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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
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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Various artists — The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Joshua Boydston June 13th, 2012

Just two years removed from winning Best Okie Feature at deadCENTER Film Festival, the comedy The Rock ’n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher saw a digital release just this May, with its accompanying soundtrack hitting shelves.

Starring and written by Jack Roberts, the movie centers on an aspiring musician who moves to Tulsa to make it big singing karaoke. Naturally, the soundtrack dishes out a heavy dose of Oklahoma indie-rock heavyweights, and the album is a solid showing of all the talent the state has to offer.

Ryan Lindsey’s airy, acoustic ditties — “Summertime,” “My Place in the Hills” and “Open Late” — are among the brightest, although Sherree Chamberlain does equally impressive work with “Help Me,” “Circus Dear” and “Windmill Wings.”

Colourmusic adds a needed punch with its trio of tracks (“Put in a Little Gas,” “The Gospel Sing” and “Someday Speaks Loudly”), but a pair of Tulsa artists threatens to steal the show. Atmospheric pop quartet Ithica launches the disc in a totally different direction with “Broken Kaleidoscope,” a textured, electronic symphony that would do TV on the Radio proud. Right after comes Johnny Polygon with “Ebonics,” which, again, sends the soundtrack sprawling with a soulful, funky crunch straight out of a blaxploitation flick.

Although cobbled from original albums now more than a few years old, the Duncan Christopher disc is a strong reminder that hearing good indie rock from Oklahoma artists is no Dream. Joshua Boydston

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