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What to do in Oklahoma on April 12, 2014: Celebrate the release of Colourmusic's new album at the Blue Note

by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 12, 2014
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Oklahoma rock band Colourmusic, composed of members Ryan Hendrix (left), Nicholas Ley (center), and Corey Ray (right), pose for a picture after rehearsing in an art studio in Midtown Oklahoma City on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The band released their eccentric new album "May You Marry Rich" on March 24, 2014. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma rock band Colourmusic, composed of members Ryan Hendrix (left), Nicholas Ley (center), and Corey Ray (right), pose for a picture after rehearsing in an art studio in Midtown Oklahoma City on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The band released their eccentric new album "May You Marry Rich" on March 24, 2014. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman

Today’s featured event:

Celebrate the release of Oklahoma experimental art-pop band Colourmusic’s new album at 9 tonight at Blue Note Lounge, 2408 N Robinson Ave. The show also will feature Bed People.

My lovely colleague Nathan Poppe chatted with Colourmusic about the group’s new purple-themed creation, “May You Marry Rich,” the third and most challenging Colourmusic full-length album to date.

“May You Marry Rich” was released Tuesday, and the recording process started with an attitude change. The band planned to keep the word “no” out of the equation and approach every idea as a good one, reports Poppe.

This is the first time Colourmusic started an album without song ideas in mind. Pieces of the band’s first two albums were conceived as early as 2003, after frontman Ryan Hendrix and auxiliary band member Nick Turner met during Turner’s stay as an exchange student at Oklahoma State University.

“It’s an ugly album that I think is beautiful,” Hendrix tells Poppe. “I think it’s beautiful in its ugliness. That in a way is one of the big statements that we’re attracted to as a band.”

To read more of Poppe’s excellent Colourmusic feature, click here.

For more information on the album, go to www.colourmusic.net. For more on tonight’s show, go to www.facebook.com/BlueNoteOKC.

For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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