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 

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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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Black Kids - Partie Traumatic

None August 21st, 2008



Fusing a lo-fi audio aesthetic with delightful, catchy songs, the debut full-length from Florida's Black Kids is diverse and wildly appealing.

Most of the songs on "Partie Traumatic" are surprisingly different, especially for a major-label debut, but contain a commonality of being wonderfully strange and well-written.

Indie sex pools underneath "Hurricane Jane," a track with a mellow, electro-lounge start and crashing group choruses, and "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You," a song laced with synthesizer strings and vocals by Reggie Youngblood, sounds reared from years with The Cure's "Disintegration."

There isn't a single discardable cut on "Partie Traumatic," an impossibly fun album peppered with underused female background vocal reinforcement, courtesy of the singer's sister, Ali Youngblood, and Dawn Watley, who both add infectious keyboard and riffing synth accents to match discotheque drumming and bubbly bass. 

This "Partie" is positively a party pick.

"”Joe Wertz

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