Thursday 24 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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Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet-Husky


None November 16th, 2006

husky

Hyena Records

"Husky," the new studio album from sax man Skerik and his Syncopated Taint Septet, takes a few listens for the traditional jazz fan to adjust to it, but quickly becomes compelling.
 
Skerik is becoming a mainstay on the modern jazz scene, having worked with the likes of Charlie Hunter, Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, and he infuses many of the traits of those artists into the music he makes with his own band. The guys in the SST7 (the band's abbreviated moniker) remind one of Charles Mingus with their intense arrangements and emphasis on the woodwinds.
 
But they also rely predominantly on funk and hip-hop rhythms, a practice that is becoming more noticeable in jazz with each passing day. Hopefully it's not a passing fad, as music such as this is breathing fresh life into the genre, making modern jazz more vibrant, exciting and, quite frankly, more enjoyable.
 
- Dave Bond

 
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