Wednesday 30 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

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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.
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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Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow


None October 4th, 2007

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Equal Vision

Once upon a time, New York's Coheed and Cambria was an uncommon gem: quirky and odd, with the piercing falsetto of singer/front man Claudio Sanchez backed with thick guitars, strange time signatures and rhythmic, syncopated drums.

 

While listening to early Coheed, you got the idea that these guys listened to Rush, Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy and other progressive-rock bands many young musicians were afraid to admit to liking. By their second major release, it became sickeningly clear, and the band confirmed that all its records are concept albums that, when combined, "tell a story."

 

The saga continues with this latest release, and it falls so short of any glory, it should inspire an entire generation of prog-rock fans to disavow knowledge of Coheed for decades to come. A few of the songs sound like honest, well-written rock tunes. The rest feel like a trick. When a rock band comes up with an "idea" before they have "written a single note," you should be wary. Remember Styx?

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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