• Ravens Three to bring Celtic tradition to Oklahoma City-area libraries

    By Jennifer Jones For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Hear the sounds of traditional Celtic music at Oklahoma City-area libraries and learn more about the instruments and culture behind the music with Ravens Three, a folk trio.

  • Jimmy LaFave comes full circle to Oklahoma with new album, Winter Wind concert

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Three decades after settling in Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave still feels a deep connection to Oklahoma. Some of the ties are familial, while others are spiritual and, of course, musical. He will launch this season’s Winter Wind Concert Series with a sold-out show Sunday at The Depot in Norman.

  • Strong buzz: Tulsa's Electric Rag Band surpasses 20 years, readies sixth album

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    "My Side," Electric Rag Band's sixth album, hits shelves Friday via Horton Records. A CD release party will be Saturday in Tulsa.

  • Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is more than comfortable stepping out on his own

    By Gene Triplett For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Longtime Strokes guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter Albert Hammond Jr. is enjoying his latest solo project. He will perform a concert Wednesday at Opolis in Norman.

  • Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City include the international bluegrass festival in Guthrie; Father John Misty performing in Tulsa; a roast of hip-hop artist Jabee; and a master class by Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce, original members of Alice Cooper’s band.

  • Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker includes information on Robert Earl Keen, "A Christmas Story, The Musical," "The Polar Express" Train Ride, and a Darla Z benefit for Peppers Ranch.

  • 8 stray observations from Foo Fighters at the Peake

    Graham Lee Brewer | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    On Tuesday night, the Foo Fighters played to a packed house at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Although I haven’t listened to the Foo Fighters regularly since I was a teenager, I was anxious to catch them live and give my early teenage-self something to be jealous about. My 10-year-old son loves the song “Everlong,” and he was eager to tag along. Despite being confined to a throne made of guitar necks and lights due to a broken leg, frontman Dave Grohl put on one hell of an energetic performance. Here’s a few things that struck me during the show: 1. OK, first things first, let’s talk about this throne. The thing was pretty incredible, with its moving lights across the back and a giant Foo

  • Yukon ready to check in with 50th Czech Festival

    By Jenna Roberson For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    The city of Yukon will host its 50th annual Oklahoma Czech Festival on Saturday. Presented by Oklahoma Czechs Inc., the event will offer tastes of Czech culture, including food, music, dancing, traditional costumes and imported merchandise.

  • Strike up the brass: Navy band performs in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    The U.S. Navy 32nd Street Brass Band performed Friday in Oklahoma City as part of Navy Week in Oklahoma.

  • Electric Rag Band reveals new single "My Side" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    "My Side" isn't Electric Rag Band's best collection of songs ever. Tulsa-based guitarist Pat Cook, 54, made it clear that the band's sixth album is instead their best one yet. Hear for yourself on the freshly debuted title track from "My Side." The album is out via Horton Records on Oct. 2. A lot has changed with Electric Rag Band over the years. Most recently, the trio slimmed down to a two-piece. Pat's son Dan handles drum duties. The duo recently finished tour dates in Colorado and knocked out shows in the Midwest. The band's size has changed but its mission remains the same. Cook's been playing with the idea of taking old school American roots music and

  • Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival showcases, assists careers

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

    Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss has come a long way since Byron Berline helped her make “Suzy” more than three decades ago. But the headliner of this week’s 19th annual Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie is hardly the last young performer Berline, the festival's founder, has helped launch a music career.

  • Kyle Dillingham helps to launch long-running piano concert series in Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    For the sixth year, Kyle Dillingham, a globe-trotting Oklahoma violinist, will perform with Virginia Campbell, a respected local concert pianist, to open her long-running yearly Piano Artist Series. The 33rd annual series launches Sunday in Oklahoma City.

  • Sure shot: Oklahoma City-based Americana act Annie Oakley takes aim on new EP release

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Fronted by twin sisters Grace and Sophia Babb, Annie Oakley has spent the better part of three years sharpening its songwriting skills and quickly building legitimacy in the state’s robust singer-songwriter field. Friday marks the release of the band's new EP, "Thought of You a God."

  • Barroom blitz: Oklahoma hometown heroes Turnpike Troubadours have stories to tell

    By Becky Carman For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Oklahoma band Turnpike Troubadours has slowly built up its devoted fan base over the past eight years and now attracts sell-out crowds in and around its home state. It released its latest album, “Turnpike Troubadours,” Sept. 18 on its own record label, Bossier City.

  • Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Ticket and event information about Oklahoma shows featuring TobyMac, American Aquarium and improv artists.

  • Jimmy Webb returns to Oklahoma for master class, concert

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    At 7 p.m. Friday, he’s performing the tribute inside the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at Chickasha’s University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He’ll also share his personal experiences of more than 50 years in the music industry with a master class of music students, with a lecture and question-and-answer session which is only for students. The concert is open to the public.

  • OKC Jazz Fest showcases genre considered America's classical music

    By Heather Warlick  Staff Writer  Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    This year, the OKC Jazz Fest will expand to six days and span the city, with performances in Deep Deuce, at the CHK Central Boathouse and ACM@UCO in Bricktown, among other picturesque and cultural Oklahoma City locations.

  • Subtlety, subtext and surprises: Poet Derrick Brown talks about odd jobs, unusual venues and assorted weirdness

    By Becky Carman For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    Poet Derrick Brown is touring with actress and poet Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”). They will perform Saturday at District House in Oklahoma City.

  • Inaugural Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival seeks to share culture, break down barriers

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    MC Gregory Jerome is hoping to reach people of all ages, races and creeds as the founder and organizer of the inaugural Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival, set for Friday and Saturday at The Paramount on Film Row in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma entertainment event ticket ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment event ticket ticker with information about shows by Madonna, cartoon character Peppa Pig and "OKC Dead."