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Trent Logan introduces himself as an artist

Trent Logan visited Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's edition of the column's radio show and he made a big impression. Following his live debut a few weeks back during the Campus Corner event, he's bound to make a mark.

Along with takes of "Dress Blues" and "Broken Halos" and more for the show, Logan knocked out an amazing rendition of a Ryan Adams classic: •Trent Logan — "My Sweet Carolina" — https://youtu.be/OrxjSONI_eU.

You may know Logan from his business, Logan's Homes. Some of you may know him as your former drill sergeant at Fort Sill. You're going to know him for his music soon enough. With plans to grow as a performer, including putting together a band, he said he just wants to entertain.

"I definitely want to share if people want to hear," he said. "(Of performing) It's an instant gratification."

A fan of country/folk stylings, Logan said he has ideas about the music he wants to write. Although he's written a few songs already, he calls himself "very judgmental." But he doesn't lack confidence to back up his talent.

"I like to write stories," he said, "and hopefully other people will like them too."

You can contact Logan via his Facebook page for bookings or if you'd like to help him start that right band to move forward. 

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Coming off a “really busy weekend” that included a close to sell-out performance at the Los Angeles, Calif., House of Blues, Metalachi singer Vega De La Rockha said it was a good one for his band. For the Hollywood-based quintet who take heavy metal classics and give them the mariachi music treatment, it was a perfect blend of performance and humor.

The charm of Metalachi is found in the loving care taken in transitioning heavy metal songs like Dio's "Rainbow in the Dark," Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and blending them with the traditional mariachi form. Check out their take on a Queen classic. Vega said it was a tough song to translate to their style but it was worth it: •Metalachi — “Bohemian Rhapsody” — https://youtu.be/ISIlsp3LIDk.

Vega said it began in 2010 with him and El Cucuy, the trumpet player, performing at a quinceniera. “The girl’s father really wanted us to do something heavy metal flavored so we came up with ‘Iron Tapatio’ (a blend of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and the spicy sauce),” he said.

The band’s humor is as important as the musicianship, Vega said. He calls the band “Cheech and Chong meets Kiss” and “the Mexican Spinal Tap.” 

A new song added to their repertoire is their take on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge.” Vega said it came off great during its first performance last weekend. That’s the payoff for a band that performs as often as they do.

“We’re just enjoying the performing,” he said. “It’s hard work sometimes. You get tired, also loading in and out, driving to the shows. … It pays off to see people enjoying it.”

Vega said some songs don’t make the transition to blend the comedy and musicianship. The ones that make it have been honed through performance. 

The band will headline Sunday night with an 8 p.m. show at Oklahoma City’s Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd. Strange for Hire will open and tickets for the all-ages show range from $12 to $15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metalachi-tickets-57051639991.

“Come with no expectations at all and be open to having a good time,” Vega said, “and be ready to drink because everybody’s going to be singing along.”

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The Marshall Tucker Band brought the house down in concert last Friday night at the Apache Casino Hotel. Singer Doug Gray still holds strong with a voice that blends Ronnie Van Zandt and Willie Nelson with a humor that's all his own. From the hits of "Fire on the Mountain," "Heard It In a Love Song" and, of course, "Can't You See" to some numbers you don't hear as often, Gray and his bandmates gave a show that left its audience smiling and wanting for more.

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Don't forget all the terrific music taking off this weekend at the free and family friendly Medicine Park Roots Ball Saturday and Sunday. Also beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, the 3b Festival at Lake Lawtonka features Read Southall Band with special guests Cade Roth & The Black SheepOakville and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $150 for VIP pass.

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Logan's presence in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's Today's Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist, was something special. A new talent knocking you on your tail will do that.

Jokey McJokerson joined the Dark side for this week’s joke set-up. Here’s the punchline: "He can sense your presents”

Jokey’s Corner — Brian Stephens, with opener Micah Medina, will be the featured comedian 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., "Traditional Around Mid-May Great Soundforce Extravaganza Variety Playlist"; 6:30 p.m., Trent Logan.

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

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