OKLAHOMA CITY — It looks as if there’s at all times so much made concerning the summer time live performance season, and it’s true that this previous summer time noticed some implausible and memorable acts on phases throughout city, however it’s trying like nothing can contact November for selection.
After all of the work that our metropolis’s finest native promoters and bookers have put into making a worthwhile scene and an unmissable tour cease, OKC is lastly discovering its place on the musical map. And with Beer Metropolis Music Corridor now firmly established and cracking alongside virtually nightly, there has perhaps by no means been a greater time to be a live performance lover in Oklahoma Metropolis.
Whether or not the falling leaves have you ever feeling like crying or the town lights of the longer nights have you ever feeling like it’s essential to dance, there’s one thing for everybody on stage this month.
Amanda Shires – Beer Metropolis Music Corridor – November ninth
The previous adage about there at all times being a girl behind each nice man is particularly true of country-soul champion Amanda Shires.
A lot is manufactured from the good Jason Isbell lately, however even by his personal admission, he’d be nowhere with out the love and help of his spouse and songwriting co-conspirator Shires, who received him clear and impressed his finest work.
In her personal proper, Shires is a formidable songwriter, showcasing a towering expertise for combining sincere vulnerability with palpable, impenetrable confidence.
In the event you’re a fan of Isbell or any of his fashionable “outlaw” ilk, comparable to Sturgill Simpson or (subsequent addition on this checklist) Coleman Williams, you owe it to your self to get out to Beer Metropolis and get on Shires’ soulful wavelength.
IV and the Unusual Band – Blue Be aware – November tenth
Because the son of Hank Williams III, Coleman Williams dutifully carries the moniker “IV” and continues the following logical step from his father’s mixture of punk-and-metal-inspired hard-rock and nation music.
Every of the Williams dynasty has found and explored their very own nook of the nation/western world, however in some ways, IV appears like he’s combining parts of all of them, significantly with a singing voice remarkably near his great-grandfather’s legendary warbling tenor.
In the event you’re a devoted fan of the Williams clan, or in the event you’ve by no means heard how effectively classical nation can mesh with the more durable, heavier stuff, then don’t miss this opportunity to catch IV and his Unusual Band in an intimate room like Blue Be aware.
SLANDER – The Criterion – November seventeenth
Thursday the seventeenth is ready to be a wild, loaded night time for music in OKC, and there’s trying like there’ll be nothing larger than SLANDER at The Criterion.
The continuously evolving EDM duo is lastly celebrating the discharge of their first-ever album after practically a decade collectively they usually’re touring it with their trademark spectacle: DJ-ing from within a large, mechanical “eye” with stage-sized video projections behind them showcasing their very own sci-fi surroundings.
Whereas SLANDER’s sound is constructed on future home, entice, and even a contact of dubstep, they hold it infused with a stage of epic drama and emotion that continues to set them aside.
Dion Warlocke Album Launch – Blue Be aware – November seventeenth
If as an alternative you favor some wacko hard-rock, or in the event you’d slightly get out to help some deserving locals, then hit Blue Be aware on the seventeenth to assist post-post-punks Dion Warlocke welcome their new child into the world.
In the event you haven’t heard Dion Warlocke, you’re lacking out on one in every of OKC’s finest solutions to the driving, grungey, headbanging legacy of the late-80s and 90s.
They’ll be debuting their new album on the Blue Be aware stage with help from Automobiles, Aztec Milk Temple, and Baileyboy.
Cory Wong – Tower Theatre – November seventeenth
Rounding out the stylistic roulette that’s November seventeenth is current fun-funk guitar maestro Cory Wong (function picture) on the historic Tower Theatre stage.
Wong’s trademark mix of pop, jazz, R&B, and jam-band fashion funk-rock has made him a dwelling legend in some guitar circles, and when he’s backed by his Wongnotes massive band – that includes full horn part, keys, and additional percussion – it’s like a cool spiritual revival.
Flickerstick – Beer Metropolis Music Corridor – November nineteenth
In the event you don’t know Flickerstick, you then by no means watched one of the best actuality competitors present ever: 2001’s “Bands on the Run” on VH1, pitting 4 unsigned bands in opposition to each other on a cross-country tour.
Regardless of by no means making as a lot cash as their rivals, Flickerstick ultimately secured the grand prize based mostly on constantly profitable viewers favor with their energetic model of Texas-tinged indie-rock.
After greater than a decade aside, Flickerstick have lastly reunited and will probably be taking the Beer Metropolis stage by storm on the again of the candy current resurgence of early-2000s indie.
King Cabbage Brass Band – Beer Metropolis Music Corridor – November twenty fifth
It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You might want to get out of the home and get away out of your prolonged household for a bit, and also you in all probability want to bounce off a few of the earlier day’s meal.
Beer Metropolis has you coated completely with OKC’s premier “second line”-style brass ensemble.
Anyplace the King Cabbage Brass Band goes, it’s a celebration, bringing booming, brassy renditions of each fashion conceivable and imploring you to shake it such as you’re in The Huge Simple.
If Thanksgiving is the quintessentially American vacation, then New Orleans-style brass band jazz is the quintessential American music. They go collectively like turkey and stuffing.
I can’t consider any higher musical dessert for the vacation.
Final Up to date November 9, 2022, 10:39 PM by Brett Fieldcamp
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