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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
Credit Ryan LaCroix

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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2:19 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

OKIE MUSIC NEWS: Red City Radio, John Fullbright, Leon Russell & more

OklahomaRock.com published a "catch-up" of Oklahoma music news of the past few weeks from Red City Radio, John Fullbright, Leon Russell, Wrathschild, Jabee, Lizard Police, Crystal Vision, Horse Thief, and much more.
So, I've been trying to play catch-up with life ever since SXSW-ing it for a week. And just now, I get a chance to post a new story...which will be a catch-up of (most) of what I missed while I was being silent.
World Cafe
5:37 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: Horse Thief

Horse Thief.
Courtesy of the artist

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.
Samantha Lamb Courtesy of the artist

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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Oklahoma Music
8:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

YouTuber Smooth McGroove: Yukon’s Own Video Game Music Appreciation Teacher

Fan art by Crimson-Soda on DeviantArt.com
Credit Crimson-Soda / DeviantArt.com

The long-haired, bearded vocalist known as Smooth McGroove arranges, performs and produces a capella renditions of classic video game tracks, from Final Fantasy to Street Fighter.  He has more than 814,000 subscribers on YouTube to show for it.  KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll spoke with him about his process, his background… and his cat.

You can follow Smooth McGroove on YouTube and Twitter.

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Oklahoma Music
11:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Science Museum Exhibit Makes You a Rock Star

Science Museum Oklahoma’s resident “Celestial Wizard,” Wayne Harris-Wyrick, demonstrating an interactive display in the Science of Rock exhibit
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

Science Museum Oklahoma presents a traveling exhibit that explores the science of rock music.  The museum’s resident “Celestial Wizard,” Wayne Harris-Wyrick, took a break from running the planetarium to show KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll around.  He says rock music is important because it reminds us of our roots and our development as a human race.

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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

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SXSW 2014
2:54 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Parker Millsap is Exactly Where He Wants to Be

Credit Nathan Poppe

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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Best Music Of 2013
11:15 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Songs Of 2013

British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

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Our friends in the public radio system are some of the most open-minded listeners we know. Each month, our Heavy Rotation series brings you free downloads of what our fellow programmers and producers are experiencing on repeat.

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