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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Dave Koz - At the Movies' Double Feature

None February 21st, 2008




Finally, something other than cell phone usage and Internet piracy comes along to put a damper on the magic of cinema: Dave Koz's "At the Movies" double album. With a CD and DVD, it rapes the memories of classic films both aurally and visually.


The jazz saxophonist turns his chosen-instrument prowess into a tool for evil by covering 14 mostly iconic theme songs from motion-picture history. While beginning cuts with dialogue clips is a nice touch, the performances are a detriment.


The problem isn't song choice; after all, who among us can't hum at least a few bars of "Over the Rainbow," "Moon River"? or "As Time Goes By"? What's problematic is Koz's super-slick approach to instrumental music: studio-smooth and readymade for the CD changers of investment bankers everywhere. So polished is the production, it should come with a five-year payment plan and 100,000-mile warranty. It's music so sanitized and corporate, the notes have been neutered of all power.


Several guest stars like Barry Manilow and Donna Summer drop by to lend vocals, not a one having the strength to say, "No. Please. Don't."


"”Rod Lott

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