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.
Iconic American musician “Little Steven” Van Zandt will sit down with ACM@UCO Executive Director Scott Booker for an exclusive masterclass discussion on Nov. 26 in ACM@UCO’s Songwriting Room, (first floor), 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. in Bricktown. Admission is free and open to the public.
About the ‘Play It Loud’ Season Two Premiere
“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. . . .
Chicago-raised artist Noname, aka Fatimah Warner, blurs the lines of poetry and hip-hop through the music she’ll perform during her headlining tour stop March 3, 2019 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Oklahoma City. Elton and Original Original Flow and The Fervent route will open.
The song "Chasing Marrakech” by ZHU, cowritten by ACM@UCO alumus Dante Jones and ACM faculty Mitch Bell, recently landed on an Apple iPhone commercial promoting its XS model. UCO Music alumnus Aidan Carroll provided strings for the production.
Quirky independent psychedelic rock act colourmusic performs Nov. 30 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown. Opening acts are Applied Music Program and Net.
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. . . .
DJ Travis Trip, aka ACM@UCO faculty Travis Tester shares his Spotify playlist just in time for Halloween! Follow ACM@UCO on Spotify for new music and playlists.
In a showcase sure to move country, rock and Southern rock fans alike, Paul Benjaman and Jacob Tovar co-headline a concert 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown.
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. . . .