• Oklahoma Band Q&A: Special Disaster Team

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    For Norman’s Special Disaster Team, the next logical step after high school band days was to form a ska band. For just a few days, all of SDT’s ex-pats, now scattered across the country, are reuniting for throwback shows to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s album “Eve of Destruction” and also the band’s breakup, in 2004.

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Low Litas

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Mandii Larsen and Penny Pitchlynn of Tulsa-based band Low Litas talk about almost losing a record in a black hole, hitting the road with BRONCHO and not overthinking it when playing music with your significant other.

  • Oklahoma singer and songwriter Jessey General Thompson keeps singing despite setbacks

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Honey-voiced Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jessey General Thompson is taking a casual approach to music these days. He will play his warm, emotive roots-rock songs Thursday as he closes out the TEEMCO Acoustic Thursdays series at Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens.

  • Racism: Is the new Taylor Swift music video racist?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Rapper Earl Sweatshirt thinks so. First, here’s Taylor Swift’s latest music video for her single, “Shake It Off.” And here’s what Earl Sweatshirt had to say about the music video, which features Swift singing and dancing alongside hip hop dancers and women twerking (as well as her dressed like a cheerleader and ballerina): haven’t watched […]

  • The Polyphonic Spree set to perform in OKC

    By Paighten Harkins, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Dallas-based symphonic indie act, sporting as many as 16 members, makes a pitstop in OKC

  • Fiddle player Byron Berline and his bluegrass band keep good times rolling in Oklahoma

    By Jessica Allison, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Oklahoma fiddle player Byron Berline has played with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Bill Monroe. But he said twice-monthly shows at his Guthrie fiddle shop and music hall are now his favorites.

  • LOL: Photos of dads at One Direction concerts

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    I’m sure many of you reading this are parents, and I’m sure, as parents, you’ve had to endure things you really didn’t want to, all so your child(ren) could enjoy something. Like a concert. Possibly even a boyband concert. Like, I dunno, One Direction? These dads (bless their hearts) were pictured at One Direction concerts, […]

  • Musicians hold keys to entertainment at 'An Accordion Affair' in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The Oklahoma Accordion Club presented its annual “An Accordion Affair” concert Sunday at The Depot in Norman.

  • Stardeath and White Dwarfs talk Flaming Lips, new album “Wastoid”

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Oklahoma City rock band Stardeath and White Dwarfs deals with an astronomical association, the highs and lows of being under the Flaming Lips’ wing.

  • Oklahoma punk duo rock through 'College Dayze'

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    A look into the recording process for Cosmostanza’s punk new EP that was crafted in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Chelsey Cope of Elms

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Longtime Oklahoma City acoustic singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope of Elms is finally on the verge of a breakthrough, and she’s not going at it alone.

  • Sunday Flyers will perform at Summer Breeze concert in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    A free Summer Breeze concert featuring The Sunday Flyers will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Lions Park in Norman.

  • Religion briefs for Aug. 2

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Religion briefs for Aug. 2

  • Yukon Concert in the Park series offers evening entertainment

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The series is held on Thursdays through Aug. 14.

  • In concert: Bat-Or Kalo

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    In concert: Bat-Or Kalo

  • Happily blue: Israeli musician finds inspiration, home in Oklahoma

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Currently based in Oklahoma City, Israeli Bat-Or Kalo performs her signature style of blues music around the U.S., making music her career. Her band KALO recently released an album, “Dear John.”

  • Oklahoma concert ticket ticker

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Oklahoma concert ticket ticker, Aug. 1

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Plain Speak

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Benjamin See of Oklahoma band Plain Speak talks about losing an album in the Moore tornado, rebuilding his life and the DIY scene in Norman.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Religion briefs for July 26.

  • Center of the Universe Festival returns to Tulsa

    By Lacey Lett, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The Center of the Universe Festival in Tulsa is in its second year and is gaining momentum.