Thursday 31 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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Kerri Arista — 50 Different Ways


Not heart-stopping, but not snooze-inducing either

Stephen Carradini February 23rd, 2011

Kerri Arista’s “50 Different Ways” is a solid acoustic country/pop album all the way through.

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Kerri Arista’s “50 Different Ways” is a solid acoustic country/pop album all the way through. If you need a new music fix in the genre, the album is going to be a winner for you. If you’re looking to be wowed, you should look elsewhere. There are good tunes to be had, but this doesn’t break ground that hasn’t been broken many times before.

Arista’s mid-range voice is genial and inviting. She minimizes the drawl, which is a pro for some listeners and a con for others. There’s enough pedal steel to go around, as well as strings. The strings contribute a great deal to album highlight “Unfold,” whose mood lets darkness creep in around the edges. “One of These Days” features similarly excellent string contributions, and it’s another memorable track.
 
50 Different Ways” isn’t heart-stopping, but it’s not snooze-inducing, either. It’s a solid collection of songs that will appeal to fans of the genre. —Stephen Carradini

 
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