Oklahoma Rock Show

Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.
Ryan LaCroix & Grace Gordon

Oklahoma Rock Show is two-hours of Oklahoma music from all across the state. The show opens a window of Oklahoma music to the rest of the world.

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Sample Size
5:43 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Best of 2014: Parker Millsap, Colourmusic & Broncho

Parker Millsap

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look back at some of our favorite tracks from Oklahoma musicians in 2014, including Parker Millsap, Colourmusic, and Broncho.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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Sample Size
5:44 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

New Mix: Los Campesinos!, Tallows, Celadon City, Mark Ronson & Mystikal

Los Campesinos!
loscampesinos.com

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look at a Christmas tune from Los Campesinos!, a one-off collaboration between Oklahoma City band Tallows and Edmond's Celadon City, and Mark Ronson's James Brown-sounding collaboration with rapper Mystikal.

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Heavy Rotation
10:48 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Oil Boom's song "The Sneak Tip" is a KOSU favorite this month.
Courtesy of the artist

Every month, NPR Music asks public radio personalities around this country to name a new favorite song and then we feature one of those songs on Morning Edition.

Today we go to Oklahoma City, where Ryan LaCroix is the Operations Manager and All Things Considered host at KOSU. He also hosts a program called Oklahoma Rock Show, two hours of local music on KOSU every Thursday night.

The band Oil Boom is based in the Dallas / Ft. Worth metro area, but lead singer Ryan Taylor hails from Oklahoma City. LaCroix says the song "The Sneak Tip" is just plain fun.


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Oklahoma Music
12:59 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Top Rock Drummers Set to Be Inducted Saturday

Jim Keltner (left) with John Lennon in 1974

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

You might not know the name Jim Keltner, but you’ve probably heard him playing drums on some of your favorite songs for the last 50 years.

Founding board member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and author of the Oklahoma Music Guide Dr. Hugh Foley says that Keltner’s status among rock drummers is unquestionable.

“He is the session drummer of the rock and pop era, from the mid-1960s to the present day. That includes an incredible list of artists. It’s one of those jaw-droppers, whether it’s John Lennon or Ringo Starr or George Harrison, with whom he played on all significant tracks by those three former Beatles.”

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Oklahoma Music
1:22 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Elvin Bishop Still Feels at Home Playing the Blues

Elvin Bishop

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

Elvin Bishop’s family moved to Tulsa when he was 10 years old. He attended Will Rogers High School and won a scholarship as a National Merit Scholar to the University of Chicago, where he studied physics. Founding board member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and author of the Oklahoma Music Guide Dr. Hugh Foley says that when Bishop wasn’t studying physics, he was studying the blues.

“When he gets there, he winds up hearing all these great blues musicians – Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and so forth. He told me, ‘the first thing I did when I got there was to make friends with the black dudes working in the cafeteria at the university.’ And within a very short period of time, he was deep into the blues scene there in Chicago.”

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Oklahoma Music
11:27 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Once Derided for His 'Uptown Blues,' Lowell Fulson Now Celebrated

Lowell Fulson
Ace Records

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

Blues guitarist Lowell Fulson was born to parents of Choctaw and African-American descent in Tulsa in 1921. He was raised in Ada, playing guitar at church and picnics, before landing a job in 1939 as a guitarist for country-blues singer Alger “Texas” Alexander.

He was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served for two years before beginning his recording career. His first rhythm and blues hit came on the Swingtime label in 1948 with the now-blues standard “Three O’Clock Blues.”

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Oklahoma Music
10:54 am
Tue October 28, 2014

'The Breeze' Finally Gets His Due

JJ Cale
The Rosebud Agency

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

One of this year’s inductees is J.J. Cale, who is probably most well known as the songwriter of tunes made popular by Eric Clapton (“Cocaine”) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Call Me the Breeze”).

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

KOSU Music: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Flying Lotus & Yumi Zouma

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
facebook.com/jacobfred

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look at Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's further expermientation with jazz, the fifth studio album from genre-melder Flying Lotus, and dance-pop from New Zealand band Yumi Zouma.

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Music
7:05 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Guthrie Ends Summer With Block Party

Guthrie closes out its summer concert series with a lineup of local and international bands.

KOSU’s Kate Strum reports on Make Guthrie Weird.

Make Guthrie Weird welcomes fall this Saturday with its last block party of the year featuring musicians from Oklahoma and beyond.  

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

KOSU Music: Broncho, U2 & Mapei

Broncho
dinealonerecords.com

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look at the new album from hometown heroes Broncho, the delivery method for the new U2 album, and the debut album by pop singer Mapei.


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