Thursday 31 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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Maximum Homeless Guy - Bums Away


None August 16th, 2007

 

On its MySpace page, Oklahoma City punk-rock trio Maximum Homeless Guy lists liquor and the Salvation Army as primary influences, which sounds just about right.

 

In case the current crop of local Nickelback clones or introspective loner-rock bands has fogged your memory, this is the kind of punk rock you used to make with your friends in a basement after skateboarding and drinking McCormick vodka all day.

 

Most songs off MHG's album "Bums Away" clock in at around a minute and a half. The last song, "Not Jamican," (I think they mean "Jamaican") is an astounding length of three minutes, mostly pseudo-reggae, with lyrics about driving around in a white van smoking pot.

 

This all sounds pretty stupid, and it is, but purposely so, which makes it pretty fun, especially songs like "Robotic Cock" (they must stop robotic cocks!), "Take Lots of Drugs" and "I Killed a Dude."

 

The trio also tackles such complicated moral dilemmas such as whether to have sex with a dirty girl' not kinky dirty, but actual dirt and filth. They decide to "Not Beat Around the Bush," and have sex with her anyway, even though she has a "peg leg" and a "Kermit" face. 

 

The music is impossibly fast, often sounding like early NOFX or (bring on the hate mail) Bad Religion.

 

Maximum Homeless Guy will be playing Aug. 31 at Othello's in Norman, with The Black Tie Event, Bloody Ol' Mule and Psychotic Reaction, and the band claims a CD-release show is scheduled Oct. 2 at Hi-Lo Club.

 

Grab a dirty punk rocker guy or gal and go enjoy some awesome minute-long songs about filth, fury and robotic genitals. 

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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