Oklahoma music

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“So much of its original identity is gone because of the Christianization that has happened. If you look around my house, every book that says Choctaw on it, anything about songs … it’s just Christian hymns being sung in the Choctaw language. There were definitely songs my great-grandpa was singing before they started singing whatever Christian hymns were being [sung].”

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Each month, NPR Music asks our friends at public radio stations around the country for the songs they can't stop spinning. Whether it's a new song from a local artist or a band from the other side of the world, the mix is likely to include something you've never heard before.

November's playlist includes a song from an avant-garde Russian band with hints of new wave, a nostalgic country-folk song perfect for a campfire and a genre-blending song by a pair of 19-year-old producers.

Glintshake, 'Убожество'

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Oklahoma musician Boyd Littell passed away on on Tuesday, October 31, following a bicycle accident in Portland, Oregon. He was 40.

Littell played in dozens of Oklahoma bands: ADDverse Effects, The Ills, Mama Sweet, Stereopimp, Scabby Itchins, Skinfonia, Pidgin, Thumpre, D-Lux Vortex, Conjunto Clave, The Method, The Projects, Blues Man/ Blues Devil, Tao Chemical, Tritones, Tincture, Blue Light Special, Lord High Octane & the Kam Shaft Kings, and several others.

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Each month, NPR Music asks 10 public radio DJs and music directors to send in the songs they can't get enough of. The songs they select often paint a picture of their local music scene, and this month, several of them chose to highlight rising stars.

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KOSU will host a free concert in Tulsa this Sunday afternoon.

Headlining the bill will be Matt Stansberry & The Romance, a nine-piece Oklahoma City rock ’n’ roll band influenced by r&b and soul. The band's throwback sound is often compared to that of contemporaries like St. Paul and the Broken Bones and JD McPherson.

Stansberry says their music is appealing to fans of all ages.

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The audience for Hanson's first Tiny Desk concert could be cleanly sorted into two distinct camps: the curious and the committed.

Oklahoma musician Eric Harmon passed away on on Wednesday, October 4, following a short fight with cancer. He was 48.

Harmon played in dozens of Oklahoma bands: Moore-Peace-Harmony, Cousins, The Cant, Cinderbiscuits, Chainsaw Kittens, The Golden Eggs, Realistik, American Boyfriends, The Toothman, The Conflation Congregation, Chop Shop, Goblet, Dogpatch, 40 Minutes of Hell, Locust Avenue, and undoubtedly more.

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St. Vincent's "Pills" is the kind of psychedelic Franken-pop monster that could only be concocted by Annie Clark in a lab with a mess of mad scientists — which is exactly what happened.

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