RSU Radio’s Guide to Norman Music Festival

Catch these RSU Radio Favorites this Weekend at the Norman Music Festival:

FRIDAY:

Kalyn Fay is a Tulsa based musician whose music blends country, folk and rock. She released her debut album, Bible Belt, in June of 2016, and she’ll be performing at 7pm at Sooner Theater.

Based out of Tulsa, Le Panther Happens are an alternative rock group with garage and psych influences who released their second full length album, For the Night Crawlers, in August of 2016. Catch them at 9pm at Main Street Event Center.

Native to Oklahoma City, Tallows are an indie rock group who describe their sound as experimental. You can hear their song, “Shrink”, from their 2015 album, Waist Deep, on their Bandcamp page as well as watch them play at Coop Ale Works Opolis Stage at 10pm.

Beau Jennings and the Tigers is an Americana and folk rock band who hail from Norman. They received critical acclaim throughout the state for their late 2016 song, “Back In Town”. In 2015, Jennings released a solo album called, The Verdigras, in which he paid homage to Oklahoma legend, Will Rogers. For the record, Jennings recorded all of the songs in places around the nation that Rogers had visited during his life. He also made a film to document his travels called The Verdigras: In Search of Will Rogers. You can find this multi-talented musician at 10pm at Sooner Theater.

Ringo Deathstarr will be playing at 11pm at Jack Daniel’s Grey Street. Ringo Deathstarr is a heavier shoegaze and garage rock group who are making the trip to the Norman Music Festival from their hometown of Austin, TX. They’ve released five records since 2011 and do consistently well in the college radio scene.

Travis Linville is a well-respected folk musician who is constantly playing shows in Tulsa. Over his musical career, he’s played with some big musicians including Hayes Carll, who once stated that Linville is “one of [his] all-time favorite musicians”. At the Norman Music Festival, he’ll surely be playing songs from his brand new album, Up Ahead. You can catch him at 11pm at Sooner Theater.

Sports is a pop punk indie rock group who formed in Philadelphia in 2012. Since their formation, they’ve released two albums, including the well-received All of Something in October of 2015. See them at 11pm at Coop Ale Works Opolis Stage.

SATURDAY:

You can catch Erin O’Dowd, a Tulsa local, at 12:30pm at Bud Light Depot Stage. Her debut record, “Old Town,” produced by Travis Linville, another Tulsa local, will be released June 2017.

Robert Hoefling, another Tulsa local, is a songwriter and performer who has been actively developing his craft in the region for the last five years, collaborating and coordinating with a number of emerging and established musicians in the area to help further develop and fifine-tune the Tulsa music scene. See him at 7pm at Bluebonnet Bar.

You can find The Fabulous Minx at 2:30pm at Jack Daniel’s Grey Street. The Fabulous Minx is a five piece rock n roll punk band from Tulsa, OK, whose sound has been described as a full embrace of the seedy, savage underbelly of American music.

A product of Norman, Oklahoma, Helen Kelter Skelter’s tonal variety is built upon a nostalgic yet contemporary take on rock and roll. Catch this psychedelic rock group at 5pm at Fowler Automotive Main Stage.

Levi Parham is a local Americana musician, singer and songwriter from southeast Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star called him “An Okie version of Ray Lamontagne…” while The Bluegrass Situation said, “Perhaps it’s something in the water – that same iron-heavy tap drink that Woody Guthrie sipped on as a young man….Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it.” See him at 6pm at Bud Light Depot Stage.

Low Cut Connie, who just released their album “Dirty Pictures” will be playing at 8pm at Bud Light Depot Stage. They shot to national prominence in 2011 when their debut record, Get Out the Lotion, was hailed by critics across the US as one of the best albums of the year.

Oddisee & Good Company is an underground hip-hop artist who is set apart by his socially-conscious. You can catch this unique hip-hop experience with a full band at 8:30pm at Fowler Automotive Main Stage.

Thee Oh Sees will be playing at 10pm at Fowler Automative Main Stage. They are a huge garage and psych rock group in college radio…and a personal favorite of RSU Radio’s own Geoff Parachin.

White Reaper, another favorite of RSU Radio’s Geoff Parachin, is a garage rock group from Louisville, KY. They just released their latest album, The World’s Best American Band, so you can be sure they’ll be playing lots of tracks from it when they play at 11pm at Coop Ale Works Opolis Stage.

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