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January 2020

Child’s Play

With new music and a creative window opening up for him, Travis Kidd is pushing forward with a heavy dose of country, rock, a touch of blues, and lots of guitars.

December 2019

Q&A: Criss Angel

Forget what you think you know about magic as Criss Angel turns the profession on its head. Prepare for a magical mashup of mind-blowing illusions and rock 'n' roll energy.

December 2019

Write on Time

Over the course of five albums, a growing legion of fans have gravitated to William Clark Green's songwriting and the band's empathetic arrangements.

November 2019

Q&A: America

Former Air Force brats Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley continue to guide Grammy-winning America into its fifth decade.

November 2019

Q&A: 98 Degrees

With a revived career, a strong friendship and brotherhood within the band, and an ongoing connection with its audience, 98 Degrees is far from burned out.

November 2019

All in the Family

The husband and wife group, Tedeschi Trucks Band, boils down a vast array of influences, making them their own while catering to an incredibly dedicated fanbase hanging on each night's unique setlist.

October 2019

Q&A: Experience Hendrix Tour

An A-list of musicians from the rock, blues, metal, and fusion genres pay homage to the influence of Jimi Hendrix with Experience Hendrix Tour.

October 2019

Q&A: Sawyer Brown

Originally a country-pop band that deepened its repertoire with rich ballads, Sawyer Brown continues its successful run as the original “American Idols.”

October 2019

Guitar Hero

Three decades after the heyday of '80s hard rock, people still like to bang their heads, raise their fists, and have some fun. Doug Burgess is doing his best to provide plenty of metal memories.

September 2019

Q&A: Deep Purple

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame metal legends Deep Purple might be saying goodbye after churning out plenty of classic riffs and hits during a career that saw the group sell over 100 million albums.

September 2019

Q&A: Shaggy

For decades, Jamaican reggae musician Shaggy has brought together people from varying backgrounds thanks to ribald hits like "Boombastic" and "It Wasn't Me."

September 2019

Rooted in Rock

As BC & The Big Rig has developed, the band that initially flinched at being classified as Red Dirt has come to grips with where it fits in the regional genre.

August 2019

Q&A: Brian Setzer

Whether playing large clubs, theaters, casinos, or festivals, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot knows how to capture an audience’s attention and turn the show into an interactive exchange of energy.

August 2019

Q&A: Spin Doctors

Thirty years is a rock ‘n’ roll eternity for bands. But the surviving Spin Doctors have never been a band for backslaps and self-congratulation.

August 2019

Playing Their Part

With a Henna Roso show, it’s not just about the music. Each show is a food drive and fundraiser for hunger awareness.

July 2019

Q&A: The Marshall Tucker Band

While The Marshall Tucker Band reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the ‘70s, it has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for 45 years.

July 2019

Q&A: The Fray

Although pop and adult contemporary formats gravitated to The Fray’s pop sensibilities, the band’s rock roots have shined through the gloss and sheen with an electrifying live show.

July 2019

Finding Her Voice

Equally comfortable belting out Heartland rock anthems or soul-wrenching songs, Ashley McBryde pulls no punches being true to herself, ignoring mainstream country tendencies.

June 2019

Q&A: Trace Adkins

A former oil rigger from Louisiana, the 6-foot-6 honky-tonk baritone Trace Adkins is still standing tall behind a catalog of time-honored hit singles.

June 2019

Q&A: Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins continues to demonstrate is his ability to use music to take a crowd on a journey not just through his career, but also through his life.

June 2019

Raiding the Rock Vault

Golden Ones give Tulsa's music scene a dose of straight-up rock, bathed in classic glam that smacks listeners out of a post-alternative “come on and try to impress me” slumber.

May 2019

Q&A: Jonny Lang

Regardless of which way Jonny Lang's songwriting takes him, the one constant that always figures to remain in place is his exquisite and thoroughly dynamic style of guitar playing.

May 2019

Q&A: Old 97's

Since the band’s 1994 debut album "Hitchhike to Rhome," Old 97’s have mixed the explosiveness of punk rock and the raw sounds of alternative music with heavy doses of classic country swagger.

May 2019

Let There Be Rock

Rocklahoma may have started as a festival built around ‘80s hair bands, but over the years has developed into much more, blending modern and classic rock.

April 2019

Q&A: Gladys Knight

Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched Gladys Knight's unassailable artistry.

April 2019

Q&A: Walk Off the Earth

A Canadian four-piece band, Walk Off the Earth, may have found fame with covers and YouTube exposure, but the group also produces plenty of catchy original tunes.

April 2019

Powerful Pairings

Many music fans have dreamed of sitting down with their favorite artist to share a conversation, a drink, and maybe even a song or two. Vox Pop is making that dream a reality.

March 2019

Q&A: 3 Doors Down

Songs like "Kryptonite" and "Here Without You" ruled the airwaves in the new century as 3 Doors Down cemented their multi-platinum status.

March 2019

Q&A: Smash Mouth

The guys behind classics like "I'm a Believer," "All Star," and 'Walkin' on the Sun" will be bringing an arsenal of belters to the Skyline Event Center for some nostalgic singalongs.

March 2019

Smells Like Indie Spirit

Spanning a variety of genres, Tulsa Little Jam gives listeners a chance to get a good sample of what Tulsa musicians have to offer while also supporting music education in Tulsa public schools.

February 2019

Q&A: Willie Nelson

Few artists can hope to have a music career as long and as storied as 85-year-old Willie Nelson who's still on the road because it makes him happier than contemplating retirement.

February 2019

Q&A: Better Than Ezra

Better Than Ezra, which quickly became a staple in the ’90s alt-rock scene following their debut album "Deluxe" in 1995, is still “GRATEFUL” to be touring and staying in touch with industry trends.

February 2019

Extended Play

Soul City Gastropub will be transformed for three evenings to showcase 24 artists (and surprise guests) for an Americana and folk music version of "speed dating" during The Oklahoma Room event.

January 2019

Q&A: David Spade

David Spade’s sarcastic brand of comedy came to national attention with his run on Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s and continued with television and movie success.

January 2019

Now Ear This

Whether you prefer traditional jazz or something more experimental and avant-garde, the doors are open at Duet for a bit of everything, including a vibrant menu and an arsenal of drink options.

December 2018

Q&A: Jon Pardi

Between his debut "Write You a Song" and subsequent hits, Jon Pardi continues to prove that as pop-oriented as country music has become, there’s always room for a classic-country-leaning artist.

December 2018

Unsilent Night

Ring in the new year with a Red Dirt hangover at Cain’s Ballroom.

November 2018

Q&A: Scotty McCreery

The road from the 10th season of "American Idol" led straight to a No. 1 debut album for Scotty McCreery, who has taken more control of his recordings and Elvis influence.

November 2018

Smells Like Bean Spirit

Although the Descendents have been a band to repeatedly go on hiatus and reform, the band has been active since 2010, progressively getting busier and still looking for the perfect cup of coffee.

October 2018

King of Spin

It hasn’t reclaimed its throne as the dominant format for music listening and recording; that ship has likely sailed in the digital era. But don’t tell that to vinyl’s rapidly increasing fanbase.

September 2018

Q&A: Clint Black

Clint Black has remained one of country music’s most talented stars as a multi-instrumentalist who continues to write his own songs and achieve success without trading his attitude for soulless hits.

September 2018

Spiritual Reawakening

Teresa Knox is breathing new life into The Church Studio that Leon Russell brought to musical prominence in the ‘70s.

September 2018

A Scrapper, Like Woody

Woody Guthrie Prize recipient John Mellencamp takes up residence in Woody’s house with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame curated exhibition “Mellencamp.”

September 2018

Out of the Ashes

Alice in Chains climbs back to the top as grunge survivors, continuing to cut its own path in the modern hard rock world.

August 2018

Band Aid

The Vanguard is a destination room because it puts music first for both up-and-comers and those with larger followings, regardless of genre.

July 2018

Beat This

With a vision and focus that struck him from an early age, Jason Gilardi has successfully built a career that’s kept him behind a drum kit in one manner or another through three decades and counting.

June 2018

Q&A: Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel has proven to be as versatile an entertainer as there is in the business, but doing stand-up comedy is still what brings him the most joy.

June 2018

Lip Service

With a little bit of soul and a whole lot of spirit, Soul City Gastropub creates an oasis for those looking to relax and enjoy music in a space that is welcoming to the artists and the listeners.

May 2018

Q&A: I Love the 90's

The “I Love the 90’s” hip-hop-heavy lineup featuring Vanilla Ice, Young MC, Salt-N-Pepa and Rob Base brings familiar songs and familiar vibes, creating the perfect nostalgia trip to The Joint: Tulsa.

May 2018

Music Maestro

Over the years, he’s been a record executive, radio and television personality and rock historian. Around here, though, Eddie Trunk is known as the face of Rocklahoma and a lover of all things rock.

May 2018

Ear We Go

As Rocklahoma enters its 12th year, it’s become a staple event for the Midwest rock community while continuing to steer through the challenges that come with organizing a summer festival in Oklahoma.

April 2018

Q&A: 38 Special

Southern rockers 38 Special are still “Rockin’ into the Night” with their red-blooded and blue-collared songs that blend melody and harmony with just enough grit to take you “Back to Paradise.”

April 2018

Getting in Tune

The Woody Guthrie Center focuses on carrying Guthrie's vision and legacy into the future while keeping in touch with his past, and helping Oklahoma youth find their own voices.

March 2018

Q&A: Olivia Newton-John

Aussie songbird Olivia Newton-John revisits her enormous hit catalog with a voice that over the decades has lost none of its ethereal sweetness and emotional intimacy.

March 2018

Sound Decisions

After chasing the proverbial brass ring following their stint on "The Voice," Alaska and Madi have found a degree of contentment in their success thus far, while still working to reach the next level.

February 2018

Q&A: Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera’s setlist balances material from both his solo albums and time in Chicago, while helping the audience put a “face” to the songs that probably jump-started plenty of relationships.

February 2018

Pop’s Big Payoff

Indie rocker Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, continues to ride the success of 2017’s Masseduction while teaching a master class on overcoming the challenges of life and facing the future.

January 2018

Q&A: Criss Angel

The Mindfreak brings his famous sleight of hand, street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life in an intimate, raw setting.

January 2018

Home-Chord Advantage

The Wright Brothers’ singular focus bridges genres and presents one of Tulsa’s most promising pop albums (Cosmic Hearts) in years.

January 2018

The 20 Greatest Okie Musicians

It’s nearly impossible to pick only 20 of the best singers, songwriters and musicians in Oklahoma’s history. But we gave it our best shot. Let the debates begin.

December 2017

Q&A: Roots and Boots

Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye are proving their boots still have plenty of “sole” as they deliver the hits that bolstered ‘90s country music to the top of the charts.

December 2017

Road Warriors

A dozen years after forming and a decade past its initial CD release, the Turnpike Troubadours have climbed into the upper echelon of Red Dirt acts, building an ever-growing national audience.

November 2017

Q&A: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas

A fixture on the classic rock tour, Mickey Thomas’s band sounds as youthful as ever while continuing to prove that nothing’s gonna stop Starship from laying it on the line for fans.

November 2017

Q&A: Eddie Money

With blue-collar rock hits such as “Shakin’,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” and "Baby Hold On," the raspy-voiced rocker Eddie Money is still giving fans their money’s worth.

November 2017

Hometown Soul

For music fans rooted in the independent Americana music scene, singer-songwriter John Moreland continues to balance “bummer tunes” and staying clear of soul-sucking jobs by gaining national acclaim.

November 2017

Toasting Tradition

The vibe at Caz’s Pub falls somewhere between dive bar and eclectic man cave, with a seat at the bar (or tables) for anyone who enters, regardless of where they fall in the social spectrum.

October 2017

Q&A: Lynyrd Skynyrd

The pioneering Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to flex its staying power muscle behind classic-rock staples like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Gimme Three Steps,” and the iconic “Free Bird.”

October 2017

Pour Decisions

With so many specialty brews available this time of year, what really sets Oktoberfest suds apart from the usual go-to beers?

October 2017

Facing the Music

Maren Morris promises to not only put a new shine on country, but potentially parlay her fresh blend of styles into pop stardom, as well.

September 2017

Acing the Bar

Offering a cure for whatever “ales” you, George’s Pub stocks nearly 80 bottled brews, a strong whiskey selection and a menu that will have you questioning if the place is really just a bar.

September 2017

Q&A: Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell has graduated from selling tour merchandise for Luke Bryan, writing songs for Florida Georgia Line, and opening for Kenny Chesney, to “Chillin’ It” at the top of the charts on his own.

September 2017

Treble in Paradise

The Colony is where Tulsa’s musical past and present collide, giving us a glimpse of a future focused on tunes geared around strong songwriting with musicianship at the forefront.

August 2017

Q&A: Ralphie May

The fearless funnyman with a renewed Las Vegas residency may be tired of the politically correct boo-hooing, but his standup act is helping fuel a national comedy boom.

August 2017

Bar Bucket List

Not every trip to your local watering hole is going to be memorable. But utilize a few of our ideas and it may become legendary.

August 2017

Lawn in Order

If you’re looking for a great way to experience the best of downtown and enjoy some great entertainment and local music, don’t overlook the Guthrie Green.

July 2017

Hair Apparent

With a citywide marketing campaign, and audiences growing weekly at Safari Joe’s H2O, Morgan Ganem is poised to take his mix of dance beats, rock sensibility, and Caribbean rhythms to the masses.

July 2017

Ale Yeah!

Dead Armadillo is cranking out innovative beers, plenty of small-batch suds and consistent favorites thanks to brewmaster Tony Peck’s process and a desire to put a cold pint in your hand.

June 2017

Imperfectly Perfect

With a combination of great food, good drinks, and excellent original music, Soul City is an eclectic gastropub to get a Wabi-sabi fix and feed both your belly and spirit.

June 2017

Splendor in the Glass

Tired of the overplayed trendy drinks? Area bartenders pour it on straight with their recommendations for getting the most enjoyment out of each sip.

May 2017

The Beat Goes On

Whether on the patio or gathered around the bar, at The Hunt Club you’re likely to find little drama, great live music and a mix of hipsters, businessmen, and even a punk-rocker on any given night.

April 2017

The Downtown Sound

Looking for live music? You can find a little of everything from hip-hop and rock to blues and punk with a walk down the Brady District’s music corridor.

March 2017

Doppelgangers Delight

While playing cover songs doesn’t hold much creative gain for musicians, it is a way to make a little coin and stay connected to music.