Well Rock and Rollers, Dfest in Tulsa has come and gone, and we here at the History Center were there to document every music-filled, jam-packed minute of it. While our crack team of videographers caught interviews with some of the industry’s shining stars and up-and-comers during the conference, we sold a few copies of Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock and Roll Story and got out some information about the amazing exhibit that you still need to come see down here at 23rd and Lincoln. In the evenings, we videoed and photographed the local bands making good on the various stages and watched the crowds go wild (including yours truly!) for the headliners like Blue October, Cake, and the Black Crowes.
Colourmusic kicked off the festival Thursday night with a great performance at the IDL Ballroom.
During the day we talked to folks about the exhibit, sold the book, and conducted interviews for the upcoming documentary and for the oral history collections.
We took every opportunity to get our name out there, including the provided art wall!
Crocodile had a great show Friday night!
I found a cool, new-to-me band: Gogol Bordello.
The crowds were lovin' it! Here they are cheering on Blue October.
And there were lots of up-and-coming Oklahoma bands, like Head Over Hills from Claremore.
Great trip for research and some amazing music! Thank you, Dfest!
Dfest, founded by Tom and Angie Green, has become the largest music conference and festival in the Midwest. It is a place for new talent to learn the skills necessary to make it in the industry and a showcase for up-and-coming bands from across the country and right here in Oklahoma.