Tuesday 29 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.
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

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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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Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga


None July 26th, 2007

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Merge

Indie rock's Spoon sounds like most too-cool scenester bands rising out of Austin, Texas, these days, but it's fair to assume that most of those bands are trying to sound like Spoon did in the late Nineties.

 

Spoon's new album, "GaGaGaGa Ga," combines amateur basement studio charm with a hip veneer of savvy professional musicianship. Spoon knows what it is doing, having been doing it for more than a decade. There is a little less emotion and feeling in this album, especially when compared to previous records, especially "Kill the Moonlight."

 

Already a college-radio mainstay and blogtastic Internet phenomenon, "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" lives up to some of its hype.

 

Songs like "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" sound a little less contrived than some of the other tracks. The groove on "Cherry Bomb," with the tambourine and bells, sounds oldies station-inspired. "Finer Feelings" is more chaotic and enjoyable, with reverb-laden handclaps and a punchy walking bassline. Pretty good, but not great.

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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