Oklahoma music

Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a run down of where you can see live music. Here are the picks for the week of Feb. 18-22.

Monday Feb. 18

Monday, Alan Doyle plays The Blue Door in Oklahoma City and Othello's in Norman hosts a blues jam. Meanwhile, James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt play BOK Center in Tulsa. Check out Bonnie Raitt's "Gypsy In Me" below.

Ramona and the Phantoms, the solo project of Kylie Slabby, have been playing shows in Tulsa since 2015. All of this experience in the scene has given the front person a unique view on the state of things in Tulsa.

KOSU intern Kyra Bruce delivers this docu-concert to showcase Slabby's music, her thoughts on the Tulsa music scene, and how to improve it for everyone. Give it a watch and be sure to check them out on Spotify below if you love their grunge-pop tunes as much as we do!

Colourmusic released a new nine-song album, Swimsuit, this week. It's their first studio release in five years, following 2014's May You Marry Rich.

In the time between record releases, the band stopped performing live for several years and parted ways with its record label. Drummer Nick Ley also joined The Flaming Lips during the hiatus.

The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson

Jan 31, 2019

Many may know Wanda Jackson's 1960s hit "Let's Have a Party," or even the versions performed by Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley, but most will not recognize the name of the woman who wrote it: Jessie Mae Robinson.

Every week, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music in Oklahoma. Here are the picks for the week of January 28-February 1, 2019.

Monday, January 28:

Moonraker plays Red Brick Bar in Norman and On the Cinder and The Damones plays The Blue Note in Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, The Damn Quails plays The Deli in Norman. Check out The Damn Quails' "Fool's Gold" below.

What a year for music. Don’t believe me? Then just look at the diversity of all the 2018 year-end Best Of’s. Taking a look at my list makes my heart swell & reminds me of why I still do what I do. The music, man - the music! Like Chelsey Cope at her very best or Skating Polly carving their names on my heart or Broncho when they toured with Billy Idol (I’m still jealous).

Phil Clarkin

Steve Ripley, guitarist, inventor and leader of the country rock group The Tractors, died Thursday evening at his Pawnee County home after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 69.

Ripley played in several bands during high school and continued to do so as a student at Oklahoma State University. He opened his own recording studio, Stillwater Sound, in the early 1970s.

Ryan LaCroix, host of The Oklahoma Rock Show, shares his 10 favorite Oklahoma albums of 2018:

10. Gum - When the Water Hits the Moon

LISTEN: Tired Eyes, I Can Do What You Want Me To, Under Your Spell

John Cooper, co-host of the Red Dirt Radio Hour, shares his top albums of 2018, in no particular order:

Brandon Jenkins - Tail Lights In A Boomtown

Jimmy LaFave - Peace Town

From standard-bearing singers and instrumentalists to genre innovators, from businesspeople who introduced new ways of listening and sharing to activists who made performance their platform, vital voices from all over the music map left us this year — some far too soon.

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