“Transangelic Exodus” features an industrial sonic landscape and choppy synths. Courtesy Bella Union

New Ezra Furman album an exploration of otherness

Furman’s latest release “Transangelic Exodus” is a concept album centering around illegal angels and an outlaw narrator. Ezra Furman’s newest solo album, “Transangelic Exodus,” centers around a “queer outlaw saga.” It’s a sort of concept album about escaping the government on a road trip with an angel, but it’s also a mediation on otherness in […]

TU Opera hosted lively performance of “Thoroughly Modern Martha”

The performance starred a talented TU cast that gave a powerful performance. On the heels of the Tulsa Opera’s “The Stars Align” concert came TU Opera’s spring show, “Thoroughly Modern Martha,” performed on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 at the Lorton Performance Center’s Gussman Hall. There were two separate casts for this production, […]

“Universal Harvester” has a notable ‘90s aesthetic. Courtesy Picador

John Darnielle discussed music, recent novel

John Darnielle’s book reading for “Universal Harvester” detailed his personal relationship with writing to a large attendance. The turnout to John Darnielle’s book reading was large — perhaps larger than Magic City Books was expecting. By the time I showed up, the Algonquin Room, in which the event took place, was full. Devoid of seating, […]

The event, open to the public, filled up with curious Tulsans and TAF Fellows alike. Courtesy Tulsa Artist Fellowship

TAF Writer’s Salon a varied literary experience

Featuring readings from two experimental translators and a poet, the most recent iteration of Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s Writer’s Salon took a different direction. The theme of last Wednesday’s Writer’s Salon, hosted by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and featuring Literary Arts Fellows from the program, was “Translation.” As such, two of the performing Fellows were translators, […]

Affordable places for one-day spring break trips

Spring break is often a financially stressful time, so here’s a list of affordable, close-by locations for a good daycation. Place: Sequoyah State Park Drive Time from Tulsa: Less than an hour. Phone: (918) 772-2046 Hours Of Operation: The park is open 24/7, though certain activities may have specific hours. Cost: Admission to the park […]

The remaster replaces the original album on most streaming services. Courtesy Matador Records

“Twin Fantasy” remaster pleases fans old and new

An homage to his growth as an artist and as a person, Will Toledo’s reworking of the 2011 indie cornerstone improves in many places and only falls short in a few. I have to admit I’m a sucker for music that tackles the topic of teenage disillusionment and self-discovery (think most pop punk bands and […]

The crepe, while thin, came with ingredients and a sauce that made it delectable. Photo by Michaela Flonard

For a nice date night, try Keo

Despite being upscale, the portions served at Keo can serve the hungriest patron, and the options available are nothing short of delicious. Keo bills itself as a Thai restaurant, although a variety of cultures find their way into their dishes. The restaurant, which has two locations in the city, is a moderately upscale restaurant — […]

The group’s homage to Duke Ellington was rife with humor and good vibes. Courtesy Sheridan Road

“The Road to Ellington” honors the jazz legend

Duke Ellington’s legacy as a jazz master isn’t forgotten in Sheridan Road’s vocal performance, composed to the tune of some of his most famous tracks. Jazz, civil rights and composing were all a big part of the life of jazz juggernaut Duke Ellington. Exploring these themes in “The Road to Ellington,” Sheridan Road put together […]