Thursday 24 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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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. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

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

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The Pernice Brothers-Live a Little

None December 14th, 2006



Praising a new record from The Pernice Brothers is a bit like marveling at a sunrise: It's a wonder, but easy to take for granted. Anyone familiar with the preternaturally melodic sensibilities of band front man Joe Pernice knows that he's incapable of producing anything other than irresistible ear candy. The group's latest offering, "Live a Little," is no exception.
Reunited with producer Michael Deming, The Pernice Brothers sound a little rougher around the edges, particularly on more rock-friendly fare such as "Automaton" and "B.S. Johnson." Pernice's whispery falsetto belies intelligent, often caustic lyrics that transform "Cruelty to Animals" and "Microscopic View" into small epiphanies. From the sun-dappled "PCH One" to the jangle of "Somerville," the band winds its way through an amusement park of luminous hooks and harmonies. "I was half my customary 48 percent," Pernice croons on one song. Don't believe it.
This guy wouldn't even know how to phone it in. 
- H. Barry Zimmerman

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