AUGUST 19, 2011
Currently, a member of the band is making a delicious pasta salad and reflecting on what a delightful Independence Day show we had on July 3rd. It was so good that it felt like July 4th. Other members of the band may have dined out this evening, but not necessarily. More to come...
MAY 24, 2011
Well, the band has relocated to a new studio, but is still not quite set up yet, but are still playing various shows in the meantime.
Also, over the last several months, Jarrod Gollihare has been in the final recording/mixing stages of a forthcoming solo EP, and along with that has been producing an album for Tulsa musician John Langdon for the better part of the last year.
John Russell has also been busy. Over the last few months he has scored and edited various video projects, and is now playing guitar for singer/songwriter Jenny Labow again. The two of them used to play together in the late 1990's and reconnected last summer. John is performing live with her at most all of her concerts.
Mark Carr has been busy with other work, and has his hands full raising his four year-old son, Bowan. Nuff 'said!
MARCH 25, 2011
So 2010 turned out to be a pretty unattractive year. In fact it was downright hideous. But that's okay, because 2011 has arrived and is well under way. So far it's not nearly as calamitous as last year. However, the band is currently in the process of moving out of our studio of the last 7 years and moving into a new place by mid April. New digs are always inspiring, so we're looking forward to finally recording some of this new material that we've got piling up. Time for some spring cleaning, as they say. Need to get these songs committed to (tape) so we can get them out the door. In other news, we're delighted to hear that the Admiral Twin drive-in theater may be resurrected sometime this summer. We'll post more information as it becomes available.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
Today is a day that will live in infamy for all Tulsans who grew up enjoying our city's premiere drive-in movie theater, the Admiral Twin. A fire broke out Friday afternoon and within less than an hour the entire double theater screen was burnt to a crisp. A few hours later a bulldozer demolished the burnt, remaining structure. Needless to say, we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. The theater was declared a landmark within the last decade, and celebrated it's 60th birthday this year. Many families still frequented the theater as we all did as kids, and later as adults. The 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film "The Outsiders" features a scene that was shot at this theater. The fond memories and nostalgia will live on, but even if it is rebuilt, it's uncertain as to whether or not it will be the same. And for anyone that came in really late, obviously this was the Tulsa landmark which gave our band it's name over 12 years ago. Below are a couple of photos representing before and after. The first one was taken in 2006, the second one was taken today.
The prospect of rebuilding is in the works.
Hopefully enough funds can be generated to save this historic
theater. Donations can be made here:
Select Cinemas Security Bank P.O. Box 1165 Jenks, Ok 74037
More information on the theater and a PayPal link for online donations can be found at Select Cinemas website: selectcinemas.com
photos by John Russell
Below is a photo of the band (when we were a quartet) that was taken at the Admiral Twin Drive-In by our friend, Tulsa World photographer Kelly Kerr back in 1998.
photo by Kelly Kerr
JUNE 28, 2010
There's nothing quite like a really long hiatus to make your website seem as though it's gone dormant to the rest of the world. Well, we're alive and kicking. Our website was being held hostage by a glitch after our host site changed companies. Long story short, we're back online now and the first thing to be updated was our concerts page. In May the band's side project called Tulsa Rock Ensemble had it's debut at the Tulsa annual event, Mayfest. The ensemble is made up of Admiral Twin and members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. In effect, it's a rock band with a string section. Future TRE dates will be listed at this website on the concerts page and at tulsarockensemble.com. Admiral Twin is currently writing new material for various upcoming recording projects. Stay Tuned.
FEBRUARY 4, 2010
Well... due to very interesting circumstances, things did not quite pan out for us at the New Music Seminar in Los Angeles. But we do appreciate everyone who gave us their support.
photo by Pearl
February 1, 2010
Thank you to everyone who voted for us on ourstage.com! Our song "Aeroplane" had won the Indie Pop channel for January, and was then competing for the Music Finals, which we have now won, and all because of you! Today we head to Los Angeles for another competition (see the last post). Check back for updates...
January 21, 2010
We're excited to announce Admiral Twin was chosen as one of the three finalists in the www.ourstage.com NMS Artists on the Verge competition. In addition to our online EPK receiving loads of attention from industry professionals and A&R folks, we'll also be traveling to the New Music Seminar in Hollywood on February 2 where we'll find out if we've won the grand prize, a $25,000 promotional package and a chance to play a showcase in front of all kinds of music biz insiders and such. (And there was much rejoicing.) We'll keep you fine folks informed of how it all goes. Plus, casserole recipes! Stay tuned.
January 20, 2010
Happy New Year! Some fans have informed us that they believe that this is the year of Twenty-Twin (an obvious pun on 2010). So we'll see where their faith and determination propels us. And in light of that affirmation from true believers, we actually are in the midst of some real forward progress. As ever, we are reluctant to let the cat out of the bag, that is until we know more details. But rest assured that there is some genuine promise on the horizon. What we can tell you is that in addition to that little secret, we are also headed back into the studio to begin work on a brand-new album, due out later this year. Also going forward is the plan to do some work on the side with members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, which we mentioned previously. Our hope is that this relationship will also manifest itself in a track or two on the new album. The long and grueling last decade is behind us, the slate is clean. Let's roll the dice and see where lady luck lands us. Cheers.