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NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

Mar 17, 2014

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.

While dozens of Oklahoma bands drove several hours to play SXSW, two Stillwater natives only had to drive a few miles. That’s because they’ve lived in Austin for eight years.

Singer Daniel Pruitt and guitarist Garrett Hellman grew up in Stillwater from an early age. They played in the band Shiloh Fivecoat and both went to Oklahoma State University – Daniel studied English and Garrett studied Electrical Engineering.

Abby Kurin

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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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.

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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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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Gayla Peevey

Flip through the radio stations in your car or visit the mall this month and you’ll probably hear “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” a time or two.  The song was recorded in 1953 by then 10-year-old Oklahoman Gayla Peevey.  The song’s popularity helped raise enough money to adopt Matilda, the Oklahoma City Zoo’s first hippo.  KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll had a chat with Peevey for the 60th anniversary of the song’s release.

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