Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0
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The Del Toros — Come Down


Stephen Carradini January 18th, 2011

Informed equally by ’90s rock and modern pop, Tulsa-based The Del Toros infuse each of the 10 tracks on “Come Down” with a sharp sense of melody and a clear vision. Each of the songs is incredibly friendly to the ear, which is good — you’ll have them with you for a while afterward.

Informed equally by ’90s rock and modern pop, Tulsa-based The Del Toros infuse each of the 10 tracks on “Come Down” with a sharp sense of melody and a clear vision. Each of the songs is incredibly friendly to the ear, which is good — you’ll have them with you for a while afterward.

The starting point is Davey Rumsey, whose excellent vocals and strong songwriting anchor the release. The rest of the guitars/ bass/drums combo follows him, doing a great job of enhancing the sound without covering up Rumsey.

The four owe a deep gratitude to Chris McLeod, who helped engineer the album into the slick, tight release that it is. There is absolutely no indication that this is a local release; the songs sparkle, pop and crunch with a warmth and precision not heard in many major-label releases. That helps highlights like the banjo-led pop of “Nineteen,” the ominous post-grunge of “Give Up” and the delicate “Put Me on a Cloud” soar.

But don’t stop there: “Come Down” is a rare album in which almost every track is worth repeating. Fans of Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and Bush will find kindred spirits during “Give Up” and “Hi-Hat Blues,” while supporters of Needtobreathe, The Fray and Snow Patrol will find much to celebrate in “Song,” “Nineteen” and “Insomnia.” The fact that the two different sounds mesh on the disc is another testament to the stellar songwriting and production values.

For more information, visit thedeltoros.net. —Stephen Carradini

 
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