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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.

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Sheriff Woody

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

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

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California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

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600-1166

$5

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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

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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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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.

 

 
 
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