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It has been difficult holding this episode back.

Seriously, our enthusiasm for this group is double that of the punky Ramones tune singer/songwriter Jesse Tabish covered in the introduction for this VDub Session.

Stillwater-based band Other Lives is easily on of the most exciting bands to develop out of Oklahoma in the past decade.

Before we got the chance to film with the quintet at Norman Music Festival, the band opened for The National at Cain’s Ballroom and was preparing for a trip to Austin. They had an opening slot for The Decemberists.

Other Lives is on tour and doing great things. You’ll see the band gracing NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and appearing on Paste’s website.

We hope you enjoy this session as much as we did.

You can also watch this bad boy on Vimeo if you’d like.


This Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter sure cares a lot about Oklahoma.

Beau Jennings is a Tulsa native who holds on tightly to his roots.

We met him during the second day of Norman Music Festival 4.

His passion for music and our state can be heard in his song “The Verdigris” and will be seen in his upcoming film project “The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers.”

The film will trace the life of Rogers throughout the country.

Jennings’ mission is to keep Rogers’ life and impact alive.

If this interests you then check out the Kickstarter page and donate a few dollars to the film. There are only a few days left to do so. The film is a few thousand dollars short of its goal and time runs out on May 21.

Jennings has involved a lot of local talent in the making of the film.

The trailer reveals Chad and Jarod of Blackwatch Studios are working to make the film. The duo record a lot of great music in Norman. Also, Bradley Beesley is attached to the project. His documentary “The Fearless Freaks” expertly detailed the Flaming Lips’ rise to fame.

If anything, you should at least keep your eyes open for the release of this new film.

Rock on.

Here’s Beau Jennings’ video on Vimeo if that’s your thing.

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this fact.

Oklahoma City-native singer/songwriter Audra Mae is related to Judy Garland.

Garland is Mae’s great aunt.

But even greater than that is Mae’s voice.

This song is from her upcoming album.

Here’s Mae’s song on Vimeo if that’s your thing.

Watch the interview that makes Charlie Sheen look like a sack of eyeless potatoes.

Here’s Peelander-Z’s interview on Vimeo if that’s your thing.

During the final day of Norman Music Festival 4, the Spy Wagon was parked on the corner of Main and Peters.

We invited locals musicians and headliners for interviews and performances.

Penny Hill, who performed her song Olympia inside the van last year, is up first.

Check back every day for new NMF4 videos.


Here’s Penny’s video on Vimeo if that’s your thing.

Get ready for a ton of VDub Sessions content from Norman Music Festival 4.

First we’d like to share a series of portraits taken inside of the Spy Van.

Musicians, festival organizers, journalists and photographers piled in as we tried to capture the people that make this festival great.

Click here to see several more photos.

Audra Mae

Kite Flying Robot

Jonathan Fowler

Kelly Kerr