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Topic: Tulsa

Chrome extension

Chrome Pony and Steven Battles make for an interesting — if baffling — local pop collaboration. They are one and the same, see ...


Music

Becky Carman
Chrome Pony with Jabee and Oilhouse
9 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951 $5
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

'I'm Amazed' by this band

Flick through shots of My Morning Jacket's one-night stand at Brady Theater.

Last night, OKSee packed up in the car and drove to that magical land of great concert venues and enormous QuikTrips to catch My Morning Jacket's two-hour-plus Brady Theater set. 

The band played 10 of the 11 tracks on its excellent new album, "Circuital," and touched on highlights from just about every one of its other albums. MMJ ditched "Run Thru"'s slow buildup, cutting right into the gnarled bass riff that's the gut of the song, lap-slid their way through "Strangulation" and completely blew the roof off the place with "Holdin' on to Black Metal."

Check out my photos and the setlist:



"Victory Dance"
"Circuital"
"It Beats 4 U"
"First Light"
"I'm Amazed"
"At Dawn"
"Wonderful"
"Outta My System"
"You Wanna Freak Out"
"Off the Record"
"Golden"
"Dondante"
"Movin' Away"
"Smokin' from Shootin'"
"Run Thru" (end part)
"Strangulation"
"Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Pt. 2"
"Gideon"
ENCORE BREAK
"Wordless Chorus"
"The Day Is Coming"
"Masterplan"
"Holdin' on to Black Metal"
"One Big Holiday"

by Matt Carney 12.07.2011 2 years ago
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Funny farm


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Gazette staff
Sen. Jim Inhofe has given us many WTF-did-he-just-say moments over the years, but one of the WTF-iest came during a Dec. 12 speech to the Tulsa Metro Chamber.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Enterprising methods


CFN

Gazette staff
Shopper and allegedly resourceful drug entrepreneur Alisha Halfmoon is being accused of trying to cook methamphetamine in the back of a Tulsa Walmart.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monkey business


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Gazette staff
Bestiality is serious business for Sen. Jim Inhofe and the Tulsa Metro Chamber.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Home in the ‘Oklahoma Hills’

Tulsa foundation buys the Woody Guthrie Archives; plans to open a display in that city.


CFN

Gazette staff
Nearly a centennial past his birth, one of Oklahoma’s most famed sons is finally “Bound for Glory” back in his native state.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Philip Zoellner Band — Lean On


Rock

Matt Carney
As far as straightforward, unpretentious, classic-sounding rock goes, Tulsa’s Philip Zoellner Band delivers with “Lean On,” Bad Company-inspired guitars and storytelling lyrics included.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey to tour behind ‘Race Riot Suite’

Tulsa jazz act announces Aug. 30 album release

Written by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey lap steel guitarist Chris Combs, the band’s new long-form LP, “Race Riot Suite,” debuted live back in May to blissful reviews from critics. Now the Tulsa act has announced a new single and a 29-date tour, including several stops in the 918 and 405.

The single, “Black Wall Street,” opens with Brian Haas’s always-excellent grand piano tinkering and builds into a full-on zig-zagging lap steel party, backed by an all-star brass lineup recruited to paint a picture of the once-populous Greenwood district, one of the most successful black communities in American history.

Unfortunately, most of Greenwood was destroyed during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, an oft-neglected and particularly ugly chapter of our state’s history, which JFJO depicts with awe-inspiring detail and clarity in the “Race Riot Suite.”

You can catch the group in their hometown of Tulsa performing at 11 p.m. July 30 at the FreeTulsa Music Festival; Aug. 13 at Simmer Fest in Tahlequah; or Aug. 26 at The Deli in Norman. They’ll set out for dates in the Pacific Northwest, Northeast and South before returning to Tahlequah on Nov. 18.

Click below to watch the band’s May 20 performance of “Black Wall Street” at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.


by Matt Carney 07.18.2011 2 years ago
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VOTD: Odyssey to Tulsa

Tulsa’s Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey plays ‘Lost in the Battle for Greenwood’ ... in Greenwood.

Ah, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. One of my hometown’s finest treasures. It’s the QuikTrip of eclectic, often improvisational fusion jazz.

The band recently headed out to the Greenwood District in Tulsa with This Land Press to shoot an impromptu performance of one of the songs on its most excellent, most recent LP, “The Race Riot Suite,” which tells the mostly untold story of the Tulsa Race Riot in 12 songs.

Also of note is pianist Brian Haas’ melodica, which is much more convenient than lugging a piano around the streets of Tulsa. Watch:



by Matt Carney 01.30.2012 2 years ago
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Ride ’em, cowboy


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Gazette staff
The adage goes, “I’ve gotta see a man about a horse,” not “I’ve gotta see a man in a horse.”
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
 
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