DPB back in the house! Rock and blues with a flair of that Tulsa sound we love around here. Quartet style featuring Chris Kyle on keys!
"Tasjan's words are soaked in spilled whiskey, misunderstood tears and dusty memories. Each number seeps into the cracks of your troubled soul."
These whiskey-soaked tunes have garnered the attention from some pretty fine national sources, including Rolling Stone, NPR, No Depression and American Songwriter. ALT's new record, In The Blazes has made quite a few 2015 year-end lists and deservedly so - it's dark humor and underground genius is reminiscent of some of our favorites including Fullbright and Moreland. ALT is in good company.
He will be accompanied by the incomparable Bonnie Whitmore on bass for this show!! A don't miss, for sure.
The debut of The Hosty Duo at Frank & Lola's!
Often referred to as the hardest working Okie musician, Hosty has been at it for 20 years, playing big and small venues throughout the midwest. If you've ever yelled Boomer Sooner or walked down Asp Avenue, you know Mike Hosty. Norman comes to Bartlesville!
"Out of Norman, Oklahoma, witty guitar guru Mike Hosty and , two piece drummer, Mike Byars, entertain as the Hosty Duo with a tour schedule of 250 shows a year. Hosty simultaneously tears through gritty slide leads, blows harmonica and or Kazoo and uses foot pedals to stomp bass lines. His guitar collection includes an 8 string instrument that allows him to thump three bass strings with his thumb while he fingerpicks guitar. The Hosty Duo has developed a huge underground following of bikers, sorority gals, hippies and truckers."
– Billy Block's Western Beat Monthly - May 2003 Edition
Dirty is the key word here. Featuring Combs (guitar, lap), Jordan Hehl (bass), Matt Edwards (drums) and Corey Mauser (keys).
Funk jazz that will blow the roof off the corner shop, no doubt!
John Calvin Abney is an amazing songwriter. It's that simple. Self-described as "bummer-core," but he's so much more than that. It's not all sad songs and shoe-gazing, plenty of action when JCA makes his way in, promise!
This is a great way to close out the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, whether you're running from family to head our way, or bringing weird cousin Buster along from Poughkeepsie!
Pilgrim has a new record! Grab your very own copy and check out the live show as we celebrate the release of another fine offering from The New Tulsa Sound group!
This is the 7th Annual Halloween Extravaganza Live Music Costume Contest!
Kyle Reid & The Low Swingin' Chariots are carefully preparing their own costumes and establishing criteria for the contest judging. Will a little extra in the tip jar influence their decision? See for your self!
No doubt this will be the most swingin Halloween party in Washington County!
"Bernice and Bryan Hembree have so much chemistry and musical talent it’s ridiculous. It’s the perfect complement of a female and male vocal. She has the soothing, higher pitched voice and his, is that of a weary traveler. His vocals really nail that Americana, folky, “I’ve been traveling this long road for a while” style voice. Their set was solid and just really, really good!" - Adam Robinson, Honest Music Review
Sometimes we're amazed at the touring acts we're able to land. A Love Electric is no exception. Nicest dudes you'll ever meet, and one of the most unique and fun bands around.
3 Nation, 6 fisted power psych group A Love Electric is heading out for another of their gypsy colored tours behind the group’s most recent release, Son of A Hero (Ropeadope Records, ftr. John Medeski). The tour stretches from San Jose, Costa Rica to Seattle across the Pacific Northwest and eventually through Colorado to Oklahoma before the band returns to its mainstay markets in Latin America and on to Western Europe.
Having performed over 500 shows in 4 years in tours stretching from Patagonia, Argentina, to Prague, Czech Republic, A Love Electric has evolved into a creative rock supergroup in Latin America, and an emerging act in the USA, performing at festivals from Mexico City’s rock giant “Vive Latino” alongside Arcade Fire to New York City’s Winter Jazzfest.
The band is led by guitarist and vocalist Todd Clouser, a voice at the forefront of creative music scene off a recent performance at New York City’s Town Hall alongside John Lurie, John Zorn, Flea, and more.
The three musicians in A Love Electric currently live in Mexico City, a city of 26 million people, within a block of each other, often performing in their home country with guests from Cyro Baptista to Billy Martin, John Medeski, and a recent studio collaboration with Arto Lindsay.
Ali & Wink have a baby on the way! We're going to celebrate the impending arrival with a "Frank & Lola's Baby Shower!" They'll play the great tunes they're known for, feel free to bring a few diapers, baby clothes, gift cards, or whatever you think will make life a little easier for these expecting parents!
PBB's new record "Sneakers" is in the can, awaiting final mastering, pressing, distribution and publicity. For all that, there's a Kickstarter to pre-order the record along with some other goodies!
Here's the link: KICKSTARTER
To prepare the masses for this record, PBB will preview "Sneakers" live on this fine Saturday! Come support PBB, it's gonna be a good time!
This Oklahoma-grown band, know forthwith as Green Corn Rebellion, arose from the murk of the sleeping Tulsa Sound, or the mire of the not-so-tired New Tulsa Sound, or perhaps a plagiary of the dirge-punk scene somewhere in Terlton.
Masked as mere dextrous performers, this band is of highly trained thinking machines from a variety of backgrounds, tirelessly creating dramatic musical enactments of Americana from the underbelly of the mid-south, i.e. that line of highways that spans Stillwater to Houma, cypress to red dirt, a "prarie-dog rock" voodoo.
The Gentlemen Vain consists of Daniel Villanueva, Robert Cody Maxwell, Clemente Gomez and David Snawder. Robert Cody Maxwell is the lead singer. Maxwell said, “My backing band is ‘The Gentlemen Vain’ in reference to Dutch Vanitas artwork [still-life] and the temporal nature of earthly life, and it is a reflection of our own focus artistically on the fragile nature of our lives and our relationship to our world.” The band’s style is described as Americana or indie-folk music, with vocal harmony-centric arrangements in the style of The Avett Brothers and Jackson Browne.
Ahhh, Wink. He'd probably never admit it, but behind the trucker hat, the overalls and the big bushy beard and shaggy hair, the man exudes cool in an unnoticeable, skewed-from-the-cool-norm sort of way. His music does all the talking. He's a storyteller, and his music tells really, really good stories.