POSTED ON JUNE 26, 2013:
With the arrival of the solstice last weekend, summer is officially here and the calendar is already heating up. We've got a little bit of everything going on this weekend, from big names to relative unknowns and touring bands to locals. As always, you can find the complete listings in our events calendar, but we've got the highlights to get you headed out the door and pointed in the right direction this weekend.
Thursday, June 27
If you're looking to get your groove on, you can chill with Ego Culture or head over to Colony to take in a more bluegrass vibe with Bryan Payne and Grazzhopper. The hot show of the night, however, is Jason Eady's return to Mercury Lounge for a show with one of Texas country's strongest young songwriter's in Tulsa's favorite Americana bar.
Friday, June 28
Country fans will be torn between catching Lonestar at River Spirit Events Center and Asleep at the Wheel at Cain's Ballroom, but we've got plenty more going on. Indie rockers can either catch Oil Boom at The Yeti, Shannon & the Clams with The Dull Drums at Soundpony or Fiawna Forte with Damion Shade & the Savage Young at Fassler Hall. Of course, you don't want to overlook Ryan Tedder's farewell blowout at the Jazz Hall of Fame with Guardant, Ghost Quartet, Mexican Cartel and Citizen Mundi.
If you're looking to dance, Hunt Club hosts "Tulsa Zombie Prom", but That 90's Party promises to be the biggest dance party of the weekend at IDL Ballroom with DJs Sea, Lynn K, Badger and Robbo and a next-decade extension of a local favorite, 80's prom.
Finally, don't forget a long awaited and overdue return of Jared Tyler for a hometown show at The Colony that should be stellar.
Saturday, June 29
My So Called Band extends the 90's party vibe with its live covers at Vanguard while Oilhouse throws down a hip-hop summit of sorts at Soundpony. Elsewhere, Dante & the Hawks rock Hunt Club and Grayless brings a bluegrass/jam vibe to The Colony. If you like country, KVOO hosts a free "Fan Appreciation" show at Cain's with rising stars Jon Pardi, Rachel Farley and Jared Ashley; but the best bet of the night is The Dead Armadillos, throwing country, rock, punk and everything else in the ring for a raucous throw down at Mercury Lounge.
Sunday, June 30
You can pick your poison to wrap up your weekend the modern rock of Daughtry at River Spirit Events Center, classic rock of Todd Rudgren at Cain's Ballroom or jazz, funk and jam with Mike Dillon, Yojimbo and Boomclap at Colony. And don't forget that Tulsa favorite Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils are back for a show with Dustin Pittsley at Vanguard that will mix blues, rock and just plain great songwriting.
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