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.
It’s been years since the Dollyrots played Oklahoma City. But fortune finally favored the city’s denizens: last April they opened for Bowling for Soup, a band they’ve long been associated with, at the Tower Theatre. Eleven months later to-the-day, the Dollyrots headlined at the 89th Street Collective. The last time they played
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
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,” […]
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 […]