Friday 25 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 

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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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VHS or Beta - Bring on the Comets


None August 30th, 2007

 

Astralwerks

It's rare to slide an album into your CD player and immediately know you are going to love it.

 

VHS or Beta hails from Louisville, Ky., and writes and performs danceable rock-punk tunes that are easily likable and hummable. Many of the songs have just enough keyboards and synthesizer effects to appeal to those who love Eighties electronic music or current European club songs.

 

"Bring on the Comets" which hits shelves this week, is actually better than the band's 2004 "Night on Fire" album, which helped the group secure a tour in 2005 with Eighties synth-dance legends Duran Duran.

 

"Love in My Pocket" is a wonderful, guitar-driven rock song with intertwined vocals and a steady dance beat. By contrast, "Take It or Leave It" is more atmospheric and electronic.

 

But the title song easily carries the record. Honest and a little sad, yet triumphant with diving guitar bends, stop-and-hold guitar grabs and drum blasts, the song pours into a giant, anthemic sing-along chorus.

 

Bring home "Bring on the Comets" today.

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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