Oklahoma Rock Show

Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

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

Artists heard on the show: Broncho, Parker Millsap, John Fullbright, Other Lives, Deerpeople, JD McPherson & more

Last night, the rest of America got to see what we've known here in Oklahoma for years: John Moreland will move you.

The Tulsa musician's powerful lyrics, skillful fingerpicking, and gravelly vocal delivery collectively have the ability to turn you into a puddle of tears. And, you'll come running back for more.

Rolling Stone called it "an emotionally riveting performance."

Ryan LaCroix, host of KOSU's All Things Considered and co-host of The Oklahoma Rock Show, shares his 10 favorite Oklahoma albums of 2015:

10. Grooms - Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair

After the departure of Emily Ambruso, I was a bit worried about the future of Grooms. But, Travis Johnson and company delivered a solid album with some of the best songs they've ever put out.

Oklahoma Rock Show's Top 25 Songs of 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Last night, we counted down the top 25 Oklahoma songs of 2015. In total, we played 430 new songs on The Oklahoma Rock Show in 2015, so our final list was extremely competitive.

Check out our picks below.

25. Rachel Brashear - "Variations on a Theme"

ANNA & ELIZABETH
Anna & Elizabeth

These simple, stripped-down, raw, traditional Appalachian ballads, hymns and story-songs are delivered with beautifully blended harmonies. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are on a mission to shine new light on old songs and pass the tradition to a new generation. This is pure folk music — it doesn't get much better than this. (Linda Fahey)


CAITLIN CANTY
Reckless Skyline

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, Matt looks back on his favorite 2015 releases from Oklahoma musicians Beau Jennings, Sports, and Samantha Crain.

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

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These days, for many people in country music's mainstream - and beyond it - the genre's version of "sexy" is corny. Rump-shaking dudes in man buns beckoning women who frankly feel a little harassed into their flatbed Fords... At their worst, country's 21st-century dreamboats operate on the principles of hair metal, mixed with CrossFit. That's the stereotype and the perception, anyway.

Former Tulsa band Ok Sweetheart has a song ("We've Got Love") featured in a new commercial for the jewelry chain store Zales.

The song is featured on the band's 2011 album, Home.

Daniel Dorsa

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we play exciting pop music from Skylar Spence, new music from Oklahoma City rapper LTZ, and intoxicating country rock from Mount Moriah.

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

Every month, NPR Music asks public radio personalities around this country to name a new favorite song and, this month, KOSU featured Oklahoma City band Tallows.

Tallows' aptly titled second album, Waist Deep, is full of water wordplay, with phrases like "drowning in excuses" and "wash it all clean" weaving through the lyrics. Continuing with that theme, the Oklahoma City band played its album-release show a few weeks ago in an empty swimming pool at a historic Presbyterian church. Local crowds are partial to Tallows, too, as the band's lush, frenetic sounds have been triggering rousing singalongs and dancing masses at its live shows. Pulling from influences like Modest Mouse, American Football and Pinback, Tallows' songs blur the space between math rock and electronic rock. But if you're not ready to make a decision on Tallows just yet, that's okay. Jump in halfway — the water's fine. —Ryan LaCroix, KOSU's The Spy

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we look at the new album from Oklahoma City band  Tallows, a plan by Speedy Ortiz to make their concerts safer, and new music from Nick Diamonds.

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

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