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1GCrew ready to rock Chuckie’s Toys

Oli Rey Ben and Thanh Le from 1GCrew were in the studio this week to hype an upcoming Halloween show at a local toy store and to share their interstellar love. Since the last time the duo were in the studio, good things have been coming their way due to hard work and an infectious work ethic.

“A whole lot has changed,” said Rey Ben (ORB). “We’re living in an Instagram world and I’m an Instagram girl.”

Along with weekly open mics hosted at Oklahoma City’s Your Mom’s Place, as both individual artists and as 1GCrew, ORB and Le tend to perform with each other at most appearances. That’s how their bond works.

ORB will be performing a special show in Tulsa this Friday when he opens for Tom McDonald and Struggle Jennings — “They’re totally awesome,” he said.

The big fun is coming up with a local event beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Chuckie’s Toys, 2415 N. Sheridan. There’s no cost to attend and there’ll be costume contest, refreshments and free hot dogs at the family-friendly shindig. The show will also be a launch debut of 1GCrew’s newest video for “Outer Space.”

“We wrote it based on what y’all wanted,” ORB told the columnist and co-host Steve-O during this week’s show taping. “We wrote that song for you guys.”

If you tuned in (and, of course you did), you heard the duo perform “On Me.” Here’s a little treat that will be appearing on a future Mix Tape edition of the show. It’s seriously my song for the fall: •1GCrew — “Get Stupid” —

ORB will be performing solo on Nov. 15 at Tulsa’s Shrine when he opens for Kottonmouth Kings and Had Enough.

Keep up with the duo by way of their 1GCrew social media presence on all platforms. You won’t be disappointed.

Minister James A. Willis Jr. & NuPraze provided some soul searing gospel perfection Saturday night during the 2019 NAACP Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet at Cameron University’s McMahon Centennial Ballroom. His innate musicality flowed during introduction to the audience:

“Good evening everybody, can you hear me pretty good?” he sang. “We came to sing to you while you’re eatin’ your food.”

As stomachs were filled, souls were uplifted with Willis and five singers as they performed “I Want To Be Free,” “I’m Fine,” and “Step In The Pool.” Their harmonies and inflection blended to create the ideal in gospel soul singing.

Currently serving as he has for 26 years as an Associated Minirster and Minister of Music at the Prospect Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Willis has been singing, composing and producing music for over 35 years. He has over 80 songs that have been played on national and local radio in the U.S., the Bahamas, Africa and Europe. He’s currently work on the fifth project, NuPraze, due for a release in January 2020.

Some Southwest Oklahoma special sauce is crossing the Red River Saturday to rub some Oklahoma red dirt into the wounds of Texas fans following the Red River Rivalry football game when the Cashroh Rock & Roll Roadshow featuring Rodney Whaley takes the stage at 9 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon, 1402 Old Iowa Park Highway, Wichita Falls.

It’ll be a night of some boss music made by some truly original local talent.

1GCrew always bring the space dust into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week’s Today’s Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist to make for a cosmically fun time. This week was extra special..

Jokey McJokerson provided a Halloween inspired joke set-up. Here’s the punchline:

“Because they’re not when wolves..’”

Jokey’s Corner — TBD will be featured for Comedy Night for the weekly Saturday night series to be held in the Summit Ballroom at the Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E. Gore. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 and may be purchased at the casino cage or online

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: or; or on the Apple or Android apps or on the TuneIn app, or:

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

#Sundaymonium — Remember that every Sunday night you can listen to a rebroadcast of the prior week’s show followed by this latest show: 6 p.m., Drop Dead Dammit; 6:30 p.m., 1GCrew.

Tune in after Sunday’s show at 7 p.m. for the Steve-O’s weekly show, B-Sides Besides.

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Soundemonium Musaic Lawton music archive homepage: Scott Rains —

Along with being the columnist of Soundemonium Musaic, Scott Rains is also a police, fire, Native Affairs and roller derby reporter for The Lawton Constitution. You can email him at:

Live music

Apache Hotel & Casino, 2315 E. Gore, 9 p.m, Friday and Saturday: David Chamberlain; Thursday: Brian Lynn Jones; Event Center: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee; Nov. 22: Three Dog Night; Jan. 16, 2020: The Guess Who.

Wichita Sounds Band Dance, 911 NW Hilltop Drive. Each Friday, 7 — 10 pm. Traditional country, early rock-’n’-roll, and ballroom. Seven dollar entry includes soft drinks and potluck snacks. No smoking, No alcohol. Everyone welcome. 580-450-7063

BrookRidge Retirement Community, 7802 Quanah Parker Trailway. 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, free. 536-9700: Frank & Friends Musical Entertainers.

Cooperton Senior Citizens 2nd and 4th Saturday Dance, Cooperton School. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Kenneth Boyd, 580-530-9067: live band, free refreshments, family-friendly, smoke and alcohol free.

Chianti Wine Bar, 5370 Cache Road, 366-3057, 7-10 p.m., Friday: TBD; 7-10 p.m., Saturday: TBD.

Park Tavern, 198 E. Lake Drive, Medicine Park, live music and karaoke; Friday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Sunday Funday, 3 p.m.: TBD; second Thursday each month, 8-11 p.m.: Open mic night with Bob Avila and Jack Smiley.

Red Dirt Reloaded, 6425 Cache Road, 580-699-3478. Live music Friday 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Thursday, 9 p.m., Karaoke Dude.

Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan, live music begins at 9 p.m., alternative/metal/hardcore/punk. Live music Friday 9:30 p.m.: Mudd Fluxx; Saturday, 10 p.m.: Backwash, Inghosts; Sunday, 8 p.m.: Dead at the Head.

Guitar Bar, 1816 S. 11th, Monday: TBD; Tuesday: karaoke; Wednesday: acoustic open mic with Kris Brown; Thursday: acoustic with TBD; Friday, 9 p.m.: live music, Jon Williams & The Coin Toss Band, 9 p.m.: karaoke with Tony Garrison; Sunday: 7 p.m.: open mic jam.

Fubar Saloon, No. 4 W. Lee, 699-3550, Friday, 9 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 10 p.m.: Cody Abbott.

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