State Of The Art

Saturdays from 9-10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Ryan Drake

State Of The Art is a show about all things new. A weekly countdown of the top 5 songs that were just released in the last seven days. Some of the best comedians, musicians, artists, and journalists in the state will stop by to discuss their newest endeavors and select which songs they're currently obsessed with.

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Ryan Drake's Top 20 Songs of 2016

Dec 20, 2016

State of the Art and The Dates of Our Lives host Ryan Drake shares his 20 favorite songs of 2016:

20. Charlie XCX ft. Lil Yachty - "After The Afterparty"

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures but I do believe that I am ashamed of how many times I have listened to this song in the last two months. (Also I love/hate the way she says “baby” in the first verse. I can’t explain myself.)

Blue Whale Comedy Preview: Meg Webb

Sep 9, 2016

Blue Whale Comedy Festival is a four-day comedy festival in downtown Tulsa, which kicked off last night with a pre-party and runs through Sunday, September 11. The festival will feature nearly 100 comedians, including Ron Funches, Fortune Feimster, Eric Andre, and Nate Bargatze.

Recently on State of the Art with Ryan Drake, BWCF co-founder Meg Webb talked about the beginnings of BWCF, the location change for this year, and this year's headliners.

We asked KOSU and Spy hosts to share songs they've been digging over the past month or so.

Below, you'll find music from Mitski, Julien Baker, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sound of Ceres, and more.

Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"

We asked 10 KOSU and Spy hosts to share the one song they've been digging over the past month or so. Below, you'll find new music from David Bowie, Future, Suede, Quilt, and more.

Suede - "Night Thoughts"

Ryan Drake's Top 10 Songs of 2015

Dec 16, 2015

Comedian and State of the Art host Ryan Drake shares his 10 favorite songs of 2015:

10. Beach Slang - "Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas"

There was like a week in September where this was only thing I listened to. The best song by what will probably be my favorite band of 2016.

When KOSU and The Spy teamed up in August 2012, KOSU station director Kelly Burley said that The Spy was providing "a vibrant venue for music genres that are completely underserved in our state."

With that in mind, The Spy and KOSU will launch three new music shows this week that will either take listeners on a new musical journey every week, celebrate new music and artistic endeavors in Oklahoma, or showcase funk, soul, and afrobeat.