• O Fidelis releases galactic 'Posthuman Project' music video (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    O Fidelis is going places. For its new “Up and Away” music video, that place is 100,000 feet into the air. This is your first chance to watch the Oklahoma-based band’s new video. Director Kyle Roberts teamed up with the americana folk duo and latched a GoPro onto a weather balloon that traveled...

  • 5 bands you missed at NMF8 (Day 2)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    6 p.m. – Claire Morales at Sooner Theatre There couldn’t have been more than five people in attendance when this early set started, so it felt extremely intimate to sit front row inside the huge theater. Luckily, Denton’s Claire Morales played it like a full house. Her smokey vocals (Chelsey Cope...

  • 5 bands you missed at NMF8 (Day 1)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    7 p.m. – Autumn Ray at Bluebonnet Bar Norman’s Autumn Ray, 22, kicked off my festival schedule at the Bluebonnet Bar with a breezy set of sensitive acoustic guitar-led ballads. Her songs were met with warm applause from the early crowd. The OU grad’s backing band has doubled in size since her...

  • Moongiant release spacey single "Cloud Chief" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Erich Massad had to visit a jail cell for this song. Luckily, it was because the old Marlow police station and city hall were renovated into a recording studio. “Cloud Chief” was recorded with studio owner Jaron Nix, and here’s your first chance to hear the results. Massad visited The...

  • Helen Kelter Skelter share simmering "Helouisa" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    How many songs do you know that were written on a karaoke machine? “Helouisa” is the only one I know of. Helen Kelter Skelter vocalist Eli Wimmer wrote it with his guitar plugged into the machine and with the help of a lot of Ennio Morricone recordings. Here’s your first chance to hear “Helouisa”...

  • 5 Alt-J photos your camera phone might have missed

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    English rock outfit Alt-J made its first stop ever in Oklahoma City last night. It’s safe to say fans were ready. The sold-out show was filled to capacity well before Alt-J took the stage. Opening act Tycho, whose latest chilltastic album is fitting to nap to, was actually surprisingly dynamic...

  • April's H&8th to host all hip-hop stage

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    By the time you see more than 30 food trucks, the funk shall be within you. Oklahoma City rapper Josh Sallee will headline the main stage at H&8th Night Market on April 24. H&8th Night Market is a free, monthly street festival built around a lineup of the city’s top gourmet food...

  • The Bourgeois release edgy "Black Church Or No Church" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Easter weekend is over, but The Bourgeois are ready to take you back to church. “Black Church Or No Church” is a satirical jab at how people in power pander to religious groups to further their own personal agenda. It’s a one-off single from the Tulsa-based act. Here’s the exclusive debut....

  • Casting Call: Red City Radio wants to party with you

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    It’s April Fool’s Day but this isn’t a joke. Oklahoma City-based punk quartet Red City Radio is shooting a “Two Out of Three Ain’t Rad” music video starting at noon today inside of the Blue Note Lounge, 2408 N Robinson Ave. Oh, and you’re invited. Plan your lunch break accordingly. Delo...

  • Track Debut: Jeff Douglas' country jam "What I'm Looking For"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Throughout the years, Jeff Douglas has picked up a football, a fire hose but now it’s his guitar’s turn. Here’s the exclusive debut of “What I’m Looking For” off of the Tuttle native’s self-titled debut EP. I had one big question for Douglas, 37, when he picked up his phone on Wednesday. Why...

  • New NMF8 schedules and lineup additions are here

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Two Fowler car dealerships are driving the headlining stages at Norman Music Festival 8 this year. NMF organizers released the full schedules this morning for the Fowler Honda depot stage and the Fowler Toyota main stage. We’re less than a month away from the free, three-day festival...

  • Track Debut: DEERPEOPLE's surfy tune "She Skates Boards And She Gets Real High"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Half deer. Half people. All fun. That’s the recipe for DEERPEOPLE’s new song that can be messily abbreviated as “SSBAGRH” and heard exclusively here. It’s the fourth track off of the Oklahoma City-based band’s full-length LP, “There’s Still Time for Us to Die.” Bassist Alex Larrea sent me the...

  • ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest to emerge in Bricktown

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Downtown Oklahoma City is set to become one big stage. The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma will fill Bricktown with more than 60 ACM@UCO student bands performing in 10 different venues as a part of the ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest, a free live music...

  • Track Debut: Lisa Reagan Love's stirring "Realm of Dreams"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Lisa Reagan Love’s sister helped her write an album. Not with a pen and paper though. With with memories. “‘Realm of Dreams’ was inspired by my sister, a person I greatly loved and miss so much,” she said in an email. “She passed away but is still with me in spirit, and thinking about...

  • The 5 Most Devastating Verses from "High on Tulsa Heat"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    John Moreland already debuted the closing track on his upcoming album “High on Tulsa Heat,” which hits record stores April 21 via Thirty Tigers, but I was lucky enough to snag an early copy of it. It’s a passionate, powerful meditation about home and its various meanings. Also, it’s...

  • Track Debut: [PEACH]'s juicy new song "I'd Rather Dream"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s [PEACH] shared an exclusive debut of its new song “I’d Rather Dream” and you can listen to it below. Frontman and former ACM@UCO student Aslan Crawley emailed me about this song back in December but it’s been in the works for years. He said he began writing it before he had the...

  • Check the 'Score': Famed composers are featured in documentary produced by Oklahoman

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Oklahoma-based producer Jonathan Willbanks discusses new documentary focusing on film composers such as Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and many more composer luminaries.

  • H&8th announces music lineup for season opener

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Nothing pairs better with a slice from Hall’s Pizza Kitchen or an ice cream cookie sandwich from Roxy’s Ice Cream Social truck like some free, live music. Norman-based rockers Beau Jennings & The Tigers will headline the 2015 season opener of H&8th Night Market on March 27...

  • Norman Music Festival 8 expands lineup

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NewsOK broke the news for the main stage headliners last month, and Wednesday morning the festival announced that Natalie Prass, Nadastrom, Grooms, Son of Stan and a handful of local performers will also play the free, three-day festival which runs April 23-25. At the top of the list is...

  • Track Debut: Applied Music Program's synthtastic "Shadows"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It’s usually a bad sign when my phone hits me with a notification later than midnight. But that wasn’t the case early Tuesday when I received an email with an Applied Music Program track attached to it. Opolis owner Andy Nunez sent me a mastered version of their early demo...

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Nathan Poppe

Entertainment Writer and LOOKatOKC Editor
Entertainment Writer and LOOKatOKC Editor Nathan Poppe, is a documenter of all things entertaining. The Middle of Nowhere is his blog and a depository of everything that makes the Midwest unique. The coasts have a massive amount of influence on the country, but everything winds up funneling its way to the middle. So Poppe scoops it up and displays it all here. His other duties include editing the Weekend Life section and LOOKatOKC. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Oklahoma State University and has collaborated with hundreds of local and national musicians. Poppe joined the Features section at The Oklahoman in March 2014.