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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
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The Electric Primadonnas — Clergymen


Joshua Boydston January 2nd, 2013

Oklahoma City psych rockers The Electric Primadonnas have been in hibernation for what feels like a couple of years, only emerging from their slumber for the occasional show or to leak a rough cut of a track.

The band snaps wide awake with Clergymen.

The album sounds like the sort of surreal dreams the collective must have been having in the time leading up to last month’s release.

Clergymen plays like a version of Alice in Wonderland painted in pastel watercolors: bold ideas and bolder actions portrayed by a watchful eye and deliberate stroke of the hand — bright, but purposefully restrained.

The Electric Primadonnas bring a light, fun spin into their respective dips into dream pop (the deliciously dazed “The Bird”), freak folk (opener “Underpants,” moving in early moments like Merriweather Post Pavilion-era Animal Collective) and straight-up psychedelia (the mushroom-fed “The Night”).

The Primadonnas can recall anyone from Beach House and Pink Floyd (“Intuition”) to Grizzly Bear and Tame Impala (album highlight “I’m Not Certain Anymore”), even within the span of a couple of minutes. It’s the sort of impressive musical prowess and flexibility that is getting harder and harder to find.

It’s an impressive effort from first note to last, closing with the delightful one-two punch of the bouncy “Lucy Says” and mind-bending “What Is It to Be?,” a dream you’ll want to have again the second you wake.

Get a free listen at reverbnation.com/theelectricprimadonnas. —Joshua Boydston

 
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