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Tito Lindsey readies debut; Titan Metal steals the show

Tito Lindsey visited Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's edition of the column's radio show. The young singer/songwriter spoke of a year spent rebuilding and readying a new album.

Lindsey and his band have been working with Jay Alexander at Souljourn Studio to create that perfect debut album. Bobby Dale has joined in to assist with the production and to help get the best out of the rising star. With about 10 songs to work with, he's trying to remember the adage "you only make your first album once" and make sure it's the best memory.

If this song's an indication, this debut collection is going to be a good one: •Tito Lindsey — "Wasted Daze" — https://youtu.be/ABQiM59BRk4.

One of the things that's got Lindsey excited is the return of Frank Ryan on lead guitar — "My left hand man," he said. After taking time away from the band, Ryan's return brings a welcome connection forged from playing together previously. That connection will make its mark as the band prepares to kick off the Comanche Nation Fair with a Sept. 20 show at the Comanche Spur Casino. They next day, Lindsey will join Travis and Olivia Komahcheet for an acoustic showcase of amazing Numunu talant. 

Lindsey will be plucking his new and very special guitar, a DTS Customs acoustic, that is the first from Dave Schmidt's new line. You know it's good when it's taken the place of Lindsey's former trademark Gibson guitar. It has amazing sound and ring to its tone and is something sweet to look at to boot. 

After making a lot of inroads into the Texas Music Scene, Lindsey said he's ready to make a mark in Oklahoma City when his band takes its show to the Chisholm Saloon in the capital city in November. 

Keep up with Lindsey via his Facebook page and definitely catch this cat live.

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With the top local spot in the multi-band lineup Sunday night, Lawton's Titan Metal — Ricky Warren, vocals; Dayton Keel and Dakota Hooper, guitars; Wes Morin, bass; and David Dodson, drums — proved to be worthy of the spot, if not the headline position held by Jinjer at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City. 

The band has been generating industry buzz as its recent performances have taken the band into Texas, Kansas and Missouri. That buzz turned into an explosion following this most recent set.

Taking cues from their debut EP, the band came out roaring with "Tortured" and, much like its title, didn't let up. The performance of "Crawling Across the Dead" proved the song this year's metal best in all settings. 

Warren's punk rock pathos bore through in his whirling performance that included leaps from the stage to push the crowd to get moving. That they did with a fierce mosh pit opening up. Drummer Dodson and bassist Morin mixed performance and passion in their bottom end propulsion of the sonic blasts of fury.

Guitar highlights were plenty with Hooper and Keel alternating between pummeling riffs on "Masochistic Eyes" and "Beautifully Dead." By set-closer "Scorch the Earth," their perfect rendition to the tricky dual leads made for a high point in a night filled with many.

You have to hand it to Tony Proctor and TLP Productions for getting this show moved from a smaller venue into the hallowed halls of the Diamond Ballroom. They always put a good one together. I'm looking forward to the day when it's our hometown heroes headlining the night's lineup. It could be sooner than you think.

Keep up with Titan Metal through its social media pages and if you're a fan of heavy metal made right, pick up the debut album. You'll be able to catch this fierce powerhouse with an Oct. 16 with with DeadCore at the Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan. 

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The smilin' singer made this week's Today's Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist one filled with sweet music. Tito Lindsey has one of the smoothest voices around and his material matches. 

Jokey McJokerson offered a musical number for this week's joke set-up. Here’s the punchline: 

"Sorry, no minors.'”

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 atwww.apachecasinohotel.com.

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 latest show: 6 p.m., Catalina Wine Mix Tape; 6:30 p.m., Tito Lindsey.

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

Visit, “like” (“love”) and follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/steveoandthescribe/.

Soundemonium Musaic Lawton music archive homepage: Scott Rains — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPw__GedGPOUD-wROFcuZ8w.

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