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  • Hanson's Hop Jam boasts big Tulsa fun, even bigger crowd

    Hanson\'s Hop Jam boasts big Tulsa fun, even... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Don't let that hit song fool you because Hanson is anything but a one-hit wonder. The same brothers responsible for 1997's bubble gum rock classic "Mmmbop" have rewired the enthusiasm of fans, friends and family into a near harmonious celebration of Okie and national music talent. Oh, and...

  • Jose Hernandez questions everything in new single (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Jose Hernandez questions everything in new... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    To find this song, Jose Hernandez had to lose his way. The Oklahoma City-based musician was living at a friend's house and sleeping on an Army-style cot. Hernandez' guitar, clothing and bedding made up a majority of his possessions at the time. Roughly two years ago, he was jobless and...

  • H&8th Night Market reveals June music lineup

    H&8th Night Market reveals June music lineup Nathan Poppe | Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Don't forget that your ears can get just as hungry as your stomach. When Oklahoma City's biggest food truck and music celebration returns 6 to 11 p.m June 3 for its newly annual party, you can expect a healthy amount of live performances during the free to attend family- and...

  • Tulsa band throws a party in new music video (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Tulsa band throws a party in new music video... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Your favorite bar is boring. Well, at least compared to the one in this brand new We Make Shapes music video. Here's the exclusive debut of "The Metropolis (1927)" and your first chance to watch the Tulsa-based electronic duo in HD action. The new video is the brainchild of producer and...

  • Mark Gibson eyes new single, album release (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Mark Gibson eyes new single, album release... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Mark Gibson's vocal cords were pushed to a near breaking point. When the Tulsa-based musician ran out of funds for his upcoming album "Blue Eyed Soul," he turned to odd jobs and extra shows to save money and piece together the record.  Ten thousand dollars worth of Kickstarter funds...

  • Matt Stansberry and The Romance break hearts in new video, single (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Matt Stansberry and The Romance break hearts in... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, May 10, 2016

    A lot can change in four years. Politicians swap power, Olympic athletes rise and fall and any number of ridiculous hair styles enter the mix. For Oklahoma's Matt Stansberry and The Romance, the new video for "Heartbreaker aimed to capture how the modern soul act has evolved since its...

  • Touring act has heartfelt connection to Oklahoma

    Touring act has heartfelt connection to Oklahoma Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Music can be rewarding and can also so maddening that you'd want to tear your hair out. Brad Barr shared that sentiment with me as he took a break from building new songs. When I first called him, Barr didn't answer. He was hanging upside with screws and washers in his hand because...

  • Norman Music Festival 9 continues to grow, diversify (NMF9 day two recap)

    Norman Music Festival 9 continues to grow,... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Sat, Apr 23, 2016

    If Norman was a cliche, '80s movie high school student with an empty house and his parents out of town for the weekend then that kid just invited the entire city to party on Friday. Although Main Street wasn't closed with road blocks yet, swarms of people filled every available real estate...

  • Norman Music Festival 9 is off to a healthy, loud start (NMF9 day one recap)

    Norman Music Festival 9 is off to a healthy,... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    Nine times. It's hard to believe Norman Music Festival has kicked off nine times. I've been there for every day of the festival since it started, and I can safely report that Thursday was the biggest, most vibrant first day of the festival I've ever seen.  "It's always good to see...

  • Steelwind shares weatherproof new song 'F5' (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Steelwind shares weatherproof new song \'F5\'... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    It's been a whirlwind month for new music releases. Okie bluegrass project Steelwind is adding something twangy to the mix with its new album, "F5." Here's your first chance to hear the title track before it gets released this weekend. All 10 songs on "F5" were written by principle members...

  • The Lunar Laugh share breezy new ballad 'Nighthawks and Mona Lisa' (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    The Lunar Laugh share breezy new ballad... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Peanut butter and jelly.  A Royale with cheese. Nighthawks and Mona Lisa? Some things automatically sound good together and others take a great song to bridge the gap. Oklahoma City-based duo The Lunar Laugh are debuting the new track "Nighthawks and Mona Lisa" today, so give it...

  • Ripple Green takes flight in 'Birds' music video (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Ripple Green takes flight in \'Birds\' music... Nathan Poppe | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Have you always wanted to go on a Swedish flight with Ripple Green? Well, too bad if not, because either way the Oklahoma City-based trio has a brand new music video for the 2015 track, "Birds." Here's your first chance to watch the drone music video. Frontman Joel Parks shared that the...



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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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