• 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.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma entertainment ticket ticker

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

    Oklahoma entertainment ticket ticker.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

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

    Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

  • 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,”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Tribute to musician Larry Pierce will be staged at The Depot in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    A benefit concert honoring the memory of Oklahoma City jazz musician Larry Pierce will be held Sunday at The Depot in Norman.

  • This land is Moreland's: Tulsa's John Moreland opens up on new album

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    John Moreland’s new album “High on Tulsa Heat” was mostly recorded on a whim in a few days in July 2014 and finally gets released on April 21. Becky Carman interviewed Moreland about his plaintive ballads, ruminations on being lovesick, loneliness and, above all, the idea of home.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Sardashhh

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed Joseph Sardashti of the hip-hop/electronic outfit Sardashhh about tax returns, buying a box of 100 records and making beats.

  • OKCFest announces headliners and main stage lineup for 2015

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The 2015 rendition of the downtown Oklahoma City music festival boasts a rock night and a country night.

  • On the record: Sufjan Stevens pays Oklahoma a visit

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    A piece of the biggest little album of 2015 was recorded in a studio tucked behind Main Street in downtown Norman. Here’s how Blackwatch Studios worked alongside Sufjan Stevens on what’s being called the folk artist’s masterpiece.




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