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  • 6 stray observations from Yo La Tengo at ACM@UCO Performance Lab

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    My glasses fogged up in seconds. The packed crowd at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab were putting off a serious amount of sweat and body heat during Thursday's Yo La Tengo concert. I walked into a sauna. Yo La Tengo hadn't been in Oklahoma City since 1992, when it performed at VZD's....

  • Oklahoma City rapper L.T.Z. phones it in with new single (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    What's Valentine's Day without a little heartbreak? Oklahoma City-based rapper Tony LeSure (aka L.T.Z.) has had his fair share, and he's preparing to release "Single's Awareness Day II," a sequel to his 2011 effort. Here's an exclusive first listen to the track "Hit me on my RAZR." "The...

  • U.K. duo Disclosure shares Oklahoma concert date

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Call your local cobbler and set some time aside to get your dancing shoes shined. U.K. duo Disclosure is making its first visit to Oklahoma on May 13 at The Criterion. The Grammy nominated electronic dance artists are kicking off their tour in Mexico and making their way through North...

  • Music lineup revealed for Bricktown's St. Patrick's Day Block Party

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    I recently turned 27 and so will Bricktown's St. Patrick's Day Block Party.  Neither of us have missed the opportunity to celebrate the occasion, and on March 17 the free, family-friendly party will kick off at 2 p.m and wrap at midnight.  Fun fact: the block...

  • Saint Loretto emerges, releases new song 'We Own the Night' (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Evan Crowley doesn't sit still for long. "I don't want to skip a beat," Crowley said in an email. "I'm constantly writing and pushing myself to become a better writer, musician and performer." In January, the disbanded Okie pop rock project Paperscissor announced its final...

  • Okie John Moreland to perform on 'Colbert' broadcast

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Good news.  There's a another way to shed tears while listening to Oklahoma's John Moreland without people looking at your cry face. Moreland announced via Facebook on Monday that he's the musical guest for the Feb. 1 broadcast of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The Tulsa...

  • Rick Springfield, John Mellencamp and Third Eye Blind among new Oklahoma concerts

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    April's going to be a busy month for music in Oklahoma. In addition to Norman Music Festival and Oklahoma's Songwriter's Festival ending April, three new shows were announced Monday morning. The Criterion shared information about Rick Springfield's successful Stripped Down tour, a Third Eye...

  • Dave Matthews Band shares Oklahoma concert date, celebrates 25 years

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    Dave Matthews Band is taking 2017 off from touring.  However, one of DMB's 26 upcoming 2016 summer tour dates will land the band in Oklahoma City. On May 17, Dave Matthews Band will perform two full sets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The tour kicks...

  • The Criterion announces three varied new acts

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    After keeping it local with its opening concert, The Criterion shared information on three shows featuring national musicians and a comedian. The newly released shows feature gospel musician and author Kirk Franklin (April 8), soulful rockers My Morning Jacket (April...

  • Josh Sallee shares fresh track 'SHEESH'

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    It's been a couple of weeks but Josh Sallee is finally ready to wish you a happy new year.  The Oklahoma City rapper teamed up with his go-to producer Blev and on Monday released his first song of 2016.  Check out the track below. Heads up, a couple lyrics are NSFW. Headphones...

  • Two Oklahomans among 2016 Oscar nominations

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    The Tinsel Twins' film might score Oscar gold. Enid's own Thad and Trent Luckinbill woke up to three Oscar nominations Thursday with their producing effort "Sicario," a critically lauded action thriller starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro. The twin...

  • OETA to air Beau Jennings' Will Rogers documentary in Oklahoma

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

    Will Rogers fans should ready their TV remote controls. OETA is airing Beau Jennings' documentary "The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers" 10 p.m. Monday on OETA HD. Jennings spent several years completing the film and a companion album that explores the life of Will Rogers. The Norman-based...



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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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