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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Oklahoma Music
7:10 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Horse Thief Embraces Fear In Bliss

Alex Coleman, Cameron Neal and Alberto Roubert of Horse Thief
Credit Ryan LaCroix

Tonight, Oklahoma City band Horse Thief celebrates the release of their debut full length album for Bella Union Records.

The band plays a mixture of psychedelic rock and folk rock, along with the guitar sound reminiscent of The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and hints of Fleet Foxes and James.

Horse Thief signed a deal with Bella Union Records in 2013, making them label mates with indie rock favorites Beach House, Fleet Foxes and fellow Oklahomans The Flaming Lips.

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Oklahoma Music
6:33 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Stillwater band Colourmusic Explores the Sound of the Color Purple

Ryan Hendrix and Nick Ley of Colourmusic
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Earlier this week, Stillwater band Colourmusic released their new album, May You Marry Rich, via British label Memphis Industries. It’s their third full-length and showcases the band’s perpetual shift in sound.

When I first met Colourmusic, they were a five piece and often dressed in matching white jumpsuits. They were a whimsical band that often used gimmicks in their live show. These gimmicks included a satire on the modern American family, where band members dressed as a father, mother, son, daughter and uncle.

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World Cafe
5:37 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: Horse Thief

Horse Thief.
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Fear in Bliss. That's the name of the debut album from the psychedelic folk-rock band Horse Thief. Originally from Denton, Texas, the band moved to Oklahoma City to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. The academic woodshedding was extremely fruitful, and Horse Thief caught the attention of The Flaming Lips' management and a high-profile independent label.

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World Cafe
5:28 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

World Cafe Next: Parker Millsap

Parker Millsap.
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  • Download Two Songs From Parker Millsap

The latest World Cafe: Next artist is Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap, who recently released his solo debut and follows in the footsteps of fellow Oklahoman John Fullbright. With strong songwriting, a powerful voice and an engaging live show, Millsap represents himself awfully well for someone who's only 20. Download a pair of his songs on this page, or as part of our World Cafe: Next podcast.

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All Songs Considered
9:33 am
Mon March 17, 2014

NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

Who brings a confetti cannon to a fun fight? Calliope Musicals does.
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The first day at SXSW is about getting your bearings. Shaking off the jet lag, figuring out what you forgot to pack, remembering how long the lines can be and how the overwhelming crowds can sometimes part for a moment to give you a perfect look at a band you fall in love with on the spot.

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SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Oklahoma Music Festivals in Focus at SXSW

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The Woody Guthrie Center hosted a panel at the Buffalo Lounge on Wednesday with representatives of four Oklahoma music festivals.

Those represented were the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the Norman Music FestivalACM Rocks Bricktown and the Center of the Universe Festival.

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SXSW 2014
9:35 am
Mon March 10, 2014

The Buffalo Lounge: Oklahoma’s Creative Lighthouse at SXSW

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Thousands of creatives from music, film, interactive and many others invade Austin, Texas this week for the 2014 South by Southwest Conference and Festival.

In its fourth consecutive year, The Buffalo Lounge provides exposure for participating Oklahoma companies and talent, while promoting the state as a front runner in the film, music and interactive industries. The Buffalo Lounge hosts three days of Oklahoma film, interactive and music events, starting today in Austin, Texas.

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SXSW 2014
1:46 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Skating Polly Are Not Little Girls

Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo of Skating Polly

Next week, dozens of Oklahoma bands will head down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. One of those bands is Oklahoma City's Skating Polly.

At the ages of 13 and 18, Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse want to be taken seriously. And, you should.  

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Heavy Rotation
8:21 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

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

Parker Millsap.
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Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions here.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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SXSW 2014
2:54 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Parker Millsap is Exactly Where He Wants to Be

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Next week, dozens of Oklahoma musicians will head down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. One of those musicians is 21-year-old Purcell native Parker Millsap.

At an age when many are figuring out who they are and what they want to do, Millsap is exactly where he wants to be.

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