Thursday 31 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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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.
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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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The Surely Method

None May 1st, 2008


Metro pop-rock five-piece The Surely Method recently released "Old Love," an emotionally charged collection of songs about friendship, love and growing up.

The band formed in Mustang in 2006, and recorded the debut album with Dave Copenhaver at Studio Seven, laying down 14 generally well-written songs that show potential, but struggle to snare a signature sound or style.

"Balloons" is dark and harrowing at times, with vocalist John Malatesta projecting an appealing airiness that layers well with a wash of guitars, bass and drums. The song has a stripped-down start and falls into devolving harmonic guitar notes, minor chord hits and simple drum accents that highlight an enjoyable free-form style missing from many of the album's other tracks.

The groove-fueled "Ecentric" is as jumbled as the spelling of the song's title' a mash-up of walking bass lines, crashing drums, slow-go guitar melodies and uninspiring vocals.

Simple acoustic guitars and lonely falsetto singing string through "The Sunrise Scenery," a song that highlights Malatesta's wonderfully fragile, affected tone.

"Old Love" sounds more like new love: excited and unbridled, but a little impatient and eager to prove everything, rather than celebrating the good things.

The Surely Method will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, with Thrash Unreal at Convergence, 1755 N.W. 16th.

"”Joe Wertz

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