Thursday 31 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

07/30/2014 | Comments 0

Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
07/30/2014 | Comments 0

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.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0
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Various artists - 21: Music from the Motion Picture


None April 16th, 2008

21

Columbia

The sound track to gambling flick "21" sounds like what Vegas has become. Any signs of nostalgia are gone and you won't find the Rat Pack or casino classics on this CD, but there is plenty of hip glitz and pretty things to experience.

One of the best songs is from Brooklyn synth-poppers MGMT: the delightfully catchy "Time to Pretend," an easy standout on this disc, with sing-along vocals backed by growling keyboards and overdriven dance drums.

Belgium's electro-dance duo Soulwax actually manages a very likable remix of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want," a song that, under normal circumstances, would be sacrilege to alter in any way.

Also featured is a clever, almost video-game-sounding instrumental by dance punk purveyors LCD Soundsystem.

No sound track would be complete without at least one total throwaway, so thank Rihanna and her made-for-commericials "Shut Up and Drive," which was awful long before it was included here.

The "21" soundtrack is a fun, safe bet.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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