2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Oil Boom

Friday, March 20
1:00AM - 1:50AM

720 Club Patio
720 Red River St (8th St Entrance)


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The history of North Texas self-described "rad-dirt" band Oil Boom can be traced back to a simply worded Craigslist “Musicians Wanted” ad, placed at the tail end of 2009. Whereas most such ads tend to lead to uncomfortable pairings of disparate influences and stylistic aesthetics, guitarist Ryan Taylor (formerly of Oklahoma City blues-rock stalwarts The Rounders) and St. Louis expatriate drummer Dugan Connors, proved the exception to the rule, bonding over their mutual affection for lo-fi blues and 60s garage rock. “We had our first jam on Dec. 31st, 2009,” says Taylor. “So we figured that was some kind of omen to continue into the next decade, pretty much solely so we could bring it up now and look like magical soothsayers.” Since that fateful decade closeout jam, the group has been hard at work crafting ear-catching melodies and mind-bending arrangements, originally in the form of their first EP, Black Waxy, produced by G...

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