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Topic: opolis

Nurse registers

Nurses sink their teeth into a newfangled sound with their latest indie effort, ‘Dracula.’


Music

Joshua Boydston

Nurses with Cameron Buchholtz and the Pizza Thieves
9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MPFree

Free music for you from The Rapture, Laura Gibson and a bunch of artists in ol’ Norman-town.

Economy — “Winter Recording Fiasco”
I have no idea what Economy is, nor anything more about the “Winter Recording Fiasco” than what the musical collective posted to its Bandcamp page, but judging by that information, it’s the Zanzibar! Records folks exploring their weirdness.

These songs are droning and creepy, pulsing with what sounds like bass keyboard and rhythmic lyrics like “keep the species alive.” They’re also topical enough to title a song after a certain dictator of North Korea, recently deceased.



The Rapture — “Sail Away” remixes
While The Rapture’s full-length fell a little more flat than I’d hoped, it had a couple of standout singles, and “Sail Away” was one of them. Cut Copy gives a signature tribal contribution, Aeroplane’s starts out sparse before blowing up into a full-on house rave, and Cosmic Kids win the award for choppiest chop-up. Their spacier, hypnotic take, complete with long-echoing, mixed-up vocals is about as different from the original as you can get. Thanks, DFA Records!



Laura Gibson — “La Grande”
Plaintive, pretty singer/songwriter Laura Gibson visits Opolis in February with Breathe Owl Breathe. Take this opportunity from NPR to get to know her.

Josh Sallee — “Ride Out”



What immediately grabbed me about this song was the cheesy, Grandma-giving-the-thumbs-up art, which initially triggered what I call a “whack-novelty” reaction deep within my brain. Then the track kicked in and I got all excited for his forthcoming album, “Probably Flaws.” Dude’s got skill, and it’s fun listening to him dance around the melody on the “Birthday Sex” sample. As solid a local hip-hop track as I've heard in a while.

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Oh, Brother!

The family that slays together, stays together. So goes it for the sibs of squawk, aka Jeff the Brotherhood.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jeff the Brotherhood with Shitty/Awesome
9 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hooked on ’phonic

After a brief hiatus, The Polyphonic Spree returns to spread its sweet brand of symphonic pop to all its followers.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Polyphonic Spree with New Fumes
8 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$25

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rock this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Rock your heart out to local trio The Pretty Black Chains in a benefit concert for Children’s Miracle Network.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Indie 500

In the race of college-ready indie pop, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. passes the finish line.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with Brother Bear
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12 advance, $14 door
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rock this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
They will, they will rock you.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kam they do it?

Yes, they can! The Kamals have combined their influences to create a sound unique in the Oklahoma music scene.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Kamals with Black Jack Gypsys and The Trading Co.
9 p.m. Friday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rather chilling

While the temperature’s rising, Vacationer’s transporting your ears and mind to a cooler place. Bon voyage!


Music

Joshua Boydston
Vacationer with Tennis and Eureeka!
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

So and so good

No need to go nuclear, now that Nuclear is coming to you — the uncompromising Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, that is.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s with Dinosaur Feathers and Whispertown
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12-$14
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
 
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