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Soundemonium Musaic is the combination of four words: a pandemonium of sound, a mosaic of music. Its focus is about local music and all the forms it takes.

In putting together this week's edition of "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, featuring The Magical Autumnal Mix Tape Part 2, it offered reflection about the purpose of the column and radio show. Each track returned memories of the guests and the experiences.

Leading with a song from Don Armes about his late-sister, "She Danced on the Drum," the man's talent as a storyteller and songwriter shines. His emotion from such a personal song imbued his music in a way that's palpable.

Ian Trent and Aaron Brennaman from Curbside introduced their strong modern rock original "Nirvous" with no nerves whatsoever. From the Brand New school of rock, this number offers hope for local new rock music.

A world-premiere exclusive from 1GCrew, "Sold Outer Space" added a sci-fi/hip hop element that's infectious. Sometimes, songs made outside the studio are touched from time spent in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort. This group has grown since its first appearance on the show.

The pride of the 77th Army Band with his voice, Robbie McMillan the civilian's take on a Van Morrison classic reverberates. The soulful singer's version of "Into the Mystic" gives chills with each listen. 

Two-thirds of 3 Frets Down, Larry Chrisner and Chuck Mantooth, joined by the hosting duo, provided a sure and pure moment of fun for a collaboration better called "5 Sheets to the Wind." A moment of silliness evolved into a magic rendition of "Shades of Black & Green."

The final track and last song recorded for the special edition was inspired by a story shared last week on the show. Bryan Foster and Steve-O created "Stretchy String Bent Out of Tune Blues" on the fly and ended this mix tape with the very real fun found in a performance.

Each week, spending time with the best and brightest marking local music is a dream come true. To be there during those moments that only happen "in the moment" ... that is what loving live local music is about. I hope you venture out and enjoy some of these and the many more talents around here for yourselves.

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Tommy Loving and 514 Movement Ministries is presenting its annual Salvation Army/Honduras Benefit Concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, at First Baptist East's Bunker, 3302 E. Lee. Free entry to include food and live music by Loving, Chris Copeland, Emily Johnson, Amplified Worship, Bennie Ray, TKB and Jessica Martin.

To help with the benefit's mission, you're asked to bring over-the-counter medicines and canned foods.

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Legendary heavy metal singer Dez Fafara (formerly of Coal Chamber) and his bandmates in DevilDriver are known to make some heavy music. They also have a deep love for outlaw country music. Like peanut butter to chocolate, it's two great tastes that (surprisingly) go great together. 

Combining the two for their latest Napalm Records album, "Outlaws 'Til the End Vol. 1," the band has hit a triumph. A pair of favorite cuts include “Ghost Riders in the Sky” featuring John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe; and a searing take on Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road" that includes Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists.

A real highlight connects the band with Hank Williams Sr.'s grandson, Hank3, to distill what the album is all about, "Country Heroes": https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE.

DevilDriver will be playing Oklahoma City's Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern, on Oct. 28. They'll be joined with up-and-coming acts Jinjer and Raven Black. Tickets are $20 and the doors open at 5 p.m. with show starting at 5:30 p.m. I'll be there and bring back highlights the next week.

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The music was impeccable with this week's  edition of "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist, for The Magical Autumnal Mix Tape Part 2. You can't ask for more from our local musicians who deliver every single time.

Jokey provoked a ghoulish pajama party for this week's joke set-up. Here's the punchline:

"The Sleepwalking Dead."

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: soundemonium@gmail.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., Flyin' Bryan Foster; 6:30 p.m., The Magical Autumnal Mix Tape Part 2.

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