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.
07/30/2014 | Comments 0

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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Emily Arin — Patch of Land


Baffling, awe-inspiring and calming all at once

Stephen Carradini April 5th, 2011

Many artists do what they do within a framework that’s easily named: pop, folk, country, metal, etc.

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But Emily Arin’s “Patch of Land” bursts through those categories and creates a mesmerizing album that can’t be pinned down.

Her instrument is the acoustic guitar, and she sings in a haunting tone that falls just south of soprano. Her songs incorporate modern singer/songwriter, folk, ‘50s pop, country, waltzes and more. The whole album is approached with a crisp, clear-eyed production, which makes each element of the sparse arrangements stand out. It’s very, very clear what she’s playing; it’s just not really clear what genre she’s playing.

It really doesn’t matter once you hear it, however. From the wistful opener “Say” to the uniquely tender “Sweetly Breathe” to the stark beauty of closer “Lyle’s Light,” there’s not a bad tune in the mix. Arin will hook you immediately, but it may take a while to figure out what it is that has drawn you. Even if it takes several listens to wrap your head around the songs, her charms are inescapable. You will be baffled, awed and calmed all at once.  —Stephen Carradini

 
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