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Every so often, a band passes through Oklahoma and there just isn’t excuse to greet it with the van.

Folkie Chris Bathgate caught our attention with his soulful, dusty Tiny Desk Concert on NPR.

We met him outside of The Blue Door.

Although the Michigan native is stripped of his powerful, electric backing band in the van, Bathgate’s passionate lyrics and musical talents burn brightly.

“Ain’t it good to be alive,” he repeats in the chorus of “Calvary.”

We think so too.

Bathgate is a reminder of the simple beauty and charm hidden within music. His music is one of those things you don’t know you miss until it’s gone.

Hopefully, we can expect him back in Oklahoma before too long.

Make sure to look out for his new EP “Old Factory.”

Check out some stills 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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