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Music, Let's Get Killed Wayne Coyne loses the plot, keeps the magic for <i>Christmas</i>

Wayne Coyne loses the plot, keeps the magic for Christmas

It's no secret that Wayne Coyne enjoys acting like an alien. The Flaming Lips frontman exists in a universe far, far away from the orbits traveled by conventional pop singers (Oklahoma City is just his earthly mailing address). The Lips'…
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Music, Record Debris


Debris Static Disposal (Anopheles) The secret history of American rock is loaded with visionary bands whose initial existence met with confusion, derision, and zero appreciation. Consider Debris, a brain-bending avant-rock trio that sprouted from the unlikely environs of Chikasha, Okla.,…
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It all started at the most unlikely of places: a concert by Kiss and Uriah Heap many years ago at an Oklahoma City enormodome. An impressionable teen named Wayne Coyne was milling about the stadium parking lot (as impressionable teens…
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Hear This

Dan Bern Folkies in the know have been anticipating Dan Bern's recently issued, self-titled debut since he twice rolled into the East Bay's Freight & Salvage last year and reportedly wowed audiences with a lone six-string, a spare harmonica, and…
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Don Cherry, 1936-1995 Adding to a recent slew of early jazz deaths, Bay Area multi- instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Don Cherry died of hepatitis-related liver failure in Spain last week. He was 58. Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Watts, Cherry was…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Laughter in the Heart of America? The entire community of Oklahoma City paused this week for a moment of silence in tribute to the victims of the tragedy and to give the photographers time to reload. Such a powerhouse week…
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