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G.K. Hizer

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.