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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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The Workweek — Promises, Promises

Stephen Carradini June 1st, 2011

Oklahoma City’s The Workweek follows The Jayhawks and Wilco in making the lines between folk, country and rock negligible on its debut release, “Promises, Promises.”

The highlights of the album are mature, thoughtful songs that fit comfortably into the listener’s ear. The simplest songs here are the strongest, as in the plaintive acoustic ballad “What You Wanted” and the lazy-Sunday vibe and great pedal steel of “Can You Hear Me Now.” That number and “Ain’t So” call up comparisons to influential alt-country band Mojave 3, which is an impressive feat indeed.

The scorned “Just Like Hell” takes a different tack, putting the members’ rock chops to best use. A good vocal performance and memorable guitar work make this a highlight on the opposite end of their sound.

It’s not a perfect album, as some of the tracks blur together, but “Promises, Promises” shows promise in a genre that demands excellent songwriting. It will be interesting to see how The Workweek’s sound develops over future releases. The highlight tracks, however, are already mixtape-worthy.

Catch The Workweek with Gentle Ghost at 9:30 p.m. Friday at The Deli, 309 White in Norman. For more information, call 321-7048 or visit —Stephen Carradini

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