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The Drum House live breathes life into musicians

A night spent at the Drum House with Larry Chrisner and a battalion of some mighty musicians offered sweet songs to the soul for the radio show’s traveling edition.

The master of ceremonies, Chrisner was joined by long-time hands like Chuck Mantooth, Darren Herrod, Jeff “Fozzy Bear” Cutler, Ben Ellis and new faces C.J. Ellis, Brayden Reeve, Deborah Huntley, and Ryan Tyler, not to mention the columnist and cohort Steve-O Carr. Joyful noises and even some well played ones emanated from the little house outside Elgin.

Shouldered into drum duties when Herrod needed breaks, the columnist realizes his limitations after a 15-plus year hiatus on the skins. That said, after beginning the night floundering, by its end, I felt like I was treading water with one leg as opposed to none. That’s improvement, right?

The great Shyloh Powers joined in on the rare day off the road with the Koe Wetzel Band. He’s been playing sold-out shows across the country. But when it comes to Chrisner, he said he’s always going to return to family.

“He’s my rock and roll dad,” Powers said. “All of it came out of this place. With Larry, it’s 2 hours of speaking without words, only music.”

Those lessons learned have paid off for Powers. He shared some really big news and possible plans that could have some impact here in the home country in the coming months. All I can say for now is “hold onto your hats, boys and girls.”

Check out Chrisner, Powers, Cutler and Herrod breaking the blues: •Drum House Non-Jug Jug Band — “Out On A Limb” —

Carr and Tyler joined the crew for an improv moment that is happily captured on video. Hopefully, you heard it on Thursday’s show. There’s something about music being made on the fly: •Drum House Non-Jug Jug Band — “Crunchhouse Drum” —

There’s much more to say about Chrisner and his place as the “patron saint of broken musicians.” Pick up this month’s copy of 580 Monthly and dig into his story and amazing impact on Southwest Oklahoma’s musical talent.

It’s taken 13 years for the esoteric behemoths in Tool to release its follow up to 2006’s “10,000” days, ”Fear Innoculum.” At least they didn’t wait 27 years. Judging by the eponymous title track’s over 10 minute run, every minute spent creating the song proves worthwhile.

Give it a listen: •Tool — “Fear Innoculum” —

With its release today, I’m anxious to delve into the 85 minute long, 7 song opus. Transcending expectations, this quartet has never disappointed before. I’m pretty sure that record will stay intact.

This weekend’s looking good for live music in northern Comanche County.

The Medicine Park Mayor’s Blues Ball will kick off Friday night and run through Sunday. Lawton native Eric “Dirty Red” McDaniel and his bandmates in the Soul Shakers are going to rock the 8 p.m. Saturday stage.

Some bands know how to celebrate an occasion. Cashroh is one of those bands. This Saturday, you can join in at the ”Cashroh Kegger” at Robinson’s Landing at the north landing of Lake Lawtonka.

“We’re celebrating 2 years of Cashroh and all of the great local music the area has to offer,” said bassist Ben Ellis.

The event, produced and hosted by B/S Productions will be from 1 to 11 p.m. and will feature a fest of fun and great music. The Robinson’s Landing General Store, Farmer Phil Good, Silver Leaf Dispensary, Shady Grady Custom Tees and Grateful Gems are sponsoring the event.

It’s one heckuva schedule: 1 p.m., Ken Morrow & Hired Guns; 2 p.m., Cashroh singer Kerry Hartman; 3 p.m., Moe Mitchell; 4 p.m., Tito Lindsey and Frank Ryan; 5 p.m., Anthony Spencer; 6 p.m., Chuck Mantooth; 7 p.m., Jipsi; 8 p.m., Southern Highway; and 9:30 p.m., Cashroh.

There’s no charge to attend except to have fun, feel good and rock out with this unique band and band of friends.

This special Drum House edition made this week’s Today’s Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist one for the ages. You can’t always will magic to happen but surrounded by its hallowed vibe and group of gifted musicians, it can appear easily.

Jokey McJokerson was gifted a Chrisner special with this week’s joke set-up. Here’s the punchline:

“She wanted to lay it on the line.’”

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., Chris Caldwell and Rob Crow; 6:30 p.m., Drum House LIVE!

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: Crosswind; Thursday: Signal 4; Event Center: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4: Temptations; 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: Blake and Mandee Thomas.

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.: Boxshot; Saturday, 10 p.m.: Deity, Aggravated Nuisance: 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, Justin David acoustic, 9 p.m.: karaoke with Tony Garrison; Sunday: 7 p.m.: open mic jam.

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; 1 p.m. Saturday: Cashroh Kegger.

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