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Sometimes the van doesn’t start.

Luckily, a talent like Erin O’Dowd delivers without hesitation. Alongside longtime Okie players Susan Herndon and Nadia Thomas, the Tulsa songwriter played a lively rendition of “Trick Pony.” Dig it!

We loved having BJ Barham jump into the van after soundchecking with his well-seasoned American Aquarium bandmates. We figured he’d play something new but not this new.

“I Gave Up The Drinking (Before She Gave Up On Me)” was merely two days old when this video was filmed. That might be a record for youngest song to make it in the van.

We loved hanging out with Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen so much that we couldn’t wait to have them back in the van. You saw them last in our Sweet Spirit episode but now they’re back with A Giant Dog’s harder rock edge.

Loved hearing a brand new song (above) and another (below) off of the band’s Merge Records debut.

Sherman “WoRm” Johnson might be easiest to find at a computer. The OKC-based hip-hop engineer and producer is a natural behind the board but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have his own hunger to perform.

He was joined by Darrell Jones, Ashlee Watkins, Taylor Johnson and Jeff Kraetzer (DJ Chips).

Rain put a damper on Norman Music Festival’s afternoon performances so we decided to throw a concert celebration with Austin’s biggest party band. Sweet Spirit thrilled us with two songs before the rain subsided, and they rocked the festival’s main stage.

Party on.

Lauren Barth thought she was just visiting Tulsa but ended up being one of its most talented new residents. The songwriter has a debut album ready called “Forager” and invited the record’s producer Jesse Aycock to join her in the van.

What a pair.

John Fullbright pushes music to a new level.

Seriously, Fullbright helped push the VDub Sessions van when it broke down before his session last week.

We were blown away from his generosity when he not only helped with the van but also belted out this amazing track from his new album.

Fullbright said nothing surprises him at this point.

That’s funny coming from a musician full of surprises.

The Okemah native recently landed an interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition and a feature on Paste’s website.

Not to mention this impressive write-up from the LA Times.

Fullbright’s about to embark on a tour across the country. You better catch this Okie before he’s too folkin’ famous for his own good.

Check out some stills from the shoot after the jump.

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Last month, we caught up with Okie via Germany artist Jeremy Watson.

It was one of his first showings in our state, so let’s give him a warm welcome and check out what he has to say about his creations.

Check out some stills from the shoot after the jump.

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You know that old joke in the rock world about bands turning it all the way to 11?

Meet Red City Radio.

They use 11 as toilet paper.

The Okie band’s aggressive and catchy tunes have propelled them to tour outside of the state and even Europe.

They are headed back on tour soon, but we were lucky to catch them for a double song treatment in the streets of downtown Oklahoma City. The first track “An Introduction of Sorts” is off of the band’s latest release “The Dangers of Standing Still” and the second track is off of the 2009 EP “To The Sons and Daughters of Woody Guthrie.”

Hold on to your ear holes and turn this episode all the way up.

Go ahead, scare your coworkers.

Here’s the Vimeo video if you’re into that sort of thing.

Check out some stills of the band after the jump.

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This Oklahoma City-based band puts its pants on every morning like everyone else, with the help of a doctor.

Not really, but we just wanted to give you an idea of the silliness involved with Dr. Pants.

Frontman David Broyles falls somewhere between Weezer’s River Cuomo and Weird Al, which means you’re going to have some trouble getting his songs out of your head.

Enjoy “Hipster Kids/Sexy Beards” and if you want more Dr. Pants then check them out live.

They are releasing an EP with this song on it June 4.

Here are all the concert details.

Check back later this month for an episode from Stillwater’s Other Lives.

Here’s Dr. Pants’ VDub Session on Vimeo if that’s your thing.