Saturday 26 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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Sean Lennon-Friendly Fire


None November 9th, 2006

friendlyfire

Capitol

I'd imagine being of Beatles stock is both a blessing and a burden' on one hand, you've got an impeccable pedigree; on the other, there's not much margin for error, which would explain why John Lennon's sons have stepped cautiously into creative arenas.
 
Sean Lennon, whose debut record, "Into the Sun," dropped way back in 1998, took his time with "Friendly Fire," a sophomore disc rife with maddeningly obtuse pop' clocking in at 37 minutes, it seems over before it's begun. A forlorn song cycle about a relationship's gradual implosion, "Friendly Fire" masks the pain with Jon Brion's quirky production, lending tracks like "Parachute" a beautiful, luminous quality.
 
One track in particular' "Wait for Me"' sounds, melodically, eerily like "I'm Only Sleeping," strongly evoking ghosts of the past and playing into the theory that Sean's pop remains nigh untouchable when it comes to singing about the agonies and ecstasies of love. Try though the son might, the father prevails. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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