Norman Music Festival Recap

<div><a href="features/norman_music_festival_recap/"><img src="http://www.qromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/normanrecap.jpg" alt=" " /></a> <br /></div><p>Norman, Oklahoma threw the first annual Norman Music Festival on Saturday, April 26th, and QRO was there!  Observe all our photos and...
Norman Music Festival Recap

Norman, Oklahoma threw the first annual Norman Music Festival on Saturday, April 26th, and QRO was there!  Observe all our photos and highlights:

The indie-rock West Stage opened up with Norman natives Dorian Small & Neighborhood, while the East Stage had it’s own ‘hood in the unique Ghost of Monkhood:

Dorian Small & Neighborhood –

Dorian Small & Neighborhood

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Ghost of Monkhood –

Ghost of Monkhood

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The East Stage kept things going on a more down-home note with Tall Cotton String Band, Ryan Lindsey, and Cheyenne:

Tall Cotton String Band –

Tall String Cotton Band

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Ryan Lindsey –

Ryan Lindsey

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Cheyenne –

Cheyenne

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Back at the West Stage, things got crazy with local acts Colourmusic & QRO favorite, Evangelicals:

Colourmusic –

Colourmusic

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Evangelicals –

Evangelicals

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Things got hard-rockin’ in the Sooner Theatre with Gravity Propulsion System, while Austin’s post-rock Octopus Project rocked everything on the West Stage this side of (and including) the Theremin:

Gravity Propulsion System –

Gravity Propulsion System

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Octopus Project –

Octopus Project

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West Stage took center stage when British Sea Power brought their antics across the Atlantic.  The alt-rockers manned the t-shirt cannon and climbed the scaffolding, along with headstands and shoulder-riding chicken fights, while Norman icons Chainsaw Kittens reunited to rock their hometown:

British Sea Power –

British Sea Power

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Chainsaw Kittens –

Chainsaw Kittens

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And The Polyphonic Spree closed things out on a high note by filling the stage with their enormous chorus of singers and musicians.  Whether as the black-jumpsuited Fragile Army or as the white-robed choir, The Spree were large & in charge:

The Polyphonic Spree –

The Polyphonic Spree

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Can’t wait for next year – if only it could be Sooner…

Norman Music Festival

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– all photos by Jenny Crowder & Gail Fountain

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