POSTED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2012:
The local concert calendar has finally cooled off a touch as we dip into deep winter, but that doesn't mean Tulsa is quiet. There are still plenty of shows to choose from, so we've got your weekly highlights to help get you pointed in the right direction. Here are a few tips to get you started this weekend.
Thursday, Feb. 9
If you're looking to start your weekend early, you can play it cool at Blue Rose, where Ben and Noelle Kilgore will be sharing the spotlight throughout the evening. If you're looking for something new, stop in at The Colony to check out Marbin as the band rolls through town. The most fun show of the night, if not the entire week, however, will be the New Orleans inflected blues and white-boy soul of Andy Frasco & the UN at Mercury Lounge.
Friday, Feb. 10
We've got a pair of safe bets tonight as Bill Medley sings all of his classic hits for the older set at River Spirit Event Center. Meanwhile, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights return to Cain's Ballroom for a night of pure rock and soul that will set your spirit free. Of course, you can't forget the previously discussed hip hop show at Soundpony where a stack of Tulsa's busiest MCs throw down together with live drummers and no DJs or preset tracks to work from.
Saturday, Feb. 11
On Saturday night, Mercury Lounge welcomes the return of Cletus Got Shot for the Americana crowd. The same evening, Paper Diamond headlines at Cain's Ballroom and Whirligig holds down its monthly gig with big grooves at The Colony while Able the Allies rocks out at Hunt Club. Also worth checking out, RadioRadio debuts the video for its latest single, "Making Girls Cry" with a premier screening at Riverwalk Cinemas, followed by the release party with another viewing of the video and brief live set at Pink. Check out radioradioband.com to get further details and find out how you can get into the party.
Sunday, Feb. 12
Sunday is always a good time to check out the weekly standing gigs as you wind down from the weekend. Amongst the best are Brandon Clark at Mercury Lounge, Paul Benjaman and Friends at The Colony and Bramhall Blues Review at Treehouse. The real highlight of the night, however, will be Matt Nathanson's headline show at Cain's Ballroom with Rachel Platten opening at 8pm.
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