Friday 25 Jul

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. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Weezer - Weezer (The Red Album)

None June 19th, 2008



If you don't count 2007's "Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo," (and you shouldn't) it's been almost three years since we have heard anything new from indie favorite Weezer.

The band's sixth studio album is more of a collective effort, with Cuomo ceding and sharing songwriting duties on a handful of songs on what is unofficially called "The Red Album."

The album's single, "Pork and Beans," with its simple chord structure, snarly guitars and sing-along choruses, could easily find a home on the band's top albums like "Pinkerton" or "The Blue Album."

Album opener "Troublemaker" is more of Weezer's sunny side: catchy and easy to absorb. With power chords dropped in favor of open strumming and melodic bass lines, "Cold Dark World" is one of the best on the new album, strikingly different in style and tone, and dissimilar from other songs on any of the group's albums.

It's no "Blue," but "Red" is the most colorful Weezer album since "Green."  

"”Joe Wertz

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