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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Live Music Previews

Psych-rock Willowz bringing harder edge to shows


Music

Charles Martin
For better or worse, the garage-rock act The Willowz has been lumped in with the California psychedelic scene. "I think it's heavily related to the way we look," said vocalist and guitarist ...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Japan band Melt-Banana out to make noise


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
We are Melt-Banana from Tokyo, Japan! Now imagine that phrase being yelled at you by a tiny Japanese woman fronting one of the heaviest, loudest and most pugnacious rock bands you've e...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cheyenne returns to Norman to finish new album


Music

Charles Martin
Indie-folk act Cheyenne had recorded some tracks in New York that the members weren't satisfied with, so front man Jennings came back to Norman to fill out the rest of the album. Here, he ta...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hellogoodbye builds following with online popularity


Music

Bryan Mangieri
California-based indie-pop band Hellogoodbye began at Huntington Beach High School during 2001, when lead vocalist/guitarist Forrest Kline teamed up with keyboardist Jesse Kurvink to produce its...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

George Benson hopes to keep jazz alive


Music

Charles Martin
George Benson already was one of the best guitar players in the history of jazz before he finally achieved his 1976 breakthrough with "Breezin'." Currently he's on tour with his latest album,...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Touring makes The Gunship homesick for Norman


Music

Graham Lee Brewer
Norman's The Gunship set out to play 50 shows in two months, and that's just what they did. From one coast to the next, the Okie rockers have been firing off round after round of its own brand o...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Hold Steady gets personal in lyrics


Music

Charles Martin
With little to no love from radio or television, Hold Steady cracked the charts at 124 with its latest album, "Boys and Girls in America." On this third disc, the self-described bar band ram...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

No singers wanted in Maserati


Music

Charles Martin
The members of Athens, Ga., four-piece Maserati forego vocals in favor of bringing their expansive melodies and muscular, yet intuitive percussion to the spotlight. They blend ambient rh...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Jimmy Webb prefers intimate venues


Music


Jimmy Webb, an Oklahoma native best known for his continuing career as one of America's most highly regarded and prolific popular songwriters, is accustomed to performing in venues of al...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Countrybilly' band Two Tons of Steel drops into Oklahoma


Music

Tory Troutman
For 11 years, San Antonio-based Two Tons of Steel has held down the fort at the legendary, un-air-conditioned Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, for its annual Tuesday-night summer concert ser...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007
 
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