The Norman Transcript


August 24, 2006

Liberty D's returns to Campus Corner

Three bands to play at official celebration Saturday night

By Adam Scott

pop editor

It's back.

Campus Corner nightspot Liberty D's is returning, retaking the space once occupied by Red Dirt Cafe at 738 Asp Ave.

"In the '90s it was one of the best places to play in Norman, if not the place," said Ty Kamm of Norman band Klipspringer.

"All the bands I have talked to are really pumped that it's coming back ... It's a place where any band can play.

"It's really cool that Emilio (Salinas, owner of Pepe Delgado's) is now co-owner of Liberty D's," Kamm said.

"He's done a lot of great things for Campus Corner and Norman in general."

For the uninitiated, the bar was once a place called Liberty Drug.

"Originally it was an old drug store back before it became a club," Kamm said.

"They used to have the old wooden cabinets with pill bottles," he said, "but I think they took that down when they made it into the Red Dirt."

Kamm said there would be treats for Klipspringer fans at the show.

"Actually, we're about to put out our fourth CD in a a month or two. We're going to be playing a few songs off the new CD," Kamm said, "and a couple of old faves, too."

As for getting Love Button invol-ved, Kamm said admiration figured into the decision, plain and simple.

"We go way back with them, so it's the least we could do for them," he said.

"Love Button is one of the all-time great bands in Norman," Kamm said.

"Dan Warren is one of the best lyricists to come out of OK; he's incredible.

"They only play every two years, so they've gotta headline the show."

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