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Mark Your Calendar! Here’s Your ACM@UCO Metro Music Series Update

The 2018-2019 school year marks ACM@UCO’s tenth anniversary!

To celebrate, it expanded its long-running Metro Music Festival into a yearlong event. The revamped Metro Music Series includes the High Noon Showcase, presenting free shows by ACM@UCO-tied music acts and tastemakers; its ACM@UCO Performance Lab series by regional and national touring acts; and a growing roster of masterclasses, clinics and workshops with industry leaders, many of which are open to students and the public.

ACM@UCO’s Metro Music Series is sponsored by Oklahoma Gazette, Exchange Music, KOSU Radio, ArtWorks, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Stay tuned to ACM@UCO on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates and announcements about even more concerts and events!

ACM@UCO Performance Lab concerts

329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown.
Doors open 7 p.m.
Public welcome.

Tickets at eventbrite.com.

poster art for the Ester Drang, Husbands and Tallows concert by Sara Bowersock of Point Blank Art & Graphics

Ester Drang, Husbands and Tallows perform Oct. 27 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown.

• Oct. 27: Ester Drang, Husbands, Tallows new music release show — Clerestory AV showcase

• Nov. 1: Maps & Atlases, with Magic Munchbox

• Nov. 2: Paul Benjaman and Jacob Tovar — Horton Records country showcase (Tickets on sale soon!)

• Nov. 7: Molly Burch, with Seph(ra)

• Nov. 14: Mac DeMarco (solo), with Leotie (SOLD OUT!)

• Nov. 18: Current Joys, with Love Seats and The Lunar Laugh (acoustic)

• Nov. 30: Colourmusic album release show, with openers TBA (Tickets on sale soon!)

• Dec. 7: Combsy and Henna Rojo — Horton Records jazz showcase. (Tickets on sale soon!)

High Noon Showcases

ACM@UCO Songwriting Room, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. (first floor), in Bricktown.
All shows begin at 12:15 p.m.
Public welcome.
Free admission.

• Oct. 22: Johnny Manchild and The Poor Bastards

• Nov. 19: Sam Weber

Masterclasses, clinics and listening sessions

ACM@UCO, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. (first floor), in Bricktown.
Public welcome unless otherwise noted.
Free admission.

Metro Music Series Listening Sessions poster

ACM@UCO Metro Music Series Listening Sessions are free and open to the public.

• Oct. 17: Noon: Listening session with ACM@UCO faculty David Broyles (They Might Be Giants, “Lincoln”)

• Oct. 24: 2 p.m.: Listening session with ACM@UCO faculty Dustin Ragland (Halloween, Alaska, “All Night the Calls Came In”)

• Oct. 26:9:30-11:30 a.m.: Artist + Management Partnerships: A conversation with JD McPherson and Scott Booker! Admission is free and open to the public. The event is a partnership of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office and ACM@UCO.

• Oct. 31: 2 p.m.: Listening session with ACM@UCO faculty Sephra Scheuber (Dirty Projectors, “Dirty Projectors”)

• Nov. 5: 2 p.m.: Listening session with ACM@UCO Executive Director Scott Booker (Supertramp, “Breakfast in America,” 8-track)

• Nov. 7: Molly Burch Q&A clinic (open to ACM students)

• Nov. 18: Current Joys Q&A clinic (open to ACM students)

• Nov. 26: 2 p.m.: Listening session with ACM@UCO faculty Danny Hargis (Steely Dan, “Aja”)

• Nov. 28: 2 p.m.: Listening session with ACM@UCO faculty Tyler Garcia (Third Eye Blind, “Third Eye Blind”)

• Dec. 3: 2 p.m.: Listening session with ACM@UCO staff Jennifer Chancellor (DJ BC: “The Beastles: Ill Submarine”)


Things to do in July: No need to travel far from 405 to party

Happy early Fourth of July! It’s summertime in Oklahoma, and with that comes poolside parties and concerts. Lots and lots of concerts. If you’re a festival goer, you probably know all the cool stuff happening around the United States, but just in case, we’ve curated a July list of Oklahoma City-area faves that you should check off your list! Got some other cool events? Post them in the comments!

July 1: Pixies with The Wombats @ Jones Assembly, OKC
Official Event
The Pixies and UK group The Wombats will be stopping in Oklahoma City as part of their tour with Weezer! NOTE: Weezer will not be at this performance.

July 3: Red, White and BOOM! @ Oklahoma State Fair, OKC
Official Event
This is definitely your classic celebration of America with tunes like “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America,” and, of course, fireworks! Oh, and it’s FREE.

July 4: LibertyFest ParkFest @ Mitch Park, Edmond
Official Event
Music, watermelon, henna tattoos and family-friendly events. Yes, food trucks will be there.

July 6: Solo @ The Patriarch, Edmond
Official Event
What’s not to love about craft beer? Vibe to the electric blues of KALO on the lawn.

July 6: Sophia Massad single release party with Bowlsey and Johnny Manchild @ VZD, OKC *FEATURED EVENT*
Official Event
Current ACM student Sophia Massad will be releasing another single, “Alone at Night,” on July 6 and has booked the VZD venue for a fun party! Show her your support by attending the party or visiting the single’s website at sophiamassad.com/alone-at-night/.

July 8: Paramore @ OKC Zoo Amphitheater
Official Event
Go back to your early 2000’s emo roots and jam out to Paramore and Foster the People at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater!

July 12: Thirty Seconds To Mars @ OKC Zoo Amphitheater
Official Event
Uhhh hello…. JARED LETO. That’s really all we need to say.

July 15: Jimmie Vaughan @ Tower Theatre, OKC
Official Event
This will be Jimmie Vaughan’s first time to ever perform in Oklahoma City! Let’s show him some support!

July 17: Oh Wonder @ Jones Assembly, OKC
Official Event
If you’re looking for a chill sesh, Oh Wonder is one of the best alt-pop duos out there. Doors open at 7 p.m.

July 19: Jazz Lab Summer Sizzler @ UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond
Official Event
We can’t get away from plugging our Jazz Lab venue in Edmond; this place is seriously great. Catch Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road for some Thursday evening country music.

July 19: Teasing Weasel @ Hafer Park, Edmond
Official Event
Hafer Park in Edmond doesn’t get a lot of love, so we are excited to be able to pump up some promo for the upcoming T.W. show! Part of the Edmond Summer Concert Series.

July 21: Black Label Society @ Diamond Ballroom, OKC
Official Event
Feeling a little heavy metal? Catch Black Label Society at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City while they are on tour.

July 21: Heard on Hurd *FEATURED EVENT*
Official Event
This Edmond event hosted by the Citizen’s Bank of Edmond is one of the biggest spotlights for our ACM student artists. Enjoy ACM-affiliated music, pop-up shops and food trucks on Hurd street. It’s the best place to be on a Saturday evening.

July 24: Pentatonix @ OKC Zoo Amphitheater
Official Event
Okay, the Oklahoma City Zoo may not be your first thought when thinking of venues, but trust us, these guys have their shit together. For all of you a capella lovers, Pentatonix is a household name. And they are amazing in concert.

July 27: Book of Love @ Tower Theatre, OKC
Official Event
This Philadelphia-based group travels all over the States performing, and we’re lucky to have them stopping in Oklahoma City! They are great blend of synthpop and new wave music.

July 28: Brands & Bands @ OKC Outlet Mall
Official Event
We have booked an awesome lineup of bands to perform at the Oklahoma City Outlet Mall. Official event details to follow!

*Special Mention* July 28: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ The Vanguard, Tulsa
Official Event
Okay, so Tulsa isn’t fortunate enough to reside in the 405, but we still love our 918 brothers and sisters, so they definitely get a mention on this list, especially because this group is too good to pass up! The Vanguard is also a great performance venue; if you haven’t been there, make this performance a destination.