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On Sale Now: Twin Shadow Sets ACM@UCO Performance Lab Tour Stop, Song Clinic

Twin Shadow headlines an Oct. 5 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Showtime is 7 p.m. and The Ivy opens. Tickets are $10, on sale now at eventbrite.com.

The event is part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s (ACM@UCO) growing Metro Music Series celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary.

Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., is an eclectic Dominican-American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor based out of Los Angeles, California. He has penned a novel, is featured J Brand’s fall 2018 fashion campaign and has released three albums: “Forget” (2010), “Confess” (2012) and “Eclipse” (2015).

Lewis’ fourth record, “Caer,” was released in late April on Warner Bros. Records.

“ACM@UCO is excited to bring back one of our favorite artists, Twin Shadow. Their manager hit us up looking for something to do before they headed down to the ACL [Austin City Limits] Festival,” said ACM@UCO CEO and Executive Director Scott Booker. “Not only do we get a performance, but we also are getting a special songwriting clinic with George Lewis Jr. for a select group of our students.”

Lewis leads the song clinic 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Space is limited and available to select ACM students only, Booker said.

Of his new album, Lewis explained, “I always feel like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, looking down and thinking, ‘This is the only way forward: onto the next thing.’ It’s sort of destructive, but I guess I thrive on rebirth.”

“Caer” (the Spanish word for “to fall”) serves as a powerful lens through which Lewis explores his personal experiences, as well as what he has observed about a world that feels as if it’s declining.

On a larger scale, “Caer” is extraordinarily current, both culturally and politically. “Our perceptions of who we are as human beings, because of technology and machines, are falling apart,” Lewis said. “We’re living at a breaking point,” and change is inevitable.

Indie synth-pop act The Ivy opens the Oct. 5 tour stop at ACM@UCO Performance Lab. The Oklahoma City-based band released the buoyant single “Better in My Head” in late July, evocative of endless summers and forever-relevant soundtracks to 1980s John Hughes films. The impressive young act includes ACM alumni. Learn more at wearetheivy.com.

About the ACM@UCO Metro Music Series

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.

Check in with the Performance Lab at facebook.com/acmucoperformancelab and ACM@UCO on Twitter @acmuco as we announce additional Metro Music Series shows, events and surprises through the year.

For more information about ACM@UCO, visit acm.uco.edu.

 

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
Official Event
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
Official Event
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
Official Event
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
Official Event
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*
Official 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
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.

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
Official Event
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.