• These Okies want to help you find some meals on wheels

    By Lacey Lett | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    It’s a food truck frenzy in Oklahoma, and if you’ve been to H&8th on the last Friday of the month then you know what I’m talking about. Dozens of food trucks pack the city streets, but what happens to the gourmet eateries on wheels once the night is over? Josh Delozier and Travis Stephens made finding food trucks as easy as a tap of a button with TruckItOKC. Delozier said they created the app last year with the help of food truck owners to give them what they wanted in an app. “Once they (food truck owners) set up their profile, they can check in at a location in under 30 seconds, push a single button to tweet out that location to their followers, and share their menu with the click of a button,” Delozier said.

  • Let’s get digital

    By Alex Joseph and Kyle Elrod, For LOOKatOKC | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Confluence Conference is Oklahoma City’s digital creativity conference. That description isn’t specific, we know — but that’s kind of the point. The Confluence team works hard to bring together people that live, work, and play in all corners of the internet. Our speakers include web designers, professional bloggers, award-winning journalists, videographers, and comedians. That means that our attendees can gain insights into whatever it is they do on the internet — whether that’s marketing themselves, their business, their agenda, or connecting with people in the community. Confluence isn’t just for internet professionals: it is geared to help you find your way and your voice in the dynamic digital world.

  • More like 'Turn It Off'

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    For every one thing I like about Taylor Swift’s garish, zippy new pop single “Shake It Off,” there are probably three or four that cause every joint in my body to cringe at once. There’s that terrific studio-engineered vocal rip at the end of the breakdown, the farty, fun little horn line that drives the song and, sure, it’s real catchy on account of the repetition of the hook, which is a war of attrition strategy when it comes to writing a hit. So saying “It’s real catchy” about a song like “Shake It Off,” where the phrase “shake it off” is used exactly 46 times, is like praising a hammer for hitting nails well.

  • Cheers to the craft beer boom in Oklahoma

    By Nick Trougakos, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Craft beer is in the midst of a boom throughout Oklahoma. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the hottest brewers went from day jobs to dream jobs.

  • Picture this: #MyOklahoma's first year

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON | Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Wondering what Oklahoma has to offer? 19,000 photo submissions on the #MyOklahoma hashtag will tell you.

  • White blight

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Macklemore, Eminem and now Iggy Azalea are all rapping their way to No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, but black artists aren't. What gives?

  • Mid-season report

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Halfway through 2014, our pop music columnist pauses for a breather.

  • What's next for Downtown Oklahoma City?

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Steve Lackmeyer surveys Oklahoma City’s growing downtown and describes how a vibrant downtown is a reality.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Prettyboy

    BY BECKY CARMAN, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Jacob Abello talks about turning negatives into positives, writing love songs and Oklahoma’s gay community

  • YouTube’s trying to become more like Spotify

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    With YouTube likely morphing into a subscription music service, what’s a responsible consumer to do?

  • Oklahoma City native Morgan Tepsic turns disposable cameras into a music magazine

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Tepsic Magazine is a poster-size print periodical. Its producer mails personalized disposable 35mm cameras to musicians and celebrities and uses the results in the magazine.

  • Movie Review: 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    By Roger Moore, MCT Services | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Sweet, cute to the point of cutesy, it’s a weeper about doomed teenagers who meet in a cancer patients support group and dare to fall in love.

  • Photos: Vampire Weekend at Diamond Ballroom

    BY NATHAN POPPE | Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    What better way to kick off the unofficial start of summer than sweating alongside a sold out crowd at the Diamond Ballroom? Although it has been more than a year since the New York City quartet released its third and finest album “Modern Vampires of the City,” the enthusiasm inside the venue was palpable.  The […]

  • Album Review: Chromeo, 'White Women' (Last Gang Records)

    BY KELLEN MCGUGAN, for The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

    Could this be the album of the summer? Definitely.

  • Album Review: Swans, 'To Be Kind' (Young God Records)

    BY BEAU BLACKSTOCK, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

    Loud, very loud, but spectacular.

  • Progressive country politics

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, May 22, 2014

    With his new record “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,” 35-year-old newcomer Sturgill Simpson proves that country doesn’t have its wheels stuck in the past.

  • CD REVIEW: Pure X 'Angel' (Fat Possum)

    BY BEAU BLACKSTOCK, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    CD REVIEW: Pure X ‘Angel’ (Fat Possum)

  • CD REVIEW: Temples 'Sun Structures' (Heavenly Recordings)

    BY KELLEN MCGUGAN, for The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    CD REVIEW: Temples ‘Sun Structures’ (Heavenly Recordings)

  • Who's the ignorant one here, exactly?

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    On two new rap releases, from YG and Kevin Gates, and the problems they pose for polarized audiences in light of the singer of Black Lips' comments about preferring "ghetto" and "ignorant" rap music.

  • CD REVIEW: Tycho 'Awake' (Ghostly International)

    BY KELLEN MCGUGAN, for The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    CD REVIEW: Tycho ‘Awake’ (Ghostly International)