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

    BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The Oklahoman | Yesterday

    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.

  • Constantly evolving and taking chances, Mary Chapin Carpenter brings acoustic tour to Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is bringing her spring acoustic tour to Oklahoma City Community College Monday for a show at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.

  • Oklahoma concert ticket ticker

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Oklahoma concert ticket ticker

  • Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson goes big and comes home with new arena tour

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    At 62, Oklahoma native and former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson is bringing his “Forever Charlie Tour” in support of his new album to Chesapeake Energy Arena Saturday night.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Kaitlin Butts

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed Kaitlin Butts about becoming the fourth Dixie Chick, singing into the mirror and Merle Haggard.

  • 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.

  • Album review: Charlie Wilson, 'Forever Charlie' (RCA)

    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Tulsa native Charlie Wilson recently released his latest solo album, “Forever Charlie,” and he’s still giving both new and longtime fans plenty to love even after celebrating his 62nd birthday last month. The former frontman of the iconic funk trio The GAP Band specializes these days in sweet and sexy R&B ballads delivered in a voice that is still warm and smooth as velvet.

  • Album Review: Etiquette, 'Reminisce' (Hand Drawn Dracula)

    Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Album Review: Etiquette, ‘Reminisce’ (Hand Drawn Dracula).

  • Album Review: Belle & Sebastian, 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' (Matador)

    BY JESSICA ALLISON, for The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Album Review: Belle & Sebastian, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ (Matador)

  • Album review: Cody Canada and The Departed 'HippieLovePunk' (Underground Sound)

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Oklahoma-Texas red dirt rockers Cody Canada and The Departed make a powerful debut as a power quartet with “HippieLovePunk,” an oddball title that manages to aptly describe the album’s musical mix.

  • Album Review: Galaxy Swim Team, '[GST-01]' (Self Released)

    BY KELLEN MCGUGAN, for The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Galaxy Swim Team is a web-based music label creating a safe, creative environment to inspire, grow and freely express themselves together. The label focuses on digital and electronic art aimed at evoking long past feelings of youthful ignorance and nostalgia through sounds, according to its website.

  • Album Review: Bjork, 'Vulnicura' (One Little Indian Records)

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    In a surprise move to combat a leak, Bjork released her ninth album “Vulnicura” a few months early.




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