December 2009

12/31/09

New Years Eve parties

Everyone knows that New Year’s Eve is always full of expectations and resulting let downs. There’s too much hype to live up to. But some events that might come close to your irrational expectations are the following: 1. The Eclipse with JFJO and The Panda Resistance: Two of Tulsa’s best acts for $20 and a gulp of unpalatable sparkling wine. But let’s be honest. You are not going for that swill but for the music. It should be a great way to ring in the new year at one of Tulsa’s newest and oldest live music venues. 2. Brookside ball drop in front of the KJRH Channel 2 news station. It's free admission if you bring a food item for the food bank. MidFirst Bank will also collect loose change to donate to the food bank. It's a great cause but I cannot find any...

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12/23/09

Cain's 2010 concert schedule

Have you seen the Cain’s upcoming schedule lately? Old 97’s (indie-alternative-country) was recently added, along with Flogging Molly (Irish-indie-rock) and Rogue Wave (indie). But the three words that stand out for this author are: Yo. La. Tango. (Indie-weird.) It is going to be a great year.

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12/18/09

Eric and the Adams open show

Know a music lover? Need to get some Christmas presents? See where I am heading with this? Eric and the Adams have their budget-minded EP out right now for $4.99 on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon.com and Lala. You can also purchase an autographed copy available on their Web site. Dripping in pop sensibilities, their debut CD has Eric and the Adams siblings chiseling away at their signature sound and making some catchy music. Their fan base is exponentially increasing and this CD has only added napalm to the fire. You can also snag a copy of this worthy release at their show on Friday night at the Cain’s. PDA’s Christmas Gala will feature Eric and the Adams opening a huge night of music. For details, see here.

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12/18/09

Christmas Gala tonight at Cain's 2nd Stage

P.D.A.’s Annual Christmas Gala will be turning up the bass on your “holidaze” tonight. Tulsa’s own hip-hop impresario will be headlining a huge lineup of local music at the Cain’s Ballroom. Bands include: Head Over Hills, Refuse Thy Name, Motive for Movement, Navigator and Eric and the Adams. Sordid details include (but are by no means limited to) the following: 1. All ages show. 2. $10 at the door or charge by phone by calling 877-977-6849. 3. Cain’s 2nd Stage. 4. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 5. Show at 8 p.m.

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12/18/09

Panda attack!

The Panda Resistance will have their CD Release party tonight at Soundpony (423 N. Main St.) with Daniel(s) opening. Local musicians Bo Hallford, Clay Welch and Andrew Bones made their first official recording of this particular musical endeavor (of their many). While their indie-rock sound is difficult to classify, according to their MySpace page, they have some pretty loyal followers: "Quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever heard … a truly life changing experience for me." - Barrack Obama "The most glorious thing in God's great kingdom. Full of thought provoking, genuinely intriguing material. A shining beacon of pure white light - a masterpiece…" – Bono Admission is always free at Soundpony, but the CD will cost you a couple of...

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12/11/09

Holiday Family Jam at Flytrap tonight

There is a plethora of music going off at Flytrap Music Hall (514 E. Second Street) this evening. For $8 in advance or $12 at the door you receive the following in local music: Flatland Travelers, Whirligig, Paul Benjaman Band and Taddy Porter. For that amount of dinero, you should be giggling like a fat kid locked in a candy store. But wait! There’s more! For not a penny more, included in the outrageously low, low price for a night’s worth of festivities, somehow they have opened a portal in time and space and figured out a way to fit a late night dance party with the Dinosaur Trio, too! SWEET! Show starts promptly around 7:45 p.m. It goes until the portal stays open.

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12/07/09

Slowhand, BOK. BOK, Slowhand.

Yet another huge recording artist shall take the stage at the BOK Center. The only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream and solo), Eric Clapton will perform with Roger Daltry of The Who on March 2. It’s almost getting to the point where it is news if these acts don’t come to Tulsa. I remember it was a given that huge recording stars would avoid our fair city. But the BOK Center has changed all of that. Tickets ($57, $77 and $97) go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. at BOKcenter.com.

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12/04/09

Black Eyed Peas back to Oklahoma

The Black Eyed Peas will take the stage at the BOK Center on March 20 for their Monkey Business World Tour. They deal #1 hits like a blackjack dealer deals cards. They have started their own clothing lines. Every time there is an “event,” they seem to be in the middle of it (Grammys, Victoria's Secret Runway Show, Landing on the Moon, etc.). I had never been much of a fan of their disco-pop sound, but I have taken a more moderate stance from my beginning white-hot hatred of them. I understand it after seeing them live. As much as it pains me to say it, they put on a great show. And that was in the middle of Owen Field in Norman. Imagine what they could do with the accommodations at the BOK? Information on ticket sales is still pending.

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12/04/09

Riding into the Cain's

Christmas comes early for local music aficionados. Several shows have been announced recently. And all seem worth checking out. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club plays at the Cain’s Ballroom on March 21. The current “it” band with indie and college radio, BRMC will be touring in support of their March 9 release, “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo”. Reminiscent of The Jesus and Mary Chain, this California act takes its name from Marlon Brando’s motorcycle gang in “The Wild One”. This. Show. Will. Rock. Tickets for this all-ages show will be $17 (plus “fees") and go on sale Dec. 11.

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12/03/09

Norah Jones kicks off concert tour in Tulsa

Norah Jones kicks off her tour in support of her recent release, “The Fall” (currently #10 on the Billboard Top 100), at the Brady Theater on March 2. Since her debut in 2002, Jones has sold 16 million albums in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide. Her voice is almost instantly recognizable throughout her versions of jazz and country and indie rock. NME reports that “The Fall” is being remixed with help from Beck, Santogold and The Beastie Boys. I doubt if the remixed versions will appear at the Brady but still sounds like something to listen for in the future. Tickets go on sale December 22. This would be a great gift idea for someone that you love (or someone that you love who is very mad at you). “Yeah, hi, I’d like two tickets for Norah...

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