Tuesday 29 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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire


None January 17th, 2008

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Geffen

Tom DeLonge's post-Blink-182 project of Angels & Airwaves didn't take long to follow up its 2006 debut. Radio stations still were playing its singles from that when "I-Empire" hit stores. The bleed-over is appropriate, as "I-Empire" doesn't stray from the sound that made its predecessor so surprisingly winning; in fact, it has the feel of being disc two of a double album.

 

With A&A comprised of former members of bands I don't like' 30 Seconds to Mars, Rocket from the Crypt' I would've been the first to label this "supergroup" sonically dead. But amazingly, A&A sounds nothing like any of its members' pasts; the sum truly is greater than its parts. Sporting super-crisp production from DeLonge himself, "I-Empire" shimmers with a guitar-driven, arena-rock sound. It's not hard to imagine the dozen songs here unfolding and exploding from an outdoor amphitheater stage on a warm summer evening, with the stars in the sky twinkling in time with the beat.

 

The tunes are written as urgent melodies, both feel-good and headphone-ready. If there's a catch, it's in DeLonge's grating, whiny vocals.

 

"”Rod Lott

 
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