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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

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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.

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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Skating Polly — Taking Over the World


Joshua Boydston November 4th, 2010

 

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Skating Polly isn't your typical band, but Peyton Suitor and Kelli Mayo aren't your typical girls.

At 15 and 10, respectively, they would much rather visit a record store than a mall; they listen to Nirvana instead of Justin Bieber; and they'd opt for Coachella over Disneyland any day.

All that shows on the duo's debut disc, "Taking Over the World," which is far more studied than you'd expect from students who haven't reached high school yet.

Suitor and Mayo hold a dense library of music history close to their chests, and "Taking Over the World" plays like a encyclopedia of all they know, ranging from Pixies ("Don't") and Neutral Milk Hotel ("Sammy Was a Psycho") to Regina Spektor ("Seeing the World") and Pavement ("Rainbows").

That's Skating Polly's greatest weapon: a rich, deep appreciation for good music' most of it made before they existed' that the duo uses as a basis for its own surprisingly well-formed ideas. Those come paired with unexpectedly mature, involved lyrics. While the music itself is still pretty simple, when (not if) Suitor and Mayo's musicianship catches up to the ideas, Skating Polly could very well make good on the album's titular promise.

From local label Nice People, this isn't a record that is good for coming from a pair of preteens — it's a good record made all the more impressive because they were born into a post-Kurt Cobain world.

Skating Polly will release "Taking Over the World" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Guestroom Records, 125 E. Main in Norman, with The Boom Bang. For more information, call 701-5974. —”Joshua Boydston
 
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