• Sandi Patty, Kathy Mattea among performers for Oklahoma City Community College's Performing Arts Series

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    After years of hosting entertainers in its 285-seat Bruce Owen Theater, Oklahoma City Community College is marking its first full Performing Arts Series season inside the 1,000-seat Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, which opened in February.

  • Music to enhance lunch hours at Norman's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on Tuesdays

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman can enjoy free concerts at noon on Tuesdays through November.

  • Second annual Wiggle Out Loud children's music festival to rock downtown Oklahoma City on Sunday

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Genevieve Goings of Disney Junior’s popular act Choo Choo Soul will headline the free family event in Oklahoma City.

  • Medicine Stone music festival takes root in Tahlequah

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    In its second year, the red dirt and alt-country festival along the scenic Illinois River already is showing signs of growth.

  • Album Review: The Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing, 'The Cherokee Maidens' (Ruby Records)

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Album Review: The Oklahoma-Kansas trio The Cherokee Maidens and its stellar backing band Sycamore Swing will play an album release show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley.

  • Handsome Devils reschedule Norman concert

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A Summer Breeze concert by The Handsome Devils that was cancelled due to illness has been rescheduled for Sunday.

  • Septemberfest brings free fun to Oklahoma History Center, Governor's Mansion

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    On Saturday, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and first gentleman Wade Christensen will host the 18th annual Septemberfest, a free fall festival that features more than 50 activities and attractions. An estimated 20,000 people from across Oklahoma — and some from out of state — attend the family-friendly event each year.

  • Oklahoma Band Q&A: Team Nightstand

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Things get more personal for Norman-based electronic pop duo Team Nightstand after they downsize from playing with bands.

  • Kim Lenz to perform at Norman's final Summer Breeze concert of season

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Kim Lenz and the Jaguars will close out the Summer Breeze concert series with a free performance Sunday at Lions Park in Norman.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.