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OKG Newsletter


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Bigger Brother

Those sibs of squawk rock known as Jeff the Brotherhood have made huge strides since their last Norman gig earlier this year.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Jeff the Brotherhood with Diarrhea Planet and Shut In
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cope skills

Hard to believe there was a time when local singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope didn’t want anyone to know she had musical talent.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Chelsey Cope with Black Canyon
10 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$7

 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

One direction

He’s a little bit country; she’s a little bit musical theater. Together, they’re North Meets South, and happy to be back in Oklahoma.


Music

Louis Fowler
North Meets South
9 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Limits
oclimits.com
619-3939

7 p.m. Friday
Midway Deli
601 W. Eufaula, Norman
321-7004
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Klown

One tart and tasty Danish!


Comedy

Rod Lott
That The Hangover director Todd Phillips has plans to helm an Americanization of the Danish comedy Klown (or Klovn) comes as neither a surprise nor a shock. I'd only be surprised if the remake can get within arm's length of equaling it.
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Wrath of God

Thou shalt not screw with Robert Mitchum.


Western

Rod Lott
What a kick it is to see Robert Mitchum biting into a stogie and laying waste to a room with a machine gun. Because, really, how often does a man of the cloth do that? No wonder the 1972 quasi-Western is titled The Wrath of God. The film takes place in a South American town so brutal and dismal that, as one character reasons, "If God had wanted to give the world an enema, he'd've stuck the nozzle in here."
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

And stumbles.


Action

Rod Lott
In 1986, writer and artist Frank Miller changed the comic-book industry forever with the four-issue series that became the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. Its sour disposition and gritty attitude was arguably the darkest depiction of Batman the world had seen, paving the way for the caped crusader’s move to big-screen blockbuster three years later.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Barrens

Something in Jersey is more demonic than Snooki.


Horror

Rod Lott
In a post-Saw world, Darren Lynn Bousman quietly has been making a series of horror films more in line with scary movies of the 1970s than the torture-porn genre he helped usher in. Already this year, DVD has brought us his superlative Mother's Day remake and the low-key demonic pic 11-11-11, and now The Barrens. It's just too bad they've all been denied wide theatrical releases.
 
Monday, October 1, 2012

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

You'll want to punch a hippie.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Nothing can bring out one’s inner Richard Nixon like a flight of baby-boomer whimsy that rubs your nose in 1960s nostalgia. Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, a gentle-minded paean to the Woodstock generation, might just make you want to punch a hippie.
 
Monday, October 1, 2012

Jimmy LaFave — Depending on the Distance


Country

Joshua Boydston
Few musicians ever get the chance to forge their own path, blazing musical territory previously unexplored. Stillwater singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave is one of them, helping etch out a place for the Red Dirt genre within the scope of American music.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Calvinist theory

Not satisfied with his previous recordings, Norman singer-songwriter John Calvin molds 'Wax' with a simple sincerity.


Music

Joshua Boydston
John Calvin with Desi & Cody and Young Readers
10 p.m. Thursday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
 
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