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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Hush Hush, Commotion - In Control

None September 10th, 2009

Local indie-poppers Hush Hush, Commotion have not-so-quietly snuck up on an sound that's unapologetically lighthearted and fun. In mid-August, the Oklahoma City band' singer Scott Michael, guitarist Andy Adamson, keyboardist/guitar player Chris Lusk, bassist Daniel Adamson and drummer Adam Wilkey' released "In Control," a five-song EP that serves up a tasty snack tray of rock songs that never completely fill the mouth, but make you hunger for a full course.

Stripped to its rhythm, each track has a classic rock skeleton with snappy drums, catchy lyrics and a framework of open guitar strumming and chugging. But for "In Control," the detail is in the devils. Scott Michael isn't a tortured soul; he's a snide one. On "Make Me Shine," he cedes control to an instinctual force that makes him say and do things he probably shouldn't, confessing: "This demon makes me speak / The words that I can't say / He thinks for me."

Resigned, it's clear that Michael really doesn't mind wrecking hearts and lives' actually, he seems to enjoy it: "I'll get the best of you / I'll play you for a fool / I'll make you see that they love you because of me." Adamson's perky pianos pepper "Dead Wrong," which was laid to tape atop a sawtooth synth bed

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