The Annie Oakley :: Virtual Concert

The Annie Oakley might not be in Oklahoma City at the moment, but that doesn't matter much since concert venues are closed to the public and the band's shows for the next few months have been cancelled.

Live [stream] from Ponyboy

While bars with food service have moved to delivery and carry-out, Oklahoma City's music venues don't have that option. But thanks to technology, concert lovers can still get their fix from the comfort of their homes (or wherever they can get a decent WiFi connection).

Beyond comprehension

Tony Foster Jr.’s Kaleidoscope reveals spirituality through soul and R&B.
Kaleidescope isn’t the album Tony Foster Jr. expected to make.

Strange brew

Norman metal duo Bugnog’s debut Chuggernaut is “trudgy, slow” and secretly explosive.

Changing tunes

Recorded at 51st Street Speakeasy, Matt Jewett Live captures the singer-songwriter in a creative flux.
After his “pretty popular kind of like punkish, emo, I don’t know what kind of band”  Shut Up Matt Jewett played its last show in June of 2018, the band’s namesake stopped playing music for several months.

Magic kingdom

Sela Da Sorcerer’s “crass, fun” Nirvana celebrates small moments of bliss.
Sela Da Sorcerer compares her music to the cartoon South Park.

Absolute monarchy

OKC hip-hop artist Queen Caution’s Pisces Bash celebrates her birthday with a local music showcase.

Rats revisited

Dweezil Zappa presents a live “faithful DNA-level” reproduction of Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats.
It would be hard to prove, but Dweezil Zappa said there’s a “distinct possibility” he first heard Hot Rats in utero.

Food Issue: Tasty licks

Local eateries serve their food with a side of live music.
In last year’s Food Issue, we highlighted several concert venues — Chesapeake Energy Arena, The Jones Assembly, Opolis — where you can see a nationally touring act and also eat a better than decent meal. This year, we’d like to offer a variation on the theme and serve up a menu of restaurants where, in the process of filling your belly, you’re quite likely to fill your ears with the sumptuous sounds of live, often locally sourced, music.

Harmonic convergence

Pitch HER Perfect’s Rhythm and Flow brings music and poetry to The Paramount Room.
Annisia Anderson and Vada Patrice met singing backup for other artists, but as the duo Pitch HER Perfect, they’ve taken center stage.

Reasonable doubt

Deezy’s five-song video EP Aporia second-guesses the meaning of success.
aporia – noun 1.

Raw power

Four years after recording it, Psychotic Reaction finally released Messiahs of Voltage.
Norman’s Psychotic Reaction recorded Messiahs of Voltage over two days in 2015, and more than four years later, the band was ready to release it.

Low pressure

Atmosphere stops at Tower Theatre to promote surprise new album Whenever.
When Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere gave its latest album to Rhymesayers Entertainment, the record label didn’t know what to do with it.

House show

Internationally influential DJ Paul Oakenfold brings his monumental trance to Oklahoma.

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.


Amarillo Junction @ JJ's Alley Bricktown Pub

John Carlton & Kyle Reid @ The Winston

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