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OKG Newsletter


Topic: pop

Colin Nance — Warmth


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
With M83 catching fire in the past year, it’s a shame that Oklahoma listeners haven’t caught onto their very own Colin Nance, who’s quietly doing an outstanding job in that same realm of shoegaze pop. In a six-track follow-up EP to 2011’s Summer Fever, Nance has refined an already blossoming sound, and Warmth is just as inviting as it sounds.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tele Mori — Sounds from a Broken Music Box


Electronica

Rod Lott
Nearly six years ago, an Oklahoma City duo by the name of Tympanic Frenzy sent my eardrums into just that with a terrific, if oddly punctuated electronica album in Cerebral Funktion .. in Process …
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hostage situation

Keep calm and carry on? Not for Hostage Calm, an act for whom backing social causes are as important as making punk music.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Hostage Calm with Lost Empires and They Stay Dead
7 p.m. Monday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Youth group

Age is only a number, and the acoustic pop of Enid band The Fossil Youth, led by a recent high school grad, is proof-positive.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Fossil Youth with I Call Fives, ElectroFoam!, The Wake Up Call and Dead End Alaska
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Matt Stansberry & the Romance — Let’s Brighten It Up


Pop

Joshua Boydston
The cover of the seven-song EP Let’s Brighten It Up is a telling one. Oklahoma City’s Matt Stansberry is midbounce, dressed in a tailored suit and black-rimmed glasses à la Elvis Costello or Buddy Holly, clutching what looks like a bright-red Les Paul guitar. Stansberry is true to form, as polished and accomplished as ever, and his new band, The Romance, adds a little pep to his step.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Depth test

After personnel changes, Norman shoegaze act Depth & Current began experimenting with songs that are short, but far from shallow.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Depth & Current with Nervous Curtains and Brother Bear
9 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Red-hot rock

The success of Red Wanting Blue has other bands colored green with envy.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Red Wanting Blue with John Calvin
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Animal Collective — Centipede HZ


Indie

Joshua Boydston
There really was no way for Animal Collective to match Merriweather Post Pavilion, widely considered the best album of 2009. It’s damn near impossible to bottle lightning twice, especially with the caustic and combustible ingredients the psych-rock band uses to build its ambitious opuses, in which indie electronics meet space rock.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blondie has more fun

The tide's still high for Debbie Harry and her iconic '80s band.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Blondie and Devo
7 p.m. Thursday
Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42.75-$114.75
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Still whipped

What decade is it again? When a band as good as Devo comes knocking and rocking, the answer matters not.


Music

Phil Bacharach
Blondie and Devo
7 p.m. Thursday
Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 N.E. 50th
zooamp.com
364-3700
$42.75-$114.75

 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
 
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