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Cashroh grow into own genre of rock ‘n roll

With a revamped lineup and a new album ready, Cashroh is looking to make its name with an original blend of Oklahoma rock and psychedelic explorations into the blues. It’s a good combination.

The band came into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week’s edition of the radio show and made a musical statement. Singer/guitarist Kerry Hartman; bassist/singer, Ben Ellis; new lead guitarist, Clay Commings; and drumer/singer Nathan Red Elk made for a full studio and a good time.

You heard “Anymore” on Thursday’s show and I’m pretty sure it’ll be getting heard a lot more in the coming months. The Ellis-sing number “Help Me” is one you’ll be catching on a future Mix Tape edition. “The hopeless, the helpless, that’s what this song’s about,” Red Elk said.

Another is this cool set closer with Steve-O blowing some mean harp. •Cashroh — “Guitar Band—

I got to hear the upcoming album, “For the Pain.” Recorded a year ago at Fildio Studio in Fletcher and mixed by Chris McGrath, it carries levels of growth from the band’s debut EP released in 2018. Originally considered more of a “red dirt” band, they are expanding into new and exciting territory. The songs above are strong standouts among the collection. Hartman’s pain-soaked vocals wrench emotion out of every syllable. Although Arthur Bass has left the lineup post-recording, he did some yeoman’s work.

With the addition of Commings on the lead guitar, you’re going to hear this band explore some new levels with their coming shows. There will be a lot of those as Cashroh has made its name playing the five state area: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Hartman said that will play to the band’s advantage when they record their next album. They’ve been writing and working out new material.

“We try to play the songs at least 6 months before we record it,” Hartman said. “We’re moving more along the psychedelic southern rock route.”

That’s a good path to take with this ensemble. Veterans of pretty much any musical style venue thrown at them, Cashroh has earned fans from as diverse an audience as from the honky tonk world to the Railhead family and most points in between.

Relentless road warriors, the band is looking forward to a Nov. 2 Halloween show to coincide with the release of “For the Pain” at a venue to be announced. Experience has taught these musicians that you gotta dot the “i” and cross the “t” before announcing anything, you know.

“No music without contracts, boys and girls,” Hartman said. “That’s how the world works.”

Shailah Red Elk’s vision for a college-friendly event from her shop, The Native Hippy, is returning after a great debut in the late spring.

Campus Corner will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, and is hosted by Red Elk’s shop, 2704 W. Gore.

“This entire corner will be occupied by local businesses, local vendors, local food, local art, and local music,” Red Elk said.

And, oh what a soundtrack of great local music it is!

The lineup is going to be fire: Cody Newby, Tito Lindsey, Wesley Brown, Rodney Whaley, Zack Crow and Full Throttle Cruizers.

“We invite you all to come out and enjoy the Sunday afternoon, shop a little, engage a lot, and be inspired,” Red Elk said.

Cashroh’s stop into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week’s Today’s Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist was a real hoot. Note: drummers are insane and like to talk — I’m looking at you, Nathan Red Elk! Don’t ever stop.

Jokey McJokerson tickled the funny bone with a set-up you could “Klingon” to for this week’s joke set-up. Here’s the punchline:

“Two. One to change the lightbulb and one to shame him for being afraid of the dark.’”

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

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#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., Brandon Cramer and Desecration Conflict; 6:30 p.m., Cashroh.

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

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Live music

Apache Hotel & Casino, 2315 E. Gore, 9 p.m, Friday and Saturday: Smilin’ Bob English Band; Thursday: TBD; Event Center: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee; Nov. 22: Three Dog Night.

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: Chris Bayne.

Park Tavern, 198 E. Lake Drive, Medicine Park, live music and karaoke; Friday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 3 p.m.: Oktoberfest with Garagemahalix; 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.: A Winter Funeral, A New Day Falls, Thousand Pound South; Saturday, 10 p.m.: Red Money, Riatt, Fantazzmo: 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, Reeves Brothers, 9 p.m.: karaoke with Tony Garrison; Sunday: 7 p.m.: open mic jam.

Bullpen, 11822 NW McClung Road, 592-5451, Friday, 10 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD.

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

Wall Street Bar, 23 N. 7th, Duncan, 580-255-7780, Friday, 9 p.m.: Girl’s Night with DJ Hollywood; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD.

Robinson’s Landing Marina & BBQ, north side of Lake Lawtonka, 1 mile west of Ann’s Country Kitchen to Lawtonka Road and down the shore line, free and open to the public, Friday, 6 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 7 p.m.: TBD.

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