Sound & Color

The long anticipated wait is over. The sophomore album debuted from the Alabama Shakes earlier this week with twelve fresh tracks. “Sound & Color” can stand alone with having soul and spirit. Each track from the album explores a new groove the group has never shown before. The Shakes debuted in 2012 with album “Boys & Girls” which earned the group three Grammy nominations including one for “Best New Artist.” Their first album sold over 700,000 copies. Artists Brittney Howard, Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell and Steve Johnson are making their way up the…continue reading →

Entertainment News: Warrior Dash

 Moore’s Flying M Ranch in Inola will be hosting the Warrior Dash Saturday, May 2nd. This is an obstacle course that anyone can start and everyone can finish; no matter if you’re a veteran athlete or just a beginner. This course boasts 12 world class obstacles like Goliath and Great Warrior Wall, wading across wooded lakes, and trekking through muddy back roads as you race around to the finish line. Finishers will be rewarded with a medal that doubles as a bottle opener, a t-shirt, and fuzzy Warrior helmet. There will also be…continue reading →

RSU Radio’s Top 10 for 4/24

Hey! Here are your top ten favorite artists featured on The Top Ten Countdown this week! Tune in every Friday at noon to hear your favorites on your only choice for true alternative music! 1. Drug Cabin 2.Courtney Barnett 3.Chastity Belt 4.San Cisco 5.Mini Mansions 6.Monotropo 7.Turbo Fruits 8.Matt & Kim 9.Kuroma 10.Death Cab for Cutie An honorable mention goes out to: Waxahatchee. An artist to be on the lookout for is: Alabama Shakes. continue reading →

“It’s all that Jazz” coming to RSU!

“A night at the Movies” or so it will sound like on Monday, April 27th when the RSU Jazz Ensemble and Concert band perform songs from both classic and contemporary shows. Themes from newer hits such as “The Incredibles”, “Captain America”, “Star Wars” as well as older favorites including “Patton”, the “Children of Sanchez” and “Brigadoon” will be performed.  The concert will begin at 7:30 in the Will Rogers Auditorium with canned food begin collected to benefit the RSU “Food for Thought” food pantry.  continue reading →

Rise Up at the Rock

Rise Up At The Rock Music Festival is at the Hanging Rock Camp in Tahlequah, OK. There will be artists like Elephant Revival, The Red Dirt Rangers, Carter Sampson, Joe Baxter, and many more!Rise Up At The Rock Music Festival is a two-day event, May 9-10. Tickets include camping accommodations for both nights. There will also be an on-site food vendor during both days of the event.Rise Up, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is based in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This event is Rise Up’s first opening fundraiser. Rise Up’s mission is to provide…continue reading →

Press Play: Toro Y Moi

With the release of his latest album, “What For?”, Chazwick Bundick, better known by his stage name, Toro Y Moi, continues to give his fans fresh music to consume through his always evolving sound.  Credited as one of the pioneers of the newer chillwave electronic sub genre, which is characterized by its heavy use of electronic instruments to make a mix of ambient and psychedelic pop sounds, Toro Y Moi presents more of an indie rock album with his latest effort. While the chillwave influence is still there, with “What For?” it acts…continue reading →

RSU Athletics Update

The Rogers State cheerleading squad is heading to Daytona Beach,FL to compete in the National Cheerleader Association’s Collegiate Cheer and Dance competition. The team will be performing a routine that consists of: tumbling, stunting, dance, and motions choreographed by music. The routine is 2 minutes and 15 seconds of skill and endurance. Teams will be judged on degree of difficulty, perfection of routine and overall impression. RSU’s preliminary performance is at 11:08 am this Friday and the finals will be held on Saturday April 10th between 10am and noon. The Rogers State Athletic…continue reading →

Press Play: Chastity Belt

Alternative rock band, Chastity Belt recently released their new album, Time To Go Home. This is the second full length record for the dynamic, all female group that formed in Walla Walla, Washington in 2010. Julia Sharpiro, Lydia Lund, Annie Truscott, and Gretchen Grimm tell stories through their lyrics. The group is hitting the airwaves with a strong focus on gender discrimination, highlighting the patriarchal pressures women carry to this day.. On the first track of the album, the chorus boasts: “He was just another man trying to teach me something.” Virtually every…continue reading →

PressPlay: Montropo

Currently working out of Denver, Colorado, Montropo, brings a smooth, well-developed sound to the airwaves of RSU Radio. Montropo is the stage name for Andres Diaz, a singer/songwriter who grew up in Austin, TX. Diaz moved to Denver in order to hone his musical sound. His debut album, "Follow Me", is reminiscent of the powerful folk songs from the 1960s. This is evident from the title-track, which opens the album, and  continues throughout. It’s one of those albums where it’s hard to select only a couple of songs for airplay. Every one on the 13…continue reading →