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Things look up for Tito Lindsey Band

Tito Lindsey, Frank Ryan and Ronnie Harrison  -of the Tito Lindsey Band  stopped by Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist. Man, was some good music and a good time had. 

If you tuned in, you heard "You Can't Say," a song penned by a member of Jackson Tillman Band that was given to the talented singer to work his magic. He's lived up to the challenge and more. The band has been super busy these days with a lot of shows  paying shows.

"We haven't played for beer in a long, long time," Lindsey said before bursting into his trademark grin. "First it was, 'Let's play and have some fun,' now it's picking up. It's been crazy."

Last weekend was a big one for the band with a Saturday double-header of premiere shows. They began Saturday's TwisterFest with a noon performance at Chickasha's Muscle Car Ranch. They battled the heat and lit a fire into some sleeping campers.

"It (heat) wasn't that bad, actually," Lindsey said. "I think we woke some people up; it was a good crowd."

Then, that night, they followed Gannon Fremin and CCRev as the lead-in act for headliners Jackson Tillman Band at C.W. Scooters. 

"It was ridiculous," Lindsey said of the audience. "There was a lot of people."

That was the first big show for new bassist Ronnie Harrison who used to be a staple of a small Medicine Park stage with his former bandmates in Bizon.

"It's a lot different than the Gone Fishin' stage, that's for sure," Harrison said. "I'm loving it."

When you're making solid music that audiences love, it makes the ride a lot of fun. Being in-demand means the band is ready for some big time shows, including a gig at Blake Shelton's bar in Tishomingo in July. They'll also be headlining a July 13 concert at Castaway Cove in Wichita Falls, Texas. They'll also be traveling through Texas most of next month with the Walking Johnny Band, including a show at Fort Worth's Filthy McNasty's. Lindsey said the band will return there in the fall to headline a show on OU/Texas weekend. 

But first, the band has some shows closer to home  and the heart this weekend. They're performing at a private function Saturday at Lake Lawtonka. If you're not on the guest list, there's another opportunity Sunday, if you're up for a drive south. The band will be hosting a benefit fundraiser show for Bailey Swayden, a former bandmate of Ryan's, at the Warehouse in Wichita Falls, Texas.

"We're taking a lot of good musicians with us," Lindsey said. "I hope it'll be a good turnout."

Lindsey said that Tanner Harrison, from Wichita Falls, has been filling in on drums since a leg injury took Roger Mayer away from the kit. The fit's been good, although Mayer's presence holding the backbeat has been missed, he said. 

Despite the hectic July scheduled, the singer said they've cared out "five or six days" mid-month to record the debut EP at Seven Springs Sound with the intention of its release in mid to late-August.

"We're going to be rolling with the guys at Seven Springs, we're going to be staying local (to record)," Lindsey said. "They try to be as professional as can be and I like that."

You can keep up with the Tito Lindsey Band via its Facebook, Instagram and ReverbNation pages and, when the EP is available, it will be found on all online music sources. 

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Speaking of the local music studio, Seven Springs Sound Free Songwriters' Workshop is scheduled at the studio, 1011 S. Sheridan. free The two-hour workshop will begin at 7 p.m. and will be presented by Scott Endsley, Lee Smith and David Anderson. Focus will be on songwriting techniques and methods and is a perfect fit for fledgling to intermediate songwriters, 14-and-older. 

RSVP here to reserve your space: https://www.facebook.com/events/235840100504516/.

The studio is now also offering vocal lessons on Mondays with voice instructor, Lori Medina, a Cameron University graduate with a bachelors in vocal music, and a minor in piano. 

Call the studio from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 580-699-7177.

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A local musician who's ahead of the game with his songwriting will be performing Saturday. Richard Clift Jr. Acoustic at Small Mountain Street Tacos, 172 E. Lake Drive in Medicine Park. Show will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Caddo County Deputy by day but musician all the time, Clift has a pretty expansive selection of originals and covers. And you never know who might sit in to push the music even further. 

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If you're in the mood for some jazz inflected blues and rock and roll at a family friendly environment, slip by Shamrock's Pub & Grill, 3134 Cache Road, and enjoy a local favorite. "Back by Popular Demand," DuPree will be doing their thing at 8 p.m. Saturday. 

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Tickets are available for a Sunday night hardcore hip hop production when the Koba Tour featuring Liquid Assassin, Statik G, Tony Reaper and more kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday at C.J.'s Club, 1136 Cache Road. Hosted by Threat Base Studios in collaboration with LSP and Rhymesick Promotions and Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministries, there will be a canned food drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

For each can a ticket holder brings, 5 percent of the ticket face value will be donated to Hungry Hearts, (maximum 15 percent per ticket) alongside the canned food item. Tickets available: 

www.stubwire.com.

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An Oklahoma City based band is trying to incite some panic with the release of new songs. Following their recent set at Rocklahoma, Everybody Panic! has released a new track, "Power and Pain" that is available now exclusively on everybodypanic.bandcamp.com. You can stream and download it for free or if you're a true supporter of music you can name your own price.

Don't forget to check out two other new tracks "Dead Heroes" and "Bullets" while you're there. 

Give "Bullets" a listen here, it's a powerful hard rock statement  https://youtu.be/ehk_KOD2i9o.

There's some cool hints of guitarist/producer Provo Provenzano's studio magic that makes this a nice prelude to next week's column and show. He did the master work on the debut single from Lawton's Titan Metal, "Achlys." You'll hear its world premiere during the June 28 radio show and will become available worldwide online following.

If you'd like some of their cool merchandise visit: everybodypanic.storenvy.com

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We're asking for any and all the performers who've been a part of the radio show or who will be in the future to do something cool. We're seeking your best funny covers, originals and mash-ups for the LLOLAF End-Of-SummerSpecial Mix Tape. Bring it with your best tongue-in-cheek musical moment and send it our way, either contact Steve Carr or the columnist via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/steveoandthescribe/; or email our email: soundemoniumgmail.com.

Here's some inspiration: nJames Brown vs. Led Zeppelin  "Whole Lotta Sex Machine"  https://youtu.be/fd0b42chX5A.

Many thanks to Tito Lindsey, Frank Ryan and for stopping in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist. They got the ball rolling with a special mash-up for the Mix Tape and let me tell you, it's good!

Jokey continuing steer-ing the humor to the pasture with the set-up to this week's joke. Here's the punchline:

"A lawn-mooer."

Turn your radio dial to Magic 95.3 FM Radio around 6:25 p.m. each Thursday (if not much earlier) or stream the half-hour show online: http://s1.phx.icastcenter.com/start/kmgz953/ or www.onlineradiobox.com; or on the Apple or Android apps or on the TuneIn app, or: http://www.kmgz.com/. 

And, hey, if you have a song you want us to check out, email us: soundemoniumgmail.com.

#Sundaymonium  Remember that every Sunday night you can listen to a rebroadcast of the prior week's show followed by this week's show: 6 p.m., 1GCrew's Thanh Le and Oli Rey Ben; 6:30 p.m., Tito Lindsey, Frank Ryan and Ronnie Harrison. 

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