Oklahoma based indie band touring since 2010. Latest album Bad Behavior was released in October 2018 and have been touring non-stop since.
Republican Hair is unlike any rock band you’ve ever seen. An Oklahoma native, Luke Dick adds a new flair to the definition of front man, while singing fun light hearted, yet serious thought provoking rock… thought provoking in a way that will make you think life is great again. Republican Hair will spend 2019 touring the US, while release a new album later this year.
Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun
Casii Stephan is a Tulsa-based, Minnesota-born indie soul/rock artist whose voice has been compared to Florence Welch, Fiona Apple, and Carole King, as her vocal timbre possesses a full and warm quality. Her subtle vibrato notes and rollercoaster-like melodies immediately grab the listener and her emotional lyrics share intimate stories. She released a live music video and track of “I Like The Way” on Feb 15th, recorded at Tulsa’s IDL Ballroom. She is also working on her first official music video for “Letters” which is set to release in late March. “Letters”, released in November, is Stephan’s foot-stomping, hand-clapping response to the frustration of dating in the digital age.
Branjae is the powerful front lady of a 6-piece funk/soul/r&b band, who uses performance art to make her lyrics come alive. She is taking on 2019 with a huge message. Her recently recorded single “Street Light” will put a spotlight on how to get out of toxic relationships, encourage victims to seek support from each other and find the empowerment that comes with leaving. Taking this message on the road and working with non-profits across the country, will create the change needed to help save lives. Victims need to know that there is a way out.
Roots of Thought
Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, five-piece indie psyche pop band, Roots of Thought is built on a blend of old and new, weaving in and out of sounds inspired by The Doors, Alt-j, Pink Floyd, and Arctic Monkeys to name a few. Frontman Tazmen West and guitarist Logan Meldrum met as high school seniors (May 2010) when they both got a job at the same movie theater in Bixby, Oklahoma, though Meldrum and drummer Gavin Wendland had begun their musical adventures four years prior. They started playing around Tulsa early on, at house shows and grungy bars, and recruited bassist Tyler Burke, a childhood friend of West’s, in November of that same year (he joined the band as a second guitar player, but later switched to bass as a temporary fill in that turned permanent). Through word of mouth, a series of demo releases, and relentless gigging, the band gained much of their local acclaim and continued to grow their fan base over the next few years. They recorded their debut EP, Familiar Feelings, at The Closet Studios with the locally renowned engineer, Kendall Osborne in July of 2016, releasing it in February of the following year. Picking up keyboardist, Jason Bauer they held the release show at The Vanguard Tulsa and played for a full house. Since then the band has been building momentum touring the Midwest and playing for receptive crowds in much of Tulsa’s surrounding cities and states. After a year of writing and spending a little time in the studio, they released their shadowy and haunting new single, “Powdered Donut” in April, 2018. In 2019 you can expect new music (currently in the studio), tours, and more from Roots of Thought.
In 2018, Nightingale made a tenacious return to Tulsa’s music scene after hiatus with their signature blend of folk, indie, and soul. Previously, they earned a spot at the Hanson brother’s Hop Jam festival and were featured by local press as an “Artist to Watch”. Since their revival, Nightingale continues to draw crowds with electric performances, most notably at 2018’s MISfest. February’s fulfillment of the band’s Kickstarter campaign heralds the imminent arrival of their first album. The project is expected to be released in Spring and will showcase the nostalgic melodies, folk influences, and soulful vocals Nightingale is known for.
Electric Billy club
Beau Charron played guitar, pedal steel, mandolin and keys for Leon Russell from 2010 until Leon’s passing in 2016. He spent two years reflecting on his seemingly never ending tour with the Master of Space and Time, & in 2018 Beau recruited long lost band mates David Olson and Dustin Hoefling to form the power trio Electric Billy Club. Their hard, infectious grooves, hypnotic synths and self-examining lyrics combine to make them sound timelessly relevant. Their live show is powerful and will leave you wondering how three guys make so much noise.
Jared Tyler Band
The Jared Tyler Band consists of Seth Lee Jones, Jake Lynn, Casey Van Beek, and Jared Tyler. They have been performing original music for the last few years in Tulsa and beyond. Their flavor of Red Dirt and Americana Soul has roots that span many decades. The Bass player, Casey Van Beek, has played with artists such as The Tractors and Steve Pryor making him part of the original “Tulsa Sound”. Seth Lee Jones has recently been recognized as one of the best slide players in Oklahoma as well as one of the best guitar makers around. Jake Lynn is quickly being realized as one of the greatest drummers and singers of his generation in Oklahoma. Front man Jared Tyler has been recording since 1996, and his most recent album, Dirt On Your Hands, was voted in the top 20 albums for 2017 on the Americana Charts. The JTB is currently working on a new Live record soon to be released in 2019.
DIALTONE is more than just your ordinary rapper. He’s an artist that has become a staple in both the rap community as well as the art community. From cryptocurrency, to generational wealth, to ownership, DIALTONE’s music is as cryptic as his art. Both display hidden messages and vivid imagery. Both are an equal representation of him. A theme he hopes to continue with the release of his new album “Oasis” coming fall 2019. Also keeping DIALTONE busy is his collaborations with numerous artists both in music and in art exhibits, while also being on the board of Tulsa’s biggest Hip Hop festival WORLD CULTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL. After a successful LA art showing and a surprise performance by DIALTONE, he is in the works of his own west coast tour to help promote the release of his album as well as showcase the art that has helped take him around the world.