Reggae royalty

Stephen Marley talks to Oklahoma Gazette about his father’s legacy, recognizing the roots and nurturing the fruits.
Bob Marley, in a 1975 interview, said he did not necessarily play reggae music.

Apocalyptic touch

Eliza Gilkyson faces the unpleasant realities of modern times with Secularia’s “anti-gospel” songs.
Eliza Gilkyson’s Secularia is the sound of her singing in full voice, something she once wanted to keep secret.

Music, man

Myriad Botanical Gardens celebrates Woodstock’s 50-year legacy of peace and love with a free concert and other events.

Lion, tamer

David Bazan finds a kinder voice for self-examination as he revives Pedro the Lion on Phoenix.
Occasionally, the stuff people shout at the stage is more useful than “Free Bird.”

Flipped out

Tyson Meade revisits his past and builds his future with a multimedia concert at Tower Theatre.

Making adjustments

By adding vocals and lyrics, Westering’s math-rock developed a new dimension.
Westering started out as an instrumental math-rock band, but adding vocals balanced the equation.


Mac Sabbath offers a combo meal of “Paranoid” and “Iron Man” covers with freshly nutritional lyrics about fast food.
Mike Odd is not necessarily scared of all clowns, just one in particular.

Synth talk

Beach Language gains a full band for its debut vinyl album release at 51st Street Speakeasy.
In the past five years, Adam LeNaire has expanded Beach Language from a solo bedroom project to a four-piece act, but that does not mean he thinks of himself as a person in a band.

Secret songs

Kat Lock releases a new EP and strives to gain name recognition after leaving a popular band.
Since she left St. Basic to go solo, Kat Lock’s songwriting has not evolved, not exactly.

This machine

Singer-songwriters performing at the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival are continually inspired by the folk music icon.
Radoslav Lorković was first introduced to Woody Guthrie when the father of modern American folk music made him cry at a Minnesota summer camp.

Picher Pile

A local band releasing its debut EP gets its inspiration from a Superfund site in Picher.
One of the primary sources for lead mined to make the bullets fired in World Wars I and II, Picher, Oklahoma, now sits ruined and mostly empty.

X factor

The original members of L.A. punk band X reconvene and find new meaning in their music.

Kings court

Kings of Leon will open Scissortail Park with a free concert Sept. 27.
At a press conference Wednesday, Mayor David Holt announced Kings of Leon will headline a free, all-ages concert Sept. 27 at Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7th St., as part of a three-day event celebrating the opening of the park’s upper area.

Forever Spinster

Local indie rock act Spinster celebrates the release of its debut album at what was supposed to be a farewell show.

PRIDE Pop law

Jacob Abello Tharp prepares for law school and the release of the new Prettyboy album My Body Ain’t No Temple.
When they are going to work, lobbying on behalf of Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), Jacob Abello Tharp wears a wool suit like so many of the lawmakers they talk to every day.

Dream evil

Legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio died in 2010, but his semi-holographic image is a current road warrior.

Kingz speech

Hip-hop acts with Oklahoma City connections go deep with Homecoming Kingz show.

Rebel Son

Son Volt’s new album explores protest music’s place in society today and pays homage to its past.

Overflowing Hell

Loud and artfully abrasive Full of Hell unleashes demons on its new album, Weeping Choir.

Quality music

Toad the Wet Sprocket brings its three decades of music to Tower Theatre.
Formed in Santa Barbara, California, and named after a joke from Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album, Toad the Wet Sprocket originally came together in Oklahoma!


Avi Kaplan @ Tower Theatre

Eliza Gilkyson @ The Blue Door

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