
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Soundcheck: Junebug Spade — Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Music

Matt Carney
Don’t worry, rock kids. Now on EP No. 3, Oklahoma City’s Junebug Spade is still the same, early British, vaguely psychedelic, throwback band that Oasis returned to fashion in the ’90s — the kind of band that kills with simple, original guitar riffs and lyrics about ... well, girls mostly.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lyrical leprosy

The pop-punkers of The Cute Lepers would like to ship FM mainstays and Billboard hits to a colony of mediocrity.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Cute Lepers with Something Fierce, The Easy Lovers and Black Magic Animals
8 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

VOTD: A Norman double-feature!

Watch new videos from locals Broncho and Shi++y/Awesome!

Sorry for the lack of post-age the last couple of days- I've been scrambling to catch up with work, post-ACL when I wasn't busy mourning the late retirement of one of America's greatest bands. It's not the end of the world as we know it, I guess; I feel fine. Onward to the videos!

Another Delo-helmed Broncho vid is reason to celebrate. Watch Ryan Lindsey get chased by stuff like growing up, responsibility and all that other terrible junk, represented by his murderous bandmates. Cool graphic work, guys!



Shitty/Awesome once again live up to their name with this hilarious, low-grade spacesuit romp at Norman's annual medieval fair. Those suits.

by Matt Carney 09.22.2011 2 years ago
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Sweet charity

The Guilt Racket may have a short history, but the city-based band has a big heart.


Music

Joshua Boydston
the guilt racket with Good Morning Grizzly
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD's Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Staying current

After 15 years, Electric Six still cranks its party-rock voltage to ‘Danger!’


Music

Chris Parker
Electric Six with Kitten and Mark Mallman
9 p.m. Wednesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Holy Warr

Don’t let the Christian-rock label fool you: Warr Acres’ message is a musical call to arms.


Music

Carmen Forman
A new Oklahoma band is breaking norms by making music that sounds like what would happen if Maroon 5 combined their musical efforts with Rihanna and Jesus.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
 
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