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Oklahoma City-based artist, graphic designer and everyone’s favorite Mule bartender Jason Pawley hopped in the van at last week’s Live on the Plaza to discuss his art and striving to be a full-time artist.

Make sure to come out this Friday for another great Live on the Plaza.

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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.

Check out some stills after the jump.

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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.

 

What do you get when you mix a dog, a fiddle, an upright bass and a Purcell-native named Parker Millsap?

Well, the session above should give you a pretty good hint but we can make it easy on you.

The answer is hot sauce.

We couldn’t be happier to invite the red dirt talents of Millsap into the van to play an unrecorded, new song.

If you enjoy this session then you’ll be pleased to know Milsap and bassist Michael Rose will be performing at The Blue Note Lounge on Friday.

Now, grab your dog and start dancing.

Check out some stills from the session after the jump…

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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.

Check out some stills after the jump…

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You know that old expression about how the company you keep determines the trouble you meet?

I could only imagine what sort of trouble Edmond-native singer/songwriter Audra Mae could get into.

Her enthusiastic Spy Van performance of “My Friend the Devil” might give you a pretty good idea of Mae’s meddlesome ways.

Or you can look at her fingernails. Her thumb was painted with her symbol, an anarchistic A for Audra.

We’ve been fans Mae since her impromptu session at Norman Music Festival two years ago.

Both songs she has performed in the Spy Van are from her excellent self-titled album Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound.

Please don’t hold us responsible for all the trouble you get into after giving it a listen, but at least we can promise it will be worth it.

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

Check out some stills of Audra after the jump.

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We wouldn’t be surprised if Colin Nance dreams in zeros and ones.

Nance is a mainstay in the Okie electronic band The Gentle Art of Floating and his recent solo projects are like a one-man band M83.

So, it didn’t come as a surprise when Nance hopped into the Spy Van with an iPad and a boombox in tow.

The combination of cassette tape and his friend Pilar Pueyo made for one of the most inventive sessions we’ve had to date.

Check out some stills from the shoot after the jump…

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