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<ul><li><p>Im a little too excited for the next couple ofmonths. I think I realized this when I spent a morn-ing in Guthrie at the Prairie Gothic gift shop.Shop co-owner Christie Clifford was telling meabout how she went from organizing a fewstreet festivals to planning the Queen of thePrairie Festival, her own vision of a sequel to2013s Gentlemen of the Road stopover. </p><p>Its a huge undertaking and Clifford is teamingup with her daughter and a small army of Guth-rie residents to get things done. Shes learned alot. Like how best to keep skunks from crawlinginto Cottonwood Flats or what sort of portabletoilets arent a ripoff. </p><p>You have to start somewhere.Just look at Norman Music Festival 8, which</p><p>is in its eighth year come the end of the month.Speed bumps, growing pains and gun nuts cantstop it from being as free and fun as ever. If you cant find something toenjoy at NMF then you and your Spotify account can just have a greatevening alone.</p><p>Another festival has been growing up, too. OKCFest tiptoed out of its country comfort zone this year, and Im in-</p><p>terested to see how many people show up early for Drive-By Truckers andGrace Potter. Also, how many liquor stores will sell out of Jack Daniels rightbefore the Hank Williams Jr. set? Only time will tell.</p><p>Rocklahoma, you just keep being yourself.I was lucky enough to break the lineup news on three out of the four</p><p>festivals were featuring in this issue. Im not only proud of this accomplish-ment but mostly happy to have the opportunity to say that so much musicis about to happen. Its becoming so busy in Oklahoma that I cant evenfathom having energy left to drive to Jazz in June or Center of the Universe.Its a good problem to have, I guess. Sorta like having hands made of honeyhams.</p><p>A special thanks to Ebony Dallas for her design on the 8-bit inspired cov-er artwork, Matt Carney for covering pop music like a boss and Jerry Wof-ford for helping gather his contribution for Rocklahoma. </p><p>Its going to be a busy summer. Ill sleep when Im 30.</p><p>BY NATHAN POPPE</p><p>NPOPPE@OPUBCO.COMLOOKATOKC EDITOR</p><p>N A T H A N P O P P Efrom the editor</p><p>Bright Light Social Hour performs live at Norman Music Festival 7.Photo by Nathan Poppe, for LOOKatOKC</p><p>Page 2 April 22 - May 5, 2015 LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>Page 3April 22 - May 5, 2015LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>LOOKatOKC EDITORNathan Poppe</p><p>PROJECT DESIGNERSEbony Iman DallasSteve Boaldin</p><p>ADVERTISINGJerry Wagner(405) 475-3475Nancy Simoneau(405) 475-3708</p><p>NICHE PUBLICATIONS EDITORMelissa Howell</p><p>DIRECTOR OF PRESENTATION AND CUSTOM PUBLISHINGYvette Walker</p><p>ART DIRECTORTodd Pendleton</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHERSSteven MaupinQuit Nguyen</p><p>COVER Illustration by Ebony Iman Dallas</p><p>Single copies of LOOKatOKC may be obtained free of charge at locations from Stillwater to Norman. Additional copies are available for $1 each at The Oklahoman. Wholesale and indiscriminate removal of LOOKatOKCpublications from newsstands for purposes other than individual use will result in prosecution. Every effort is made to ensure that all calendar entries areaccurate. LOOKatOKC does not guarantee the events or the schedules. Readers are encouraged to call ahead for exact times and dates. </p><p>LOOKatOKC is published every other Thursday by The Oklahoman, 9000 Broadway Extension, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114.</p><p>For advertising and promotional opportunities please contact The Oklahoman retail advertising department at 475-3338.</p><p>OPUBCO Communications Group</p><p>Find the LOOK photographers LOOK photographers will be in Bricktown, Midtown and other hot spots.</p><p>Check out our online home at newsok.com/entertainment/lookatokc</p><p>Go to facebook.com/LOOkatOKCand become a fan.</p><p>Follow LOOKatOKC on http://twitter.com/LOOKatOKC</p><p>from the top L O O K a t O K C</p><p>18 | Food Dude visits West Town Resource CampusPopular local chefs prepare lunch for the masses through Turning the Table on Hunger. </p><p>16 | Movie review: Oklahoma City: The Boom, the Bust, and the BombMayor Mick Cornett wrote, directed and produced the documentary Oklahoma City: The Boom, the Bust and the Bomb.</p><p>Page 4 April 22 - May 5, 2015 LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>Page 5April 22 - May 5, 2015LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>All about creating a deeper relationship with music.</p><p>MATTCARNEY</p><p>Tune in to KOSU-FM 91.7 at 4:44 p.m. and 6:44 p.m. every Tuesday and at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. every Wednesday to hear Matt break down the week in music news and new music releases with host Ryan LaCroix.</p><p>All aboutcreating adeeperrelationshipwith music.</p><p>Tune in to KO to hea</p><p>He didnt break character for the entireperformance, but it took a solid minutebefore it became clear that Josh Tillmanhad arranged his latest song around anelaborate gag. Back in November, Tillman showedup channeling Todd Rundgren on David Letter-man, every inch of him the wounded 70s singer-songwriter archetype, right down to the furrowedbrow, closed eyes and a dull, gray blazer possiblywhiffing of weeks-old studio funk. The frame slow-ly tightened on his bearded face for 60 seconds asTillman bemoaned his affluent, educated situationat the piano, somberly informing the audience ofhis middle-class pain: Now Ive got all morning toobsessively accrue / a small nation of meaningfulobjects and theyve gotta represent me too. Thetension stacked up like Legos. </p><p>Tillman then turned and grabbed the micro-phone to lament his privilege for another camera,this time from the side, where the Lettermanaudience can suddenly see the piano keys twinklingalong on their own. Tension released. It was thisincredibly funny performance of Bored in theUSA, a bitter, shallow, sarcastic ballad, thatmarked Tillman as popular musics foremostsmart-aleck, a reputation furthered by the Januaryrelease of I Love You, Honeybear, his second re-cord under the name Father John Misty. Honey-bears cover may be pink but its humor is black asthe grand piano Tillman pounds, a look at howridiculous all this is record full of anthems for theAmerican embarrassed by his or her own dissatis-faction. Surely somewhere, Randy Newman isbeaming. </p><p>No surprise then that the humor of Honeybearcomes caustic and mean. A trip to the bar (NothingGood Ever Happens At The G----mn Thirsty Crow)turns obscene as Tillmans rock star climbs on his stoolto hurl insults and brag about his sexual prowess. Aparticular insufferable girlfriend who gladly hooversall his drugs gets called a term that no man should everuse in The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apart-ment. Ive said awful things, such awful things headmits on The Ideal Husband, in a tone that makes ittough to tell the difference between the character andthe man himself. Whether or not it qualifies as a truesatire is up to you, but the sarcasms certainly there. </p><p>Id argue it is, if for how tenderly Tillman an in-credible singer performs it. It takes a certain depth ofsoul to convincingly perform a character, even one asshallow and unimaginative as the dweeb he inhabits inI Went To The Store One Day. </p><p>But if irony and jokes so brutal as to not be funnyarent your thing then perhaps newcomer CourtneyBarnetts good nature and wry observations are. TheAustralians humor occasionally steers mischievous atworst on her nervy debut record Sometimes I Sit andThink, And Sometimes I Just Sit, landing somewherebetween the more effusive work of The MountainGoats John Darnielle and Stephen Malkmuss lacka-daisical stoner jams. </p><p>Like Tillman, Barnetts style is wordy but her songscharacters are far more likable. I think youre a joke and</p><p>I dont find you very fuuuuu-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uhhhh-nnyis about as mean as she gets. It just isnt in her heart toeven call somebody a name, even after all her anxietyand confusion piles up on the records second song,Pedestrian at Best. Give me all your money and Illmake some Origami, honey! she shouts. Dawwww. </p><p>Barnett also leans on her impressive skill as a guitarplayer, which is readily evident on the Aussie bluesstomp, Small Poppies. I make mistakes until I get itright, she moans before launching into her down-underimpression of Jack White. Barnetts riffing ranges won-derfully here from fast-paced grungy heft (Pedestrianat Best) to wiggly power-pop (Aqua Profunda!) andshe even has the good sense to dial the volume backwhen shes got a tender story to tell. </p><p>And when she does bear her heart unlike Tillman it doesnt hurt to hear. Depreston gently unwinds as ahouse-hunting expedition through a suburb of Mel-bourne where Barnett confronts her own coming-of-agein the home of a widow recently passed. Her observa-tions resonate: And I see the handrail in the shower / acollection of those canisters for coffee, tea and flour /and a photo of a young man in a van in Vietnam. </p><p>Taken together, I Love You, Honeybear and Some-times I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit makekind of a sweet-and-sour recipe for humor in rock, whichhas always been kinda tricky to pull off at a certain levelof notoriety. Tillman and Barnett both have the goods;heres to a long, funny career for both of them. </p><p>Courtney Barnett and Father John Misty, smart-alecks with soul</p><p>From left, Courtney Barnetts Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit" album cover. Art from John Mistysalbum I Love You, Honeybear. Photo provided</p><p>M A T T C A R N E Yheadphonetics F O L L O W @ O K M A T T C A R N E Y O N T W I T T E R</p><p>Page 6 April 22 - May 5, 2015 LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>Who said tacos werent a healthy food</p><p>elcome to the latest edition of our collaboration with Drink &amp; Draw, the event that invites doodlers of all skill levels to gather on a weekly basis in Oklahoma City. In case youre new to the party, heres the rundown.</p><p>Every Thursday night from 8 to 11, Drink &amp; Draw is hosted at any of three locations in the metro. On the third, fourth and fth Thursday of the month, the event is held at Tree &amp; Leaf Clothing. And thats where youll encounter the Drink &amp; Draw Challenge. A random theme is selected, youre kindly requested to draw on specially designed Drink &amp; Draw paper and then the results are published once a month in LOOKatOKC. Our theme this month is a taco hiking on Mars.</p><p>Its been a pleasure to see new faces join the festivities, and I hope to see more. The intentions of the event are more than simple. Its an excuse to show off the talented artists in our city and invite anyone with a hint of artistic aspiration to join the fun. Again, Drink &amp; Draw is an invitation to an open dialogue in the art community. One story wouldnt do this event justice. Instead we are making this a monthly celebration of all things awesome. Pens, pencils and markers of all shapes and sizes are welcome.</p><p>Its just another reason to LOOKatOKC. The proof is sitting right in front of you.</p><p> Nathan Poppe, LOOKatOKC editor</p><p>W</p><p>art speaks D R I N K &amp; D R A WD R I N K &amp; D R A W</p><p>DUSTY GILPIN CODY HAMPTON@OKIECODY</p><p>Page 7April 22 - May 5, 2015LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>The Drink &amp; Draw schedule: </p><p>1st Thursday: The Okay See (7 N Lee Ave., OKC) </p><p>2nd Thursday: Brass Bell Stu-dios (2500 NW 33 St., OKC)</p><p>3rd, 4th and 5th Thursdays: Tree &amp; Leaf (1705-B NW 16 St., OKC)</p><p>The Drink &amp; Draw Challenge: </p><p>1. A random theme is se-lected. </p><p>2. Artists draw on specially designed Drink &amp; Draw paper. </p><p>3. The results will be pub-lished once a month right here in LOOKatOKC.</p><p>4. Fun is had. </p><p>DEAN WILHITE ASHTON LETTON MATT KILGORE</p><p>ERIC SANDHOP ZEKE RUZUICA</p><p>art speaksD R I N K &amp; D R A WD R I N K &amp; D R A W</p><p>Page 8 April 22 - May 5, 2015 LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>Andy Warhol in 1987. AP photo</p><p>Richard Weisman still has vivid memories of the portrait shoot between Andy Warhol and Jack Nicklaus.During the shoot, Warhol made the mistake of saying to Nicklaus, Could you move the stick a little to the left? He said, The what? The stick? Sir, that is my golf club. And he turns, Richard, does this guy know what hes doing? I said, Jack, he does, I promise. I said, Andy, its a club. Call it a club. (He said) Oh, yeah, OK, ne, Weisman recalled with a chuckle.</p><p>Every athlete, Ive got good stories.The portraits Weisman commissioned his artistic friend to paint in 1978 of </p><p>sports superstars such as Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Warhol: The Athletes opened April 16 at the museum, where the anticipation is becoming as intense as the kaleidoscopic colors in Warhols works.</p><p>Hes really kind of like THE American art celebrity at this point. Its just that name that everybody knows. Its like a Picasso, its like a Matisse, said lm cura-tor Michael Anderson, who also is curating the Warhol exhibit for the museum.</p><p>But it really moves beyond that and also touches on the allure of the 1960s and the 70s. It kind of embodies the 60s counter-culture and then the Studio 54 era, too. So many moments in American history that have kind of a romantic appeal to both younger and older people, it really kind of touches on those. So, he pops up in so many places in American culture.</p><p>SPORTS SUPERSTARS</p><p>Warhol: The Athletes features the iconic artists colorful portraits of 10 notable competitors in 10 sports, including Olympic gure skater Dorothy Hamill, </p><p>tennis champion Chris Evert, jockey Willie Shoemaker, soccer star Pele, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, New York Rangers hockey forward Rod Gilbert and now-infamous football player O.J. Simpson.</p><p>The series also includes a portrait of Weisman in the same size and style a 40-by-40-inch, black-and-white silk-screen image on canvas that Warhol embel-lished with brightly colored paint.</p><p>Now based in Seattle, Weisman grew up in a family of art collectors, and like any red-blooded American boy, (I) didnt want to do what my parents did. But I liked it so much I did. He said he specialized in collecting pop art and befriended Warhol while living in New York City in the 1960s.</p><p>We became really good friends. We went out a lot. They used to joke about Andy, saying that he would go to the opening of an envelope. The guy had four plans, ve plans every day, and three or four every night. I mean, energy that never stopped, said Weisman, whose collection is chronicled in the 2002 book Picasso to Pop.</p><p>Weisman had known Warhol about a decade when he got the idea for The Athletes series.</p><p>I had this thought that the two areas that I felt were the two major areas of interest with people were usually art and sports and they didnt really mix. People who are into one usually arent into the other as leisure-time activities. I mean, there are some people who like both Im one of them but not a lot. So, I thought itd be a good idea to do a series of art portrait types, which is what Warhol was doing at the time, on athletes, Weisman said in a phone interview from Los Angeles.</p><p>He didnt know the difference between a football and a golf ball, so therefore, I picked out the athletes and tried to pick out people who I felt you would know </p><p>Oklahoma City Museum of Art shows Andy Warhols The Athletes series</p><p>art speaksE B O N Y I M A N D A L L A SW A R H O L</p><p>Page 9April 22 - May 5, 2015LOOKATOKC.COM</p></li><li><p>Above: Portraits of figure-skating Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by Andy Warhol. Bottom: Golf great Jack Nicklaus p...</p></li></ul>