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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
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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Two Suns — Dream Familiar


Matt Carney February 1st, 2012

Norman’s Jake Davidson beautifully reconciles his love for tradition-rich acoustic music with old-school English drum ’n’ bass electronica on his full-length debut, “Dream Familiar,” as recording project Two Suns.

While it might be tempting to write this enterprise off as another of many Radiohead tributes, the album’s far too nuanced and interesting to squarely categorize. After “Not the End”’s shoegazey, textured drumming and “Nostalgia”’s chiming Americana, “Dirty Industry” slurps and sizzles with guttural, low-end bass and synths that approach learned dubstep.

Davidson’s songwriting isn’t to be overlooked, either. “My eyes are open to all the problems / Maybe that’s my problem,” he wonders over lost sleep in “Eyes to Hope.” It seems an earnest confession amid the murky sonic haze around it, reminiscent of Radiohead’s warmer, more human sentiments on “In Rainbows.”

I think Two Suns is at its best when it locks into these great, snare-driven, minimalist grooves. “Ran Wild” proves the cream of this crop, chugging along in three distinct, beautiful parts.

At 10 tunes, “Dream Familiar” is being released one track at a time at the act’s Bandcamp page. Readers can keep up with the progress on our music blog, OKSee. —Matt Carney

 
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