Monday 28 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
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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The Beach Boys - U.S. Singles Collection: The Capitol Years (1962-1965)

None July 10th, 2008



You'll have fun, fun, fun with The Beach Boys' "U.S. Singles Collection: The Capitol Years (1962-1965)," a set that's an embarrassment of riches, containing 16 CDs in a sturdy wooden box. Rather than issue yet another greatest hits package, Capitol's approach here is pretty novel: Present the legendary group's original singles as they once appeared on 45-rpm records, preserving both the "A" and "B" sides.

For the most part, each disc contains three to four songs, headlined by a Beach Boy standard' from "Surfin' Safari" to "California Girls"' and backed with more obscure cuts, live tracks, original stereo mixes and the occasional cover, like "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and "The Lord's Prayer." The 12th disc is a four-song Christmas package, while the bonus 16th includes a pair of previously unreleased mono mixes, which is like catnip to audiophiles and Brian Wilson completists.

And that's the group to whom this attractive package is targeted, whose members understand the draw of having songs one likely already owns presented in this manner. 

"”Rod Lott

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