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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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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

None July 3rd, 2008



It's been more than four years since the release of "Splinter," a lackluster offering from The Offspring that didn't bring any of the California band's typical catchy punk-inspired wit.

"Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," is graceful in the delivery of brisk guitar-driven rock songs and sometimes funny lyrics from Dexter Holland, but falls far from sharing any real rage, and doesn't rise to bring anything truly interesting to enjoy.

"A Lot Like Me" brings a more sensitive Offspring armed with electronica-inspired drums, tidal-wave choruses and repetitive melody lines' the horrifying result of which sounds like an Everclear (the band) fan (are there any?) singing lyrics over a Coldplay karaoke track.

"Stuff Is Messed Up" is a high point, finally bringing some humor to weary ears as Holland sings, "Thank God for the media for saving the day / Putting it all into perspective in a responsible way." He lyrically concludes that "shit is fucked up," and after hearing his album, I tend to agree.

"”Joe Wertz

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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