Matt Carney
Digital News Online Editor
Matt Carney is the night editor of NewsOK.com and a 2011 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was born in Tulsa, lives in Oklahoma City and misses QuikTrip every day.

  • A frank conversation about death

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    On Sufjan Stevens’ new record “Carrie & Lowell,” and the light it sheds on the indie songwriter’s already impressive back catalogue.

  • 'Game of Thrones': Who's on your Small Council?

    Matt Carney | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Hi guys, Matt here again. You may remember me from That Time I Re-Watched All of X-Files and Produced Content Out of My Experiences. Well, I’ve gone and done it again — this time with HBO’s epic fantasy hit Game of Thrones. Gonna go ahead and warn you up front though, if you haven’t spent […]

  • 5 great new songs you (probably) haven't heard yet

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Our pop music columnist dishes on five new recommendations for your iPhone.

  • Courtney Barnett and Father John Misty, smart-alecks with soul

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    In praise of two of the moment's funniest working songwriters.

  • Five new songs to funk up your April

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    From ice-cold funk-pop to the heir to the throne of the Postal Service, our pop music columnist's got you covered.

  • 10 actors who had bit parts on 'X-Files' before they got famous

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Growing up in the ‘90s, my parents would buy several hours’ worth of road trip silence (the most valuable kind of silence) from my brother, sister and I by popping a VHS tape into the mini-TV in the back of the family van, the kind that drew its power via cigarette lighter adapter. At one […]

  • On 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' Kendrick Lamar moves out of the block and into his brain

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    California rapper Kendrick Lamar follows his 2012 major-label debut “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” with a record of funk and jazz-indebted hip-hop as unique as his own thumbprint.

  • The 6 best boasts on Drake’s new mixtape

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Drake-iest lines from Drake’s latest.

  • WILL TO LIVE

    BY MATT CARNEY, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Norman songwriter Beau Jennings’ new record and film “The Verdigris” explore the life of Will Rogers. But what exactly is he looking for?

  • Four eclectic indie releases to watch for in 2015

    BY MATT CARNEY | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Our pop music columnist highlights a handful of new releases for 2015 quarter one.

  • Garth Brooks dresses like a total dad

    Matt Carney | Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Look at this guy. He is dressed like a man prepared to go watch his kid’s hockey practice. As one of the best Twitter people in the universe, Tracey Zeeck put it, he looks sartorially and psychologically ready to spend his Saturday nights at Sam’s. This is how a man dresses when he has to […]

  • ‘Run The Jewels 2’ is the year’s most important record

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    There’ve been some really good records this year. The New Pornographers set up a confectionary and spun out bombastic, brilliantly colored rock indebted to glam and new wave. YG offered a more hardened perspective on the same hardscrabble Compton, Calif.-life as Kendrick Lamar did two years ago. Sturgill Simpson walked up to Big Nashville, looked it in the eye and told it off just by writing a handful of forward-thinking country songs. St. Vincent continued to hone her aesthetic into an even more efficient, provocative package. It was a good year. But we — the American popular music-listening audience — didn’t need any of those records.




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