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
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 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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John Mayer - Where the Light Is: Live in Los Angeles

None July 17th, 2008



Finally, a collection of live songs made more annoying by a stadium of screaming morons and improvisational guitar noodling.

"Where the Light Is" is split into two CDs, as John Mayer plays acoustic guitar and leads a trio on the first disc, and performs with a full band on the second.

The hit "Waiting on the World to Change" is somehow more horrifying live. On the acoustic front, Mayer opens the album with "Neon," peppered with ferocious string jabbing. The torch of guitar tragedy has been handed off, and in some dark corner, Carlos Santana sits huddled and weeping.

Just before launching into his acoustic version of "Daughters," some gushing nitwit screams out, "We love you! Thank you so much!" to which Mayer responds with a breathless whisper, "I love you, too," which is much too much. He then goes on to cover Tom Petty's "Free Fallin,'" which is disgracefully dull and sweet, containing none of the aching struggle in which the original version was steeped.

"Where the Light Is" is light fare for music lightweights.

"”Joe Wertz

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