Cover stories

The members of My So Called Band discuss the different realities for cover bands and original bands.
In our ongoing effort to follow the money — and lack thereof — in the local music scene (see “Broke Music,” Nov. 1, and “Bank Notes,” Nov. 28, 2019) we’ve heard a recurring chorus: Playing covers pays.

No apologies

The trials and joys of motherhood inspired K.C. Clifford’s self-assured new album.

Better half

Husbands’ After the Gold Rush Party finds inspiration after 30.

Scented apprentice

Tribute act Smells Like Nirvana brings teen spirit and more to Diamond Ballroom.
As a kid, Paul Wandtke wanted to be Kurt Cobain, but Wandtke’s brother had another idea.

‘Surprise Surprise’

Josh Abbott Band’s Catching Fire looks beyond heartbreak to celebrate survival.

Dirty Santa

Red Dirt Rangers’ Kids Christmas Show returns for its 25th year (at least).
Red Dirt Rangers’ Kids Christmas Show has been an annual holiday tradition for, well, a

New Moon

After releasing hours of music, OKC hip-hop artist LoneMoon calls new album Andromeda her real debut.
LoneMoon estimates her 2018 single “Naw Naw” has been streamed about 3 million times — as she described it, an “uncomfortable amount of attention.”

Scary monsters

Singer-songwriter Kinsey Charles’ new children’s book isn’t afraid of the dark.

Christmas rappin’

Gift Raps, Jabee’s holiday hip-hop benefit show, returns for its sixth year.
For households already struggling to make it month to month, the holiday season can bring more anxiety than merriment.“I remember my mom stressing out during Christmastime,” said local hip-hop artist Jabee.

Yesterday road

Jason Boland, Cody Canada and Mike McClure return to their Red Dirt roots with The Yellow House Revisited.

Intimate Archive

Singer-songwriter Maddie Razook celebrates the release of her new solo album at The Blue Door.

Bank notes

More local musicians tell us what they do for money, honey.
After our cover story about the difficulties local musicians have making money (Music, “Broke music,” Jeremy Martin, Nov. 1), a few musicians reached out to tell us that article didn’t really reflect their realities.

Guide to the Holidays: Hometown Christmas

Norman-based The Imaginaries make the most of holiday music’s “evergreen” appeal.
For Norman-based duo The Imaginaries, Christmas has, in many ways, been the most wonderful time of the year.

Trap Mozart

Black Violin brings its genre-defying mashup of hip-hop and classical music to OCCC’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.

Stage dive

Psychedelic garage rock band Pearl Earl stops at Norman’s Opolis on the way to starting a new chapter.

Cover: Broke music

Online streaming and more touring headliners in OKC mean even less money for local musicians.
Working as a musician in OKC can mean going to extremes to earn $62.50 — or significantly less.

Halloween Guide: Rock monster

Gwar’s Use Your Collusion tour brings cosmic horror and gallons of fake bodily fluids to OKC.

Halloween Guide: Blood count

Drac & the Swamp Rats brings “classic monster rock” to Blue Note Lounge on Halloween.

Pitter patter

Letterkenny-themed Halloween show The Premature E-Jack-O-Lantern Party combines music, comedy and “sexy dancing.”

Dancing days

Daybreak Festival brings three days of electronic dance music to Byars.

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