LOCAL MUSIC PICKS: Hortonfest, Homegroan Concert Series music showcases set for this weekend
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 11:47 AM
Great live music is never far away, whether it's downtown or just down the 'pike.
Get to Hortonfest and hear and meet and see many of the area's best live artists, plus a couple of special out-of-towners. Music starts 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, featuring music from Pilgrim, Dustin Pittsley Band, Wink Burcham, Paul Benjaman Band, The Steepwater Band (Chicago) and Todd Clouser's A Love Electric (Minnesota, Mexico). Cover is $5 at the door each night. Must be 21. Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave. Plus, there will be giveaways and free merchandise from bands available through the night. Hosted by Brian Horton, head of Tulsa-based Horton Records.
There's another local music showcase happening Saturday, this one hosted by The Edge radio station. Hit the Homegroan Concert Series to hear music from LOVE! FM Pilots, All About A Bubble, Desi & Cody and Mikey Ohlin Cover is $5, tickets available at tulsaworld.com/ticketfly. Must be 18. Starts 9 p.m. Saturday at The Vanguard, 222 N. Main St.
La Panther Happens is back together, but now it's Church Owls, and it's playing live 10 p.m. Friday at Soundpony, 409 N. Main St. No cover. Must be 21. Also playing will be The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage.
If you're in the mood for a short road trip, head to Oklahoma City's Frequency Nightclub to hear Shawnee-raised Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns work his DJ magic for a three-hour tour. Er, set. Must be 21. 9 p.m. Thursday, 209 E. Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City. For more details, call 405-602-BEAT. No cover.
If you're still in the mood for a road trip, head to Norman to check out Oklahoma treasure Tyson Meade (Chainsaw Kittens, Defenestration) as he works on his new album and introduces Chinese violinist Haffijy to the mix. Both are visiting from China to mix Meade's new album at Bell Labs Recording (Trent Bell of Chainsaw Kittens) while there. Showtime 8 p.m. Friday at The Chouse, 717 W. Boyd St., Norman. $10 cash at the door.
The "godfather of alternative rock" also performs Saturday in his home town of Bartlesville, 8 p.m. at the Kress Building, 206 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. Cover is $15. Get tickets now at tulsaworld.com/meadebville. Violinist Haffijy also will perform.
Original Print Headline: Get into the music showcase spirit
Pilgrim will perform this weekend as part of Hortonfest. JAMIE STAR/Courtesy
Bartlesville native and musician Tyson Meade CARY ANNE/Courtesy