Two Unique Concerts Raise Awareness of Homelessness, Food Insecurity While Delivering Great Live, Local Music

In time for the holidays, the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) hosts events Dec. 7 and 8 that deliver great live, local music while uplifting our community. Our “week of giving” will help provide much-needed aid to three local organizations — the Jesus House, The Homeless Alliance and Northeast Resource Center.

WATCH: Longtime OKC Musician and ACM Faculty Mike Hosty in Season Two Premiere of ‘Play It Loud’

One-man band Mike Hosty sings while playing drums and guitar during this Play It Loud webisode.

About the ‘Play It Loud’ Season Two Premiere

From Brandy McDonnell at NewsOK/The Oklahoman:

“Play It Loud,” an original music series that follows award-winning Oklahoma independent filmmaker Adam Hampton as he explores the state’s vibrant music scene, features well-known one-man band Mike Hosty in the first episode of its second season.

The installment opens with Hosty performing his signature song “Oklahoma Breakdown,” which red dirt music star Stoney LaRue is known for covering. Complete with kazoo solo, naturally. . . .  read more

The Tallest Man on Earth Announces Tour, New Project and April 27 Show in Bricktown

A grainy selfie-style photo of musical artist Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth

Swedish folk singer and songwriter Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, performs 7 p.m. April 27 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $25, and go on sale 10 a.m. Central Time Oct. 26 at eventbrite.com.

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

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

ACM@UCO Metro Music Series logo

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. . . .  read more