Wednesday 30 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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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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Home · Articles · Reviews · Pop · Cake - B-Sides and Rarities

Cake - B-Sides and Rarities

None November 15th, 2007



This new Cake release? It stinks. And I don't mean the songs, but the package itself' a scratch-and-sniff affair with a scent so permeating, there's no need to scrape to get a whiff of what those around the office only can guess is like grape Pez gone bad.


But to the music: Nineties indie faves Cake still sound sweet, even if this disc is mostly a holdover until the next album proper. "B-Sides and Rarities" is what it's called and that's exactly what it contains. To Cake fans, it's a natural listen; to the uninitiated, start elsewhere.


Most of the tracks are covers, rendered in Cake's deadpan style. There's Black Sabbath's "War Pigs," devoid of all metal leanings (and also in a hidden live track, with guest Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips); Kenny Rogers' country-fried "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"; plus standards from Frank Sinatra and Barry White. None are more bizarre' and therefore, Cake-ready' than Piero Umiliani's lounge classic "Mahna Mahna."


The band tacks on live versions of "It's Coming Down" and "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" for the faithful.


"”Rod Lott

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