Wednesday 23 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 House of Love-The Complete Peel Sessions

None December 21st, 2006



The House of Love's small catalog works a small bit of magic that sounds not unlike New Order or Echo and the Bunnymen: a pleasant sound that's always agreeable for your soft side in the dark' woozy, cocky vocals; and shimmering guitar lines.  The late UK DJ John Peel saw something with The House of Love that many listeners didn't (hence the band's little-heard death rattle in 1994).

In the liner notes, he writes about how "on" this band got live, and these sessions are clean, spotless proof of a tightness. We glimpse this with cheeky lyrics about "The Beatles and the Stones" making it feel good to be alone. Disc two slackens a bit, but the breezy rush of the first carries the weight. Deep beneath "Nothing to Me" is strobe-light ambiance predicting the Editors and a bass line funkier than Andy Rourke's. "Love in a Car," with any justice, could've played in "Pretty in Pink." These Peel Sessions are documents of a time where there were many bands catering to 24-hour party people and it all sounded good to them. 
- Preston Jones

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