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!

SUMMER GUIDE Hello, Oklahoma!

Oklahoma City and Tulsa are getting inundated with concerts this summer.
Not long ago, a roundup of notable concerts hitting Oklahoma in a given summer would have been depressingly Tulsa-heavy.

Fan service

Rocklahoma features a diverse array of musicians performing classic hits as well as new material.

Angry blues

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears brings its newest album to 89th Street — OKC.

Metallic Milton

Desolate Tomb turned to Paradise Lost to inspire its Christian-themed debut, Cast From God’s Sight.
Extreme metal fans will not be shocked to hear the voice of Satan screaming for vengeance on Cast From God’s Sight, the full-length debut from Chickasha-based musician Dakota Whiteside’s “blackened deathcore” project Desolate Tomb, but they might be surprised to learn that Whiteside thinks of it as a Christian album.

Emotional spelunking

Cavern Company gets serious on its new EP, So This Is Happiness.

Studio music

Prolific musician Jim James brings his 2018 albums and the band whose album he produced to Tower Theatre.

New process

Girlpool brings the expanded sound of its newest album to 89th Street — OKC May 9

Cover: Mega pumped

Nerdcore rapper Mega Ran fought his way out of pizza joint gigs to land a choice Norman Music Festival spot.

Cover: Nationally endangered

Black Milk and Soccer Mommy work to be authentic in the internet-driven, cookie-cutter music economy.




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