Cosmic journey

Michelle Zauner brings Japanese Breakfast’s Soft Sounds from Another Planet to Norman.
Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette is featuring Norman Music Festival performers each week leading up to its 2018 event April 26-28 in Norman.

Pleasant paradise

David Byrne brings his blockbuster American Utopia World Tour — and a healthy dose of optimism — to OKC.
Harsh polarization and general unrest have infiltrated many aspects of the modern world, but for at least one night, David Byrne will bring a piece of utopia to Oklahoma City.

Class session

Foreigner uses a piece of rock history to support Norman North High School’s music program.
There are a few songs in the canon of classic rock music that are ubiquitously known: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”

COVER Hot list

The OKC metro area is packed with music talent. Oklahoma Gazette looks at a few artists who are at the top of their games.
When Jabee, Bowlsey, The So Help Me’s and Gabrielle B. take the stage 7 p.m. Thursday at the OKG Music Show at Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd St., they will represent some of the best music of the Oklahoma City scene, but there are plenty of extraordinary artists who are on their way up.

Getting Honest

Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell brings a diverse music history to his show at 89th Street — OKC.
Though known by many as one of two titular co-stars in the popular mid-2000s Nickelodeon comedy Drake & Josh, Drake Bell’s music career is lengthy and includes much more depth than one might assume from a former child star.

Alive again

Cheyenne celebrates the vinyl rerelease of its debut album with a rare reunion show at NMF.
Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette is featuring Norman Music Festival performers each week leading up to its 2018 event April 26-28 in Norman.

Next Issue: In anticipation of Thursday’s OKG Music Show, Oklahoma Gazette looks at the most promising local musicians

P. 36 In anticipation of Thursday’s OKG Music Show at Tower Theatre, Oklahoma Gazette looks at some of the most promising musicians in the local scene. By George Lang and Ben Luschen Cover by Kimberly Lynch

Closed loop

Evan Jarvicks’ NMF Main Stage debut brings his musical journey full circle.
Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette is featuring Norman Music Festival performers each week leading up to its 2018 event April 26-28 in Norman.

Keeping notes

OKG Music Show lends a hand to Classen SAS’s flooded music facilities.
Later this month, vocal music students from Classen School of Advanced Studies will fly to New York City to perform by invitation at Carnegie Hall with choirs from Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma Baptist University. In distance, it is a much greater field trip than most Oklahoma City Public Schools students will ever take.

Saving breath

Reverend Horton Heat brings red-hot psychobilly to Tower Theatre.
Jim Heath no longer delivers his embellished, fiery Southern Baptist-style sermons during Reverend Horton Heat shows, but it’s not for a lack of things to say.      The psychobilly king — who has combined elements of blues, punk, surf, roots and rock ’n’ roll as the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the Dallas-based rockabilly trio for more than 25 years — decided to lay off his colorful sketches in favor of putting more music into his live shows.

Pop life

The Revolution memorializes Prince with a free outdoor show at Metro Music Fest.
Downtown’s annual Metro Music Fest has built a reputation for bringing in enticing headliners.

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