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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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Pink Pony — Whatever

Joshua Boydston October 8th, 2013

With a name like Whatever, you might expect the full-length debut of Oklahoma City’s Pink Pony — a repackaging of Steven Battles’ Chrome Pony now featuring our governor’s daughter, Christina Fallin — to read nonchalant, but it’s anything but. Instead, Whatever is one of the most tailored and tightly programmed efforts to come out from these parts in some time. It’s an album that moves as well as it thinks.

Like a sweaty night in some post-apocalyptic, deep space night club, Whatever shifts from dreamy dirges (“Besides Me,” “Always Crashing in Your Car”) to sci-fi, new-wave hooks (“I’m Like You,” “Hot Hot Holiday”) over a series hushed, interstitials à la M83.

The duo hits its stride in dark but still bubbly pop tracks like “Fated to Like That” and “I’m Like You.” The entrancing former would slide in seamlessly onto a runway show between Grimes and Crystal Castles, while the former shimmers like any summery indie-pop track should.

Many of its songs are smart reinventions of past Chrome Pony releases, with “Welcome to Earth,” “Fated to Like That” and “We’re Going Out Tonight” making for welcomed — and more modern — updates to “Love in a Genocide,” “She’s Like a Metroid” and “Carry the Load,” respectively.

Chrome Pony had always had a revolving door policy in terms of nonessential personnel, but the more streamlined lineup is accompanied by a more streamlined sound, one that seems more in keeping with what Battles was probably imagining from the start. —Joshua Boydston

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03.10.2014 at 12:15 Reply
i had to see if anyone actually reviewed this. this band is horrible. no one goes to see Chrome Pony when he plays for free. he's been trying to force feed himself to people for years with music that is totally ripped off. then he releases several versions of the same songs over and over again. he also tries to attach himself to people in the scene who don't suck. And now he's added Christina Fallin. i don't think i need to say more on that. it will be hard for oklahoma to ever have a good scene if our local paper can't tell the difference between good music and absolute crap. quit legitimizing locals who are simply trying to be more popular in a social setting. there are some good artists around here so dont waste ink on the fake ones. or if you do at least be critical and dont give them a break because they are local. you need to hide this review so it doesnt embarrass you.