Category: ACM Alumni

Things to do in June: Concerts, Album Releases and Dance Parties!

Got some free time on your hands during the summer? From concerts to international album releases to wacky dance parties in the 405, we’ve curated a list of some awesome things you should do in June!

June 1: Roger Daltrey new album “As Long As I Have You” releases
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ACM’s first masterclass guest Roger Daltrey’s new solo album has guests like Pete Townshend on it!

June 1: Flaming Lips Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 releases
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The Flaming Lips will release its first “hits” compilation on both CD and vinyl. All of the songs feature former Masterclass and ACM@UCO collaborator Steven Drozd as well as several of ACM’s faculty and staff members!

June 1 and June 15:  Cutter Elliott live @ El Toro Chino, Norman
June 1 Official Event
June 15 Official Event
ACM alumnus Cutter Elliott will be performing live at El Toro Chino in Norman, Okla., on June 1 and June 15. Cutter performs traditional country music.

June 2: Horse Thief & John Calvin Abney concert @ Tower Theatre, OKC
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ACM alumnus and Horse Thief lead singer Cameron Neal will be making an appearance at the Tower Theatre – their last performance in Oklahoma for awhile! Word on the street is that Horse Thief is coming out with a 3rd record in 2019, so keep your eyes on them for a release date.

June 7: Buckethead @ Tower Theatre OKC
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Buckethead is a virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who performs within many genres of music. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” as well as being included in Guitar World’s lists of the “25 all-time weirdest guitarists” and is also known for being one of the fastest guitar players on planet earth.

June 8-10: Spring Awakening Music Festival @ Addams-Medill Park, Chicago
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AFROJACK, BORGORE, CARNAGE, DASH BERLIN, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, HARDWELL, KASKADE, STEVE AOKI and TIËSTO headline this Chicago-based EDM weekend festival. General admission day passes can be purchased anywhere from $79-$99 while 3-day VIPs are looking at $319. The lineup alone is a dream come true.

June 9: Saint Monore @The Deli, Norman, OK
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A group made of some ACM alumni, Saint Monore will be performing at The Deli in Norman, Okla.! The Deli is Norman’s longest running live music venue. Must be 21 to enter.

June 10: Coathangers @ 89th Street, OKC
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With Husbands and LCG and the X. From Paste magazine: “The Coathangers’ transition from raw to razor-sharp was essentially complete by 2014’s Suck My Shirt, but Nosebleed Weekend displays an even greater capacity for churning out maniacally captivating tunes.”

June 12: “All Gates Open: The Story of Can” book releases
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Finally, a definitive biography of one of the most influential bands of all time!

June 16: Buriloop @ OKC Farmer’s Market *HIGHLIGHTED EVENT*
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With Golf Clap. Insane international House Music dance party with a bizarre atmosphere. Party goers are encouraged to dress up and express themselves however they like!

June 21: Don’t Tell Dena @ The Soundpony, Tulsa
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The Oklahoma City-based Psychedelic/Indie rock band Don’t Tell Dena was started by Chris Krummrich and Sean Kanaly, later adding two fellow ACM@UCO students Campbell Young and Triston Lightner. With influences such as Pink Floyd, The Killers, Walk The Moon, and Panic! at the Disco, Don’t Tell Dena began to discover their true sound.

June 22: Dawes new album “Passwords” releases
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Dawes is an American folk rock band from Los AngelesCalifornia. Dawes is composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Lee Pardini (keyboards).

June 22: Cutter Elliott live @ Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill, OKC
Official Event
ACM alumnus Cutter Elliott will be performing live at Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill in Bricktown! Cutter performs traditional country music.

June 29: Adam & Kizzie Album Release Show @ Tower Theatre, OKC
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Adam & Kizzie have been married and performing their original music for seven years. Having released two awesome albums and two incredible music videos, they are set to release their third album this summer with more exciting developments to come.

June 29: Don’t Tell Dena @ The Root, OKC
Official Event
The Oklahoma City-based Psychedelic/Indie rock band Don’t Tell Dena was started by Chris Krummrich and Sean Kanaly, later adding two fellow ACM@UCO students Campbell Young and Triston Lightner. With influences such as Pink Floyd, The Killers, Walk The Moon, and Panic! at the Disco, Don’t Tell Dena began to discover their true sound.

Things to do in May: See ACM-affiliated bands perform at Heard on Hurd

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd, a live music, food truck and pop-up shop celebration in Downtown Edmond, will be featuring three ACM-affiliated bands at the upcoming celebration. The Old Bulldog Band, Dr. Pants and Lincka all have ACM ties – show your support by attending!

The Old Bulldog Band
Dr. Pants – David Broyles (Faculty), Jimmy Jackson (Staff and Alumnus) and Mac Seigel (Alumnus)
Lincka – Lincka Elizondo (Alumnae) and Dan Ashford (Alumnus)

ACM@UCO affiliated bands to perform at OklaHomeGrown in Tulsa

Several alumni from ACM@UCO will be performing in the 2nd annual OklaHomeGrown Music Showcase May 12 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa! Make sure to check it out and RSVP to the Facebook event!

ACM Alumni involved in the showcase:

NoiseBleedsSound – Jack Martin, Michelle Demers, Parker Rhea
Nicnos – Parker Rhea
Skytown – David Williams
Golden Ones – Sean Fisher, Jay Sullivan

ACM@UCO ALUMNI SET TO PERFORM AT HEARD ON HURD MARCH 17

ACM alumni The Ivy and Mallory Eagle will be performing at the Citizens Bank of Edmond’s “Heard on Hurd” festival Saturday, March 17.

Heard on Hurd prides itself on being an authentic block party-style festival open to the community. Food trucks, shopping and live music are hosted once a month through March-October. Family and pet-friendly, the goal of Heard on Hurd is to promote community involvement and bring in diverse vendors and audiences.

Learn more about Heard on Hurd here. 

METRO MUSIC FEST, MALLORY EAGLE ON THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Our friends over at the Daily Oklahoman as well as the Oklahoma Film and Music office made a gracious mention about our upcoming Metro Music Fest!

ACM alumnae Mallory Eagle was also featured during the segment and gave an awesome performance of songs off her latest album!

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ACM@UCO ALUMNI BAND SPACE4LEASE INDEPENDENTLY DROP LATEST ALBUM, “BOSKY HILL SESSIONS”

ACM alumni Grayson Hamm, Walt Blythe, Caleb Grey and Brandon Brewer of psychedelic indie-rock band Space4Lease recently dropped their EP, “Bosky Hill Sessions.” Caleb Grey and Walt Blythe serve as the general managers for the band with Blythe also serving as the independent group’s booking agent. The four-piece formed in 2014 out of Oklahoma City and draws influence from groups such as Tame Impala and My Morning Jacket.

Space4Lease, with special guest Swim Fan, held a release at the Tower Theatre Studio in downtown Oklahoma City the night of the album drop.

Listen to Space4Lease on ACM’s Spotify profile!

Follow Space4Lease on Facebook and Instagram.

Space4Lease website.

ACM@UCO VOCAL PERFORMANCE ALUMNAE MALLORY EAGLE DROPS FIRST ALBUM, “RED DIRT HOME”

ACM vocal performance alumnae and Americana/Country artist Mallory Eagle dropped her first album, “Red Dirt Home,” late February. The album highlights many of her musical influences such as Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Roots.

Mallory can be found playing locally around Oklahoma City and at The Rodeo Opry most Saturday nights as the house band background vocalist.

Follow Mallory Eagle on Facebook and Instagram.

Mallory Eagle website.

ACM@UCO SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS NOW AVAILABLE!

If you have been following our Facebook, you’ve seen us release some pretty nifty playlists curated by faculty and staff as well as playlists featuring our alumni and current students!

Click here to visit our Spotify profile. Give us a like and a follow to keep up with music tastes, samples from festivals and the latest breakout artists.