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My Brightest Diamond at Guestroom Records (OKIE-​X Outtakes & Gallery)

My first encounter with the music of My Brightest Diamond was a track on a RED + HOT com­pi­la­tion. During the sum­mer break, my neighbor’s teenage daugh­ter and her friend used to hang out in my liv­ing room and spin CDs on my hi-​fi. One day she brought over Dark Was the Night, the fif­teenth entry in the RED + HOT series.

Tim Easton: Exposition Interview & Gallery

I drove to Okemah in early December to see folk singer and song­writer Tim Easton. Easton was on the first leg of a multi-​city record­ing ses­sion for his new album Exposition. After we had lunch at the Hen House Café I took some pic­tures of him work­ing in his makeshift

Skating Polly: The Make It All Show Tour Kickoff

Returning to the scene of their very first show, for­mer Okies Skating Polly played to a sold-​out house at OPOLIS on Saturday. The show was the first stop in a 15-​city tour pro­mot­ing the release of their fifth full-​length album The Make It All Show. Vice Magazine calls it “rip-​roaring,” […]

Tea with Tyson Meade (Interview & Gallery)

On 26 May, cen­tral Oklahoma felt an earth­quake. The vibra­tions were from the nee­dle drop­ping on Godfather of Alt-​Rock Tyson Meade’s new long player, Robbing the Nuclear Family. The 55-​year-​old rocker played piano and sang the entire album to an atten­tive audi­ence at his­toric music venue VZD’s Restaurant and […]

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