Album Review: ‘Be More Kind’ by Frank Turner

Title:  Be More Kind (Official, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Wikipedia)
Artist:  Frank Turner (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Wikipedia)

I’ve had a really hard time trying to figure out how to put into words my feelings about Frank Turner’s seventh studio album Be More Kind.  Words like excellent and mesmerizing and important just don’t do it justice (though all are true).  I have been devouring Be More Kind since its release over a month ago and right from the first listen I knew that I was listening to something that not only spoke to me, but could truly make a difference in people’s lives.

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Concert Review: Bad Idols, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Normal C, Pauly Creep-O

Artists:  Bad Idols (Facebook, InstagramBandCamp, Spotify), Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, BandCamp, Spotify), Normal-C (Facebook, TwitterInstagramBandCamp), Pauly Creep-O (BandCamp, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify)
Venue:  The Blue Note (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Date:  March 25, 2018

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10 Questions with Aree and the Pure Heart

EDITORS NOTE:  This is an interview that Dave (Oklahoma Lefty) did with Aree of Aree and the Pure Heart back in 2015.  Aree and the Pure Heart just recently signed with Wiretap Records so I thought now would be a good time to re-publish it.

Aree and the Pure Heart’s debut EP Heartsongs is nothing short of brilliant.

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Single Review: “We Should Have Won” by Textbook

Title:  “We Should Have Won” (BandCamp, CD Baby, Spotify)
Artist:  Textbook (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTubeBandCamp, Spotify)

In celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band, Chicago, IL’s Textbook have released a new single “We Should Have Won” a song that is as much a lament as it is an anthem.

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EP Review: ‘Death Ride’ by Don’t Make Ghosts

download-1Title:  Death Ride (BandCamp)
Artist:  Don’t Make Ghosts (Official, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, BandCamp, SquareUp)

Oklahoma City’s Don’t Make Ghosts debut EP Death Ride is nothing short of spectacular.  The five-song EP beautifully mixes elements of melodic post hardcore, classic rock, and anthematic punk resulting in a sound that is heartfelt, energetic, uplifting, poignant, fresh, and familiar all at the same time.

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