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Oklahoma Music Minutes For May 17-21: Music You Should Hear This Week

Audra Mae
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It's covers week on the Oklahoma Music Minute, as we play Oklahoma musicians' takes on popular songs! Here are this week's Oklahoma Music Minutes.

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Monday, May 17

Bartees Strange is from Mustang. Find more of their music at barteesstrange.bandcamp.com.

Here's Bartees Strange's cover of The National's 2005 song "Looking for Astronauts."

Tuesday, May 18

Audra Mae is from Oklahoma City. Find more of their music at audramae.com.

Here's Audra Mae's cover of Bob Dylan's 1974 song "Forever Young."

Wednesday, May 19

Late Night Messages is from Oklahoma. Find more of their music here.

Here's Late Night Messages' cover of Cher's 1998 song "Believe."

Thursday, May 20

It's Throwback Thursday on the Oklahoma Music Minute, where we celebrate Oklahoma's rich music history. Willie Nelson & Leon Russell's cover of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" went to number-one on the country charts in 1979 and the song itself was co-written by Oklahoman Mae Boren Axton.

Friday, May 21

Kalo is from Oklahoma City. Find more of their music at kaloband.com.

Here's Kalo's cover of Tears For Fears' number-one hit "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

The Oklahoma Music Minute airs weekdays on KOSU at 6:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 11:31 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 3:18 p.m., and 5:18 p.m.

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Matthew Viriyapah is KOSU's production assistant and host of the music podcast Songwriters & Tour Riders.
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