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Wes Brown reaches milestone, shoots for the stars

Wes Brown visited Studio Blanket/Tent Fort this week to share a milestone with the jock and scribe. A video of the musician and Marine performing his first appearance on the show topped the 1,000 views on YouTube milestone: a first from video shot within the confines of the studio.

Check it out: •Wes Brown — “Broken Man” —

Brown said his 13 years in the service has led to the many views and positive responses to his song.

“I’ve been to like 14 countries,” he said. “I’ve got friends everywhere.”

Brown offered a couple more songs that show his stretch and growth as a songwriter and performer. If you tuned in, you heard this sweet song for his paramour: •Wes Brown — “Bad Day Again” —

Now that juggling fatherhood, military life and musical ventures are mixing, Brown is finding his biggest support group in his fellow Marines.

“The people I work with and who work for are outstanding guys,” he said. “They make it so I’mg going to be there and they’re going to be there, too.”

Brown got his first taste of playing music live while stationed in Japan and many of the viewers of his prior video are from there. But a lot has changed since that first appearance on the show. Other things continue.

A Marines artillery teacher at Fort Sill, Brown’s time in the service has led to an array of experiences, good and bad.

“You get some heavy songs when life comes at you,” he said. “Life will teach you a lesson and kick you in the butt sometimes.”

You also catch some breaks at the strangest times. Brown and Cade Roth made a connection when they both recently sang at Brown’s sister’s wedding. It led to joining up for a recent songwriter’s night at the Park Tavern. A week later, Brown opened for Cade Roth & The Black Sheep at Fubar Saloon.

Now, Brad Wolf, guitarist for Roth and producer of the stunning “74th St. Sessions” EP, has offered to help Brown produce his first album. He said there’s about 12 songs ready to go.

You can contact for booking at his Facebook page: Wesley Brown, and via his Instagram: WesBreal.

Country music legend Mickey Gilley will be gracing the Apache Casino Hotel Event Center stage for an Oct. 25 show that should awaken many inner urban cowboys.

You can pick up tickets for the show at the Apache Casino Hotel Event Center, 2315 E. Gore, for $30 to $70:

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. The show is 21-and-older.

It’s not hyperbole to use the term “legend” when it comes to Gilley. He’s had 39 top-10 country hits, 17 of which went to number one on the charts. His first number one, “Is It Wrong For Loving You” would open the doors to multitudes of accolades. A member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has performed for two presidents.

Thanks to the movie “Urban Cowboy,” and Gilley’s acting and musical contributions, his world-famous club Gilley’s nightclub in Pasadena, Texas, has become a landmark since its 1971 origins.

Now in his 80s, Gilley is currently on the Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour with Johnny Lee, playing more than 40 dates across the United States in 2019.

Keep up with Gilley on Facebook, Twitter or visit his website at

When it’s Mike “Bear” Bennett‘s birthday week, you can be sure DeadCore are going to perform and raise the bar ... or level it. That’s the challenge when the iconic Lawton metal juggernaut headlines Saturday night at the Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan. The bill also includes Blood of Heroes and Titan Metal who are riding a wave since their recent opening slot for Jinjer.

No cover but it’s 21-and-older to enter.

Brown made a fantastic return to Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week’s Today’s Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist. He figured us out the first time and relaxed to make for a fun half-hour..

Jokey McJokerson’s latest Halloween joke set-up went to the dogs. Here’s the punchline:

“They’ve been terrierizing the neighborhood.’”

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., 1GCrew; 6:30 p.m., Wes Brown.

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

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Soundemonium Musaic Lawton music archive homepage: Scott Rains —

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Live music

Apache Hotel & Casino, 2315 E. Gore, 9 p.m, Friday and Saturday: Brian Lynn Jones; Thursday: Coyette & The Haywire Band; 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, 8 p.m.: Halloween karaoke; 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.: TBD; Saturday, 10 p.m.: Blood of Heroes, Titan Metal, DeadCore; 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, TBD, 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.: TBD; Saturday, 10 p.m.: TBD.

Wall Street Bar, 23 N. 7th, Duncan, 580-255-7780, Friday, 9 p.m.: Trenton Fletcher; 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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