Friday 25 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 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

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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Madonna - Hard Candy


None May 8th, 2008

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Reprise

In her early career, Madonna's music was at the forefront of a pop revolution' a generation of sound she helped define with her 1983 self-titled release and follow-up gems "Like a Virgin," "True Blue" and "Like a Prayer."

But much like the performer's 1998 release, "Ray of Light," and "Music" in 2000, Madonna's latest, "Hard Candy," bolsters already existing pop-dance trends instead of stomping new sonic grounds, but still manages to do it better than pretty much anyone else.

The first single from "Hard Candy," the Justin Timberlake-infused duo "4 Minutes," is sublimely fun and danceable, but a bit uninspired. The song, produced by Timberlake and current go-to producer Timbaland (Nelly Furtado, Ashlee Simpson, Beyonce among recent projects) is both catchy and contrived, although many of the album's other songs, especially the Pharrell Williams-produced "Give It 2 Me" and "Beat Goes On," performed with the smooth-as-ever Kanye West, work the formula better.

"Hard Candy" tastes a lot like other confections, but feels better in your mouth.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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