• Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    News about ticket sales for major upcoming entertainment events.

  • Flight night: Damn Quails album release concert set to rock Wormy Dog Saloon in Oklahoma City

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Damn Quails’ long-awaited sophomore album, “Out of the Birdcage,” hits shelves Sept. 4 via the band's own Swomp Fyst Records, but you can hear it live at 9:30 p.m. Saturday when the Oklahoma/Texas-based band lands at the Wormy Dog Saloon.

  • Maddie & Tae ‘Start Here’ with highly anticipated debut LP

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    When Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye warble about dumping an annoying fishing buddy out of the boat on their new album, the hilariously catchy lyrics can't help but snare a little truth. That's because their feisty ditty “Shut up and Fish” is loosely based on a real-life incident that took place in Dye's home state of Oklahoma. “We took two of Tae's guy friends — friends, by the way — fishing with us, and they just had no idea what they were doing and were talking the whole time and being annoying and trying to bust moves. So, it really did come from a real place and a true story, unfortunately,” Marlow said.  “We did not catch anything because they were awful, but we did get a cool little song out of it.

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    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

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  • Deeply rooted in classic country

    By Brandy McDonnell Entertainment Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The Tulsa musician and his band, the Saddle Tramps, will bring that singular sound — traditional honky-tonk country tinged with red dirt and given a contemporary twist — to Oklahoma City on Saturday for a show at the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Meinders Terrace. Tovar and the Saddle Tramps will open the latest installment of the Deep Roots Music Series for Kansas City favorites Victor & Penny, who specialize in antique pop with a current flair.

  • The Damn Quails wing back to Okemah's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival with new music

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The 18th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is set for Wednesday through July 12 at various venues in Okemah, the late, great folk legend's hometown. The nonprofit, all-volunteer Woody Guthrie Coalition organizes the festival each year around the famed minstrel’s July 14 birthday.

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    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

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  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Husbands

    By Becky Carman For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Wil Norton and Danny Davis are Husbands, the “bedroom pop” duo spanning the country — Davis lives in Oklahoma City and Norton in Washington D.C. The band was formed while Norton was still a local. But the duo’s process didn’t falter when he relocated to attend Georgetown University.

  • Oklahoma singer-songwriter Susan Herndon revisits France with new album 'Vagabonde'

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Oklahoma singer-songwriter Susan Herndon will play a release show Saturday at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City for her new independent album “Vagabonde,” 10 songs she sang in French or a melange of French and English.

  • Iconic country boy Hank Williams Jr. does more than just survive in music business

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer  bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Hank Williams Jr. will play his well-known hits along with the fiddle, piano, electric guitar and a full acoustic set Saturday night at the second annual OKCFest in downtown Oklahoma City.

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    Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

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  • Celebrating 40 years as a professional musician, Vince Gill comes home to open Oklahoma City venue's 2015 concert season

    By Brandy McDonnell

    BAM

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com 

    | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    For a musician who grew up in Oklahoma City, Vince Gill has surprisingly sparse memories of the storied Zoo Amphitheatre. But the Country Music Hall of Famer will add to the tally Saturday when he opens the Zoo Amphitheatre’s 2015 concert season.

  • Vince Gill comes home with zoo show

    By Brandy McDonnell

    BAM

    bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com 

    | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    For a musician who grew up in Oklahoma City, Vince Gill has surprisingly sparse memories of the storied Zoo Amphitheatre. But he’s going to make some this summer. “I was so young when I left home. I had just turned 18 when I left home, and I didn’t get to go to a whole lot of concerts, as I recall, as a kid,” Gill said in a recent interview from the road in Arlington, Va. “I can’t remember if I’ve ever played there. I feel (Pure) Prairie League played there; I just can’t remember.” Because he is celebrating four decades as a professional musician this spring, it’s perfectly understandable that Gill, 58, has just played too many shows to remember too many specifics. “There’s been a bunch,”

  • Magic man: Dwight Twilley returns to Oklahoma City for free Guestroom concert

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Tulsa’s Dwight Twilley soon will be leaving the comforts of home to launch his “Look Ma No Band” Acoustic Tour with a free in-store performance at Guestroom Records, 3701 N Western.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Sun Riah

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed M. Bailey Stephenson of Sun Riah about heavy harps, wanderlust and going solo.

  • Jonathan Tyler returns to independent roots with new album 'Holy Smokes'

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Texas rocker Jonathan Tyler is following up on his band’s 2010 Atlantic Records debut “Pardon Me” with a rootsier August release on Thirty Tigers. Plus, the singer-songwriter will play a solo show Thursday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, where he will open for Butch Walker.

  • Linkin Park makes first visit to Rocklahoma festival, one of Oklahoma's most popular music festivals

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Linkin Park, Godsmack, Tesla, Slayer, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin and Queensryche, supported by about 80 other bands from all around the world, will play throughout the afternoons and well into the nights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rocklahoma, on the Catch the Fever festival grounds near Pryor, Oklahoma.

  • They Might Be Giants hits redial on Dial-A-Song service

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based band is releasing 52 songs this year — one a week — as part of its resurrected Dial-A-Song service, which fans can tap into online or actually call up through a toll-free number. And the two-time Grammy winners are feeling the Dial-A-Song love again, especially in concerts like the one they’ll play Friday night at Oklahoma City’s Diamond Ballroom.

  • Band Q&A: Spoon

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Nathan Poppe interviewed Britt Daniel of Spoon about Howard Stern, taking breaks and rebuilding his band.

  • Primus taps 'Pure Imagination' with 'Chocolate Factory' tour

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    The experimental rockers are touring in support of their new album “Primus & the Chocolate Factory,” a “funhouse mirror” album that covers the soundtrack to the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”




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