Wednesday, January 30, 2008

the bluehemians

the bluehemians

wed/jan 30th

elephant run

41st & I44

9 to 12 am

fri/feb 1st

scotty's lounge

3116 west 61st

9 to 1 am

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Exposing tunes

Exposing tunes
By Lisa Lewis
Features Writer

The creator of Stillwater’s hottest radio show may be sitting next to you in class and you may not even know it.

“Danger” Granger Brown, 26 and a broadcast journalism junior, hosts Independently Exposed radio show, which Hideaway Pizza sponsors, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KSPI 93.7 FM. The show, which he has hosted for a year, focuses on indie music and many lesser-known artists.

Brown recently returned from a four-month long studio art internship in New York, where he still recorded and sent Independently Exposed for airplay on KSPI. He said that he “didn’t make one [piece] of art the entire time I was there” and learned that studio art wasn’t what he wanted to do.

Podcasts are available of past and recent Independently Exposed broadcasts at and

“Then if you miss an episode you can go online and listen to it each week,” Brown said. “Or if you don’t have a radio you can listen to it online, which is great. And anyone outside of the radio range can listen to it.”
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Jay McRae, program director for KSPI, said he hired Brown for “his extensive knowledge of the type of music that he’s playing and the big following he has.”

Independently Exposed’s one-year anniversary party, “Dance Off! Pants Off! 3,” will be held at 9 p.m. Feb. 23 in Oklahoma City at Tree & Leaf, 8405-1 N. Rockwell. Mymo, Beatpunks and John Bourke will provide music. The cost is $5, and it’s an all-ages event, 21-and-up to drink.

“We’ve had a couple of these so far,” Brown said. “They’ve been a lot of fun, honestly, and a lot of people have shown up. It’s just a dance party, you know?

“But it’ll be the best dance party Oklahoma has ever seen,” he said, smiling.

The O’Colly got the chance to sit down with the man behind the voice to discuss his show, his job and, uh, shoes and undergarments.

The Daily O’Collegian: How did you get into DJing in the first place?

Danger Granger: Very much by accident. I had a friend that worked for KXZY and he was doing the late Friday night show…and he was just up there by himself and he was bored, so he called me and asked me to come up there and hang out with him. So I pretty much went in there, played some music, started talking, and I started getting into it. Then he was asking me back. So I started doing the show just a little bit with him, and then I decided to do [KXZY show] Hijack the Mic after that. So I just really kind of fell into it. I’ve always been a huge fan of music.

DO: How did you come up with the name for Independently Exposed?

DG: That’s one of the hardest things to do, honestly, with a radio show. Took a lot of brainstorming. Really, it’s just all about coming to one, and it just kind of hits you. It’s like the way I pick out shoes. I’ll go through like hundreds of shoes until I get like one and I try it on, and I feel it. It’s just that feeling you have that you know that it’s just the right one.

DO: What were you doing before that?

DG: I was doing a studio art major. I thought about teaching art. I was never passionate about art like I am about the radio show.

DO: How do you go about selecting the songs that you want to play?

DG: Listen to lots and lots and lots of music. I kind of have a technique, I’ve kind of got it boiled down to engineering, almost, now. I have about 1,300 songs that I just have that I know I’m going to play on the show in rotation, no matter what. And then each week I handpick the playlist and then I base it on a flow of music, not just a random pick. From one song to the next, there’s never going to be a song right next to one another that’s completely different. It’s not going to jump from one type of music to another type of music, because it doesn’t sound good.

DO: What’s been your strangest song request from a listener?

DG: I get all kinds of weird stuff, since it’s 93.7. This old lady called me and asked for the brand new Santana song. I had to explain to her that, I’m sorry, it’s not that show. Lots of teeny-bopper stuff, like Britney Spears and stuff like that. I think it’s just people turning it on randomly and being like, “Oh, there’s somebody in there, let’s call him!” The weirdest one that I got that I played was a longtime listener and I can’t remember the name of it. It’s so obscure. Almost like Velvet Underground, kind of stuff from the 70s. It was really dark and kind of long, which I don’t usually tend to go towards. It was a good song.

DO: What’s the best part about doing the show?

DG: The ladies (laughs). Just creating something that you can be proud of and exposing people to music they’re not gonna hear on the radio anywhere else in Oklahoma. And the ladies.

DO: Tell me about your nickname.

DG: Some girl way back in the day just started calling me that. She was singing some song that said something about “danger danger,” and she, like, had an epiphany and added “Granger” in there. And then other people started doing it, too. This was actually in California where I first got called that. But people here were calling me it, too. But it has a nice ring to it so I kept it. I like it.

DO: What can people who tune into Independently Exposed expect?

DG: Mind explosions (smiles). What I’d really like to have happen is people turn on the station, they hear the music, they have a deep inner realization, like an epiphany, their life changes, and they’re new people after that. But probably what really happens is people get exposed to some new music, they might like it, it’ll maybe speak more to their generation. That’s one thing I really, after a certain amount of time, listening to radio just didn’t say anything to me anymore. At a certain point, I just couldn’t relate to the music that was coming out. So I feel like my show does that more, it speaks to a different generation. So hopefully people can come on and find something they relate to.

DO: How about we expose you: boxers or briefs?

DG: None. (laughs)
This story was published January 28th, 2008 under Entertainment.

Bill Erickson & The New Migrant Workers slide into Stillwater Feb. 2

January 11, 2008

Bill Erickson & The New Migrant Workers slide into Stillwater Feb. 2

Legendary Red Dirt singer/songwriter Bill Erickson will bring his band, The New Migrant Workers, to Joseppi’s Italian Kitchen in Stillwater for an 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Erickson’s shows are full of honest and historical songcraft derived from his two albums released on Binky Records, Blood Mixed with the Dust and Kosoma, as well as choice cuts from some of his heroes like Woody Guthrie and Walt Wilkins.

It doesn’t take long to point out his obvious influences, like Guy Clark and Steve Earle, nor does this Oklahoman-by-way-of-California beat around the bush with his musical messages. Song titles like “Pray for Rain” and “If I was a Fish” aren’t necessarily clouded in mystery, while absorbing the lucid lyrics of “Room 22” accuse every listener that, “It could have been me, could have been you, on Valentine’s Day, up in Room 22…”

In his songwriting career, which on spans across two decades, the 56-year old Erickson has co-written numerous songs with the likes of Greg Jacobs, Tom Skinner, Benny Craig, Jeff & Vida and Texas troubadour Pat Green. Green recorded Erickson’s “Count Your Blessings” on his Grammy-nominated major label debut, Three Days, and more of Bill’s tunes have been performed and recorded on stages across the world by The Farm Couple and many other friends from across the panhandle state.

The New Migrant Workers, who outfit Erickson’s acoustic numbers with New Age and Bluegrass bravado in their own sweet way, are bassist Pat Calaway, mandolin mad-man Chris Becker and guitarist Joe Mack. To date, Erickson and crew have shared stages with the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, Fred Eaglesmith and Robbie Fulks.

The Saturday, Feb. 2 show will be held at Joseppi’s Italian Kitchen, located at 223 E. Hall of Fame, in Stillwater. Joseppi’s is a relatively new establishment in the Stan Clark restaurant world, specializing in tenaciously tasty Italian dishes, brick-oven pizzas and the finest beer, wine and liquor selection in Orange Country. This free, all ages show is open to the public, who are encouraged to attend.

More information is available online by logging on to, or by phone at (405) 624-8037.

STILLWATER — A ticket for Bedlam football this season will cost $419.

Technically speaking.

And you thought a $100 face value ticket to watch Oklahoma State host Oklahoma two years ago was expensive.

OSU officials announced season ticket prices on Tuesday. The interesting twist is they will not sell individual tickets for the OU game.

Fans wanting to watch the Cowboys and Sooners play Nov. 29 at Boone Pickens Stadium must purchase a $419 season ticket or one of OSU's other season ticket options. OU will still be given an allotment of tickets, but no individual game tickets will be sold.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder said the decision was based on Iowa State implementing an identical plan last season for its rival game against Iowa. Iowa State's season ticket sales increased 30 percent, jumping from 30,000 to 36,000.

“Our decision to eliminate single game tickets for Bedlam is based upon our desire to grow our season ticket sales,” Holder said in a press statement. “Our ability to compete for championships, in all sports, is dependent upon our fans' commitment to buying season tickets in football and basketball on an annual basis.

“Frankly, this decision is all about the long-term success of OSU athletics. Based on solid results at Iowa State, we believe this decision can produce a positive result at OSU.”

Sometime this fall single game tickets will be sold for OSU's other six home games. Single game tickets will cost $60 for non-conference opponents (Houston, Missouri State and Tory), $85 for non-OU conference games (Texas A&M, Baylor and Iowa State).

The irony is the Bedlam game is all but assured of being OSU's lowest attendance of the season. Two years ago, OSU sold three-game packages for $160 that included tickets for Missouri State, Baylor and OU. This year there will be no packages.

The unique marketing strategy should give OSU a legitimate shot at selling 40,000 or more season tickets for the first time.

OSU's record for season tickets is 38,674 set in 2004, which included a record 11,500 student tickets. OSU sold 9,000 student tickets last year.

As expected, OSU did not raise season ticket or donor prices for the first time in three years. The $419 season ticket is higher than last year ($359) but the Cowboys have seven home games instead of six.

“The addition of 16,000 new seats in the west end zone, we believe the decision to hold prices for 2008 is the right one,” Holder said. “The new seats give us opportunities to expand our fan base though new promotions and generate new revenue to support the entire athletic program.”

With the return of the renovated west end zone, OSU gains 16,000 additional seats. Boone Pickens Stadium capacity increases to 60,000, the sixth largest venue in the Big 12.

More Family Fun Zone tickets will be available. For a price of $980 a family can purchase four season tickets (two adult, two youth), $245 a person.

Other season ticket prices include: a Discount Zone and O-Club options ($294) and new graduate rate of $245 for anyone within five years of their graduation date. Faculty and staff season tickets will be $336.

“We strive for balance between affordability, value and revenue considerations when it comes to setting ticket and donor seating prices,” said Craig Clemons, associate athletic director for external affairs and development.

To attract more students, All Sports Ticket prices are expected to be reduced but AST prices won't be announced until a later date. Last year an AST cost $150 which gets students into every OSU sporting event other than men's basketball.

Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Date Schedule sorted by date City, Schedule sorted by City. ST Schedule sorted by State. Venue Schedule sorted by Venue.
Bryan, TX
Texas Hall Of Fame
Beaumont, TX
Manhattan, KS
Longhorn Bar & Grill
Fayetteville, AR
George's Majestic Lounge
Little Rock, AR
Lawrence, KS
Granada Theatre
Shamrock, TX
St. Patrick's Day Festival
New Braunfels, TX
Gruene Hall

Camille Harp

This Saturday Feb. 2nd, Camille, Ryan and Foreman will be rockin' Duncan @ Wallstreet. Music starts at 9.

FAT Tuesday is Feb. 5th and we'll be playing at Riverwind Casino @ Autograph's Sports bar.

$3.00 corona light, modelo especial , negra modelo. and pacifico $3.50 jager shots $3.50 malibu banana hurricanes $6.00 Pitchers

1/2 price desserts

$150 Costume Contest!!

Beads, Beads and more Beads!!

Also, if you haven't heard, my Myspace account was hacked and deleted. So if once upon a time we were friends, will you kindly send me a friend request? I'd appreciate anyone who could post a bulletin to help me get some friends back!

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Foo Fighters POSTPONED

Important Concert Update...

Foo Fighters
Tuesday, January 29th - POSTPONED

We regret to announce that due to an illness in the band, the Foo Fighters are rescheduling their January 29th concert at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.

The rescheduled date will be announced shortly.

Tickets purchased for the January 29th performance will be honored for the new date. Additional information will be made available, once the new date is confirmed.

The Publishers of The Indie Bible Release The Indie VENUE Bible!

The Publishers of The Indie Bible Release The Indie VENUE Bible!

The Indie Venue Bible
1203 Stanton Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K2C 3C9


Big Meteor Publishing announces the release of their new live venue directory called “The Indie Venue Bible.”

The Indie Venue Bible is a collection of 26,000 live music venues in the US and Canada. Venues of all sizes are featured including clubs, bars, restaurants, lounges, coffee shops, theaters, halls, churches, book stores, community centers, house concerts and open mics. There are also 1,500 festivals listed as well as over 1000 colleges for any artist that wants to plan a college tour.

The Indie Venue Bible lists the obvious venues that you can find in any venue directory. What sets it apart from the others is the massive list of lesser known venues that you won't find listed anywhere else. There are thousands of venues listed in smaller towns that have been ignored by mainstream venue directories. For example, The Indie Venue Bible has listings for over 300 cities and towns in New York State alone.

To make your life easier, we went a step further and painstakingly researched which genres of music each of these venues feature.

Once the genres of a venue were determined, that venue was then tagged with a set of unique, colorful “GENRE TAGS.” These genre tags allow you to scroll through The Indie Venue Bible and see instantaneously which venues in a given area welcome your style of music. Planning your tour, locally, regionally or nationally, has never been so easy!

We know that venue owners have good intentions when they say they welcome "All Styles" of music, but the truth of the matter is, they don't.

What happens when I walk into the club with my didgeridoo? What about the Christian Death Metal band pulling up out front in their van?

Wikipedia lists over 600 different genres of music. Most venues welcome but a small slice of this musical pie. Even the most eclectic ones draw the line .... somewhere.

Saying that they welcome ALL styles is a disservice to you. It doesn't mean anything. Instead of trying to figure out what "all styles" means to a particular venue owner, what you need to know is what styles of music they really welcome.

We have done our very best to bring this to you!

Mike McClure


Mike McClure

Date Schedule sorted by date City, Schedule sorted by City. ST Schedule sorted by State. Venue Schedule sorted by Venue.
Frisco, TX
Coach Joe's
Duncan, OK
Wall Street
Stillwater, OK
Stephenville, TX
Helotes, TX
Floores Country Store
Lubbock, TX
Blue Light Lubbock
Amarillo, TX
Hoot's Pub
Tyler, TX
Austin, TX
Travis County Expo Center
Davis, OK
Washita Hideaway
Ardmore, OK
Private Function
Prairieville, LA
Mariner's On The River

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April 22-26, 2008

Melody Mountain Ranch

Stephenville, TX

CAMPING INFORMATION for returning campers

Individuals who want to keep the same site(s) they had last year will be given a chance to reserve those sites according to the following schedule.

Jan 28 & 29 Last Name A-J

Jan 30 & 31 Last Name K-R

Feb 1 & 4 Last Name S-Z

Feb 5-8 Last Name A-Z

Reservations must be made by the same person that reserved the sites in 2007. Call LJT Office at 254.968.8505 between 10am-4pm M-F. To acquire more sites you must wait until February 11, 2008.

NOTE: To reserve a 4 or 5-Day campsite you must have a 4 or 5-day ticket number.

General Camping Reservations Begin February 11. Sites not re-reserved will be available at 10 AM on Feb 11.

For complete festival details, including camping information, line up booked to date and frequently ask questions click here.

From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally

From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally

After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will
give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free
and legal songs.

With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music
industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that
threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises
a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep,
free and with no limit on the number of tracks.

The service has been endorsed by the very same record companies - including
EMI, Universal Music and Warner Music – that have chased file-sharers
through the courts in a doomed attempt to prevent piracy. The gamble is that
fans will put up with a limited amount of advertising around the Qtrax
website’s jukebox in return for authorised use of almost every song

The service will use the “peer-to-peer” network, which contains not just hit
songs but rarities and live tracks from the world’s leading artists.

Nor is a lack of compatibility with the iPod player expected to put fans off.
Apple is unlikely to allow tracks downloaded from its rival to be compatible
with iPods, but, while the iPod is the most popular music player, it has not
succeeded in dominating the market: sales of the iPod account for 50 million
out of 130 million total digital player sales. Qtrax has also spoken of an
“iPod solution”, to be announced in April.

Qtrax files contain Digital Rights Management software, allowing the company
to see how many times a song has been downloaded and played. Artists, record
companies and publishers will be paid in proportion to the popularity of
their music, while also taking a cut of advertising revenues.

The Qtrax team, which spent five years working on the system, promised a
“game-changing” intervention in the declining recorded music market when the
service was presented at the Midem music industry convention in Cannes.

The singer James Blunt gave Qtrax a cautious welcome. “I’m amazed that we now
accept that people steal music,” he said. “I was taught not to steal sweets
from a sweet shop. But I want to learn how this service works, given the
condition the music industry is in.”

Qtrax, a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies Corporation, has raised $30
million (£15 million) to set up the service, which is available in the US
and Europe from today. Allan Klepfisz, president of Qtrax, said: “Customers
now expect music to be free but they do not want to use illegal sites. We
believe this . . . has the support of the music industry and allows artists
to get paid.”

Ford, McDonald’s and Microsoft are among the advertisers signed up to support
what is thought to be the world’s largest legal music store. The service
says that adverts will be nonintrusive and will not appear each time a song
is played. As with iTunes, customers will have to download Qtrax software.
They will own the songs permanently but will be encouraged to “dock” their
player with the store every 30 days so it can gather information on which
songs have been played.

Jean-Bernard Levy, chief executive of Vivendi Universal, said the crisis in
the music industry had been overstated despite EMI’s radical cost-cutting.
He said: “Look at Universal – we have double-digit profit margins. But we
would like strong competition from the other major record companies to help
the industry grow.” Universal has poached the Rolling Stones from EMI and Mr
Levy said that others could follow as thousands of staff and artists are
made redundant.

On the appearance of Qtrax, Mr Levy gave warning that the lack of
compatibility between competing digital music players was as big a problem
as file-sharing. And Paul McGuinness, the manager of U2, said that the sound
quality of MP3 downloads was becoming an issue for bands and fans. “There is
a growing consumer revolt against online audio quality,” he said.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dfest Accepting Artists Submission for 2008!

Dfest Accepting Artists Submission for 2008!



July 25-26, 2008 Tulsa, Oklahoma

150 Artists
13 Stages
50 Music Industry Panels
Musician Clinics (Past Clinicians Billy Sheehan & Will Calhoun)
Industry Mentoring Session
A&R Demo Listening

What Industry Attends?
Warner Bros Records :: Interscope/Universal Records :: Rhino :: Playtone/Epic Records :: TVT Records :: Elementree/Geffen Records :: WEA/Elektra :: Birdman Records :: spinART Records :: World's Fair :: Doghouse Records :: Rust/Universal :: Redemption Records :: SonicBids :: Cherry Lane Publishing :: IODA (Independent Online Distribution Alliance) :: Denver Post :: Bell Labs :: Favored Nations Records :: Tinderbox Music :: The Militia Group :: :: Indie Band Manager :: GroupieTunes :: Sound Exchange :: BMI :: On Target Media :: Summerfest :: Variety Artists :: Billboard Songwriting Contest :: Urban Network :: Wayne Coyne (singer/songwriter the Flaming Lips) :: Michael Whittig (Pillar) :: Grammy's Foundation :: The Halsey Institute (Jim Halsey) :: M-Audio :: Dreamscapers International :: Apple :: Bose :: Elixir :: San Dimas Guitars :: Mapex Drums :: Billy Sheehan (bass clinician) :: Will Calhoun (drum clinician) :: Ravi (guitar clinician) :: Stephen Egerton (guit arist Decendents) :: Zac Maloy (the Nixons) :: Jeff Scheel (singer Gravity Kills):: GoGirlsMusic :: Hyperactive Magazine you get the point!

Past Dfest Artists:
The Flaming Lips Leon Russell Amos Lee Shiny Toy Guns The Format Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Limbeck Black Stone Cherry Green Lemon MC Chris Steel Train Stars of Track and Field AM Bang Bang Bang The Vanished* People Noise* The Starlight Mints Admiral Twin Damone Sherwood The Honorary Title Kevin Welch Adam Hood Ludo Absent Star Dios (malos) Lovedrug * Daphney Loves Derby

A Must Read for Artist Submitting to Music Conference and Festival.
A Must Read for Artists Submitting to Any Music Conference and Festival
Dfest Co-Founder, Angie DeVore-Green and Mark Willis founder of Atlantis Music Conference speak about why and what to expect at music conference and festivals.

Click below to submit your music now!

Perform + Music Industry Tradeshow + Music Clinics + Music Industry Panels + A&R Demo Listening + Every Member Gets All Access Badges & Hip Tradeshow Bags Chock Full of Great Stuff + FREE Guitar Strings for each member!

100+ (ALL GENRE) Unsigned & Emerging Artists will be selected for 2008!

Testimonial from Music Industry 2006 Attendees:

Ryan Kuper of Redemption Records
It was my first time attending Dfest and I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of the entire event (staff, speakers, the hotel, exhibitors, etc.). The panels at Dfest featured some of the best industry discussions I have ever been a part of, and the bands that played the fest were a fitting compliment. I look forward to attending in the coming years!

Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post
Dfest is such a solid music festival and conference. I'll be there again next year, without question.
Good times! (I) enjoyed the panels, especially the diversity of the panelists, which I thought was key.
Loved: colourmusic, kunek, evangelicals, stevedore, student film, radioradio, down for five (!!!!!). But it was organized amazingly. Tight, on-time, efficient, excellent volunteers. Holy Christ I was impressed.

Submit TODAY!
Deadline April 3, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

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