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Grounded Sounds Podcast

INTERVIEW, Local, MUSICSteven SilvaComment

We had the chance to be on the Grounded Sounds podcast at the Tower Theater this week, and the whole experience was a blast. In the search for consistent, quality acts on the spirited level of Tulsa's bouncy Cain's Ballroom, the Tower Theater really has a chance to be that warm, historical venue OKC's previously lacked.

The doors opened all the way back in 1937, premiering films as the city's cinematic crown jewel for forty years. Now, after a long hiatus, the building has finally reopened. The guts have been completely reinvigorated. Stephen Tyler, Chad Whitehead, and Jabee Williams have pressed the right buttons bringing the project together. 

I'll throw a special thanks to Jen, Able, and Evan for hosting us - they were super kind and kept us from getting bogged down on all the microphones. Their second floor studio setup was an interesting mix of old and new, dotted with eclectic toys – a Marty McFly hoverboard, a Portal gun, and a 30 foot plush snake in the rafters. Equally exciting? The mini fridge was loaded with local beers. Shout out Grounded Sounds! Thanks again for the hospitality.

Chumps infiltrate Grounded Sounds

Chumps infiltrate Grounded Sounds

If you're not familiar, the podcast itself is an arm of Cellar Door Music Group focusing on intersections between local businesses and the local music scene.

For this episode we were mic'd up alongside local indie pop group Haniwa, one of the bands featured on our Sunset Cassette summer mixtape. They'll be bringing some jams to our backyard stage in a show with The Ivy on 9/17

In the podcast, we talk a little bit about our involvement in the local music community, printing posters for hip-hop legend Talib Kweli, and even touch on the history of the name Tree & Leaf. Haniwa caps it off with a fantastic, stripped down performance. You can listen to the whole thing here:

Sunset Cassette Concert Series 2

LamboComment

    Last night was not only Live on the Plaza, but it was also the second installment of our Sunset Cassette Concert Series. With cool refreshing beverages supplied by Anthem Brewery, and performances by the Sativa Prophets and Bowlsey, there was definitely no shortages of good times. We also had the creative Jaiye Farrell as our featured artist this month. Big thanks 46 RPMs and BurnTapes for helping us put these great shows together!

HuckWheat of the Sativa Prophets arrived fashionably early rocking one of the new SP shirts we designed. 

HuckWheat of the Sativa Prophets arrived fashionably early rocking one of the new SP shirts we designed. 

Not far behind was Rod Malone with a custom bleach dye of an old SPxTL tee.

Not far behind was Rod Malone with a custom bleach dye of an old SPxTL tee.

Unfortunately it was so hectic I didn't get a chance to really see Jaiye, but his art is a treat for sore eyes. Next time you're near TL stop by and check out his pieces.

Unfortunately it was so hectic I didn't get a chance to really see Jaiye, but his art is a treat for sore eyes. Next time you're near TL stop by and check out his pieces.

Nothing like some Anthem on ice!

Nothing like some Anthem on ice!

Not only do the Sativa Prophets spit sick rhymes, but they also let those creative juices flow onto everything. Check out @paintstainedeverything for more. 

Not only do the Sativa Prophets spit sick rhymes, but they also let those creative juices flow onto everything. Check out @paintstainedeverything for more. 

ChumpMasterFlex setting up the Bowlsey screen. If you are jonesin' for a Bowlsey tee we'll have the screen up for a week or 2 so get there while you can!

ChumpMasterFlex setting up the Bowlsey screen. If you are jonesin' for a Bowlsey tee we'll have the screen up for a week or 2 so get there while you can!

Sativa Prophets in a nutshell. 

Sativa Prophets in a nutshell. 

Bowlsey went on first and they were amazing!

Bowlsey went on first and they were amazing!

Cid could be a modern day siren with that beautiful voice.

Cid could be a modern day siren with that beautiful voice.

Bowlsey is a unique group with two singers. Shraz and Cid tie each other's voices together perfectly. 

Bowlsey is a unique group with two singers. Shraz and Cid tie each other's voices together perfectly. 

At the end of Bowlsey's set list the Sativa Prophets jumped on stage and freestyled with band.

At the end of Bowlsey's set list the Sativa Prophets jumped on stage and freestyled with band.

Rod getting hyped up right before SP went on. 

Rod getting hyped up right before SP went on. 

SP got the crowd going!

SP got the crowd going!

The dynamic trio.

The dynamic trio.

fin. 

fin. 

     Don't be upset if you didn't weren't able to make the show last night, because next Sunday (8-20) we will be hosting the third installment of the series with Cosmostanza and Astral Planes. Don't forget you can pick up a Sunset Cassette tape at any time down at the store. See you guys next Sunday!

Our Design and Mural Services

ART, GRAFFITI, PRINTSHOP, PRINTINGDusty GilpinComment

It's obvious that we are a t-shirt and gift shop in the Plaza District. However, a lot of our customers don't know that we also offer design and mural services. I (Dusty) have been doing branding and print design and mural installation for over 10 years. When I am not in the store, I am likely printing/designing in our little shop or on site painting a mural.

The services that we provide are crucial to our brand's existence. The supplemental income that we receive for our contract services help us invest into more exciting events and quality products. I staff a very proficient graphic designer, Steven Silva, and a wonderful photographer and printer, Jacob Danley. The services we offer are timely, affordable, professional, and most importantly, honest.

When installing murals we often collaborate and contract with some of the best artists in Oklahoma; Tanner Frady, Jason Pawley, Jake Beeson, Dylan Bradway, and Kris Kanaly to name a few. We will gladly draft and install a mural of your provided artwork or create a unique piece of art for you from scratch.

I would love for you to check out my personal portfolio website: www.trudust.com and inquire about mural and design services for your personal or commercial needs!

You can contact me for inquiries and quotes at dust@treeandleafclothing.com or in our store from Tues. - Sat. 11:00-7:00 at (405) 557-1900.

We look forward to working with you!