Monday 28 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.
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

Mack truckin’

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

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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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John Legend-Once Again


None November 9th, 2006

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Sony Urban

 Soulful vocalist and ubiquitous music-video fixture John Legend follows his acclaimed debut "Get Lifted" with "Once Again," an equally mellow sophomore album and one which doesn't alter his proven formula so much as stretch it in subtle new directions.
 
Legend is understandably more visible this time around and his terrific first single, "Save Room," doesn't disappoint; riding a supple Seventies groove, complete with organ and flute, the spare instrumentation highlights Legend's high, smoky tenor to fantastic effect. The piercing "Stereo" is a bitter, resigned commentary on the ladies of the road while "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" is a sun-dappled ode to suckin' face in public.
 
As the record progresses, you might want for something to interrupt the flow of smooth, competent R&B, but damned if Legend doesn't deviate; willfully treading this narrow path could result in diminished returns at some point, but if you already had three Grammys under your belt, would you necessarily be concerned about that? 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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