Woods aesthetic

Justin Timberlake brings his Man of the Woods Tour to OKC.
Ten-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake brings his Man of the Woods Tour to Oklahoma City 7:30 p.m.

Wow factor

Amilia K Spicer makes a stop in OKC in support of her most recent album Wow and Flutter.
Asked how much time she spent on her last album, Amilia K Spicer wanted to avoid an exact number.

Word play

Art of Rap and Heart of Hip-Hop are building the community of OKC MCs.
Collin The Chill One came to compete at the Art of Rap after finding it through an internet search.

Invasion history

Peter Asher recounts his role in 1960s British pop music in a one-man show.
Interviewing breakout pop stars in the 1960s, music journalists all seemed to want to know one thing.

Clear views

American Aquarium explores the personal and political on Things Change.
Sometimes, the more things change, the more they keep on changing.

New Year's Eve: Opening Echo

The Allie Lauren Project brings its lush melodies to Opening Night 2019.
This month, The Allie Lauren Project returns to Oklahoma City, staging a musical performance like none other.

Fresh squeezed

Miillie Mesh finally releases her long-awaited EP Jungle Juice.
When Oklahoma Gazette last spoke to Oklahoma City hip-hop artist Miillie Mesh, she said to be on the look out for a jungle-themed album dropping in June or July.

Wedded bliss-mas

Bryce and Bethany Merritt come home for Christmas With the Mrs.
Married musicians Bryce and Bethany Merritt have known each other since first grade, but they grew up celebrating Christmas differently.

Cover: Open books

A book drive to benefit the young readers of Positive Tomorrows will be held at Commonplace Books Dec. 15.
One evening, at a bar on 23rd Street, local musician Chase Kerby is bent over his laptop, scrutinizing a series of his recent photographs.

Galactic Excalibur

Magic Sword searches for the Chosen One who can defeat the Lord of Shadow and plays prog-influenced synthwave while doing it.
Call us hard-nosed old-school journalists if you wish, but when we hear three immortal beings are coming to Oklahoma City seeking the Chosen One to help them defeat The Lord of Shadow, we here at Oklahoma Gazette are going to have a few questions.

Dope hope

Jabee rallies Oklahoma City’s hip-hop community to support the state’s homeless population just in time for the holidays.
Jabee Williams started off his day at 6 a.m. with no wallet, no license and no place to sleep that night.

Socks rocks

JD McPherson delivers an all-original Christmas album free of jingle bells and holiday cheese.
JD McPherson knows you might not like Christmas music, or at least that you pretend not to.

Vinyl revival

A defunct record label is revived and releases vinyl to support local artists.
When he’s not working as a family medicine physician, Chris Stellman is trying to help remedy an issue he has diagnosed in Oklahoma’s music scene: underexposure.

Vile thoughts

Singer/songwriter Kurt Vile aims for organic sounds on his new album, Bottle It In.
When Kurt Vile performs in Oklahoma City, concertgoers will have a chance to hear his songs in their ultimate form, whatever that means in that moment.

Venue venture

The Jones Assembly partners will bring Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to The Auditorium at The Douglass.
A partnership between The Jones Assembly and The Auditorium at The Douglass is set to bring Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to the former high school auditorium in March. “I’m personally just an enormous Wilco fan, and we’re, of course, always begging for a Wilco show to come to Oklahoma City,” said Graham Colton, a partner at The Jones Assembly.

Color spectrum

Amy Helm uses lessons she learned from her musician parents to hone her craft and help her on tour.
One thing musician Amy Helm learned from playing with her father, The Band’s Levon Helm, was how to fail.

Amplified knowledge

As it begins its 10th year, Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma grades the school’s success.
This year, the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Being Broncho

The ever-evolving Tulsa band is on its best Bad Behavior on its new album.
Keeping an accurate count of untoward actions, ugly manners and poor form in any given 24-hour news cycle or endlessly scrolling social media timeline seems impossible, but Broncho’s Ryan Lindsey has been taking notes.

Pontiff pontification

Smoking Popes wrestle with spirituality, fame and bad politics on Into the Agony.
Despite the title, Smoking Popes’ Into the Agony was more enjoyable to record than some of the band’s previous releases.

Paranoia simulation

Kevin Barnes takes of Montreal into uncharted waters with White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood.
Musician Kevin Barnes and of Montreal have been pushing the boundaries of pop and indie rock since 1996.

Brain work

Hippo Campus takes on toxic masculinity on its latest album, Bambi.
Hippo Campus guitarist Nathan Stocker said the band’s new album, Bambi, is fire.

Flowering Burch

Austin-based Molly Burch navigates heartbreak and stress on First Flower.
Molly Burch’s debut was inspired by a devastating breakup and featured the subject of most of its songs on lead guitar, but she said recording the follow-up was even more difficult.

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