Thursday 31 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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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.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Various artists - The Greatest Songs Ever


None June 21st, 2007

 

Petrol

Continuing a series already about 15 installments deep, Petrol Records issues five more discs in its globe-spanning "The Greatest Songs Ever" line of compilations. Each album focuses on a specific country, state or region from all reaches of our planet, with the latest batch representing Hawaii, Japan, India, North Africa and South Africa.

 

The albums are a mixed bag, either subverting or confirming your expectations about that particular style of music. As with foreign foods, either you like it or you don't' that's what makes the world go 'round.

 

"Japan" features lots of ballads, most thankfully free of the lowest-common-denominator pop sheen generally favored by its singers. "India" is the best of the bunch, proving the country can match the U.S. and the UK beat for beat in melody-heavy electronica.

 

Despite my love for the state, "Hawaii" has nothing to offer musically. "South Africa" also falls into the unlistenable category, but "North Africa" manages to sneak a few tracks of pleasurable rhythm through.

 

"”Rod Lott

 
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