Upcoming: Late Spring & Summer 2016

So barring some mildly chilly temps in Oklahoma this weekend, gone are the days of (the frigid) cold and the dawn of summer will soon be upon us. It’s time for the round-up of new releases, events, etc. that I’m most looking forward to!

May

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May 17 (Tomorrow!): Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. Lindy West is an old favorite from when I read Jezebel regularly, so her publishing a memoir is pretty exciting! She’s funny and an excellent, conversational writer, and needless to say, guess who’s number 2 on the public library hold list.

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May 18 & 19: Florence + the Machine at American Airlines Center AND Austin360 Ampitheater. Flo is FINALLY on her North American leg after last summer’s release of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. And although Oklahoma was not on their tour stops, I’m going to both the Dallas and Austin shows. I just finished a major project at work AND both shows are the week before my birthday, sooo….

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June

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June 10: Fitz and the Tantrums (s/t). I am a sucker for FatT’s soul pop sound, and judging from the two lead singles, their self-titled album is going to be an upbeat one! “Hand Clap” and “It’s Complicated” are available for download if you pre-order from ye olde iTunes or stream from Spotify and the like. Both songs are super catchy and addicting, so hopefully the rest of the album will not disappoint.

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June 25: Hardboiled Space Boogie: A Cowboy Bebop Art Show at 51st Street Speakeasy.

One of my recent purchases for MPOW was Cowboy Bebop for our Multimedia collection–the kids gotta have their anime, and so do the librarians. So naturally, an art show with musical tributes and cosplay welcomed is definitely on my June social calendar.

July

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July 5: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I’ve devoured Schwab’s 3 adult books in the past month. Her prose is addictive! Even though This Savage Song is technically YA, polishing off another book by my new favorite author is something I’m happily awaiting.

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July 16: Weezer and [yeah… you can read it above] at Zoo Amphitheatre. Teenage Shay would be so delighted that a Weezer concert is finally happening! Even if it means suffering through P!atD–that’s what alcohol is for, amirite? Zooamp is a fun venue, at least!

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July 22: Fitz and the Tantrums at Cain’s Ballroom. New albums = new tours, and as it turns out,  Fitz and the Tantrums are making a stop in Oklahoma. And at our best venue, no less! I’ve seen St. Vincent and Father John Misty at Cain’s, both of which were great shows, so looking forward to another night at Tulsa’s garage turned dance academy turned concert hall!

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August

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August 16: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. Sense a theme with memoirs from comedians who happen to be ladies yet? If Amy Schumer’s books is like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling’s books, I will be satisfied!

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