Unpredictable music

Todd Rundgren stops at Tower Theatre Sept. 27 for one of his Unpredictable performances.
Todd Rundgren’s massive discography contains certified hits, cult oddities and classic rock anthems, and when he takes the stage in Oklahoma City on Sept. 27, he might play any or none of them.

Lighter lyrics

Singer-songwriter Travis Meadows finds hope on his most recent album, First Cigarette.
If you went to see Travis Meadows in Oklahoma City in the ’90s, he was probably delivering a sermon.

Electric performance

Synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan performs a standout set at the Tower Theatre.
“When you record an album these days, there are sometimes hundreds of tracks that you put together,” said Gary Numan.

Lids off

Bad Bad Hats tips toward elegant synth-pop that recalls top-shelf Fleetwood Mac.
If Kerry Alexander had gotten her first choice, there might not be any Bad Bad Hats.

So bright

Smashing Pumpkins took fans on an epic journey at its July 14 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The first time I heard Smashing Pumpkins was in a small house down a back road in southern Oklahoma. Someone put Adore in the CD player, saying “Just trust me; give it a chance.” Not knowing what to expect, I was drawn in as earnest, atmospheric intro “To Sheila” tinkled through the speakers and then absolutely blown away as “Ava Adore” made twisted, beautiful proclamations about all-consuming love.

"Ain’t It Fun?"

Paramore demonstrates a newfound maturity at its Zoo Amphitheatre show.
A 90-degree evening didn’t stop music fans from filling The Zoo Amphitheatre for Paramore’s After Laughter Summer Tour, nor did it diminish the spirits of the energetic musicians onstage. In fact, right at the start of the opening set, a perfect cloud blocked the blazing sun and lowered the temperature at least ten degrees.

Set adrift

The Lost End begins its journey with a debut that balances dark post-punk with energy and optimism.
Seductively dark Norman four-piece The Lost End debuts with a short but impactful self-titled record.

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