Soundcheck: Various Artists - ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ (Anvdvnelisgi)

The new, genre-diverse collection of contemporary recordings sung entirely in the Cherokee language is one of Oklahoma's best and most important albums of the past year.

Suave Stiles

After a fateful brush with reality TV fame, singer-songwriter Ace Stiles embraces identity, freedom, and self-confidence on promising debut EP.

Co-op makes the dream pop

Norman’s legendary Opolis bursting back to life as worker-owned, artist-owned co-op venue

Label makers

The brand new Central Coast Records is launching through ACM@UCO as a label by the students, for the students.

Alien invasion

St. Paul and the Broken Bones bring their tour for The Alien Coast to The Jones Assembly Jan. 31.

For the record

The Hunt Brothers are keeping the memory of renowned picker Bryan Berline alive by recording a live album at the Double Stop Fiddle Shop and Music Hall in Guthrie.

Soundcheck: Generation Lossless - Advertising Films

The electronic artist’s sophomore album is a meditative post-vaporwave ode to vintage Japanese culture of the 1980s.

Machine learning

Tulsa’s Nathan Wright is building a brave new world around his songs with dark videos, cryptic lyrics and a robotically efficient release schedule.

Soundcheck: Stunna - Solid Gold

The new band's debut record is a red-hot ride of rock and roll testosterone that reinvigorates the genre.

Strange days

Genre-shattering hometown hero Bartees Strange riding wave of acclaim back to OKC for Beer City tour stop.

Ornamental orchestration

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings its holiday bombast to the Paycom Center Dec. 8.

Surprise landing

Rainbow Kitten Surprise bring their popular breed of indie rock to The Criterion Dec. 12.

Soundcheck: John Fullbright - The Liar

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter makes his big studio return with powerhouse performances, inspired arrangements and a commitment to the road less traveled.

Hood makes good

The influential songwriter plays Belle Isle Brewing Co. Dec. 10.

Tuning in Tokyo

Synth-pop duo Blueprint Tokyo, featuring members of veteran Oklahoma alt-rockers Winter Circle, are staying low-key and seeing high returns.


Groundbreaking EDM duo SLANDER dropped their debut album ahead of bringing their densely visual and science fi-focused tour to The Criterion Nov. 17.

Halloween to the extreme

Oklahoma’s premier 90s tribute rockers My So-Called Band keep Halloween tradition alive with back-to-back Beer City bashes.

House of ideas

SixTwelve is ramping up arts education with its First Friday concert series in the Paseo.

Live wires

OKC is in the midst of a live music renaissance and as the pandemic wanes, the concert schedule waxes.

Soundcheck: LRYN - HERE4EVER

After years of songwriting, Lauryn Hardiman finds her groove in a slick R&B makeover that recalibrates the trajectory of her career.

Straight in, no tricks

Louisiana guitar master Tab Benoit bringing real bayou blues to The Auditorium at The Douglass.

Safe in sound

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai brings Inviolate Tour to Oklahoma City.

Is your grass still blue in ‘22?

The Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival returns to Guthrie for its 25th year.

Controlling chaos

The Goo Goo Dolls drop in to OKC Sept. 17 for a stop on the band’s first full tour since 2019.

Life during wartime

Grammy-winning guitar-rock giants The War on Drugs bringing evolving show and road-worn honesty to OKC stop Sept. 21 at The Criterion.


Aaron Lewis @ River Spirit Casino Resort

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