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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.
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Commercial rock

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

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Dirty Vegas — Electric Love


Sunny, optimistic Vegas, this time

Rod Lott March 25th, 2011

If all you know of Dirty Vegas is its dark, omnipresent 2002 hit, “Days Go By,” you’ll be surprised by the trio’s third album, “Electric Love,” its first in seven years.

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For one thing, it’s not dirty-sounding at all. Sayonara, sense of foreboding.

As the lead track “Little White Doves” makes perfectly clear with beats of shiny, sunny optimism, this disc equally aims to put a smile on your face as it does to move your feet. Subsequent songs live up to this promise of positive pop, now more radio-friendly reliant on vocal melodies than slinky grooves. “Weekend” is a buoyant high point; only “Pressure” pushes the clubby beat too far into house territory for these ears.

Electric Love” caps off with an instrumental wind-down in “Round and Round,” serving as a nice decompression from its energetic antecedents. And speaking of instrumentals, OM Records has issued “Electric Love” in a two-disc package, the latter chunk being an all-instrumental version of the album proper, track for track. As nice as those sounds sound, these songs were crafted as deliberate, radio-friendly singles, rather than something by which to drop E, so go for disc one as a pick-me-up, and disc two only when you need aural wallpaper. —Rod Lott

 
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