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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Good King Friday — Good King Friday


Matt Carney December 28th, 2011

The University of Oklahoma music department proved to be the intersection of a stellar symphonic-pop record.

Good King Friday is the product of a collaboration between OU music professor Christina Giacona, some childhood friends in Los Angeles, former OU students Patrick Conlon and Audrey Snyder (hailing from Canada and Chicago, respectively) and lyricist Matt Kolbet, the brother-in-law of bassist Nathan Caswell.

It’s remarkable that an album by such a far-spread ensemble got recorded at all, let alone one of such spectacular progressive classical breadth as “Good King Friday” spans.

Standout tracks like “Breakdown” chug along at an up-tempo pace before arching impossibly high on an echoing, jagged violin solo, propelled by Chris Wakelin’s hard-charging drums. The song eventually comes to a close with scattered cymbals, each instrument pulling away until just the cello’s left. It’s an example of the masterfully subtle construction found on each track.

Clarinets suggest pastoral beauty in “Carousel”; “The Hours” and “Burning Down” waltz along at a calmer pace, and “Who Knows if the Moon’s Not a Balloon” takes a dramatic turn from childish whimsy.

Ditch the classical-influenced rock of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and go for the good men and women of Good King Friday — they’ve got the real thing. —Matt Carney

 
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