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Jared Rosin & The Shuffle ready to roll onto local music scene

Jared Rosin and Zach Holliday made Studio Blanket/Tent Fort one of the most fun places to be this week as they introduced their new project, Jared Rosin & The Shuffle.

If you tuned in, you heard “Keystone Light,” a heckuva radio introduction to the duo’s talents. They also recorded a couple of extra tunes that are fantastic. This one has some angst: •Jared Rosin & The Shuffle — “The Valley” —

Rosin and Holliday gelled musically with Steve-O on harp for this fun and funny song of love, mistrust and uncertainty: •Jared Rosin & The Shuffle — “I’ll Blow Up Your Car” —

Rosin’s been playing guitar for about 12 years after picking up the instrument from his brother — “He started taking lessons and I couldn’t let him be better than me.” Influenced by Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and more, Rosin’s taken his own turn as a songwriter. Man, can he sing a story.

Rosin and Holliday met 2 years ago. At that time, Holliday was part of Just Strangers as well as his “day job” as an Army musician. He has 192 more days on that gig before he turns back to the civilian world. A beard and more music will follow.

Holliday’s taken his home studio to Rosin’s Roosevelt home and together they’re working on a debut five song EP. Damn Quails fiddle player extraordinaire Lane Hawkins is handling that role on the recordings. It should be ready by early 2020 and I can’t wait.

“We’ve got so many influences,” Holliday said. “We’re making Oklahoma music made in Oklahoma.”

That’s pretty fitting. Although Rosin’s originally from Michigan and Holliday is a Philadelphia, Penn., native, they are steeped in Okie aesthetic. Holliday’s been stationed at Fort Sill for 7½ of his over 9 years in the Army. He and Rosin met during a “Live at the Nuthouse” performance before an audience of six at the Bullpen with B/S Productions and they’ve been making sweet music ever since.

“Sometimes, the best crowds are the small attentive ones,” Holliday said.

Holliday’s partnership and mentorship has allowed Rosin the room to grow, both as a musician and as a writer, but also as a performer.

You can keep up with Josh Rosin & The Shuffle via the band’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Definitely catch them live the next chance you get.

Last weekend held a host of Halloween shows with local performers bringing out their best.

On Friday night, Drop Dead Dammit made their debut at Red Dirt Reloaded. They entered the realm of punk rock legend with an all-too brief set. When you book a rock band, expect things to get loud. No matter. They set a tone for more shows in the future as a band to watch ... and hear.

Saturday night was alright for frightenin’, even if with a spooky good time over at Chuckie’s Toys. The free, family-friendly event offered a great place for all ages to indulge in hot dogs and other treats for the tummies and 1GCrew offering a musical performance that was a treat unto itself.

The Railhead Saloon’s always legendary Halloween party lived up to its legend. Southern Highway Band knocked out a fiery cover of “Free Bird” to end their set and earn a ton of new fans. Dallas, Texas’ We Are Band Nerds closed out the night with a high-energy fun set. These guys are definitely on the rise.

Lawton’s mighty Backwash burned down the night with one of their fiercest and most fun sets in ages. Here’s a highlight: •Backwash — “In My Head” —

The coming Second Halloween weekend has a ton of great shows that are sure to be all treats, no tricks.

Friday night, Big Mike Webb & The Boys will be shaking things up at Guitar Bar, 1816 SW 11th. You know it’s going to be something special.

Saturday night will be busy in the area with DuPree performing at 7 p.m. at the Masquerade Ball at Butterfield Mercantile and Ballroom at 805 W. Main in Duncan.

The Halloween/Dia de los Muertos event at Mountain Boomer Tavern, 1320 NW Homestead Drive, will offer great live music beginning at 8 p.m. with Corey Cheesman, followed by Keegan Speas, Rubes, a hometown show by Smokey Motel, and finally The Kid. I’ll bring back highlights from the Smokey Motel set for next week’s column.

In the northern part of the county, the Paradise Valley Massacre & Costume Party, 12772 NW Chibitty Road, kicks off at 7 p.m. and will feature a host of local talent with Rodney Whaley serving as song/ringleader of sorts.

Rosin and Holliday’s visit to Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week’s Today’s Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist made episode 150 probably one of the most fun and definitely one of the funniest yet. Thanks for making it a blast, guys.

Jokey McJokerson’s Halloween-themed joke was probably dead-on with the punchline:


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., Mr. Battle; 6:30 p.m., Jared Rosin & The Shuffle.

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: Citizen Groove; Thursday: TBD; 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, noon p.m.: Chili Cook-off with Garagemahalix at 2 p.m.; 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.: Had Enough; Saturday, 10 p.m.: Bred 4 War, Iron Kingdom; 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, Halloween Party with Big Mike Webb & The Boys, 9 p.m.: karaoke with Tony Garrison; Sunday: 12 p.m.: open mic jam.

Bullpen, 11822 NW McClung Road, 592-5451, Friday, 10 p.m.: TBD; Saturday, 8 p.m.: TBD; Sunday, noon: Grateful Gospel, all interested musicians invited; Wednesday, 8 p.m.: Hump Day Jam TBD; Thursday: free billiards.

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

Wall Street Bar, 23 N. 7th, Duncan, 580-255-7780, Friday, 9 p.m.: Halloween costume party 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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