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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

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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Charlie Hunter Trio-COPPEROPOLIS


None November 23rd, 2006

copperopolis

Ropeadope Records 

Fuzzed-out, rock-infested, funk-strewn jazz: That's what's on "Copperopolis," the latest album from Charlie Hunter, who remains one of the few truly innovative-yet-accessible jazz musicians on the scene today.

With two familiar cats by his side' Derrek Phillips on drums and John Ellis lending not only his always killer horn work, but also some funky licks on various electric keyboards' Hunter tears it up here. For those unfamiliar with Hunter, the guy plays a modified eight-string guitar that enables him to produce both typical guitar and bass parts simultaneously.

Thing is, while we look at most people who attempt such feats as merely creative, Hunter actually makes this sound good. And on this album, recorded during the 2005 New Orleans JazzFest, Hunter lets the fuzz-tones hang out more than usual, giving the music a loose, infectious feel. If this isn't Hunter at his most unfettered and exciting, it's pretty darn close. Recommended.
 
- Dave Bond

 
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