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Check out this upbeat, poppy ditty from Oklahoma City-native Allie Lauren.

Lauren is living in Arkansas but she’s still determined to play at home. She’s even got a gig this week at RAW: Oklahoma City.

We promise her performance will be twice as infectious and fan as her kazoo solo.

Allie Lauren

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Tallows has issues.

It’s nothing the quartet can’t handle though. For their VDub Session, the band wanted to use a drum machine. It was much too quiet for the rattle of the van. Solution? Drummer Jay Sullivan duct taped his leg with bells. Richard Lindsey wanted to play xylophone. Sadly, mallets are expensive. Diagnosis? Spoons work just as well.

It’s with sincerity that we present this recently developed Okie band. Tallows’ inginuity, sense of humor and humility are going to go a long way.

We always have our ears open to new bands, and it’s always a treat when they exceed our expectations.

Keep your eyes on this group.

It’s an issue your ears will appreciate.

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We’ve been holding on to this episode in the VDub archives for far too long.

Say hello to the bluesy tune Feathered Rabbit performed for us way before they released their excellent self-titled EP.

Oh, and don’t forget to thank Full Circle Bookstore for letting us hang out for a quick rehearsal.

Feathered Rabbit
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It’s always a treat when a touring band is excited to be a part of VDub Sessions.

Especially one as busy and exciting as San Antonio-based band Girl in a Coma. The band is performing opening duties at Cain’s Ballroom Oct. 30 for Minus the Bear and Cursive.

That’s just a footnote in the GIAC’s tour history. The girls have opened for Sia, Tegan and Sara, The Pogues, Amanda Palmer and even Morrissey himself.

But that doesn’t stop GIAC from being down to earth.

Last month the trio performed a headlining gig at The Conservatory. Singer Nina Diaz gladly shot off some fireworks behind The Conservatory and hopped into the Spy Van to perform a track off of her band’s latest album “Exits & All the Rest.”

Check out the fun and visit with the GIAC in Tulsa.

Tell them VDub Sessions sent you.

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M. Paul Kirby says he’s no good at interviews.

We are glad to prove the Stillwater-based artist wrong.

When we met him last month he spoke eloquently about the power of art and his feathery bird creations.

Take a minute to learn up about the talent that makes Oklahoma unique.

Also, if you haven’t dropped by the Plaza District on the second Friday of every month then you’re not only missing a bevy of free and fun entertainment but also you’re missing the chance to see the Spy Van in action.

Come say hello at Live on the Plaza this week.

We won’t bite. Too hard.

 

Our van doesn’t break down often, but when it does then it does it in style.

Right as Chelsey Cope and company started her Spy Van performance, our fearless driver Ferris O’Brien let out an audible groan as the van halted in the middle of the road.

“Hang on,” he said.

But with a quick push, the van settled in a post office parking lot and the festivities began.

Cope invited her friends Alex Coleman and Alberto Roubert to fill the spaces of her heartfelt rendition of “Journey Down St. Vincent.”

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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After Ben Kilgore finished his set at the Mustache Bash on Wednesday night, a women in the crowd asked me who had just performed.

(I get this question a lot because of how my jeans fit and because I’m holding a camera at every concert ever.)

When I answered with the name Ben Kilgore, the new fan paused and said, “As soon as I heard his voice, I had to sit down and listen.”

I’m sure this had everything to do with the Tulsa-based singer’s commanding voice.

It’s unreal.

But I was most surprised by Kilgore’s thoughtfulness.

I approached him about performing a quick song in the Spy Wagon, and it seemed like his world stopped for a minute.

He got quiet, as if the songs he knew were battling for position in his head and heart.

I’m glad he picked Otis Redding’s “These Arms of Mine.”

Not only was it a highlight of his set, but also Kanye West/Jay-Z’s track “Otis” is fresh in my mind.

Oddly enough, you can hear one of Kanye’s earliest songs playing in the background near the end of this song.

No matter who’s covering Redding, you’re in for a treat.

Here’s the song on Vimeo, if you are all fancy like that.