Oklahoma Rock Show

Fridays from 7-9 p.m.

Oklahoma Rock Show is a weekly two-hour show of Oklahoma music, from across the state. The show opens a window of Oklahoma music to the rest of the world.

Artists heard on the show: Broncho, Parker Millsap, John Fullbright, Other Lives, John Moreland, JD McPherson, Samantha Crain, Travis Linville, Jabee & more

NPR Music's Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it. We hope you enjoy.

Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" has long been offered as an "alternative national anthem," performed by musicians from Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger to Chicano Batman and Sharon Jones. Its message seems fairly simple — we are all equally entitled to the rights of this country, including the land we stand on. But Native Americans will just as soon point out that the core of the song, that "this land was made for you and me," is a wholly colonialist message.

January's edition of Heavy Rotation, chosen by NPR member stations, features music from The Avalanches, Chet Faker, Igwe Aka, Madlib, Run the Jewels and more.

Bartees Strange made his national television debut last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, playing "Boomer" off his full length-debut, Live Forever.

The song was Oklahoma Rock Show's Top Song of 2020.

Ryan LaCroix, host of The Oklahoma Rock Show, shares his 10 favorite Oklahoma albums of 2020.

Last week, we counted down the top 25 Oklahoma songs of 2020. In total, we played 740 new songs on The Oklahoma Rock Show this year, so our final list was wildly competitive.

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

September's edition of Heavy Rotation, chosen by NPR member stations, features music from Janelle Monáe, Labrinth, SAULT, Omar Apollo, New Order and more.

All of this month's picks are available to stream on the Heavy Rotation Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page. As always, you can discover fantastic music programming happening across the country by clicking the links to each station's website, included below.

In the 1970s, the Red Dirt music scene took root in Stillwater and gave rise to artists like Garth Brooks, the Turnpike Troubadours and Stoney LaRue. The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange's Katelyn Howard spoke with author Josh Crutchmer about his new book that details the scene’s history and how it spread across the country.

August's edition of Heavy Rotation, chosen by NPR member stations, features new music from Sylvan Esso, Sault, London rapper Little Simz and more.

All of this month's picks are available to stream on the Heavy Rotation Spotify playlist at the bottom of this page. And don't forget that you can discover all the amazing music programming happening across the country by clicking the links to each station's website, included below.

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