Lively local favorites play through Thanksgiving
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 6:00 AM
From the down-home to the offbeat, Oklahoma music is a rich tapestry of variety. Beat the turkey hangover with these lively local (and not-so-local) favorites as we gallop through Thanksgiving, Black Friday and beyond.
1. The Cancer Sucks annual concert is back for its eighth year as it rocks the historic Cain's Ballroom on Saturday. A $12 donation for the all-ages show lets fans see Saving Abel, Aranda, Texas Hippie Coalition, Sweatin' Bullets and Firestryke All proceeds go to Gateway to benefit brain tumor research and awareness, organizers said, in memory of local radio personality Jan Dean who lost her battle with cancer in 2007. The Tulsa-based Cancer Sucks nonprofit has raised half a million dollars for cancer research and purchased several pieces of research equipment for the research departments at OU and OSU. Advance tickets are available at tulsaworld.com/protix, tulsaworld.com/cancersucks and at the door. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
2. The IDL Ballroom entertainment corridor brings to Tulsa its first "Yo Gobble Wobble" Thanksgiving party at the ballroom, Enso Bar and Electric Circus. It's essentially three rings of festivities, including DJs Darku J, Just Jon, Drumaddic, Jitsu and Shannon Chamber. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. and is free to everyone 21 and older. There will be a free photo booth, fall-festival balloon drop at midnight and quirky themed decor, organizers said.
3. Red Dirt stalwart Jason Boland & the Stragglers returns for another promised-to-be-popular "Leftover Turkey" concert, Friday at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. Doors open 7 p.m., showtime 8:30 p.m. All ages. Tickets are $18, plus fees, available at tulsaworld.com/cains, at the box office and by calling 866-977-6849. Upstart Red Dirt colleague the Turnpike Troubadours will open the show. This is country music.
4. Thanksgiving night, join in the jam with Dustin and Jesse's Higher Education, featuring Dustin Pittsley and Jesse Aycock and, always, a roster of surprise New Tulsa Sound guests. It starts at 9 p.m. Thursday at The Shrine, 112 E. 18th St.
5. And now for something completely different. If you're in the mood for a road trip, head to Norman to see quirky experimental music from Quintron and Miss Pussycat, plus a sit-down movie, "The Mystery in Old Bathbath." It all happens at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of show, with a $2 surcharge for anyone younger than 21. Miss Pussycat was born in Antlers, but you'd never know it from the puppet-friendly psychedelic pop-art musician. More details available at tulsaworld.com/ticketstorm.
Original Print Headline: Lively, varied and charitable
Jennifer Chancellor 918-581-8346
Brothers Gabe (left) and Dameon Aranda are the Oklahoma City rock act Aranda. The band performs Saturday as part of the Cancer Sucks benefit event at Cain's Ballroom. Courtesy