• Track Debut: BRONCHO's glistening new track "I'm Gonna Find Out Where He's At"

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Here’s your first opportunity to hear the softer side of BRONCHO‘s upcoming sophomore release “Just Enough Hip To Be Woman,” which will see the light of day Sept. 16 on Dine Alone Records. The Oklahoma-based band shared an exclusive, early listen to the track “I’m Gonna Find Out Where He’s At,”...

  • Track Debut: Robert Hoefling's breezy new single "Firework"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Tulsa-native Robert Hoefling (pronounced Hay-fling) has a soulful set of 10 tracks called “Old Memories & Live Wires” set to be released Sept. 13. Lucky for you, we’ve got an exclusive first listen to the album’s single, “Firework.” I hopped on the phone with Hoefling, 26, on Thursday to...

  • Track Debut: Mad Manhattan's tasty pop song "Shadowtalk"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Mad Manhattan is a new Oklahoma City music project led by Jonathan King, who’s been rocking out with Paperscissor all summer. Here’s an exclusive first taste of Mad Manhattan’s shiny pop track “Shadowtalk.” I caught up with King and learned about how the track developed. “Shadowtalk” is among a...

  • Track Debut: Gum's excellent new song "Weird Dream"

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Gum just might be one of the best kept secrets in the Oklahoma City music scene. Hopefully, that starts changing after you hear this exclusive first listen to the track “Weird Dream” off of the band’s upcoming self-titled LP. Gum frontman and Oklahoma-native Joe Bello met me inside of Saint’s in...

  • Track Debut: Sex Snobs' heavy new track "Frowning Spree"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Sex Snobs is the new Oklahoma City-based hardcore project from Alex Barnard and James Hammontree (pictured above). After reuniting with CHUD drummer Billy Reid, the trio started working on new music. Here’s your exclusive first listen to the track “Frowning Spree” off of an upcoming Sex Snobs EP...

  • Track Debut: Low Litas' dreamy new song "So Sure"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Low Litas is the former solo project from Mandii Larsen (pictured above) that’s grown to feature bassist Penny Pitchlynn and former drummer Liz Wattoff. Here’s your exclusive first listen to the track “So Sure” off of the band’s upcoming self-titled LP. I spoke with Pitchlynn on the phone Sunday...

  • Track Debut: Stardeath and White Dwarfs' funky new track 'Wastoid'

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Stardeath and White Dwarfs is the brainchild of Flaming Lips extended family member Dennis Coyne (vocals), Lips drummer Matt Duckworth (drums), Casey Joseph (bass) and Ford Chastain (guitar). Here’s your exclusive first listen to “Wastoid.” I sat down with Oklahoma City-based Stardeath frontman...

  • Local rapper speaks out after canceled TV appearance

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    In a strange turn of events, Oklahoma City-based hip hop performer Jabee Williams was booted off of KSBI’s “Oklahoma Live!” set Monday morning. According to a statement issued Monday afternoon, Williams, 30, and his backing band were loading equipment when executive producer Ted Maguire...

  • Track Debut: Elms - "Burn"

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Elms is the brand new, moody music project from the heads and hearts of Chelsey Cope (vocals), Michael Bewley (bass), Billy Reid (drums) and Chavez Soliz (guitar). Here’s your exclusive first listen to a track from the band’s upcoming EP “Parallel Lines.” It’s remarkable what a difference two...

  • Track Debut: Cosmostanza - "Coyote"

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    You might need to insert some ear plugs into your headphones because it’s about to get noisy. Cosmostanza (pictured above thanks to Ali Williams) are sharing a first listen with Middle of Nowhere, and the punk duo decided on “Coyote,” the last track on it’s upcoming EP “College Dayze.”...

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Sex Snobs

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Oklahoma alternative act Sex Snobs has returned home from the west coast — to make it possible to get out of town.

  • Track Debut: Manmade Objects - "Citizen"

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Oklahoma City resident Grant Provence is the driving force for Manmade Objects, a dimly lit solo shoegaze project. Here’s your first opportunity to hear a track off of the July 15 release “Monuments.” Take a look at Skinwalker Ranch. Besides having the best looking website in 1993, the ranch...



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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.


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