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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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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. 

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Rock steady

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

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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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